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The White Swan

) #347 of 1,875 Restaurants in Birmingham $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
Harborne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TT, England
+44 121 454 2359
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good29%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (6 reviews)
“pork belly” (8 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Harborne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TT, England
Neighbourhood: Edgbaston
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After a day long outing in the Cotswolds, the White Swan was recommended to us for a fish and chips dinner. The White Swan is a pub with dining area in a very nice area of Birmingham, with lots of greenery and a rural feel....More

Thank David L
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi David, Many thanks for such an in depth review of your experience here with us at The White Swan. We are really appreciative when people pick up on the detailed aspects of their experience and are glad that you enjoyed them. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking to get away from the bustle and stress of the city centre, come here. Located just around the corner from the botanical gardens, in a nice leafy area, you would think you're in the country just as the pub is described. The...More

Thank Louis Paul S
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Louis, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review with so much detail. We are very proud of our servers and glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again to try a new...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited to have a family Sunday lunch. The pub has a very nice atmosphere; it's airy and not too crammed with tables. The waiter who served us was very pleasant, and the food was lovely. We didn't feel hurried and were able to be...More

Thank Carola B
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Carola, We appreciate you taking the time to give us such a great review, thank you for the lovely comments, we are very proud of our staff here. We apologise for the wait before you were served but thank you for acknowledging that the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this venue for Sunday lunch and found the place the food and all the staff brilliant, cannot fault anything, our waitress informed us there was no pork for the three roast dinner so lamb would be offered instead, so that was a bonus!! Yea...More

Thank Johnny196669
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Johnny, Many thanks for taking the time to give us a great review. We're really glad you enjoyed your meals with us and that us running out of pork worked well for you! We take great pride in our staff and are glad that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for a family celebration so we were a large group. Slow service - we had to ask twice for ordered wine to be brought to the table. Two of the party had sea bass and it was dried up and certainly not...More

Thank Helen R
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hello Helen, Many thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback on problem areas we can strive to improve upon. We regret that you didn't enjoy your visit with us on Saturday 13th May, we apologise for the poor food you had and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an unexpected meet up with 4 friends and the only local place that could accommodate us was The White Swan on May Bank Holiday weekend. The food, as always, was very good in general, although two of our party complained that the Pork Belly...More

Thank Michael T
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Good morning Michael, First of all let me thank you for taking the time to write such an in depth review for us, we really appreciate detailed feedback so we can highlight key problem areas that we must work hard to better. Your feedback will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in Friday night for a drink. This place gets more sociable to more I come here. I did find it quite pretentious but I enjoyed it. £4 for 2 soda and lime I thought was a lot of money Comfy seating and great buzz...More

Thank SJ P
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi SJP, Thanks for taking the time to give us a nice review, we appreciate your comments and are glad you enjoyed your trip for the most part. We understand your frustration at the drinks prices and hope you understand that we are part of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to the restaurant for an early lunch. We had our choice of where to sit. We ordered from the fixes price menu and both had the gammon which was lovely. Staff were very friendly.

Thank Kizzy B
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Kizzy, Thank you for taking the time to give us an excellent review. We really appreciate the feedback we receive from our valued customers. We hope to see you back again with us soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pre-booked a table for lunch over Easter break. We were left standing around trying to fine someone to welcome us, eventually someone came from behind the bar to show us to a table in the window. The White Swan restaurant is very large and nicely...More

Thank paripatetic
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Paripatetic, Let us first apologise for your experience with us. We always want our customers to enjoy their food and their experience and we understand that that was not the case with your trip. We are aware that the toilets are an issue and...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Arrived to an half empty car park, on arrival service very attentive - menu lacked imagination, specials were a configuration of the main menu, main meal arrived lamb overcooked and tough, chef's need some innovation with passion and love to present on a plate -...More

Thank Helen O
General Manager A, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Good afternoon Helen, We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us, we regret that you thought the menu was lacking imagination and the company is working hard to make sure it is updated to stay modern. We have a menu change...More

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Richard S
Are parking fines attached to vehicles or sent by post? Visited your establishment for a meal and a few drinks but did not notice the parking sign and meter obscured by tall 4X4 vehicle parked next to entrance where I parked, Never come across a pub with a pay to park scheme in place!
18 June 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harborne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham>  > Edgbaston
  • Neighbourhood: Edgbaston
  • Phone Number: +44 121 454 2359
  • E-mail