Swan in the Rushes
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Located in Loughborough near to the town’s Rushes Shopping Centre, The Swan in the Rushes is a hidden gem. The pub has a traditional two-room layout: a lounge on the left with a crackling open fire in the winter months, and a bar area to the right with a jukebox and traditional bandit. The spacious new beer garden is tucked away towards the rear of the Swan – a sun trap all day; perfect for whiling away lazy days and relaxed evenings.
As well as a few of our own award-winning cask ales on the bar, the Swan also offers real ale from critically acclaimed local Charnwood Brewery, as well as rotating guest lines.
Loughborough & North Leicestershire CAMRA’s Cider Pub of the Year 2019 and again this year, the pub boasts up to 25 traditional ciders as well as Stowford Press on draught and Rekorderlig in bottles. Craft beers fill the fridge, alongside up to six on draught. The ever expanding list of spirits includes over thirty whiskeys to enjoy next to our fire or in the beer garden.
While food offerings are currently on hold a selection of snacks including cobs and our highly regarded handmade scotch eggs are available.
There is more to The Swan in the Rushes than first appears. The more you explore their rooms, the more you’ll be impressed by a unique mixture of old and new. Alongside the two good-sized bar areas on the ground floor, the Den is a modern space which serves as the pub’s games room. Feel free to pop in for a game of darts, play one of the pub’s many board games, or to view their gallery where a wide selection of work by local artists is available for all to enjoy.
The first floor boasts a contemporary bar, the Hop Loft. The Hop Loft is a spacious, multi-purpose room with a private bar and terrace, flat screen and free Wi-Fi, perfect for a variety of events and celebrations. The only limits are your imagination and the 120 people capacity!
Before 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. For the thirty years since the Swan has been and still is an integral part of Loughborough’s real ale scene.
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
The quiz commences at 8pm every Monday evening! Ask in the pub for more details.
Stand-Up Comedy Night
Fancy a laugh? Join us on the first Wednesday of every month* for some of the best comedians the city has to offer.
*excluding October when it will be taking place on 07/10/2021.