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White Swan

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Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
(01751) 472288
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have just returned from a 3 day stay with my partner who was in the area for work. The hotel is in an excellent location , the very centre of Pickering . Right on the doorstep for shops, restaurants , and the train station. The village is extremely pretty ! We stayed in one of the hotel rooms which... More 

Thank upnorth1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the private dinning room for family of eight and a dog and we had a fantastic night..... The Hotel is very clean, very friendly, excellent service and food was delicious!!!!

Thank rubyandviolet
York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a table on a Monday night without booking for two adults and three kids. They were all out of kids activities packs but brought games to keep the kids occupied whilst we waited for food. The beer was good - plenty of choice - and the menu nicely diverse. The kids had cold cuts and the adults had burgers.... More 

1 Thank esky3
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for a snack lunch and enjoyed the experience wishing we were able to return for a dinner! The lunch menu was very innovative and reasonably priced. We enjoyed a starters of Mussels and Fish cakes. Both were delightful.

Thank Gerald D
Poole, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I ate here we had a lovely table at the front of the bar at the window. The menu had great choice and lots of nice things to pick. I really enjoyed my meal, it isn't my first time eating here and I don't think it will be my last. I also liked that when ordering tea the pot... More 

Thank Lizzywizzyuk
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quiet drink whilst camping. We paid £9.20 for a pint and a single vodka and coke I also watched someone pay nearly£7.00 for a glass of wine ( clearly not impressed ). Will not return.

3 Thank Joannerobson
Leeds, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family meal with a voucher received as a gift. Good range of choice with plenty of local fare. Nice atmosphere & favourite beer (Taylor's landlord) being served. An upmarket "gastro pub" type, but prices not too high. Ordered the bacon chop which was so large couldn't eat it all.

Thank PaulHarness
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the wine was gorgeous! I really want to come again and I defiantly would recommend coming for an evening meal or just a snack. The atmosphere was very nice, and the staff here have been very friendly too. The word I would use to summon this pub is amazing, even the dog loved it!👍🏻😀😍

1 Thank linhay69
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old hotel / pub in pickering town centre, very good food, Yorkshire rarebit particularly lovely. Quite expensive, but well worth it, highly recommended.

1 Thank EmmaD99
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious however the service was not the highest standard. Whilst the staff were friendly they were not efficient and we waited a long time.

1 Thank GMH837

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?