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The Swan & Talbot

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34 North Street | LS22 6NN, Wetherby LS22 6NN, England
+44 1937 582040
09:00 - 23:00
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

30 of us arrived on the eve of my son's wedding without prior booking. The staff coped very well in the circumstances and served us all with meals in no time. Well done! ask your boss for a raise

Thank Ray B
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks ridiculously expensive and poor attitude from staff. Been to 2 pubs before and 1 since and all much better.

Thank Andy K
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last minute booking of nine members of the family including two from Cornwall and a little girl of eight and granny of 80. Everyone was treated very well, elderly and young accommmodated, great service, very helpful. Food was good with plenty of choice for three courses and we didn't break the bank. Will certainly go again

Thank SusanEldred
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch on the way back from Bradford. Possibly the worst steak I have ever tasted, the other main was fish and chips equally as bad. Two drinks and a bill for £36, never again.

Thank Timolivia
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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478 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drank here before our curry next door at Spice4u. The tables were all set up with knives and forks but we were warmly welcomed to sit down for a drink. The pub was well decorated and it had a welcoming atmosphere. Perfect for drinks before our meal.

1 Thank theharrogatelady
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant on the 5th April, we all agreed it was the worst meal we had ever had anywhere. Eventually a waitress appeared to take our order, but we waited a long time for our meal and there were only four other diners. The meal was terrible, the plates were cold, the food lukewarm and the vegetables... More 

Thank Patricia A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to avoid the A1 services and drive through Wetherby This pub is on the main road and has a small car park Very welcoming staff and excellent beer. The pork and black pudding sandwich is a huge portion and superb . Their soup of the day was tomato and red pepper which was also great Well worth seeking... More 

Thank tractorboy59
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

My wife an I ate here in late Jan at lunchtime, the food was ok, the service was good, and the surroundings were nice and there were quite a few other people eating there which is always a good sign. If you want to eat in a pub in Wetherby at lunchtime this one is probably the best and has... More 

1 Thank FreddieJac
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Not been here before, hope it is not the last time. Made to feel welcome as soon as we walked through the door. Very varied menu, as it was lunchtime we both decided on the beer battered haddock,it was delicious .Lovely light crispy batter over a fantastic piece of haddock,chips well cooked and tasty garden peas. service was great really... More 

Thank patriciahunter1940
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us had an evening meal. Lovely starter of pulled pork bhajis Followed by steak and ale pie which we all thought was delicious. The fruit crumble though was not crumble. It was granola! Awful. What a shame. The staff were lovely and the New Zealand wine nice although expensive at £26.

1 Thank Martine P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 North Street | LS22 6NN, Wetherby LS22 6NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wetherby
  • Phone Number: +44 1937 582040
A pub for more than 400 years, The Swan and Talbot in Wetherby was once a posting inn on the Great North Road. Originally named the Dog and Swan, the pub was, until 1611, allowed to bear the coat of arms of the Swann family who lived at Askham Manor in nearby Askham Richard. The 'dog' was a talbot hound - an extinct type of hunting dog whose closest modern day descendant is the beagle - and the pub's name was changed to The Swan and Talbot. The pub and letting accommodation has recently seen extensive refurbishment and is proving to be a popular haunt for many of Wetherby's locals and destination diners. Inside, the pub has low ceilings befitting the age of the place, and at one end, a huge fireplace over which hangs a brief history of how it acquired its name.

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