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The Old White Swan

Address: 80 Goodramgate | YO1 7LF, York, England
Phone Number: 01904 540911
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Ranked #14 of 47 Nightlife in York
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Owner description: You will find The Old White Swan in Goodramgate York within a short stroll of York Minster...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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.

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Ormskirk
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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York
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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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went in, having struck out at our first option (which allowed dogs but no kids). Being New Year's Day, we didn't have a lot of options in York and ended up here, quite hungry, close to 2pm. I wasn't pleased about having to sit outside, since we had our dog, and especially as we had an unexpected 40+ minute... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

What can I say this time last yr had such an appalling meal practically everything on the menu had run out and the meal that my husband and I had was absolutely disgusting. Felt so sorry for the waitress who had to serve us. BUT tonight what an improvement a complete new menu and plenty of it. Food was amazing... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Excellent pub. Beams, fire, arm chairs, good food. What more could you ask for. blah blah 100 characters.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

After having been out for dinner when we had only had tea with our meal we popped into this nearby pub for a drink as it looked very welcoming from the outside. While the 'real flame' fires were probably fueled by gas they created a great atmosphere in the pub and we really enjoyed our drinks. The food that other... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This pub is beautiful. It's a combination of 3 old buildings (a stable, barbershop & pig sty) so it's big and spacious. Although it's big it still feels cosy and the layout and buildings themselves are quite quirky. The food and beers are reasonably priced and the staff are friendly. It had a really Christmassy feel and I would highly... More 

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Hutton Rudby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited after a long day in York. A very busy pub, but didn't have the spark most pubs in York seem to have. Ordered sandwiches, which were presented in a nice manner, but the dead sprinkle of coriander was unappealing as was the stale bread. Okay for a short stop in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We always stop here whenever we're in York, except this time we had a tiny person and a big buggy with us! The staff were still welcoming. The pub is lovely, cosy and decorated nicely for Christmas. The food was nice, the beer is good. What more can you want?!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We popped on here for drinks and food and it was great. Basic pub grub, good friendly service. A slight complaint was the grubby glasses we kept getting our drinks served in but in every other respect it was a great pub.

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