The Swan Inn
16 Bishopsgate Street
Mon-Sat 4(12 Sat)-11, Sun 12-10.30
The Swan Inn
The Swan is just 10 minutes walk from the station, though in York that means hills.
This is a Victorian Corner pub that last saw renovation in the mid 1930s and so retains its charm and a place in the national inventory of CAMRA for its interior.
It has a traditional drinking lobby with a hard wearing floor. There is a public bar, that looks a little more upmarket than most, done out in a nice pastel green, it has a mixture of tables plus padded bench wall seating and stools. The walls have few adornments and this adds to its sense of size, though it is not a big room.
The other bar is known as the smoke room and this has a more darker feel to it with the 'pink' decor and seat covering to match. There is a fireplace here that is used in winter to warm the heart along with the beer. Seating is as the public bar and the walls are similarly adorned.
Beers served at the pub from the dark wooden bar, are pretty standard in the main - Abbott, Landlord, Tetley's - but there are two guest ales available at most times.
The Swan does not do food, but has a beer garden.
Access for the disabled is difficult due to steps into the pub and no disabled toilet.
There is no accommodation here.
By the way, the toilets are worth a visit as they retain their original 1930s appearance.
None as yet.
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