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The Swan Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Main Street, Carleton, Skipton BD23 3DR, England
+44 1756 794282
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (10 reviews)
“village pub” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street, Carleton, Skipton BD23 3DR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Waited 1hr 20m to be served. Only 2 staff in evidence to serve food and run the bar. Got fed up waiting and walked out. Can't review the food as we didn't see any!More

Thank Clive C
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good afternoon. We are so sorry that your experience was far from perfect. The rest of the went very well but we did indeed fail you due to complications in the kitchen that we were not prepared for. We certainly do not make a habit...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Ok, so it was a cold Tuesday night in October but no excuse for it being just as cold inside as it was out. Apart from a few locals we were the only ones in which didn't add to the atmosphere though the pub can't...More

Thank Tony J
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Good afternoon. The fire was and has now been swept out, something we have to do annually. And rather interestingly I have no radiators where you were sat so I'm not sure what you felt you were holding that was stone cold but it certainly...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I cant fault the place. Real village pub with lovely, helpful staff The chef went out his way to make me vegetarian gravy..the but roasts fantastic. Thank you all very much !More

Thank Gillian s
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

I remember your yourself, the chef came to me to say you'd immediately left a trip advisor but pressed send before realising the nut roast auto corrected to butt roast hehe. It was a pleasure to cook for you and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were on a visit to see some retriever Labrador puppies and called on at the Swan for a meal. The staff were extremely helpful and even googled the address we wanted for us. The meals were outstanding 1 pork chop with all the trimmings...More

Thank Jean L
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback about your experience. We hope to see you again soon and good luck puppy hunting

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Brilliant very tasty food, excellent service, very friendly, nice cosy atmosphere. Good selection of locally sourced food on the menu.

Thank David S
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback and comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Having travelled to visit a National Garden Scheme Open Day in the area, we visited Carleton Village - which is a lovely Yorkshire village with some interesting houses and mill building. We had wanted a drink or a cuppa but found both the pub and...More

Thank jerseygirl017
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Hello. I'm so sorry that you were unable to get inside. We do not trade until 5pm monday-thursdsy, typical small village pub. The coffee shop is open 8.30am-12pm. We are trying to open the pub all day so watch this space. I hope you can...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Staying in village for a week's holiday with our dog. Called in first night having been told on phone they are dog friendly but were told dogs not allowed in pub, only the 'Coffee Shop' attached ?? Had a drink in there but place smelled...More

1  Thank Rogerbike
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Roger bike, didn't realise that there was such a think as stale fat. Anyway, 1star because we wouldn't allow your dog in. As a dog owner of not 1 but 2 I made the decision some 5 years ago when I arrived to have...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The inside of The Swan does need some refurbishment with some very tatty sofas. However the food was delicious. We ordered two steaks; a sirloin with blue cheese sauce and a rump steak with peppercorn. Both were charged cooked beautifully and tasted amazing with the...More

Thank Joanne K
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for the feedback and talk about perfect timing....the pub is in the process of losing its deep read colour to a new brighter fresher colour...and...the sofas albeit being comfy, are indeed a bit tatty and are on the list. As are new curtains...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Walked in to a lively pub, the young lady behind the bar was really friendly and helpful. The menu is typically British with lots of choice and the quality was excellent as was the quantity, you will not leave this establishment feeling hungry... Well worth...More

Thank Stephen H
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for the feedback, I'll be sure to let the team know and, hopefully we'll see you again real soon.

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I actually live in Carleton and ashamed to say that I rarely eat at my village pub. However, when I do I always enjoy the food. I've had their burgers in the past but this time I had the rump steak. It was cooked to...More

Thank Paul N
Paul S, Owner at The Swan Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you very much for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you real soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Carleton, Skipton BD23 3DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton  >  Carleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1756 794282
The Swan Inn at Carleton is a traditional English village pub situated in the Aire Valley, close to the market town of Skipton, North Yorkshire. The Swan Inn offers cask conditioned beers, ciders and lagers and an excellent selection of fine wines. Using locally sourced produce, The Swan Inn serves freshly prepared delicious home cooked meals, available to eat in the pub, restaurant or take-away. From a pint to a cocktail, from a sandwich to a business lunch, whether you're having a snack at lunchtime or coming in for a drink with friends in the evening, you'll be assured a warm welcome everytime. Well behaved children accompanied by an adult are welcome at The Swan Inn until 8pm and free WiFi is avaliable. Experience the welcoming atmosphere, with open fires and friendly staff.
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