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White Swan

Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
(01751) 472288
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Ranked #28 of 60 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
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We called in after lunchtime food service had finished but the lady on duty got us sandwiches/light bites and was very accommodating.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After our trip on the steam train at Pickering we popped into the White Swan. I ordered a Stella and the bar maid served me a cider.....must be my Southern accent. Anyway she was most apologetic and poured me a Stella and let me have the cider anyway......so I had two nice drinks for the price of one.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My friends and I had a very lovely evening on the 25th July at the white swan. This was a return visit after we had had a not so very good visit previously. We were invited again by Victor the owner after he knew we were previously disappointed . What a wonderful welcome we were given by the staff and... More

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Street, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

On the basis of trip advisor reviews and 2 AA rosette status we thought this would be a good place to have dinner on the first night of our holiday. We were sadly mistaken on several counts. The restaurant was gloomy and lacking in atmosphere, service while willing was very slow - we waited 45 minutes for our first course... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A bit more expensive than normal pub food, but extremely good, with charming service. Can absolutely recommend the crab - delicious!

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Ellon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our visit was for drinks only and the atmosphere and friendly service were excellent. Others joined din on our conversations and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our first stop for a meal in Pickering and we were not disappointed. good service good food and good drinks. well worth a visit and we will be back again in the future.

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Edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We ate as a family of 6 in the restaurant and found the food superb quality . The kids really enjoyed the food , especially the steaks and deserts ! It's a lovely quirky place , definitely worth a visit for lunch or dinner. We would definitely go back .

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Northampton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had dinner at The Swan, excellent food, good friendly staff. Some may find slightly expensive.Good evening had by all.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the forest and vale hotel and we came for lunch on our first day. Thank goodness we did. We had some fantastic food with attentive service. Pate to start which was delicious followed by Whitby fish and chips and belly pork. Homemade desserts were superb . We came back and did it all again the following... More

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