London brunch breakdown: Dean Swift, Bermondsey

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Pub brunch: Dean Swift now serves on Saturday mornings

Craft beer pub the Dean Swift has been enticing punters with its brews, bar snacks, sport screening and exemplary Sunday roasts for years now — but none of those things immediately scream “mornings”.

Enter the latest addition to the repertoire: a Saturday brunch that gives you the perfect excuse to start early.

What’s on the menu? It’s a pretty classic affair, with the menu made up of big-hitters such as smashed avo on toast, eggs Benedict and a Full English.

At each stage the deliciousness is in the detail, with good produce and precise cooking — runny yolks and grease-free bangers all round. In fact, the Full English, complete with black pudding and bubble & squeak, is among the capital’s best.

Just add beer: the fullest of Full Englishes at Dean Swift

The team have wisely added a Bloody Mary onto the menu — a rather nice one too — given it tends to be the brunch drink of choice. But frankly, when you’re in a pub with as good a beer selection as the Dean Swift has, it ought always to ale o’clock in my book.

In fact, from now on to be considered as full as can be, a Full English should be accompanied by glistening, golden pint of the stuff.

When can I try it? Every Saturday, between 11am and 4pm.

Cheque out: Dishes start at £7 and the Full English is £12.50.

Book it: thedeanswift.com

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