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The Swan & Talbot

$$ - $$$, British,
34 North Street | LS22 6NN, Wetherby LS22 6NN, England
+44 1937 582040
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 North Street | LS22 6NN, Wetherby LS22 6NN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was awful. The mattress was old and lumpy, pillows thin and smelly; heating only came on in the morning; bathroom taps leaked and hard to turn off; the room smelled of drains; breakfast should have been at 8 am but the chef didn’t...More

Thank MaureenL799
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Beef was tough, mostly fat and not pink as stated on the menu, however it did taste quite nice. Roast potatoes were not as crispy as I like but tasty nonetheless. The gent who served us could do with cracking a smile once in a...More

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Sunday Roast £12.95, serving till 8pm. What would John & Greg say....? Carrots could be fresher & needed topping. Beef was tough & not pink as stated on the menu. Roast potatoes were soft, I like mine crispy. Broccoli, cauliflower, Yorkshire pud & gravy were...More

Thank A-Little-View
Reviewed 24 March 2018

I was staying at a local hotel and decided to take the short a drive into Wetherby for my evening meal. there is a reasonable sized car park ad the pub is on the high st. The pub car park adjoins the morrisons car park...More

Thank 509Martin
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This establishment from the outside looked like a good place to have a quick lunch, but never again. The staff behaved as if they didn't care if there were customers or not. The food from the kitchen suffered the same problem, it's as if nobody...More

Thank 50JWC
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We called in for Sunday Lunch - pub was quiet and we did wait a while for food - when it came it was good - would recommend

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Sunday roast was still available until 20:00. Despite advertising pink roast beef, our host checked before admitting it was well done by that time. Room was comfortable and clean as was the pub. Good beer. Easy access car park.

Thank Bruce_Denness
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived early for the races to a warm and welcoming staff. Showed to the room for a early check in which was great. The room was nice and clean with a bath and shower tea and coffee to make a brew and a TV.All you...More

Thank markgordon28
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I stay here every January with a friend, we always have excellent friendly welcome, service and food is absolutely lovely, see you next year

Thank helenjfrost
Reviewed 24 January 2018

My wife, sister and I visited the Swan & Talbot with my elderly parents for lunch. Everything is fine with the pub, however nothing makes it stand out. We had an enjoyable lunch being well looked after by the staff, who were friendly and helpful....More

Thank kevinalderson
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LorraineHodgson H
9 January 2015|
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Response from MarkAinstyInns | Property representative |
You may have the wrong hotel as unfortunately our premises isn't on the coast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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