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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
12:00 pm - 11:00 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank trwilbury
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank Triz M
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Tony B
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161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank CathyGilman
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited twice recently, one evening meal for three, then Sunday lunch for a family group including 2 small children. Overall impression is of a popular, welcoming place with good atmosphere and notably friendly efficient staff. Food good but not outstanding, a sea trout main was the standout, and the Sunday lunch was well cooked, good quality beef and plenty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday evening - so we're glad we booked. Very warm, welcoming atmosphere with efficient, friendly staff. There was a function going on upstairs but it didn't seem to affect the service. I had chicken liver pate to start, my wife had the prawns. Both were fresh and tasty. They were followed by bream and duck respectively. Excellent on both counts.... More 

Thank FamilyOfThree027
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I shared the bangers and mash and the risotto balls, they were great - highly recommend.

Thank SarahdeMorgan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very average meal with very disappointing starters. Both starters came straight from a box in the freezer. Obviously doesn't attract anyone who appreciates good food.

Thank Jan N
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my lovely mum for lunch. The service was amazing and consistent. The staff really make you feel welcomed and at home. The food was warming and delicious. I will definitely be returning.

Thank MissDilini
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Visited for dinner on a Saturday evening. We had, fortunately, booked a table which was available for us upon arrival, even though we were a good half an hour early. The food was very tasty, and the menu had a number of enticing options on it. Whilst I did vist on a Saturday evening, and so expected it to be... More 

Thank Phil S

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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 - $20
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?