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White Swan, 217 Deptford High Street, Borough of Lewisham, London SE8, 2002 • Look, the net curtains have got swans on! ‘Smoking allowed throughout’, proclaim stickers in the windows. “The place could do with a clean up but it’s friendly enough, once they get over the initial stranger vibe,” advises a slightly terrifying 2009 review. By then the pub’s new owners had painted it green and covered the Guinness panels with big-screen TV ads; and by 2012 the net had swanned off too.

White Swan

White Swan

White Swan

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