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The White Swan

$$ - $$$, 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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Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond TW9 1PG, England
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1 - 10 of 279 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only popped in for a quick pint, friendly, comfortable looking pub, and a secluded beer garden that I'm sure will look lovely when the twinkly lights are on in the evening. Would return.

Thank Marcella H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local I have visited this establishment on a number of occasions. This time the service was fantastic! Upon entering we were warmly greeted by the Manager (Daryl) which impressed my friend and me as it is the first time I have had such...More

3  Thank Travellerstar1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into the White Swan after a delightful walk along the towpath. Staff were, as always, very friendly. Food was excellent and the wine of the month recommendation spot on. Really what's not to like?

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for an evening meal. Little cramped in the rear area with the door leading to the garden but the food made it all worth it. Great little pub

Thank PippyG123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for our wedding anniversary last Friday . We didn't book a table and although it was very busy, Daryl, the manager, very quickly & kindly found us a table. The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and friendly and the atmosphere...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch strolled past on visiting our son who lives in Richmond to our delite there was a beautiful beer garden and on a sunny afternoon where could be better food fantastic wonderful staff great manager ....will be back thankyou

Thank Angienjohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the site of Richmond Palace, home to Henry V11, which is on Crown estate land and now holds beautiful properties,we came across The White Swan,(circa 1700) tucked away in a little side rd.Chairs and tables outside and in the back, garden ,great menu...More

Thank jessikalondon
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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 6 August 2017

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 3 August 2017

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
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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
US$15 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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