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White Swan

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Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
+44 1751 472288
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must do if visiting Pickering on a Monday! Steak night was great value for money at £19.95 for two courses. And they even did me a dairy free steak sauce and dessert. Wine menu has loads of choice and wine was yum!

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Thank Toni G
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Great to hear how much you enjoyed our steak night. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch, which was excellent and fairly priced only to find a fab wine list. We have not found a pub selling Cune Rioja by the glass, and they sell a range of sherries. Oh to lose the car, especially as they had Timothy Taylor's on hand pull. And the staff were great with our ten months old... More 

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Thank Pete C
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review and for bringing along such a wonderful pup. We look forward to your return (without the car, as you say). Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food excellent something for everyone. Grandchildren chose macaroni cheese not usually on a children's menu, and ate every bit. Relaxed atmosphere and good service, especially from the young man who soaks the cherries in brandy for the chocolate mousse!

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing. The lamb in the Shepherd's Pie was partly tender and then tough and chewy. Service was attentive, efficient and not intrusive. Furnishings were average to uncomfortable. The front two bars are tiny, even claustrophobic and clientele spoke in whispers because the few places to eat are so close.

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Thank John C
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear of your disappointment. We shall certainly take your comments on board and discuss your concerns with our staff. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant meal with the children and dogs, food was good, slightly over cooked and under seasoned but acceptable

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replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that although you had a pleasant meal you felt it was slightly over cooked and under seasoned. We would of course encourage any guest who isn't fully satisfied to speak to our waiting staff who will ensure things are put right. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

Sandy, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice high street pub with a snug that had a lovely roaring fire, homely bar, small dining room and pretty main dining room. The pub is very dog friendly which is a bonus. We sat in the window of the snug and had delicious ham hock terrine, potted pork, amazing home made piccalilli and nice salad. Served with nice toasted... More 

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Thank Sandyman53
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Great to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us and to hear what great value you thought it was. Sorry the wine hadn't be chilled sufficiently and that other guests were a little loud. Thank you for your kind recommendation and we hope to see you again in future. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal at the White Swan. The menu had a great selection, the food we ordered was beautifully presented, and was cooked to perfection. Highly recommended!

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

thailand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked to take my two daughters here for a special meal as being a chef I do appreciate a very nice meal. When Iooked on the website it also accommodates dogs in a their bar area. We got a table booked we arrived into the bar area all nicely laid for us including a lovely white cloth x Nice... More 

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Thank sammie100Thailand
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you were disappointed by our bar service, although it was great to hear how much you enjoyed the food. I'll be sure to pass your comments on, as we take all reviews on board. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not our first visit. One very nice Sunday lunch, tho perhaps more expensive than those locally and comparable for quality. 2nd Sunday lunch visit - same menu choice, very poor (burnt tasteless pre prepared Yorkshires, soggy over cooked vegetables, watery gravy etc ). It's a fabulous, historic coaching Inn much published for fine dining and having read a review in... More 

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replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We certainly take your comments on board and will discuss your concerns with our restaurant staff. Thank you. Regards, Victor Buchanan victorb@white-swan.co.uk More 

York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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Thank lkt77
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this review

Such a great review of our restaurant! So happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meals and our service. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our hardworking staff. 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
US$ 74
Cuisine
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?