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The Swan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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17 Devonshire Place, Harrogate HG1 4AA, England
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a 'chunky beer' to celebrate - had an ok pint but not as powerful as usual. What happened to the strong darks and IPAs?

Thank Clive4343
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 5.30 and ordered food. Very disappointed. The roast was tiny and burnt Yorkshire pudding. The chicken and veg pie was poor. For £10.95 each the value was poor. We've eaten here before and had no complaints but today was poor. We'll think twice about returning for food.

Thank h0garths
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Always have a good time visiting here. Would recommend for chilled drinks with friends/family. Eaten here several times and food has always been spot on! Bar staff are always helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Gillian L
Hellifield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, friendly quick service. Food is fabulous. We shared Indian mix, courgette fritters, sweet potato chips & humus. It was all really good. Apart from the dips I think it was all vegan. My dog was made welcome & offered a bowl of water. There is a jar of dog treats on the bar.

Thank Angie P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Second experience of The Swan, we had Deluxe High Tea on Friday at 3.30 pm there were four other couples also enjoying high tea in the large comfortable lounge. We were quite impressed by the service. Like our first visit the Hotel seems to lean towards "Weddings" which is fine but it can become a little over powering for other... More 

Thank Eric P
Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice pub, well done out with a good selection of beer (£5.25 a pint) and gins. Food menu is small but decent. Sunday dinner was poor though, very little veg came with the dinner (7 green beans, 1 floret of Broccoli + some dried carrots). Waiter and waitress lacked enthusiasm and seeing the waitress chugging on her E-cigarette behind the... More 

Thank Glen H
tyne and wear
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Went on a cold late January Tuesday night and received a warm welcome from the staff. By ordering our food before 7pm we took advantage of the two course special price. Both had the fish & chips which were excellent, best we've had and very filling. Almost didn't have room for the sticky toffee pudding. Take the points made about... More 

Thank mercury16
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

A great pub with decent food. Fantastic staff and a great service. I come in a few times a month and regardless of how busy it is the service and food is spot on. The pricing is very good given the location and quality.

Thank namboozle
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Another lovely meal at the Swan. We have eaten here several times, for lunch and in the evening. We have never been disappointed with their straightforward tasty food. My particular favourites being their homemade steak & ale pie and fish & chips. A good selection of draught and bottled beers. The guys are always most welcoming and friendly, many establishments... More 

Thank B52s
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
270 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I will happily return and would like to try the food as the burgers did look good. I'll re-rate it once I've eaten there. + Tim Taylors on tap. + really friendly staff, attentive and polite. + good for big groups. - there's too light and the openness lacks charm and its own personality. - doesn't take Amex.

Thank 7RAC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $13
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Devonshire Place, Harrogate HG1 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: 441423524587

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?