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Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
(01751) 472288
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Description: The kitchen at the White Swan is focused on doing very little to excellent...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Called in to the white swan on a recommendation by a local. We booked a table. We were greeted on entry and shown to a small side bar. Ordered our food after perusing the extensive menu. Picked out a bacon chop with hand cooked chips and minted peas. We were shown to a dining room, which was lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
David H
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City of Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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City of Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called in to the white swan on a recommendation by a local. We booked a table. We were greeted on entry and shown to a small side bar. Ordered our food after perusing the extensive menu. Picked out a bacon chop with hand cooked chips and minted peas. We were shown to a dining room, which was lovely and cool.... More 

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I attended a party of approx 30 people for a meal. Our meal choices were provided in advance. The location is beautiful and the room was amazing and perfect for the celebrations. My starter of ham hock terrine was tasteless everyone had roast beef as a main, the beef and vegetables were lovely however it was dry due to lack... More 

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york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Lovely refurbishment. Staff so welcoming,it was such a pleasure to revisit an old haunt,to see it looking so good!!! The section of real ale is amazing!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Charming and lovely atmosphere! Close to our cottage, so convenient as well. Loved the village, cobbled streets and local shops and charming station, which I would recommend to visitors.

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yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I can't comment on the menu as we were served a buffet in the building across from the pub. The service was very hit and miss and there wasn't any draught beer in the annexe, it was bottles. Coke was only served in small bottles, the drinks were expensive for what there was. The food was good quality for a... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stayed for two nights in the White Swan. Checking in was very straight forward and we were escorted to our accommodation. This was a superior room in an extension to the hotel. The room was large with a king size bed, dressing gown provided. The bed was extremely comfortable and room well appointed, although for the room price I... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Stopped here for lunch the place was busy but the staff were polite and attentive. The food was lovely and well worth it and if in Pickering again would visit.

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Kettlebridge
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

we were staying for a week and tried most of the bars, inns, restaurants. A pint of bitter and glass of good quality Pino Grigio rose was DOUBLE the price of identical drinks in the Bay Horse!

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North Yorkshire
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Have used this delightful cheerful pub on several occasions and have never had a bad experience there. Service is without fault, the food quality is far above "pub grub" status and includes some unusual offerings as well as seasonal, local produce - of which game in season is a stand out offering. Well worth going the extra mile to visit... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've eaten here a number of times and can recommend it. Food and beer is good, lovely ambience, friendly staff. Dog friendly 😊

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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 74
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: (01751) 472288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 74
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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