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The Old White Swan

80 Goodramgate | YO1 7LF, York, England
01904 540911
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Ranked #8 of 43 nightlife in York
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: You will find The Old White Swan in Goodramgate York within a short stroll of York Minster, Parliament Square and Deangate - however you won't find... more » Owner description: You will find The Old White Swan in Goodramgate York within a short stroll of York Minster, Parliament Square and Deangate - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Old White Swan is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere. « less
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stumbled upon this pub while looking for somewhere to have dinner during our short break to York. Staff were really friendly and the food was gorgeous. It was so good that we decided to eat there again the second evening! The black Iberian pig and chorizo burger with Apple slaw was lovely and the service was great.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I attended this pub with my girlfriend on a weekday in April. The bar staff were very friendly and I had a good chat while I was ordering the food. There were also board games which were good fun while we were waiting for our food. We went for the beer and a burger option which was decent for 2... More

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Derby
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a great pub with a lovely charmed atmosphere. The bar staff and waiting staff are lovely and friendly. I have eaten here during a quiet lunchtime and our meal was superb however we booked a table for my birthday one evening and the food was horrendous. The waitress even refused to bring our meal out the first time... More

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york
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I've been drinking in here for a long time now but never eaten!! Glad I did, it's a proper pub atmosphere, good beer, great service and the food was spot on!! I had roast beef n the missus a burger, all home made, all delicious.

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UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Friday early evening, one bar had no staff anywhere in sight. A member of staff arrives at the bar where there are a number of people waiting, goes behind the bar, makes no eye contact, moves a few things behind the bar and then goes off somewhere else. No explanation or apology. No signal that they will be back or... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Been coming here for years. A fantastic Nicholson pub, best one I've ever been in. The choice of ales are fantastic. Always trying new ales here. The food is of a very high standard. I cannot fault anything I have eaten here, ever. I must have eaten here over 100 times and still no faults. A warm friendly atmosphere and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

good staff will help with all your needs. good beers and good coffees. and a very old pub and everyone talks to you you sit watch tv .

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Good pub with a little courtyard. I like it because it is dog friendly Reasonably priced drinks, good selection or ales to choose from. Nice food selection. The management could do with ensuring used glasses and debris left by customers are regularly cleared away.

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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319 reviews 319 reviews
95 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This Pub reminded me of a "British Pub" in America. The Beer was quite good but all around it was obvious that everything was result of a corporate decision. There are many options in York for a genuine pub, Try the following: The Snickelway across the road, the Bluebell on Fosse Way, The Phoenix, or the Swan Inn or Slip... More

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ludlow england
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We came to York for the day Tuesday 14th Janand were looking for somewhere to eat with our dog. Struggled to find anywhere when we came upon this pub with a dog bowl outside. Checked we were ok to eat outside and yes we were. As soon as I went inside to order I was greeted with a warm smile... More

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