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White Swan

€€ - €€€, British,
Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
+44 1751 472288
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (28 reviews)
“pork” (12 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
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1 - 10 of 477 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here overnight and found the double room I had to be extremely comfortable and clean. The only downside (and in no way a fault of the staff) was that the location is next to a busy pub, and since I was staying on a...More

Thank steelerboiy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodating for a last minute booking. We enjoyed our visit and food although the menu wasn’t quite what we were expecting.

Thank Jennybair
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in during a stop off on our steam train ride, intending to eat lunch there. It was dog-friendly and unlike the first two pubs we had been to that had 'food served' signs up, they were actually serving food. It was a hot...More

1  Thank SunshineSukie
Reviewed 16 May 2018

9 + a small one had an excellent meal prior to the Tour of Yorkshire. At short notice the staff catered for us with not a problem with excellent service. The low ceilings gave it an Olde Worlde feeling which added to the atmosphere of...More

Thank paulrodgers2018
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Finding a table for 6 was no drama, the dining room was rustic modern. A comprehensive menu including local seafood and lamb. All our meals were delicious, and nicely presented. The staff were welcoming and friendly. Overall a great find.

Thank PamE47
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Lovely dining room where we enjoyed steak night. My husband says best rump steak he has ever had. Lovely staff and service.

Thank lorna612
Anna S, Marketing at White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you for your great review. We're pleased you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back for another steak soon! Best wishes from the team.

Reviewed 8 May 2018

My wife and I celebrated her birthday here with a good meal. We both enjoyed it and had good friendly service. It was quiet at the time with only a few guests but then it was March. We would go again if in the area.

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch. Lovely pub with excellent food. Friendly atmosphere , wonderful service . Highly recommend if you in the area . Thankyou xMore

Thank Paula M
Anna S, Marketing at White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review Paula. Really pleased you enjoyed your lunch. We've just launched a new small plates lunch menu - you'll have to come back and try some of the dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes from all...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Only called in for a quick drink with my wife . Found the service exemplary, the food looked first class and the place itself was impeccable. Top marks.

Thank Andrew S
Anna S, Marketing at White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your kind comments Andrew. High praise indeed. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes from all the team.

Reviewed 26 March 2018

Excellent food, and real ales. Friendly service and welcoming snug bar. Good selection of fine wines, albeit a bit pricey-which seems to be the norm these days. Accomodation also available, but we haven't tried it yet.Recommended if you like your food!

Thank Mike M
Anna S, Marketing at White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review Mike, really pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes from the team.

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Response from rubyandviolet | Reviewed this property |
Yes we took our dog and they were great with him.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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