Located on a quiet street just off the busy Holloway Road is The Swimmer at the Grafton Arms (try saying that quickly three times in a row). Our Swimmer is the Winner has won a Time Out Love London Award for Best Pub in Holloway and is it any wonder? For starters, it’s a bit of a looker with a lovely outdoor terrace to the front and high-ceilinged goodness on the inside. Our fireplace is surrounded by gilded mirrors and swimming memorabilia, which you can stare at whilst drinking your way through one of our brilliant real ales and eating your way through our fantastic menu. You see, we basically have everything you need, apart from you. So come on in and say hi.
Juicy steak topped with a satisfyingly runny egg. Homemade burgers with a side of hand cut chips and leafy salad. A big portion of fish and chips fried up in fluffy batter. Or a hearty Sunday roast. In the words of The Sound of Music (we love a good musical); these are a few of our favourite things. Each dish on our menu is designed to go perfectly with a few tipples and are lovingly cooked by our Head Chef and his team in our open plan kitchen.
We’ve been told that our drinks selection is superior. Well, we’re not one to brag, but we know our way round a cask of ale. We offer a variety of local and world beers on tap and bottled. If you love a gin as much as we do then you’re in for a right treat because we stock an extensive selection from the finest local and national distillers, our current favourite is Rock n Rose Scottish gin with fresh rosemary and lemon over ice. If you’ve had your fill of booze for the week then you’ll be pleased to know that we also pay attention to our soft drinks which include the Fentimans and Fever-Tree ranges.