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White Swan

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Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
+44 1751 472288
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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the white swan for my husband's birthday meal on 17th February 2017. We took a seat and were greeted and our drinks were quickly brought to the table. There was a roaring fire in the room with two leather armchairs and the atmosphere was nice. They took our food order while we enjoyed our drinks, then were invited... More 

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Rothbury, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would I go again - definitely! We had not booked in advance but they had a table in the dining room. The lamb was cooked to perfection and served with a minty gravy. Roast potatoes were amazing and lovely fresh vegetables were lightly cooked. All was beautifully presented and the staff were really pleasant. I wish it was a little... More 

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a weekend break and we had a lovely time. The staff were always on hand, smiling, polite and go out of their way to make your stay a good experience. This is lacking in so many places today, so congratulations on returning to proper old fashioned service. The hotel was quaint and welcoming, with roaring... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a Steak night with friends, excellent steak with real chips and a lovely restaurant. Not cheap just over middle range I would say.

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replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We didn't eat here but had a few drinks in the nice cozy bar sat in front of the open fire with a few locals and their dogs. Really friendly atmosphere and would recommend to anyone wanting a nice warm friendly place for a couple of drinks and a natter. Some of the food that was being served looked and... More 

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Thank 710steve
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully you can join us for something to eat next time. Thank you once again. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

Tadworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We had a dog with us, so had to sit at a table in the public bar. Not the best atmosphere, but the food was very good,

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replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Family holiday in Yorkshire. Thought we would try this Inn for Sunday lunch. Can honestly say it was one of the best Sunday lunches we have ever had. Great value for money. Staff very attentive and friendly.

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Thank Emma W
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Such a pleasure reading your review. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

We decided to eat here as it is dog friendly. On arrival we were shown into a room to the right that seats no more than 10 people. Felt a little secluded and there was NO atmosphere as there were no other customers. Saying that the staff were friendly and did bring a bowl of water for them. The menu... More 

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replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Thank you also for your feedback on our dog friendly section. Such feedback is always useful. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at this lovely hotel before but on this occasion just visited for Sunday lunch. The lamb and beef were excellent and were served with superb Yorkshire Puddings and individual pots of gravy. A nice selection of vegetables came with the meal but we were disappointed with the roast potatoes which tasted like they had been reheated, the... More 

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Thank Lainey53
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry the potatoes weren't quite right. We also take on board your comments about music. I'll be sure to pass on your kind comments to our staff. Thank you again. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Popped into the white swan for lunch based on TA reviews and it just looked smarter than what was around. I'm so glad we had lunch here. We sat at the bar area. The Mrs had a lentil pie and I had the steak ciabatta. The steak was perfect and came with fries. The food was lovely and filling -... More 

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Thank taj s
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review. Your comments on our range of casks is also appreciated, as such feedback is always useful. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$74
Cuisine
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Pickering
  • Phone Number: +44 1751 472288
Description
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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