The White Swan Twickenham

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£25 and under
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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.
What 62 People Are Saying
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MariaL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During these trying times the white swan did a great job of making your evening feel a little bit normal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal in a fantastic location!

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vipDarren
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Had a guy bark at us because we asked to move our booked table from inside to outside of which there was plenty of room and spare tables to be told we had wasted a booking - it was 2.30pm on a Mobday lunch, not true!

This chaps first interaction had a negative impact on our celebratory meal - the chap dressed all in green needs to work on his customer service skills!

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MelanieM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great variety of good value, delicious food in a pub with great vibes

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EddyP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

nice to be able to sit outside in a busy but well spaced area down by the river, good food and very attentive service. Good selection of drinks - and reasonably priced all round. Inside it was also comfortable and inviting. It was a good call.

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Roger
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit of a chill night (for late August).
The tide was up - which meant that the riverside seating was under water, but we had a prime table in the window booked, so no problems there.

The music was at just the right level - quiet enough to be heard, but not enough to drown out conversation.

I had the mahi mahi on a bed of beans, and my partner had the halloumibuger. Both very successful

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Mads
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were able to sit next to the river which is a great view.

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PeterJM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

One of the great locations, and nice staff but they are not very good at their jobs (especially the chef). Needs a rethink.

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JackieB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were very helpful and accomodating especially during these difficult times. We had a great luchtime meal.

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AndrewW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, wonderful service and much better than average food

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TedB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Food was really below average, the 'vegan naked burrito' was disappointing with salsa that was straight from a dorritos dip pot, and uncle bens microwave rice. The place was packed, I think they were just too busy to cope in the kitchen so made short cuts.

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Shilde
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Lovely food - service a bit off, had to ask for a pitcher of water 3 times as an example. Difficult to get the servers attention at times - too busy cleaning tables instead of seeing to diners. The food is very good but the service detracts from that unfortunately. I'd recommend drinks only as its a lovely setting on the river. I got the impression that serving food and drinks was perhaps a little overwhelming for the team running the place.

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ClaireH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Food was great and a nice selection of choice. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful sunnners day, lovely lunch!

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AndrewR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lunch Thursday, 30 July 2020

Arrived slightly early and manged to get a table outside. Spent an enjoyable after noon in the sun with good food, beer and very friendly happy staff providing a very good service.

Will come back soon.

A. Rawkins

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BarnabyK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Wonderful venue, excellent service, good care with hand sanitizer etc but food very disappointing and overpriced. Pity as everything else is great

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GavH22
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Booked weeks in advance only to be told when we arrived that we couldn’t sit outside as that was ‘first come first served’. Instead we were put in a dingy, sticky-tabled back room.
If you have a pub, whose key selling point is its outside seating & view of the river, why are people who booked weeks in advance to enjoy its key selling point told they can’t sit outside and have to sit in a dark room at the back of the pub whilst those who have just turned up on the day get to enjoy the outside tables? Unfortunately no one at the pub could give us a sensible answer, so we left and went elsewhere.

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Spotdog
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for lunch. We arrived early and got a table on the terrace. We had booked a table inside in advance, but the very helpful waitress changed our booking so we could eat outside.
The meal was perfect, the location was perfect and the service was brilliant.
Would definately visit again

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vipmarkD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place, on the river on a sunny day its decent. Good Fish and Chips too!

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Caroline999
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Waited half an hour for drinks to arrive When we ordered the waitress did not write down the food, so inevitable came beach 10 mins later to ask us what we had ordered and this time wrote it down. We had a tiny table in a small gap enough for two (we were three) and even though there were tables around not occupied we could not move. (Not social distancing issue /there were screens between them.) We were told that tables in the river garden are only for people who have not booked! The waitresses were clearly rushed off their feet even tho the pub was only half full. Disappointing.

JC
vipJC01
London
19 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to be back! Lovely setting on the river. Food is decent and ambience still good despite social distancing!!!

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GillianP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First dining out since lockdown and we were not disappointed.
Staff were attentive, they were well rehearsed in the new distanced approach so we felt safe.
Food arrived quickly and was to the usual high standard and exceptionally good value.
Love this pub and so very pleased it’s back open.

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FrancesD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best location in Greater London. Good beer and food..e

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MarkV
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was much better than we thought it might be post-COVID. Good focus on hygiene. Even had good weather, well organised!

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Joyce
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

booked a table for 6 pm dinner for 6 people. We got there early, had our drinks outside and were presented with menus, but unfortunately when we were ready to order, we were told the kitchen was closed. Quite disappointed and had to find dinner elsewhere!

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IsaacG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the white swam. Great pub with great food. One of the best pubs in the area

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BiancaK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The white swan is always great. A great drinking pub in a beautiful location and the mustard and hiney chippolatas are amazing !

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AlexK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, traditional interior and fantastic outside area in the summer. The best pub in Twickenham without a doubt.

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vipSimonT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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michaelt
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The pub has had a bit of smartening up recently but retains its quirkiness and individuality.
Wonderful location even on a cold winters day.

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GordonT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at our favourite Thameside pub. Great food, beer and wine, served by friendly staff. If only all pubs were half as good as this one.

MB
MrsB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion, the finest pub in London. Friendly, full of character and in a charming setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still in love with this place 30 years on.

CM
ClaireM
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing tucked away location by the river.

Good food.

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GucciG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely setting by the river. The food is excellent but the tables were sticky and the outdoor area could do with a brush. Still fabulous pub.

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PaulinaL
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, food and service!
Great location!

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With one of the most beautiful views in London, the charm of the staff and the atmosphere make this a five star pub. What sealed the deal is how reasonable the bill was at the end of the day. I’ll be returning with friends frequently; this pub is definitely worth the trip!
Thank you so much.

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Char
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is so special. We nabbed a table outside by the river. The service, food, views, atmosphere etc are all perfect. It has to be one of my all time favourite pubs. Thanks White Swan for such a fab time!

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NickH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were very pleasant; lovely location; good selection of beers; burger cooked perfectly.

TK
TinaK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice pub with a lovely atmosphere and very friendly efficent staff.

FAQs

The White Swan Twickenham is rated 4.4 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.