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The White Swan

) #28 of 231 Restaurants in Richmond $$ - $$$ , British,
26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond TW9 1PG, England
+44 20 8940 0959
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond TW9 1PG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely roast on Sunday. Quick service with really polite staff, lovely atmosphere and pretty good value for money. Can highly recommend.

Thank Hollie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

called in for dinner on the off chance on the way back from London mid-evening and the place was full so not optimistic of obtaining a table; however was immediately offered a place in the rear garden/patio area as all inside tables were occupied. no...More

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But the White Swan can! Living in France for ten years I have never been able to find a good sausage. Add perfect mash and onion gravy and you have got to be in The White Swan. My wife had beer and beef pie and...More

Thank Bernard K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for a drink after walking along the river to go into Richmond. We were fortunate to find a free table as all the others were being used or were reserved. I can only summize that the food is very good. There was...More

Thank amanda40671
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little find just a 5 min walk up from the main drag of Richmond Riverside- perfect balance of seating for diners and those just wanting a drink too.. find a lot of pubs have rafts of untaken tables reserved for diners especially on Sundays....More

Thank daniel b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After deciding to have a quieter birthday this year, I decided a nice pub would do... And so we went to The White Swan! Great "hidden" location in beautiful Richmond. Luckily they managed to find us a table on a busy Saturday night (we didnt...More

Thank Jemma Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you dine inside in one of the charming rooms or outside in the pleasant garden, you will enjoy pleasant service and fine food. In addition to pub fare, the White Swan offers restaurant quality main courses, including duck, trout, and risotto cakes. Its selection...More

Thank StanduMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this gastro pub twice during my trip to London. Once for lunch during a sightseeing visit and the other for dinner prior to a show. On both occasions my friends and I were very pleased with meals, service and ambience. I would happily...More

Thank K2K62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here a few times and always really enjoyed it. Not fancy but three great spaces, proper pub with floorboards and a roaring fire for the winter, conservatory for dinning and garden for eating and/or drinking. Menu is simple but with good choices. We...More

Thank langshott02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the burger. Pretty good. Friendly staff. However don't sit outside on the patio. There is a bamboo fence on the other side of it and that is where staff empty the bottles into the recycling bins. The noise was deafening. The total opposite of...More

Thank FF_Tripster
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19 November 2015|
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Response from Pags46 | Reviewed this property |
I think booking is a requirement especially when busy and when we went a couple who interacted with staff like regulars had their dog with them so I would assume no problem?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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Built in 1787 the White Swan has seen many changes as a public house and restaurant but has always maintained its friendly and warm atmosphere.
If you are looking for a light bite, business lunch or something more formal, the White Swan can accommodate – or just pop in for a drink and choose from an extensive list of wines, spirits, lagers and cask ales or whisky's.
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