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26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1PG, England
+44 20 8940 0959
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $24
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Olathe, Kansas
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521 reviews 521 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Presentation was very impressive for a Sunday lunch - some meals you have to order 24 hours in advance, but given the size of the pub and the quality of the food, this is well worth it. Roast beef was cooked properly (pink and moist, not grey cardboard). Staff were attentive but not intrusive - chef came out to make... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have been to the White Swan a couple of times as a couple - but decided to get both families together just after Christmas - and the White Swan seemed a perfect choice. Richard was incredibly helpful with the booking for 11pax over email, and then him and his team provided excellent, friendly service from the moment we arrived.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I went with some friends for lunch yesterday and it was amazing the situation food atmosphere staff were all wonderful. A very relaxed but busy place. The menu was so inspiring and for one of the first times ever I noticed the menu even stated if you have any allergies to tell the staff. I would go back today if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to find; tucked down a back street off the green, which means it's not inundated with tourists, shoppers and the young. It's small, it hasn't had the standard pub refurb which means it has character, uniqueness and charm in abundance. The food and wine lists offer lots of choice and are obviously prepared by someone with knowledge and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Located near the Thames and just beside Richmond Common, the White Swan proved to be a very pleasant venue to round off the evening with some friends in Richmond. It was fairly quiet when we visited and we were easily able to get a table from where we proceeded to put the world to rights. The fact that there was... More 

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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fulfils all pub requirements. Great quality ales on tap. Good, un-fussy service. Great pub food. No televisions.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This pub is nicely located just back from the Thames and a short walk from Richmond town centre. Post England-South Africa at Twickenham the venue was busy, that was to be expected, however if you wish to eat here on such an occasion the upstairs restaurant is an ideal refuge from the hustle and bustle. The menu has a reasonable... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went on Sunday with a group of friends, the location is very nice and we always wanted to go and try this place out. We were a quite large group (8 people) so we had to wait a while to get a table, fair enough not having placed a booking. We sat and being told straight away that the... More 

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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 16 - 24
Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Gastropub

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