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Reviewed 23 April 2023

Landlord accommodated our running group of around 25, sorted an area of the bar for us and gave us the back garden area for use. He kindly stored bags for us and fed and watered us on return - runners (walkers and joggers) all very...happy with the food and beer. Personally I had a guinness or two as did others and enjoyed them a lot. Pub is down to earth, not fancy and perfect for our needs. Landlord was lovely as were the staff. Its a good live music venue too.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2022

Now just an average pub. Good interior and garden. Good location, but fairly average otherwise. Shame the staff are not better and the beer selection is poor..

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022

Things did not start well when we visited The Swan Hong Thai for dinner last night. I phoned ahead to confirm what time the kitchen closed and was told 9pm but it could be earlier depending on the mood of the chef. On arrival I...pleased to see pad krapow on the menu, a favourite Thai dish of mine & I asked if it was possible to order it with a fried egg on top as is the norm in Thailand. The server went to ask the chef who said this was not possible. We then ordered a selection of starters & mains, the moo grob was very good but when we asked if we could replace the rancid dipping sauce it came with, we were told his wasn't possible. The rest of the starters were average at best. We ordered mains of red curry, green curry & pad krapow, a friend then arrived & tried to order a main and was told the kitchen had closed, the time 8.46pm. The curries were passable but the pad krapow was basically a chicken & veg stir fry & bore no resemblance to the dish at all. A pad krapow without basil let alone holy basil is not a pad krapow. That said the pub itself is very nice & our server was excellent. The standard of the food was similar to many Thai restaurants up & down the country, why do Thai chefs think farangs are only interested in the same old backpacker favourites, most of us can take a good hit of heat & a funky dose of kapi kung, don't play it safe offer us what you would eat back home!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2021

Very friendly and welcoming service. We enjoyed a couple of drinks here but didn't eat. Super Aperol Fizz cocktails! Lots of drinks choice. Very much enjoyed our time here. Thank you.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

Amazing secret garden tucked away just over Kingston bridge. Tanya cooks the most amazing Thai food from her own home receives. Sofia front of house is an amazing hostess

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 28 September 2020

Have been a few times and the service is absolutely brilliant, food even better. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Just back from a lovely evening at The Swan. I am not a huge fan of the riverside eateries in Kingston so a 2 minute walk over the bridge was well worth it. This is a lovely, genuine, family run pub which has the benefit...of having an authentic Thai restaurant built in. The pub area is great but I particularly liked the ambiance of the dining area. The food was faultless. Our first Thai in a while and well worth the wait. We booked, intending to sample the £15 for the 3 courses menu but decided on the full menu. Nice wine. Great Guinness and a pleasing bill. The prices are so much nicer than the riverside. We had a very well spaced table even when they got busy. Service was excellent with all staff wearing visors and being on their game. If you like Thai food and fancy a treat I recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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61swanh, Owner at The Swan Hong Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2020

Thank you Trevor, great to hear that you enjoyed your meal hope to see you again soon !

Reviewed 5 August 2020 via mobile

Me and s lips popped here on a Dishi Rishi special of a Wednesday evening and yeah it was alright. The pre subscribed menu gives this gaff max return on the Dishi special with only a £10 three course option available. We were sat at...a two seater but one of the seats was basically a high up cushion on a windowsill. It was too high for the table, a bit uncomfortable and not good for one’s back with all the leaning forward. Either they were going for an arty look or they had recently painted and not removed the paint blodges off the seat with white spirit. Only they will know. We were offered prawn crackers and accepted and these were not on the menu. We therefore assumed they were included as you’d expect any items you’d pay for to be priced on the menu for brevity. Not a biggie but getting charged three bar for something where the price isn’t advertised is not ideal. The food wasn’t too bad. We shared the chicken wings and prawn tempura. The mains were pretty average with one red curry and one green curry consumed. They were a tiny bit tasteless but passable all the same. Then came a token ice cream dessert which was a bit unnecessary and we could’ve done without, but it was included so we get obliged. Apparently a bottle of Singha was included for spending over £20, but I had to ask for another drink that wasn’t available before this was disclosed so I’m still unclear as to the deal there. The bill came and 12.5% was added for service which again wasn’t disclosed on the menu. All a bit cheeky I think and a bit of transparency wouldn’t go amiss here. All in all the atmos was nice but a tad uncomfortable with the seating arrangement, food just about ok and there were some hidden charges. They have worked out how to rinse Rishi for all he’s worth which is fair play from a business point of view. However, offering the normal menu like other places are at half price would’ve been a better deal for the customer and you wouldn’t overeat that way. There’s a lot of places nearby with better food and better customer approaches than here. I wouldn’t hurry back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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61swanh, Owner at The Swan Hong Thai, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2020

Hello Div Lips, thanks for your review. Sorry that the meal was not 100% to your liking. We are still carrying out some ongoing redecorating. Seats are being recovered in the next few days. Service is discretionary as is stated on the bill. The free...More

Reviewed 28 February 2020

My running club Little Feet meet there every Monday night and they are very thankful for the additional custom after our run at a time when there's hardly anyone in there. This is reciprocated by the restaurant (and pub) providing first class Thai cuisine, complimented...by second to none service. All the staff there are welcoming, friendly and efficient and I would thoroughly recommended this establishment. Some of the best Thai cuisine I have tasted!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

There were 9 in our party. A mix of friends and family. Wine selection was limited but well thought out. Food was very well prepared and spiced well for those not familiar with Thai food. Fish sauce and appropriate seasonings are available on request. If...you're in the area check it out. Yummy.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

Very accommodating and friendly staff & delicious food. It was so nice we went 2 nights in a row when staying in Hampton Wick for the weekend.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019

My partner and I love this local pub! The lunch menus is our favourite, perfect portions and very reasonably priced! The staff are brilliant, great atmosphere and live bands at the weekend :)

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Don’t rely on the Trip Advisor map to find the place, totally misplaced on my iPad. Went on a whim for a meal on one of those can’t be bothered to cook nights. We were greeted with a warm welcome and shown to table. An...extensive menu was full of tempting delights. We shared a starter and a very generous portion of prawn crackers and ordered a main course each. I have a healthy appetite and was completely stuffed after a very delicious Green Curry. Portions are very generous, service was excellent. A very slight criticism was that the dishes were a little over sweet compared to what you would eat in Thailand. Prices were fair, not cheap but not bad. We will be back, so many delicious temptations on the menu.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

Great Thai food in an easy going pub. Nice bar staff and friendly locals who are happy to chat to random solo visitors! They run open mic nights on Tuesdays and have live bands on Saturdays, but also show sports matches in the bar area....Nice seating away from the bar, if the entertainments are not your thing. Despite visiting only occasionally, the friendly barman remembered my name and my drink by my third visit and always greet me by name. Authentic Thai food. Don't miss the Prawn crackers though!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

Took a chance and booked a table at the last minute. It was a Wednesday night and got a table no bother. The menu is extensive and we took our time deciding. Food was excellent. Starters very generous. We all ordered different mains each was...delicious and again the portions were generous but the food was so nice I ended up finishing everything. The downside, it was a cold night and I sat with my coat on all night. I got a draft every time the door opened. Must have been lots of smokers. The staff were very friendly and helpful nothing was a problem. A definite return visit the next time I am in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
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