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The White Swan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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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 - 10:30 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
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned home to France from a wonderful weekend rugby trip to Twickenham, what a game. The whole weekend made complete by celebrating my 70th Birthday on Saturday night at the White Swan, the food and the service was brilliant, thanks to the two young waitresses who looked after my party of ten so well, we all had a really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Richmond for 10 years, that White Swan is my go to place when I have friends to stay and we are looking for a great English pub to visit for drinks or lunch. Sunday lunch in the summer in the garden with friends or a good catch up by the fire in the winter, the White Swan... More 

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Thank Victoria P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, if you can't do a PLOUGHMAN'S, what is up in the kitchen? 3rd rate thin-cut probably vacuum packed cash-and-carry ham, not fresh (slightly smelly), uneatable "cheddar", flabby slabs of sliced processed bread..nasty metallic-tasting pickle. Ghastly pickled onion. The only edible thing on the plate was a pair of orange slices - what do those have to do with a... More 

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Thank Tobias B
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Heading days it all! Been here more than once, bit of a regular when we're in London as they never disappoint!

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Thank Elaine L
Nether Wallop, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

You know when you go somewhere, stay there for hours, depart and realise you took absolutely no notice of the surroundings due to being mesmerised your companion? Well... ...I vaguely remember a welcoming and traditional bar, wood floors, smiling & efficient bar staff, superb hot & crispy chips (jar mayo didn't escape my attention though) smooth, rich and delicious pâté,... More 

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Thank hazelwright
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed my first dinner at the White Swan. The service was very good and friendly. Plan to go back. It's also a very cozy pub and looks to have a lovely back garden.

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Thank Bridget B
London
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432 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

I've been here a few times over the years but not recently. It was a welcome return and feel sure I won't wait so long for the next visit. It is a lovely old pub first of all and welcomes dogs. We came in for Dinner and were impressed with the ambience - which was mainly couples and groups having... More 

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Thank trwilbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The venison was fantastic and all participants greatly enjoyed their meals. Brilliant staff! Will definitely return.

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Thank Triz M
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Great little pub serving a good variety of ales, beers & wines. Food was very good and the service was superb

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Thank Tony B
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Such a pretty walk across the Green to reach this pub with the river at the end of the road too. Great menu, club sandwich was delicious and generous, great wine and otter beer served!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $20
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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
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?