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Swan

(formerly Swan Inn)

91 Farnborough Road
Farnborough
GU14 6TL

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3, 5 - 9.30 Mon - Sat
12 - 3, 5 - 9 Sun

Owner

TAG Farnborough Airport

About the Pub

This is a large imposing building on the A325, half a mile south of the town centre on the eastern side of Farnborough Airport. Inside it is one bright and airy continuous space stretching in both directions from the single central bar. Clever use of partitions creates three distinct areas: tables laid for dining are down a few steps to the right, and there are mixed use areas in front of and to the left of the bar where it is equally OK to eat or just enjoy drinks. The decor is modern with a wooden floor and aviation themed pictures adorning the walls.

The four handpumps feature ales from smaller independent breweries across south east and south central England. There is usually one which will be from a local brewery such as Ascot, Hog's Back or Triple fff. Although the beer range changes constantly, Wingtip Brewing's Autopilot golden ale is a frequent flyer and beers from Dorset Brewing are also regular visitors. The other beers are well chosen for a variety of styles and tastes and quality is consistently good, earning the pub an entry in the Good Beer Guide in recent years.

The pub is under the same management as the nearby Aviator hotel so the food is "gastro" style with an excellent reputation and represents good value for the quality. On weekday lunchtimes there is an additional "bar menu" with reasonably priced sandwiches and lighter meals.

The pub holds monthly live music events and also a monthly quiz. Quarterly open mic nights are arranged as well.

There is a good view of the airport runway from the terrace and grassed area of the beer garden. This makes it a popular venue during the bi-annual Farnborough Air Show week in July. A mini beer festival is held at this time with around 12 - 16 ales from small independent breweries across London and southern England.

Next door to the pub is the "FAST" Museum, the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust, which is a must visit if you are interested in aviation history. A further 5 minute walk away are the historic RAE buildings where you can walk under the iconic airship hangar frame.

Historic Interest

Building dates from 1876, has been an inn/pub continuously since 1896.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Ascot Brewing Company --varies--
  • Dorset --varies--
  • Itchen Valley --varies--

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Swan, Farnborough

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    During biennial Farnborough Airshow week.

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    In bar area only.

  • Events Events

    Monthly quiz.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Last Friday of the month. Quartley Open Mic Nights.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Sheltered smoking area on outside terrace.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Swan

91 Farnborough Road
Farnborough
GU14 6TL

Sat Nav Reference

51.283111, -0.753057

OS Reference

SU870545

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (150m)

Stagecoach: 1 (Stop ID: hamjagdg & hamjagaw)

Closest Station (1550m)

Farnborough Main

Directions

On the A325 between Farnborough and North Camp, facing the airfield

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