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Ye Olde White Swan

45 Eastgate | Louth, Louth, England
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Ranked #46 of 71 restaurants in Louth
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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487 reviews 487 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Can't have any complaints about a pub that is steeped in character such as this. Theakston's on draught and reasonably priced - a pint of bitter and half a lager & lime was four pounds fifty. Pleasant staff, helpful in every way. We took our seats in the corner and just enjoyed drinks and the atmosphere - a few old... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Recently dropped into Ye Old White Swan and it is literally stepping back in time. This place has been a taverns since around 1645 and still retains it's charm. The previous reviewer gave it a slating but it all depends on what you are looking for. A theme pub this is not. The wall and ceiling is clad in pine... More

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Lincolnshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This old inn looks to offer much, but it didn't deliver for us. I'm told the food is good, if slightly over priced for a pub, but we didn't stay to find out. The front bar is tiny and uncomfortable and are opened up at the rear has all the atmosphere of a 1960's school dining hall.

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Leeds
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I've popped into this pub for a pint several times over the past 4 years and always found it cosy and welcoming. I've always wanted to try their fish menu but not had the time or opportunity. During summer I was in Louth one Saturday and witnessed a chef in the filthiest of 'whites' enter the pub and disappear into... More

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UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The service was so slow. It is written outside that families are welcomed yet how many families can wait an hour for food! I wouldn't have minded so much but I had only ordered a ham sandwich! The drinks were flat twice. No apology was given for the delay. Certainly won't be going back. Don't even want to give it... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We decided to visit mid week recently and the fish meal I had was great. So a week later we decided to re visit. Unfortunately on this visit my fish was way overcooked, dry and very disappointing. In fairness my wife enjoyed her meal on both occasions. Its a shame that you remember only the most recent meal but consistency... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The food that I ordered was diabolical. The potatoes cooked in their skin were shrivelled and dry. The beef was dry and cold. The vegetables were o.k. I was given sausages even though I told them I was a coeliac. I checked with the waiter wether they were gluten free, he went to check with the chef who said they... More

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Louth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Good food with an extensive fish menu, good range of real ales, good friendly service. What's not to like?

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Durham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

After having just about given up trying to find a pub around the Skegness area that serves homemade chips, we visited Ye Olde White Swan in Louth & yippee success at last! Not only do they serve real chips but they have a good selection of fish. We sampled the cod & it was beautiful, large flakes of pure white... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I could not believe the appallingly awful evening we have just endured at The Olde White Swan Public House in Louth, Lincs. My partner and I ordered the 'Pie and a Drink for £6' special, I ordered steak pie, my partner ordered a fish pie. My steak pie was the worst pie I have ever tasted, the crust was really... More

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