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The White Swan

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond TW9 1PG, England
+44 20 8940 0959
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been to this pub nearly a year ago and am so pleased we came back.This pub is in Richmond and myself and my wife live in wallington (Near Croydon ) so quite a distance to come for lunch but oh is it worth it! Lovely relaxed atmosphere as soon as you walk in good selection of real ales stunning... More 

Thank Robert E
Southampton, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

have dined here before but not on this particular occasion; called in for Tea on way back from London and given a choice of teas, served in a proper Tea Pot and only £4.00 for two!. Most comfortably warming up in front of a super open gas fire; just love this place, great atmosphere.

Thank Jerry G
Southport, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday lunchtime and a table was found for 4 adults and 3 children. Excellent service and a very agreeable atmosphere. The food was adequate....not exceptional....and a touch pricey but this is Richmond!!

Thank Jude084
Carshalton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch here during a swanky' weekend in Richmond, dinner at The Bingham, stayed at The Petersham but fancied a great pub for lunch. We weren't disappointed! Lovely food, I'd recommend the club sandwich, great service but still with that cosy pub feel. Roaring fires too, what's not to like. Probably the best food all weekend over the extortionate... More 

Thank langshott02
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Richmond is unique! A fabulous place that can be described as a village in the countryside, within a town, but in the City of London. The White Swan is a part of the Elizabethan countryside of Richmond. Just a stones throw from the meandering river Thames and it's fabulous walks along the Riverside. This pub can boast of beams, an... More 

Thank M P
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been here for 3 or 4 years, but felt welcome as soon as I arrived. The waitress was really friendly & helpful - "Sorry, I think I slightly overpoured your wine", she said while giving me my glass. When I ordered a second I said I didn't mind if she overpoured again, and she did. Lunch was really... More 

Thank glutton4nourishment
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table with a friend for an evening in a few weeks. The man I spoke to was extremely confused and his English wasn't especially strong so I didn't feel completely confident once the booking was finally made. Received a phone call the following day to say the booking shouldn't have been made as there were no tables.... More 

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WSRichmond, General Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Catherine It is a great shame to see your review. We did indeed make a mistake on your booking but called you within 24 hours which gave you over 2 weeks to make a booking elsewhere. At this point you did not accept our sincere apologies but turned and said the man you spoke to "hardly spoke English" and went... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter for a birthday lunch. We hadn't booked and most of the tables were reserved when we arrived about 1.30 but we were found a table in the bar area and made to feel very welcome. I had 2 Cumberland sausages and mash which was very filling. My daughter had The Swan club sandwich which came with chips... More 

Thank SusanS1052
Camberley, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit, booked by friends. Lovely secluded spot, a hidden gem. Food was really top notch, the Pork Belly was one of the best I've ever had, desert lemon drizzle was Delilah. Staff were friendly and chatty. On thorny that always seems to let down Sunday lunch is the quality of the veg and pots, not here though, superb. A... More 

Thank Simes1965
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246 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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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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
US$14 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond TW9 1PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond
  • 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?