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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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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Welcoming, dog friendly gastro pub

Visited later evening for a quick bite and a drink. Very friendly atmosphere and attentive service. Back garden is a plus (a bit noisy though due to passing trains), it's also dogs friendly which we appreciate. We just had a bite, chips, side salad and big portion of ice cream. Everything was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
MaggieMay_Richmond
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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London
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Unfriendly and rude. We attempted to sit at an outside table at 7.20 tonight with our 12 year old daughter and were told we couldn't because it was against the law for under 18s to be anywhere on the premises. I pointed out that it wasn't against the law but was rather the landlord's choice. Will not return without children.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Loved everything about this place! That the river was right across, and the outdoor seating, and the food as well. The outdoor area though is submerged during High tide. So they do have the high tide timings put up outside the restaturant. A must visit, one of its kind!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch today, bought a salad for £12. Smoked Beef and Pancetta with a dressing and the usual. It was really expensive, 5 small pieces of beef, pancetta was missing. Dire, really bad. Nice in the winter though.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The pub is at our path to the day walks to the river from our place. We were unlucky several times in attempts to visit the pub (they were either finishing serving or yet to start serving) as we usually take the route during early afternoon, however this is the only drawback I can identify as the experience of the... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Visited later evening for a quick bite and a drink. Very friendly atmosphere and attentive service. Back garden is a plus (a bit noisy though due to passing trains), it's also dogs friendly which we appreciate. We just had a bite, chips, side salad and big portion of ice cream. Everything was better than in an average gastro pub. Good... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Charming little pub near the river, the staff are very friendly and paitent considering some of the testing customers they have! Food is good, wholesome pub grub with a few more adventurous dishes thrown in for good measure. Wasn't overly impressed by their desserts but think that was more personal taste. Always very busy so be ready to wait for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Hidden on a quiet side road in Richmond, you will find The White Swan. The place has character and a great / cosy atmosphere. Food was very good and we didn't have to wait too long for our food to be served (party of 6 people) The menu has a good selection of starters and main courses. Whether you're hungry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had an excellent meal here after a board meeting in Richmond, so just a pleasant walk to this local pub with good food and nice setting. Service was friendly and attentive. My lamb chump was excellent and the potato dauphinoise was wicked and creamy as they should be. My dining companions had steaks which were enormous and which they all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Had dinner at the White Swn last week, entertaining some friends from Australia. The pub is well located close to the Thames and easy to get to from Richmond station. The staff were very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The pub itself seemed popular with locals and had quite a nice atmosphere. We ordered the duck, the bream, the chicken and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Spent a very pleasant lazy lunchtime at this delightful little pub, in its sun trap sheltered garden. Nice atmosphere, dog friendly will return!

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Additional Information about The White Swan

Address: 26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1PG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8940 0959
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond-upon-Thames
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 25
Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Gastropub

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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 17 - 25
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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

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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?