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White Swan

Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
(01751) 472288
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Ranked #30 of 59 Restaurants in Pickering
Price range: $0 - $74
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The kitchen at the White Swan is focused on doing very little to excellent local ingredients with very rarely more than three flavours on a plate. We make just about everything from scratch in cluding the ketchup and we charge more for it than we would need to if everything came out of a freezer via a microwave.If you are looking for prissy and plastic fine dining then don't expect that here. If you are looking for mountains of cheap food and you don't care where it came from then there are better places to get it.However if you love proper food then I also promise you service from people who are genuinely pleased to be working in our lovely Inn. The AA deems our food good enough for 2 rosettes - and that is without a single smear, smudge or froth in sight. At the other end of the scale, we don't do wrapped butter portions or packets of sauce either (or piped musak). If you want real food in a relaxed experience with great service and a happy atmosphere then come on down. If you want something else - then don't say I didn't warn you.Victor Buchanan - Owner
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English first
Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I had eaten here several years ago so was looking forward to repeating the experience. However the menu was quite basic. I wasn't sure if this was due to the 40's weekend. There was no sea food on the menu and nothing that was too challenging to cook. I struggled to choose as everything was uninspiring. The staff were efficient... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the second time we have eaten here and we will definitely do it again. We went to Pickering for the 1940s weekend so it was very busy but we chose to sit in the restaurant rather than the bar area which was very crowded. The restaurant has a big open fire and the atmosphere was very relaxing with... More

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Southampton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A quaint cosy bar and side bar Both with roaring fires and a very relaxing atmosphere. We had a delicious soup with crusty bread. Just the job to warm you up. Unfortunately we didn't manage to get a table to try out their Dinner menu. Definitely on our list to try next year during the WW2 weekend

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Stroud, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Excellent locally produced food fantastically cooked! Great country atmosphere, a real delight! Great staff, really friendly and helpful. The pork was delicious.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Just got home after 2 nights in room 6.This was our second visit to this place and it was even better than last time. The staff are what make this hotel they are 5 star very welcoming with attention to detail.Nothing is too much for them they are confident and polite and are a credit to the manager and owners.Anyone... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We ended up here after having a drink earlier in the day and were taken by the atmosphere and ambience of the place. When we returned to have a meal we were not disappointed. Our food came and to say we were both impressed by the quality and taste. We both said it was a delight and we will be... More

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newcastle upon tyne
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was our second visit to the White Swan, When I made the initial booking through booking.com I put down that I had a mobility issue, two days before we were due to arrive Sarah rang me to explain where the room was and would I be all right with a few stairs, the room was room one on the... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Called last week on our way to the East Coast and opted to have our wedding anniversary lunch there. We managed to get a table in the small bar area but unfortunately the service was poor (5min wait for beer to be topped up and forgotten dessert order) and whilst the food was good it was priced as "fine dining"... More

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Horncastle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

excellent food served in a convivial atmosphere. The wine list is interesting and majors on St Emilion for those who like their claret from the right bank.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went here for a steak night on a Monday. The steaks were delicious and melted in our mouths. The service was very good and the decor and atmosphere is lovely. Plus dogs are welcome in the bar area!

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Additional Information about White Swan

Address: Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
Phone Number: (01751) 472288
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Pickering
Average Prices: USD 0 - 74
Cuisine: British

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