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The White Swan

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub, European, Gastropub
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26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1PG, England
+44 20 8940 0959
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Watford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a lunch here the other day with my partner. We didn't have much time but the service was quick and very polite. I loved the atmosphere - both inside and outside where we eventually sat down. The food is really nice although I found it a tiny bit expensive considering the size of the portions but then it's... More 

Thank Kate001_11
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best to book for evening meals as it gets busy. Dogs definitely welcome but note that there are no children allowed to stay after 6.30pm - over 18s only - and this is enforced which makes it one of the rare child free places around. We go regularly to meet friends and have always found both the service and food... More 

Thank Genevieve S
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Meet a friend who lives in the area and had a lovely meal and wine at this local pub. Lovely food and great wine. Able to sit outside on a beautiful day and enjoy the sun

Thank ilonamacd
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I have been here a couple of times and we've always enjoyed the food and service. Plenty of seasonal options to choose from at expected upmarket gastropub prices. Nice to be near the river too. Ideal for getting friends and family together for a tasty Sunday lunch. I believe dogs are allowed in the downstairs seating area... More 

Thank CLDC16
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met our daughter here on the 8th to celebrate her 26th birthday , food was gorgeous , service faultless & just the loveliest staff , perfect 💕

Thank Southsal57
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good upmarket pub food in Richmond just between the Thames and the Green. Ate outdoors in the sun which was nice.

Thank richmondfoodie2016
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in en spec and managed to get a table for 2 for dinner. The food and service were very good . I would certainly go there again

Thank shsun
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this pub is lovely right next to the river. The food is very good with a varied menu. We sat outside in the lovely garden but unfortunately the noise from the trains and planes spoilt it a bit. Well worth visiting this lovely 17th century pub.

Thank NellCald
Paris, France
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've had several meals here over the years , both in the restaurant and in the beer garden. Trains going from Richmond to Twickenham go past the garden but much higher than the garden, but aren't too noisy. The food is good. I've never had an outstanding meal here but I've had some very pleasant ones. Old Palace Lane runs... More 

Thank Namewhatname
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to The White Swan many times. It's one of the best pubs I know. Very friendly staff. Excellent food. Great outside space. Above all it's the food that sets it apart. Everything is so tasty and looks great too. The best pub I know for food.

Thank Edward A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $21
Bar, British, Pub, European, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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