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The White Swan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 1PG, England
+44 20 8940 0959
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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246 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a problem with booking and waiting an hour we where seated the pub was very busy. The steaks where cooked exactly as ordered and were tender,my son and his wife had the pork and pies both excellent, as where the sweets, house wine also very palatable. Service although a busy time was also very good.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with friends, the place was packed, the service was very friendly and the drinks were good - the food was not! Quite like my vegetables al dente, ours were bordering on raw. The lamb was tough, the turkey tasteless - really not a good experience at all.

1 Thank Julian S
Zurich, Switzerland
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucky to get a seat in this popular pub for lunch on NYE. Meze plate and hallumi salad for starter, followed by sausage & mash and steak & chips. Lovely food, and my portion of sausage was huge, make sure you have a healthy appetite! Friendly service and good ale. Want to come back in the summer for the beer... More 

Thank Worldroamer4
Bergen, Norway
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday evening, we were lucky but best to book a table. Warm cosy atmosphere that felt welcoming when you step through the door. Food was very tasty and well prepared, prices on a par with other places in the area, but not over the top. Bottle of sauv blanc £25 didnt break the bank

Thank Trevnmin
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this little pub, feels like a village pub almost. Friendly service, well kept beers, lovely food and great wine list. Recently had a large booking here and the food was first class and we'll looked after

Thank Pclarke75
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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566 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The served ales have barely more taste than water. I had the sea bass which was swimming in an oily substance and tasted like an oily substance. Friendly waitress though.

Thank iWiebe
Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met up with some old university mates for a lovely Christmas Dinner. Beers and wine were all lovely and the meal was first class. Highly recommend the steaks in particular. They do close a bit early though so make plans to go on somewhere else after if you want to make a big night of it.

Thank Eric H
Ascot, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Really like it here it is a mix of traditional and Gastro style pub. Nicely prepared food and reasonable selection of fish meats For starter i had halloumi salad all nicely fresh probably could of done strong fruiter dressing or sweet chilli. For main I had the Seabass really well cooked but sadly didn't really like the potato and onion... More 

Thank jmhandley
Teddington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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 

Thank Christopher C
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $19
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?