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Cask Task reached The Swan at about 11.30 to find the place closed, so we had a walk around. We must say that the view out at the back, where there is a beer garden, is worth taking in. Right across the Tyne valley.
The main building goes back to the 1700s but is now extended to include bar, restaurant and hotel. It's been done out with good furniture and expensive decor. Not having been there for some time the place has lost its old country feel but is none the worse for that.
The real ales were Wylam Magic, Wylam Gold Tankard and Youngs Bitter.
Its a pub Jim, but not as we know it!