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The White Swan

) #19 of 172 Restaurants in Richmond ££ - £££ Bar, British, Pub
26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond TW9 1PG, England
+44 20 8940 0959
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (19 reviews)
“bream” (3 reviews)
“sea trout” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond TW9 1PG, England
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1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our favourite pub in Richmond - food and service are always good. Time was limited as we need to get away to theatre for play starting at 7.30pm but explained situation to waitress. She ensured we had early sight of menu for evening and our...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk along the towpath at Richmond followed by a very good selection of food and wine was the perfect end to a delightful evening.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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...More

Thank Bernard G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank CosmicLandmine
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank Jamie M
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...More

1  Thank 1978_Mr_T
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!...More

Thank Robert E
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We would like to come to lunch today. Do we need to book for? do you allow dogs inside?
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$14 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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