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White Swan, Chesterfield - pub details

Address: St Marys Gate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7TJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 42781) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chesterfield (0.2 miles), Dronfield (5.3 miles)

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The White Swan is currently closed. No sign of life. But the signage is still there.
blue_scrumpy - 28 Aug 2018 20:26
Good ale pub, efficient & friendly staff, smoking area to side of building. During our recent visit I had Jonah Pale Ale, refreshing &tasty; Lincoln Green 'Tuck', tasty with a sharp aftertaste; Ashover 'Milk Stout', smooth rich & tasty very nice; Yeovil Ales 'Lynx Wildcat', a smooth pint; and Ashover 'Font' which I found a bit insipid. This establishment is worth a visit if in Chesterfield.
alehippy - 23 May 2017 20:43
I needed to find somewhere in Chesterfield near to the station to wait for about half an hour before I met my brother. Found this place in the Good Beer Guide – and am very glad I chose it !

Up the hill from the station, turn left at the top and it’s directly opposite the famous crooked spire. A substantial building which wouldn’t obviously be a pub if it didn’t have the sign outside. The interior is a lot more modernistic that you would expect from the outside, but none the worse for that.

The bar is at the far end, and the rest of the space is divided into three roughly equal portions. Nearest the bar the seating is all high stools and small high tables, with plenty of space for standing by the bar. Further away from the bar, are some normal sized chairs and tables. These have been set out for dining (though every table has a menu). Finally, nearest the entrance / main road, there are some comfy sofas.

There is also a fourth area – but it’s outside ! A terrace with a great panoramic view, that was pretty popular when I was there.

The main attraction though is the beer. There are no less than 12 handpumps. For the unadventurous there was Greene King Abbot Ale, and Caledonian Edinburgh Castle. The rest of the beers were all from small local breweries. The pub serves as the Raw brewery tap so there were three of their beers available, also a couple from Blue monkey, and Barlow. For a change I didn’t have a dark beer, but instead chose Mitchell’s Hop house (from Sheffield) Dennis Pale Ale. Not my cup of tea normally, but it was quite nice.

There was an extensive menu, but it was too early to eat. I remember a huge range of burgers and the usual suspects in the pub grub section. I will certainly consider eating there in future, but I know what the previous poster means about the square plates !

The only downside I could see is that the pub is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success. IT was more or less empty when I arrived shortly after it opened (12), but by the time I left 30 minutes later it was pretty much full – virtually standing room only.

8/10 – this is my kind of pub

Martinsh - 11 Apr 2017 22:58
12 real ales on. Bouncers on Door. Busy, with an eclectic crowd of all ages, race and sex.

Could spend all evening here, but there's plenty to explore.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2kZxkq7
Mappiman - 20 Feb 2017 12:24
Totally agree with lezford, an excellent real ale exhibition where we were spoilt for choice and wish we had longer but our steam train to London wasn't going to wait for us. The beer was top condition. Less than 10 minutes walk of the station.
Steamer1 - 16 Aug 2016 12:26

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