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The White Swan, Twickenham Town, Twickenham

Riverside
Twickenham
TW1 3DN
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hondo . left this review about The White Swan

Characterful riverside pub located a short walk from the town centre. 5 real ales and food served. Patio area adjacent to the river.

On 22nd October 2017 - no rating submitted
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Pub SignMan left this review about The White Swan

Just a short walk from the town centre, through the attractive York House Gardens, this is a nice riverside pub which is elevated from street level due to the fact that the Thames occasionally reaches the pub boundary during particularly high tides. Stairs lead you up into the main bar where the servery stands to the rear right and there are comfortable seating options to either side of the front door, giving good views out to the river. There is a nice old fireplace to the right which looks like it gets a bit of use in the colder months, whilst to the left there is a nice dark wood, mirrored shelving unit which is lined with books, trophies, tankards and the like and helps give the impression of a slightly larger room. The seating is a mix of button backed banquettes and standard tables and chairs and additional seating is available in a small rear room which has its own fireplace and was full of diners on this particular visit. In warmer weather, there are a number of options for alfresco drinking, including a raised patio area next to the front door, a decked riverside seating area with lots of benches and flower boxes and a small grass/beach area with no official seating, but plenty of people seemed content to lounge on the ground here. It was interesting to watch people come an go via various forms of waterborne transportation, with boats, dinghies and paddle boards regularly being hauled in and out of the water as customers came and went.
There were five beers on the go here and my pint of the local Twickenham Naked Ladies was in very good shape and went down nicely in the sun on the decked area outside. Whilst most punters here were eating on our lunchtime visit, we didn't partake, as the menu seemed a little pricey. It certainly seemed like the pub had found a nice balance to accommodate diners and drinkers alike.
This is a very nicely presented pub with a fantastic location that makes it well worth seeking out. I really enjoyed relaxing outside and watching the river go by, but I can equally imagine spending a winter's evening inside the pub, as it was a comfortable and welcoming place.

On 25th August 2017 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The White Swan

A very charming pub overlooking the semi tidal Thames and not far from Eel Pie Island dating from 1690.The lane outside floods on spring tides,so the pub is elevated up some steps,with an outside veranda,and an open plan interior with a wooden floor ,traditional furniture ,nooks and crannnies.It isnt large but very atmospheric.There is also a decked seating area over the lane and directly above the riverside ,another charming spot.There is a sign on the exterior wall giving high tide times and the expected height of the tide,plus a diagram of what gets flooded so there is no excuse for finding your motor full of muddy river water!
Food is served from a short menu ,with mains starting at £10 up to £16 ,and I was impressed by the cooking.At the bar 5 handpumps were drawing Adnams Fat Sprat,Belleville Northcote Blonde,Hogs Back HBB,Doom Bar and a very fine Twickenham Naked Ladies.Fully deserving it's GBG listing and should not be missed if you are in the area.I will most certainly be back.

On 18th May 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Twickenham, 0.53 miles, 10 min walk (show)
St Margarets (London), 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Strawberry Hill, 1.24 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Swan, Twickenham
22nd Oct 2017, 13:05
Review submitted by hondo .
 
25th Aug 2017, 18:47
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Annual - last updated 18 May 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 May 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 May 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Darts : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 22 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 October 2017 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 25 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 October 2017 by hondo .
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