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White Swan

Certificate of Excellence
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Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
(01751) 472288
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our tour of local hostelries found us here on a Monday evening, three staff at the small bar, but all somewhat interested in the more important and clearly very complicated meal orders. A roaring fire was most welcoming and the pint of Black Sheep bitter was excellent, but a pint and vodka and coke were over £9 as opposed to... More 

Thank Grumpy J
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on an evening .. large portions , quality homemade meals ..i had bangers n mash ( which were proper sausages , none of them perfectly formed frozen ones) .. my wife had the fish pie , which was huge ... friendly owners . Just a great traditional yorkshire pub .

Thank Michael B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and ate in the restaurant twice. It is easy to see why it is listed in the Good food guide. Although simple and unfussy, every course we had was beautifully cooked . There is some excellent wine on a varied list which is keenly priced. Service was excellent and we would recommend the hotel... More 

Thank Adrian B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Pickering for the war weekend, knowing it gets very busy we booked in advance earlier in the year. Shown to our table and chose meal, wife's Chicken arrived under cooked came back cut up and obviously been zapped! Asked for bill which took ages and we had to remind them, when went to pay with debit card... More 

2 Thank easilypleased69
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It never occurred to to us to book Sunday lunch until the barman asked. Thank god we did it was excellent and reasonably priced too. I do know they ran out shortly after we ate so we were lucky. A definite for next year.

Thank Disapointed557
united kingdom
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pickering on Sunday for the war weekend. Weather very disappointing so we decided to call here for Sunday lunch but never in a million years did we think we'd get in as the bar and adjacent room were full to the brim with revellers. However a very nice young man said that if we could wait 15 minutes... More 

Thank harbour
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful evening meal last Sunday night with friends and my daughter and her husband. The whole meal was excellent with good selection and service second to none. They had had a very busy weekend but the service level never dropped and we really enjoyed our meal. I had mussels to start, rib eye steak and a dessert of... More 

Thank Derrick T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd seen good reviews so thought we'd try, but what a disappointment. Firstly we chose roast lamb, top of the menu & most expensive. The waitress brought the menu back saying their butcher hadn't come yesterday & they hadn't any lamb. They'd had a whole day to sort this out, not as if they were not near any shops, so... More 

1 Thank purpleofeastwood
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times - most recently on Saturday for lunch. As usual the food was excellent. The staff are friendly and calm and add to a lovely ambience. Always top of our list when we decide to have lunch out.

Thank Woodhavencottage1968
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Exceptional restaurant. Staff were efficient, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Food was very very good and Gluten Free options readily available. Cannot recommend this place enough. Will certainly eat here again.

Thank Ann F

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Restaurant Details

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