Christmas At Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe

Here at Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe, we love the hustle and bustle of Christmas, and gathering with family and friends for festive celebrations. As the song says, ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’ , but sometimes with so much…


A Short History of Afternoon Tea

There is a great deal more to afternoon tea than tea.  This quintessential English tradition is, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new custom . Whilst drinking tea was popularised in England during the 1660’s, it was not until the 1830’s that…


The Cellar Book

Calling all wine lovers! We are exited to offer you beautiful wines at spectacular prices! We are delighted to let you know about our secret Cellar Book, which contains a range of Fine, English and New World wines that are…


Raising a Glass for Sam Wanamaker

We are raising a glass to celebrate Sam Wanamaker’s 100th Birthday! Sam Wanamaker, the man who set out to restore Shakespeare’s Globe theatre on London’s Southbank, would have celebrated his 100th birthday this June. In his honour, our bar team…


A Winter’s Tale at Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

We are delighted to announce that our theme for Christmas in the Underglobe 2019 is A Winter’s Tale. The Underglobe will be transformed into a magnificent midwinter’s forest, with frosted trees, blazing red berries, trailing ivy and and gently tumbling…


Mother’s Day at Swan

From breakfast and brunch through to afternoon tea, sparkling cocktails and our special set menu, we have got you covered this Mother’s Day. With hearty stacks of buttermilk pancakes and a cracking Eggs Royale, our brunch menu is an excellent…


Feast your eyes on Swan’s new winter cocktail menu

From the citrus sweetness in our Show-star Martini to the herbal notes of Spring, Where Art Thou! we have a whole host of new tipples joining this season’s cocktail menu. Cosy up in our bustling bar for a pre-dinner aperitif or post-work wind…


Allan’s Windfall Apple Chutney

I love making this chutney with windfall apples from our back garden, and we have a mixture of two apples that we use – one is a cooker and one is an eater- and they look nothing like what you…


Swan in Bloom

The talented florists at The Swan Flower Company created a beautiful midsummer’s garden in the Balcony Room, with tumbling wisteria and overflowing florals as part of our 2018 summer pop up. By day we served our A Midsummer Night’s Dream…


Baked Lemon Thyme and Almond Sponges with Fresh Kentish Strawberries

These perfect little sponges are a great accompaniment to fresh Kentish Strawberries. The warm citrus notes from the thyme compliments the freshly cut strawberries. All the hard work is in making of the sponge mix and then they can be…

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