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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 - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Walk that little bit more and be reward by The White Swan

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
k1w1brad
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SYD-LON-MUC
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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SYD-LON-MUC
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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557 reviews 557 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Reviewer
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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

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