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“Run Rabbit Run”
Review of The White Swan

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The White Swan
Ranked #17 of 23 Doncaster B&B and Inns
waterford
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Run Rabbit Run”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

It seems the gamekeeper called in this morning with some game and rabbits !
By the time I arrived for dinner,Voila! Rabbit pie.

In an individual pot with a lovely light crisp pastry lid ,was a generous piping hot portion of tender meat.
.And together with a delightful selection of local veg,and a choice of Theakstons "Black Sheep"or Timothy Taylors "Landlord" what more could you ask for?.
I returned here to to make sure that last time I just got lucky,but no this venue is top class.
With London quality but with normal prices!, this is truly a great find.
Mine host is Stella,and together with the two top chefs Matthew and Gary ,you are guaranteed
satisfaction.
Pass me a spoon for this gravy please .

Room Tip: As understand it the all the rooms are very comfortable and very popular
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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doncaster,UK
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I visited here for a drink on a Monday afternoon.The manager and the staff were very friendly.There is a small snug bar and a lounge bar with an open fireplace for the winter.The outside beer garden to the front is elevated so is a perfect place for drinks and al fresco eating.There are views of the canal with some relaxing walks.The manager quoted £50 for an en suite room which is very competitive.Whilst I did not eat or stay on this occasion I shall certainly be going back to do both in the future.Large car park and five minutes drive to Everton village,fifteen to Bawtry,about twenty five to Doncaster airport.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is a superb venue for a family gathering throughout organisising they were so obliging and helpful. Service was superb thanks to all the staff we had such a great time and made the double ruby wedding celebrations go perfectly. I would have no doubt in recommending this place to others and will definitely use again. So great certainly one of the better places in the Retford area!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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THEWHITESWAN, Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
we thank you very much for taking your time to write a review . we appreciate all your feedback and we endeavor to maintain our service and standards.
many thanks.
all the team and Management. :)
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Stayed on business and was very pleased with the accomodation but most importantly the food - good choice, ample portions and plenty of FRESH vegetables - always seems a hard thing to find when away from home. Beer was excellent and staff very friendly.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank Joanne M
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South Normanton, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2012

We have just returned from a one night stay at the white swan catching up with a few friends we'd not seen in a while. We received a lovely welcome when we arrived and after being shown our room proceeded to sit out in the sun in the lovely beer garden which has great views of the countryside and canal.
Our room was larger than the average b&b, the bathroom was lovely and clean and had a raised bath plus separate shower (again more than the average b&b), Stella told us she still had lots to do as she'd only been there for 6 months but we thought the place was still very tidy and well presented.
We had dinner later in the restaurant, the food was all lovely, a wide range on the menu and all meals were of great quality and accompanied by some excellent wine!
We also spent time relaxing in the lounge on comfy sofas which was lovely, it's great to see a real pub rather than the run of the mill chain pubs found in most villages now.
Breakfast also great, service good and all staff were very friendly, we'd definitely recommend this pub to anyone, a great find, good luck for the future Stella, hopefully we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

A great find. Ideally set in a rural location, 5 mins from the a1 and beside a lovely canal. Yet is less that 30 mins from so many places. Restaurant is great. Choice of wine and beer is ok and the hosts are very welcoming. Breakfast was also excellent. Cannot recommend enough

  • Stayed March 2012
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Retford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2012

(We have only eaten here, not stayed.)
This Pub/restaurant/hotel has recently had a change of management and we were very pleased with the changes that have been made. The landlady is very welcoming and the food is excellent. The steaks are really good and the value for money is brilliant given the portion sizes. The veg is fresh and well cooked and the chips are home made.
There is a roaring open fire in the main room on cold days and a quaint and restful separate sitting room to relax in.
Walkers and boaters from the Chesterfield canal are welcomed too.
The setting is idyllic with great views from the pub garden out front with lovely walks along the canal just over the road.
Give it a try!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank SMD1966
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Property: The White Swan
Address: Eel Pool Road | Drakeholes, Doncaster DN10 5DF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > South Yorkshire > Doncaster
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Ranked #17 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Doncaster
Number of rooms: 7

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