This good-looking value pub has everything a family pub should have – a safe and secure beer garden for the kids to play, plenty of sports and games to occupy adults, and a good wet and food balance. What’s more, the Swan is superbly located within an area that’s packed with potential customers and enjoys a great reputation as a community meeting place. There’s an opportunity to improve the dining offer here by serving a good range of classic dishes to help fulfil the pub’s massive potential – quality and quantity should go hand in hand to hit the right notes with locals.
The Swan has excellent street presence thanks its wide wooden, windowed frontage – and our proposed sparkle investment will further enhance this. Inside, there’s a well-balanced trading area that includes a public bar and a comfortable lounge. The pub can accommodate functions of up to 150 people, with food prepared and cooked in the on-site catering kitchen. For general trading, there are 30 dining covers. The Swan offers Sky Sports, free WiFi, a pool table and darts. Outside, there’s good disabled access, and the large 20-space car park leads into the pleasant and secure beer garden. There’s also a smoking solution.
The domestic accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
We’re planning a sparkle investment to improve the external decoration and signage to create an even more appealing first impression at this pub.
Havant is located midway between the naval hub of Portsmouth and the sailing centre of Chichester – so the sea and the leisure industry that goes along with it play a huge part in the life of this historic town, much of which is a conservation area. Train and road links are excellent, with regular services to London. The Swan is set within a densely populated area, with good local shops and services nearby.
This is a super family pub with a great reputation and a longstanding position at the heart of this friendly community. It now needs a pair of publicans, who can settle down and pour their hearts into the pub.