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The White Swan

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European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1PG, England
+44 20 8940 0959
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Local Pub

I like this pub very much. Good food, good atmosphere and generally good service. Away from the main part of Richmond which is a plus though having said that it still gets very busy especially on weekends. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
rc51
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surrey, u.k.
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
surrey, u.k.
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I like this pub very much. Good food, good atmosphere and generally good service. Away from the main part of Richmond which is a plus though having said that it still gets very busy especially on weekends. Recommended.

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NorthEngland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I had dinner here with my husband and son on a Friday evening. It was busy and fortunately we had booked. The food was really good and we all enjoyed it. There was a good wine selection which was reasonably priced. The service was friendly . You couldn't really ask for more.

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

On a crystal-clear Sunday we walked in here: low-ceilinged dining area, lots of good beers on tap (including Otter bitter). Was completely reserved for lunch but we got in on a last minute cancellation. Had the British beef with roast potatoes and popovers. Lots of fresh green beans, peas, carrots and shoots in a very tasty gravy. Beef was a... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Be very careful and check your bill in this pub as the barman added quite a bit to ours last night. Very disappointed in this and I will be complaining to the owners.

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WSRichmond, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this review

Emily1972 Thank you for taking the trouble to post a review – we have tried to reach you but are still awaiting contact from yourself to discuss the matter further. We are slightly concerned as we are only aware of one error on a bill on the night in question. This was for just one extra Guinness which was immediately... More 

SYD-LON-MUC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

One of our favourtie locals. Along with the other 3 we love The White Swan is a cool hidden gem. I say walk that little bit more because everyone tends to walk by the green then heads down towards the river but not down Old Palace Lane. Old Palace Lane alone is a cute laneway and a nice walk though... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Came here for a Sunday lunch with my siblings and had a really lovely time. The service was a bit muddled but it was fine. Food was good, but there could be a more substantial vegetarian roast which was a shame. Otherwise, the food was delicious and the desserts were exquisite too. Would definitely eat here again, I would recommend... More 

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Devon England
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150 reviews 150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The pub was very busy at Saturday lunch time but they found us a table. The food was very generous and nicely served. It is a lovely pub. I wish I lived in one of the house near to it.

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We come here to eat and relax regularly. It has possibly the best pub food in Richmond and the service is friendly and efficient..love Lovely traditional pub near the river and The Green.

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Olathe, Kansas
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601 reviews 601 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have not been back in a year, but still the same excellent food and service. It is just down palace lane off the green, and we went there often when living in Richmond.

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Oviedo, Spain
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I went to this place last year. It is very nice and cozy. Food was very nice and had a lovely time with family. You will love the whole place and its old-style furniture!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8940 0959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?