White Swan, Richmond

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Tucked away on a little lane between the Richmond Green and the river, this old (built 1777) pub is much more of a locals' place, than some of the neighbouring establishments. Being just off the beaten track means, that on days when the rest of Richmond is bursting at the seams, this place is a welcome oasis of calm. There are three decent beers on the hand pumps - Speccy, Pride and Bombardier and the wine list is good, but here at the White Swan there's a stronger emphasis on food. The menu looks a little pricey at first glance, but the quality is right up there. And the fact it's often fully booked at the weekend is testament to the quality - especially in view of all the surrounding competition in Richmond town. There are a couple of tables out front and a nice sheltered beer garden and conservatory at the rear for those rare fine days. The occasional rattle of trains on the embankment at the back, does little to disturb this haven of calm. When you add polite, friendly service and amiable locals you have the perfect recipe for a relaxing summer's afternoon.
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16 Sep 2009
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Lovely little pub this. It has many unusual features, including an electrical socket in the ceiling, one at a 90 degree angle off norm, a coffee machine in constant use but (weirdly and sadly) no smell of coffee and an upstairs function room which must have the qualities of Dr Who's Tardis......an apparently never-ending stream of wedding guests went up and were never seen again!

Beers are very well kept, there's plenty of bottled stuff and the food looked really REALLY good. If i hadn't filled up at the WHite Cross i'd have been happy doing so here!

Very nice boozer....well worth looking for.

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Old Palace Lane, Richmond, London, TW9 1PG
020 8940 0959

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