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White Swan

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Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
(01751) 472288
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

never had a meal here although food looks good , my husband loves this place in fact last 40's weekend (2015) spent a far bit of time here comfortable bar although fairly small but good atmosphere

Thank 275happytraveller
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the restaurant. It was the Saturday of the bank holiday so very busy. The staff were efficient and the food very nice but it lacked an atmosphere.

Thank Pam F
Stirling, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here last week with my daughter while on holiday. I thought th staff were very disinterested on arrival. The food was not off a bad standard but was totally over-priced and the dining area was far too formal and stuffy for families. We were the only one and felt out of place. The Sun Inn remains the best... More 

3 Thank Gordon M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 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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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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239 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 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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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 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

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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, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?