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The White Swan

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British, Pub, European, 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 - 11:30 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: Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cozy gastropub,close to the river

A short but extremely well executed menu.Four of us spent a leasurely few hours at lunchtime at a corner table enjoying fine pub fare before walking off the calories along the river.One imagines that in Summertime, areservation would be hard to come by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tony101H
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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Barrington, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short but extremely well executed menu.Four of us spent a leasurely few hours at lunchtime at a corner table enjoying fine pub fare before walking off the calories along the river.One imagines that in Summertime, areservation would be hard to come by.

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Bannockburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three adults and one child, overpriced for a pub lunch £70!!! Blood was oozing and asked for well done, Yorkshire pud stodgy and roasts burnt. Would not recommend

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Thank 80lesley
Droxford, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us came here for a working lunch and were given a quiet table in a corner. The food was superior pub fare and the service friendly and efficient. The pub has a welcoming olde worlde feel and is quite casual. it is very close to the towpath and the river at one end of the street. It clearly... More 

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Thank Ovvin
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard quite good reviews about this pub, and finally tried it recently. Lovely atmosphere, as long as you like dogs as there are lots in the bar. The pub has such a lovely friendly atmosphere. The food is excellent. Will definitely go back.

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Thank pippa c
Sydney, Australia
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139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub is very near the river and directly on the way from Richmond tube station to Twickenham football stadium. Wide range of beers and the food was surprisingly good - a bonus!

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Thank SydneySkier
London
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119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of positives but a few let downs hence the score. The positives: In a nice tucked away location away from the masses of Richmond visitors or Thames Path walkers. It was still nicely busy and had a good atmosphere, a bar area, dining and an outside area for better climes. Service very good: attentive, polite and you were... More 

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Thank chris_w01
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

An altogether positive experience. 3 of us arrived late due to traffic, but the 4th was peacefully having a pint outside having re-arranged the booking. Lovely table in the Conservatory, gorgeous food and the service was absolutely first class. Will definitely go back.

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Thank Pauline A
london
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Have walked past this pub many times whilst walking along the river at Richmond. Went in last week around 2pm to see if we could have lunch. Initially told there were no tables and the kitchen was closing, we were then offered a table and asked if we could order immediately. We did so and I ordered a smoked duck... More 

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Thank ramblingrose72
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

First time have been here, booked for xmas eve food, staff, service, first class will be coming again

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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here in the past and found the food to be very good. The menu changes regularly and it definitely counts as a gastro pub. Although you need to book as it is popular. There's a small walled garden out the back and the conservatory serves as the restaurant. But the main pub - while small - is everything... More 

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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 - 23
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, European, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?