The Swan In The Rushes

The Swan in the Rushes has been part of Loughborough’s real ale scene for three decades and is the longest-standing Castle Rock pub.

On the bar there is an award-winning array of ciders, alongside a wide selection of craft beer, wines and spirits. Three handpulls sport Castle Rock beers, while one permanent pump is dedicated to local brewery Charnwood.

The main hub of the Swan is comprised of a cosy lounge with an open fire and a bar area. Off the lobby, you’ll find the games room and pool table. A suntrap beer garden is tucked away at the rear.

Upstairs, the Hop Loft is a bright and airy function room, complete with a small terrace area.

In 2021, the Swan was the proud host of Loughborough’s first Pride.

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Opening times

Sunday-Tuesday: Midday-10pm | Wednesday: Midday-11pm | Thursday: Midday-10pm | Friday and Saturday: Midday-Midnight

On the bar

  • 7 x cask beer lines
  • 6 x craft keg lines, plus lager and cider in keg
  • A full menu of wine, spirits, real cider and soft drinks
  • CAMRA Cider pub of the year 2019 and 2021

Regular events

Find out more about our regular events programme here.


Dog friendly

Family friendly

Outdoor seating

Event space for hire

Onsite parking

The Swan In The Rushes

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