Swan in the Rushes
At the heart of the Loughborough real ale scene
Located in Loughborough near the town’s Rushes Shopping Centre, the Swan in the Rushes is a large two floor establishment. The pub has a traditional two-room layout: a lounge on the left with local and national newspapers, and a bar area on the right with jukebox and quiz machine. A rustic rooftop beer garden is tucked away towards the back of the Swan – perfect for whiling away a warm afternoon.
Prior to joining the Castle Rock family, the Swan was known as the Charnwood public house. Closed and seemingly unwanted, Castle Rock saw its potential, renamed the pub, and reopened the doors to a thirsty public. Over the thirty years since, the Swan has remained an integral part of Loughborough’s real ale scene, offering ten cask ales with one dedicated mild line, and now hosts a Charnwood Brewery tap takeover on the last Thursday of each month. Five real ciders are also available, alongside spirits, wines, 15+ craft beers, and 30+ single malt whiskies.
The more you explore the rooms of the Swan, the more you are enticed by a unique mixture of old and new. The ground floor houses a family/dining room at the exterior of the building, while on the first floor a contemporary bar – the Hop Loft – is available to hire. The Hop Loft is a spacious, multi-purpose room with a private world beer bar, plasma screen, and free Wi-Fi – perfect for a variety of events and celebrations. (To find out more about the Hop Loft, click on the blue button further down on this page.)
Food at the Swan is a comprises of lunch time light bites like paninis and jacket potatoes, and hearty classics like beef and ale pie. Food and drink offers are available – such as two for one on main meals every Tuesday – and every Monday from 9pm is the Bar vs Lounge quiz.
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Hop Loft Function Room
Based upstairs at the Swan in the Rushes, the Hop Loft is a hirable function room suitable for a variety of events.Click to find out more
Every Monday from 9pm – Bar vs the Lounge!
Every Tuesday – 6pm-10pm. Visit Todo Latino for more information.
Loughborough Ukelele Group – The Loughborough Ukes
Perform Tuesdays 7pm-9pm.
Last Thursday of each month.
Local brewery Charnwood takes over at the Swan with its beers on all available handpulls
Funhouse Comedy Night
First Sunday of each month.
Four or five comedians plus a compere entertain you for the evening for only £5.
£5 lunch offer
12pm-2pm Monday to Friday
Choose any jacket potato or panini from our menu with a drink* all for £5.
*any draught soft drink, tea or coffee.
Two for One Tuesdays
Buy two meals and get the cheapest free
*terms and conditions apply