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The White Swan Inn

3.0 of 5 Market Place | North Yorkshire, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just had a large gathering here with friends. I felt the food that was served could be better. We were presented with a few small dishes with enough for 2 carrots each, and the SPROUTS were inedible as they were definitely raw and tasted really mustardy. We did remark on this but the waitress said she didn't cook them and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked two of the hideaway rooms for a one night stay for two couples as we were attending a music venue nearby. We were in rooms 19 and 20. They are really nice rooms with stone tiled floors and underfloor heating. Our friends did experience difficulty turning their heating down in their room, which was very warm considering it was... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been regular guests at The White Swan every Christmas for close to a decade. In that time we've slept in many of the rooms and have always enjoyed the cosy fires, the wonderful location, the good bar and the beautiful building. During those years I would have given the White Swan a four star review. On this occasion... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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367 reviews 367 reviews
53 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped into the White Swan Inn for lunch as we were passing through Pickering on our was from York to Whitby It has a very olde worlde feel and is rather dark. However the beef sandwiches we ordered turned out to be outstanding. The welcome was OK and staff seemed preoccupies...but the food and drink cam quickly. We did... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic, Superb, Wonderful, Delicious. We enjoyed 2 amazing meals at the White Swan this week.Staff were wonderful and the service spot on. Can't recommend it highly enough. Thank so much for 2 splendid and enjoyable evenings.

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yorkshire
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to find a nice car park just off a busy street. The reception staff were very pleasant and helpful. The accommodation was high quality. Pickering is a really nice town to visit with a heritage railway all the way to Whitby.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited one of our favourite restaurants in Pickering - The White Swan Inn. Very sorry indeed to see that all the table clothes have now been removed from the tables. We noticed the change as soon as we walked into the restaurant! Now visible to see a selection of different tables and chairs. This 'make over' was not a good... More 

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UK Midlands
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you need somewhere handy for the North York Moors then this is a great hotel.Its location in the centre of Pickering is ideal and the hotel itself is comfortable and friendly. Food in the restaurant is excellent (pricey but not outrageous, I would say - we spent £110 on three courses each and a bottle of wine and drinks... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Good quality pub food but at fine dining prices. Nice rooms, good atmosphere and open fires in the bar area. We had terrible service throughout our stay though. The waiting staff were nice enough when they showed up, but they didn't do anything without having to be chased multiple times and were excruciatingly slow. In the many hours our dinner... More 

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replyman, Manager at The White Swan Inn, responded to this review

I am one of the people 'running the hotel side of things' and am deeply hurt by the things you said. Our aim is to bend over backwards to help our customers and we usually achieve this no bother. We aren't perfect all the time but most customers seem to think we do a good job and it is the... More 

Rugeley
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The White Swan is located right in the centre of the small Yorkshire market town of Pickering. It is perfectly located for touring the North Yorkshire Moors. The best plan is to leave the car at the hotel and to take the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway to start a hike across the moors or travel to the seaside at... More 

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Address: Market Place | North Yorkshire, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The White Swan Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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