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The White Swan

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Edgbaston
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Harborne Road | Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3TT, England
+44 121 454 2359
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Kingsbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely family meal here. The staff members were very welcoming and although there was a couple of large parties already seated we did not have to wait too long for our food. The staff serving us were all present and included our young granddaughter in conversations even though she is only 21 months. Would definitely go back... More 

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Thank Bouncing-Lady
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me first state that this is a wonderful looking and well presented place, the first time we came here everything was spectacular, however on our next two visits it was the complete opposite, the customer service has been very lacking, one time we had to wait for nearly 50 minutes just to pay the bill, many other people would... More 

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Birmingham UK
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a very pleasant extended lunchtime in this restaurant. Quiet when we arrived at 12.15 it got quite busy by 2.00pm, but the staff coped elegantly and without fuss. We ate from the specials menu and the food was elegantly presented and very tasty. Our starters (we all had the same!) were scallops with bacon on a bed of... More 

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Thank jeanthierry1951
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i really like this place ... have been going for years (but with several years gap between visits). The atmosphere is excellent, food is very very good, and very good service ... a real homely feel to the pub ... just be aware to bring change for the pay/display car park (which you get back once you are at the... More 

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Thank Stuart D
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi stuart, Thanks for taking the time to give us such a lovely review, we're really happy you've enjoyed your time with us time and time again! It's great that you think we have such a homely feel. We hope to see you again in the very near future! More 

Birmingham, England
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have had a pleasant meal here a few times before, but the one we experienced on Saturday was a disappointment. The restaurant was short staffed and the service slow and the food left a lot to be desired. Added to this, the place was cold. The scallops looked as if they had been sliced horizontally giving a very meagre portion... More 

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Thank Twinkle tootsies
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to give an honest review. We're glad you've enjoyed your experience with us in the past and apologise that this visit seemed to be lacking. Unfortunately on that night we were having a few technical issues and apologise that these affected your dining experience. We will endeavour to improve for your next trip to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Sunday lunch here. The food was good and there is a reasonable selection of beer and wine. It's more of a restaurant than a pub, but service is friendly and good.

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Thank Aroon L
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Aroon, Thanks for visiting us on Sunday and dining with us in our restaurant. We're really glad you enjoyed your time and the selection of drinks we have on offer. We look forward to seeing you for another Sunday lunch very soon! More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here - clean modern but comfortably appointed. Efficient friendly staff. 2 real ales (could be more!). Good selection on the menu and we really enjoyed the food. Well presented and tasty. £110 for three of us with drinks and 3 courses. Would certainly be happy to come here again.

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Thank Bill D
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Bill, Thanks for such a detailed review, we're glad to hear you'd come back to us again! Hopefully we will have some more ales on the horizon for you to try! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked lunch here and arrived at around 12.30.. we were shown to our seats and noticed the overall restaurant wasn't the warmest. We ordered our food n it arrived within a reasonable time. The tomatoe soup was nice with a fresh taste and for the main I had the nut roast which came with a separate dish of vegetables. The... More 

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Thank R F
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi R F, We appreciate your honesty and will try to improve for next time, thank you for giving us an honest review. We're glad you thought our staff were friendly and we will take on board your comments and do our best to improve. More 

Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here numerous times and I have always had a really positive experience, and this time was no difference. There were 5 of us, lots of bottles of fizz, 2 courses each and came to just under £200. The standards are always high and everyone is incredibly friendly. Food was good as usual. Definitely recommend this place

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Thank Lizz R
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Lizz, We're so glad we could be a party of making the birthday a special one. We like to think our service and food is consistent and are happy that you have recognised that as well. We hope to see you back again soon! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly gastro-pub - nice furnishings and delightful staff. Food was good as well - try the pizza with centre removed and replaced with salad if weight-watching. The desserts were excellent. Very good value for money and highly recommended.

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Thank Janet P
WhiteSwanManagement, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Janet, Thanks for such a great review, we're glad you thought it was a friendly place to visit and that our staff were delightful. We do try to cater for all, even those wanting a lighter bite! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$51
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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?