White Swan

26 Old Palace Lane, Richmond, United Kingdom, TW9 1PG
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Monday: 12-2.30 & 6.30-9:00
Tuesday to Friday: 2-2.45 & 6.30 to 9.30
Saturday: 12-3.45 & 6.30-9:30
Sunday: 12:30 - 3.45 & 6.30-8.30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch

About White Swan

Built in 1787 the White Swan has seen many changes as a public house 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.

Please use our online booking form - If the online reservation system is showing no availability please give us a call as we will always do everything we can to accommodate you (even though the computer says no we can sometimes say yes!).

Please note we can't always book specific tables but if there is an area you would prefer please mention it when booking and we'll try to accomodate or at least get back to you to say if we can't.

In our upstairs dining room we do not allow under 5's but elsewhere children are welcome up until 6.30. Please let us know if you require a high chair or space for a buggy when making the booking and we will try to find you a suitable table as space is very limited on some.

On Sundays we only book for our first sitting ie up to 1pm. After this time we operate a first come first seated waiting list where tables start to come free around 2pm and you're welcome to grab a drink at the bar while you wait.

We only accept bookings for dining but do have a few tables that are set aside if you just wish to have a drink (although these can't be reserved).

Unfortunately we do not reserve tables in the garden.

Cuisine: Gastro Pub
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Delicious Sunday lunch in a very cosy pub!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Fantastic time, great service, lovely venue. Nice range of beers and wine.

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Visited On Monday, 20 January 2020

The White Swan is the cosiest pub in Richmond and it has exceptional food and service. Everyone I have ever brought here has fallen in love with the place.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Helpful friendly service from time of booking online to time I left The White Swan in person

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

No semi skimmed or Skimmed milk available for coffee. Also had to as for sauces with main meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

We visited for lunch before going to see a performance at the Richmond Theatre. We were given a warm welcome and seated at a great table. I had asked on the online booking form for such a table so it was great that it had been noted. Food was lovely and service just the right speed. We will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Always wanted to eat in the White Swan so spending the weekend in Richmond was the perfect opportunity and it didn't disappoint, excellent service, fabulous dining experience. Will hopefully be back in the not too distant future.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Disappointed with the food quality given reports from others

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

Love this place.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

This was our first time at the White Swan and we were impressed. A cozy tucked away little pub with a real welcoming atmosphere. All the staff greeted us as we walked in and the young lady who waited on us was very friendly, polite and always chatted to us with a smile, even having a joke and chat with our 8yr old son. She was very pleasant to deal with, giving us great information on the meals we asked about and also provided recommendations. The food was excellent and plentiful, with a good range on the menu and the dinks selection was good also. A great place and we look forward to coming back again in the near future.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Great service, very friendly and attentive. Lovely surroundings, country pub style. Kids food could’ve been a wider selection and a little more competitively prices but it’s not really a kids pub so no complaints there. All in all, a very pleasure time had by everyone. Thank you

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Always enjoy going to the White Swan for dinner - always a pleasant buzz to the vibe without being too noisy and the Bread and Butter pudding is still the best one I've tasted!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

We have been going to the White Swan for our department Christmas lunch for c8 years. We love it. This year again it was excellent. There were 30 of us - but each meal was just superb. The service is second to none - Richard manages a very strong team (including Jake the dog!). We will be back in 2020 :)

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

Excellent service, great choice of beer. Very nice atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Lovely pub, wonderful staff. The menu looked slightly pricey, but judging by the sight of other customers' meals, it looked to be absolutely worth it. Unfortunately, while our food was presented in an equally appetising way, the flavour was almost non-existant, both in the risotto and the turkey breast dishes. I'd absolutely recommend this pub for a nice quiet pint off the beaten track, but I couldn't say the same for the food.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Great country style pub with good food and nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

Great food and lovely atmosphere, super friendly excellent service, as always!

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The service was excellent and the food was great. We were a table of 12 and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there.

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Lovely Pub with friendly service and great food

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

One of my favourite pubs. Lovely staff and delicious food in a cosy setting. Recommend booking in advance as it is very popular!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Had a brilliant meal at the White Swan for a Christmas dinner with friends. Staff were very accomodating and all the food and drink were perfect. The pub felt so nice and Christmassy with a lovely friendly atmosphere. Thank you so much. We'll be back again!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

We had a really nice evening. Food and wine were tasty, the service was good and the interaction with the server was great. Its been a while since I'd been to the Swan and a 100% come back to in the New Year.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

We appreciated being able to hear each other speak- which is not always a given in pub venues at Christmas. The young lady that served us did a terrific job. The food was ample, well balanced, delicious! We would like to book again next Christmas and will be recommending you to our friends.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Excellent lunch

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Friendly, helpful staff. Lovely food.

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