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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 - 23:00
Open now
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm recently moved to the area and decided to have a wonder around Richmond and stumbled across The White Swan. Decided I would have some food. Excellent menu you. I had the Smoked duck to start which was lovely, Sea trout for main. The fish was cooked to perfection including crispy skin. Then finished off with the berry cheesecake. All... More 

Thank James R
Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to book as this is a really popular pub. Near the Thames and only a small upside space. Dog friendly and well priced.

Thank kilalead
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at lunchtime on a hot day in April, consequently the pub was packed. However they managed to squeeze us in (a booking had failed to arrive, luckily for us). Because it was around 75 degrees f Richmond was heaving, this pub though is a very short walk from the river and much less hectic Friendly staff, good food,... More 

Thank Bernard G
Richmond, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The White Swan is becoming a regular haunt although we live a 10 minute drive away. Tucked away a couple of minutes from the Thames just off highly-fashionable Richmond Green. The White Swan is small but perfectly formed. A few seats out at the front & an open dining area in a walled garden at the rear (with heaters for... More 

Thank CosmicLandmine
London, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for lunch on a whim. Got there around 2 but they were still serving. Seated at a nice airy table at the back looking out onto the garden. Service was quick and friendly. As it was a Friday we decided to push the boat out and have a bottle rather than a glass! The wine choices were good.... More 

Thank Andrew W
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this hidden gem of a place last night whilst on a bike ride along the Thames Path. Sat outside with a cold beer we could have been fooled in to thinking we're in a country pub in Devon. Lovely staff, lovely locals and excellent food - the best sausages & mash I have ever had, and incredibly... More 

Thank Jamie M
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I came for Sunday lunch about 6 months ago and thought it was very good but last Saturday we left with a nasty taste in our mouths. My father has very poor hearing and finds it difficult to hear in packed places, so he made a special trip to The White Swan on Thursday to explain his situation and request... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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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266 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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

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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, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, 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?