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Harborne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TT, England
+44 121 454 2359
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Dundas, Canada
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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. All three of us had fish and chips with an accompanying pint.....delicious. Friendly, accommodating staff,... More 

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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 see you back with us soon. More 

1 review
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 service is friendly and warm, thank you Beth for providing us with fantastic service, always... More 

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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 concoction of flavoured water on the bar. Many thanks! More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 very relaxed. My only criticisms are that the meal was quite expensive, and the service... More 

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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 waiter was busy, we try to serve people with great time control and in the... More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 everything was very pleasant, and it was fairly priced for a Sunday lunch in the... More 

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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 you appreciated their hard work as much as we do. We hope to see you... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 freshly cooked. Not what we might expect from the 'chef's special'. Starters took a long... More 

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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 hope that the various other meals you ordered were good. We hope that if you... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 was very dry. This was absolutely no problem for our waitress Melissa, who offered completely... More 

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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 be shown to your server Melissa as we also want to show our appreciation for... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 in the room. Would come again and would recommend. I would also recommend for dining... More 

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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 a large company with lots of competition and that we have no control over the... More 

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4 reviews
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.

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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! More 

UK
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275 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
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 decorated in a modern contemporary style. It is very attractive even though it was extremely... More 

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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 we are working hard on plans for a refurbishment in the near future. We hope... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 - perhaps you will have a full restaurant on a Saturday night. Service good, we were... More 

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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 coming soon, perhaps you might want to have a look when that happens? We hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$52
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?