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The White Swan Twickenham, Twickenham, Greater London

The White Swan Twickenham

4.5
4.5
181 Reviews
£25 and under
British
In one of the most idyllic settings. This 17th Century building sits above a shallow slope to the Thames and enjoys both a sunny veranda balcony and a pretty paved garden right on the riverside.
Apart from one or two extensions over the years the pub building remains relatively untouched, giving it a traditional pub feel.
Festooned with flowers and plants outside in summer and warmed with log fires in the winter it’s been a very special local in Twickenham for many years.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–17:00 Mon–Fri 17:00–21:00 Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    020 8744 2951

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We have a small area at the back of the pub which can be privately hired. This area seats up to 16 people for a formal meal or up to 30people for a less formal buffet party.

  • Area

    Twickenham

  • Parking Details

    There is pay and display parking on Lebanon Park Road or Sion Park Road, a short walk from the pub.

  • Public Transit

    Nearest train station is Twickenham or St Margaret's

  • Entertainment

    Quiz night every Wednesday with Sexy Steve from 8pm. Monthly live music nights on Friday or Saturdays. Wine and beer tasting evenings as well as one off events like our Burns Supper, annual Beer festival and Raft Race.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 181 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South West London

    Outdoor Eating

  • South West London

    Scenic View

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  1. BA

    BrightA

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot to soak up some sun, food and booze by the Thames! Staff very friendly and accommodating. We will be back!
  2. AT

    AlanT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location. Excellent food and wine. The service impeccable. A gem of a pub.
  3. B

    Barberell

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food,beer ambience and service.I am trying really hard to find some sort of fault or something to moan at but can’t. Thank you. Very impressed
  4. MT

    MelTwickFoodie

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous polite service, excellent food and a fantastic location. A firm favourite!
  5. J

    Jules

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great !!! Passed often on our walks but never been in before…we had friends from Scotland and they loved it too…
  6. CO

    ChristineO

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a lunch with friends. Amazing location and lovely food and drink.
  7. MM

    MacM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Straight forward pub food nicely cooked in cosy surroundings in a charming riverside location. Excellent beer too.
  8. JH

    JamesH

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff excellent, helpful and always making sure you're having a great time. Food amazing.
  9. C

    Cochyn

    London

    333 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    333 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I'm so glad we booked here; the great weather meant the pub was very crowded outside. Inside was cool and beautiful! Lovely service - as usual, this place always seems to make sure they have more than enough staff. Excellent meal - expertly cooked chicken. Great flavours. Our guest was very impressed.
  10. JG

    JerseyGirl

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The Chipotle Mahi Mahi was more spicy that expected. Loved the couscous served with it. The Naked Ladies beer, to be recommended and the salted caramel brownie too. On a sunshiny day it was very relaxing to sit on the balcony overlooking the river.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful service, half of the staff was rude the other half totally inexperienced. The food was quite bad but very expensive for what we got and the poor quality we experienced. The only good thing is the outside space by the river for which they do not take reservations. We will not be going back!
  12. BB

    BambiB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprising good food and great service. We sat by the river on a sunny day, which is essentially The Swan at its very best.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great Sunday lunch. Quick and friendly service. We really appreciated being offered an outside table on the terrace instead of the inside table that we'd booked as the weather was great.
  14. DW

    DebsW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proper food and drink in a proper pub … Kind and welcoming staff make the White Swan the perfect Sunday (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday) venue
  15. j

    jenny

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great setting and very attentive staff- perfect outdoor pub lunch
  16. H

    Horizon

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I went with friends for an evening meal. The food was delicious good amount, and enjoyed the pudding as well. It's a small dining area, busy atmosphere but a very pleasant place to go and meet friends. A very popular pub. I will recommend to book a table.
  17. S

    Shivas

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Beautiful location, good food was just a little chilly otherwise would’ve been a 5/5
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Staff were great, disappointing that having called to verify there really wasn’t a gluten free menu on offer. Unfortunately, ended up in the back of the indoor area so had to seek service at times. However, when staff we’re looking after us they were fab.
  19. C

    Cochyn

    London

    333 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    333 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our treat to ourselves, having worked all weekend. The husband had fish the 'BBQ' sauce was a little sweet, but the pork was really well cooked. Pimms was perfect for a day that started chilly and got very sunny. Great service, as always, and entertainment from a few dogs for whom the pub is their local.
  20. TT

    TeresaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely location, limted menu but fabulous food, so whats not to like. Sat outside in their patio area. Excellent service, someone was always there looking out to see if we needed anymore drinks/food. Will be going again.
  21. TS

    TimS

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful spot - backed up by great food/drinks and awesome staff. Thanks!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff and great location.
  23. T

    Terruccio

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have been happier with the lovely, friendly staff and the outstanding food. Six of us were given potentially the best table in the bar, in the bay window overlooking the Thames so nothing to complain about there either. Will be back very soon. Many thanks.
  24. DA

    DavidA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    One of the very best pubs in London, a fabulous setting, great ambience, a friendly welcome and responsive service; Of course the beer is also good and the pub food has some imaginative dishes amongst the more traditional menu options.
  25. L

    Littlemsc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We booked a Table in advance for 4 people for a Sunday Roast. None of us had a starter as there wasn’t anything we liked (they weren’t doing the soup). The dinner was probably one of the best pub roasts I’ve had. The chicken was lovely, and roasted vegetables made a change from the usual broccoli. They didn’t have any desserts apart from ice cream. The service was ok, the pub was warm and cozy, was pretty busy which was nice. I would definitely go back.
  26. G

    Greid

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, staff very friendly, roast was average
  27. J

    Jaspi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Was great. Took a while to get served but otherwise staff were friendly. Thought was a bit expensive in the end for what we ordered. But very good food and love the pub.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly staff who left us to dine and relax, visited us to refresh drinks at right times. Our food was good, ideal portion sizes and arrived without a delay or need to ask where it was - on a busy Sunday that was a plus for us. Recommended!
  29. LW

    LauraW

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Really small portion for a roast, was overpriced compared to other places. Asked for ice cream instead of cream with the sticky toffee pudding and was told I would need to pay extra. I wouldn't be returning based on this.
  30. C

    Chip

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Beautiful surroundings and lovely place for a drink. The staff were friendly and helpful with the drinks served quickly. The food was typical pub grub and was served hot but was mediocre. The fish was all thick batter and the chips were tasteless. A few starters may have been a better choice. Would recommend a friend for a drink only.
  31. CH

    CarolineH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location, delicious food and great service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. Lovely pub and great food. Really Good value too
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday roast in very comfortable surroundings with a view of the river. Staff were extremely attentive and even brought treats for our dog. Thoroughly recommended
  34. TD

    TrevorD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday roast, ended up sitting outside to enjoy the view of the river.
  35. C

    Cochyn

    London

    333 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    333 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely warm welcome on a chilly day. The menu looks like basic pub grub, but isn't. The fish & chips comes in a portion size the staff referred to as 'a whale on a plate', and it defeated even the husband. Mind you, he'd already polished off a superb slab of ham hock. My starter, a smoked salmon mousse/pate was fabulous - and it's good to have some decent crackers, definitely not the cheap kind! My main was mahi mahi, with a sauce that was packed with flavour but still delicate. Rice served with al dente broccoli was perfect - though again, the portion was hefty. We're lucky to have this old place on the river. It's been there since the 18th century, and long may it continue.
  36. GS

    GabiS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely Thursday evening in this old pub. Fire was roaring away. Staff were attentive and helpful. Food excellent. Will come again.
  37. CB

    ClaireB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful quiz night. Highly recommend it!! Great fun!
  38. A

    Andrewc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great lunch ,food was lovely and staff were delightful
  39. JC

    JoCN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm welcome and a roaring fire, perfect on a cold windy day.
  40. MM

    MeeraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    We were looking forward to a Sunday roast at the White Swan but were quite disappointed with the meal. There was so much red cabbage on the plate that overpowered any of the other flavours which I’m sure were lovely. The mulled cider was incredible. The staff were attentive and friendly so not all bad!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The White Swan Twickenham is rated 4.5 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The White Swan Twickenham

Riverside Twickenham, Greater London TW13DN

Additional information

  • Area

    Twickenham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–17:00 Mon–Fri 17:00–21:00 Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is pay and display parking on Lebanon Park Road or Sion Park Road, a short walk from the pub.

  • Public Transit

    Nearest train station is Twickenham or St Margaret's

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Quiz night every Wednesday with Sexy Steve from 8pm. Monthly live music nights on Friday or Saturdays. Wine and beer tasting evenings as well as one off events like our Burns Supper, annual Beer festival and Raft Race.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 8744 2951

  • Private party facilities

    We have a small area at the back of the pub which can be privately hired. This area seats up to 16 people for a formal meal or up to 30people for a less formal buffet party.

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