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The Old White Swan

80 Goodramgate | YO1 7LF, York, England
01904 540911
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Ranked #10 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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York, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Came here for a family birthday party as we have used this pub for years, HOWEVER.... on arrival one of the bouncers took a dislike to our group straight away being sarcastic and rude. After we had spent quite a lot of money on drinks here, my father in law and brother in law had gone back to order more... More

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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Having a family night out to celebrate a birthday and as soon as happy birthday was sung the mood from the staff changed significantly. The bar staff were fine and polite. However the door staff and management were exceptionally poor. We had ordered a few drinks and I had gone back to order some more and did so successfully, then... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Family night out with large group of people, mixed generation from 25 to 75 years. The night was spoilt by an over zealous bouncer picking on certain members of the group upon entry, we were told to leave without being given an adequate enough reason and the assistant manager was unhelpful, passed the book back to the bar staff and... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The staff are very friendly and attentive, the outdoor seating is very nice for warm summer evenings. Not tried the food it looks very nice with a wide selection of home cooked British food. The Stella gold is very well kept and a very nice drink!

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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

One drink. This place isn't really worth more than that, but it is lovely to sit in the courtyard on a clear night. The pub itself is lovely inside but there's just something about it that doesn't draw you in. According to friends, the beer was alright but nothing special.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Bad customer service I had a voucher for £1 pint and the lady behind the bar was so off hand with me and it seemed like is was an inconvenience to her. Been many times before and sad to say another pub deserves my business!

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leics
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Popped in here for a swift soft drink. Very nice interior with plenty of history about the place, photographs adorning the walls. Didnt eat but the food looked great, staff service and turnout was impeccable. This is also very popular with locals to York and indeed a favourite of certain members of 90's band Shed 7 who frequent the establishment... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Had breakfast here Saturday 3rd May, 2 cooked breakfast with tea or coffee for £10 - excellent food and excellent value!! Really great quality ingredients, Twinnings English breakfast tea bags, lovely unusual crockery, highly recommend, will definitely be back!!

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Quarrata, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

That's what the menu said and I have to say that yes!it'strue! We have chosen sausages and mash and my partner chicken glazed. Very tasty! Glorious food! The home ale deserve a very good mark as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 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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