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Address: 80 Goodramgate | YO1 7LF, York, England
Phone Number: 01904 540911
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Activities: Drinking
Description: You will find The Old White Swan in Goodramgate York within a short stroll...
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.
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Arrived in York and started looking for something to eat. Walked past the usual contenders but this place looked worthy of a look inside. We loved the appearance and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Arrived in York and started looking for something to eat. Walked past the usual contenders but this place looked worthy of a look inside. We loved the appearance and the atmosphere straight away and it's packed with character and warming real fires. Food was good and service quick and friendly. Would go again and recommend.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We thought that we should try a restaurant in town and the meals look great just a pity that wewas overlooked well well worth the money and wait I had a roast dinner the wife had lamb the girls had burger and lamb and pie and the grandson had mash and sausages with the odd yorkshire pudding will definitely be... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after spending our morning trooping around the city. It provided a nice backdrop to decide where we were going next - I had the Ribeye Steak sandwich with Pale Ale Chutney which I'd recommend, and another member of our party had onion rings and sweet potato chips, both of which were well received.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great lite place with a very tasty menu which didn't disappoint we ordered for meals and everyone was served in a decent time and looked / tasted great! Will defo visit again although York has so much to offer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had a lovely Sunday roast here today and staff were very friendly :) would definitely visit again and recommend to friends

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

having heard reviews about the food here we thought we would try it out .I had the hot camembert starter .which was stone cold .Onion rings were stone cold and greasy .all the vegetables were cold and the mash potatoes were powdered .We complained and the meals were whisked away with a grunt from the waitress then microwaved back to... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

What a cracking pub in the centre of York! Best one I've been to that's for sure. My wife and I popped in for a pre-lunch aperitif en route to eat elsewhere. I couldn't decide on which real ale to try so the waitress suggested a third of a pint of three different beers - what a novel idea! All... More 

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Castleford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We chose The Old White Swan for lunch while shopping in York on a Tuesday during school holidays. We ordered Vegetable Burgers from the lunch menu which, at £7.50 with a free pint, is outstanding value. The food arrived in good time and was very nicely presented in a rustic style on a wooden board with plenty of condiments. The... More 

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Ormskirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Visited here again last month, I'm always impressed with the place, it has real fires, great ales and ciders, good quality food and a great atmosphere. A few pints of Weston's cider and a roast dinner finished off my days sightseeing nicely. A highly recommended establishment.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having eaten here on a few occasions and enjoyed the meals, my husband and I were looking forward to a return visit. When we arrived we were the only people in the dining area and on placing our orders of two main course meals were informed there was a 30 minute delay on food. However our food arrived after 50... More 

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