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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Eight in the evening and needing to eat , we stumbled across this pub and went in , not very busy so were seated quickly and the attentive bar guy seated and took drink orders leaving us to study the fairly small but well balanced and varied fare. Shortly after our food order was placed and brought by another attentive... More 

Thank adowns0164
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I stumbled across this lovely pub. We all ordered pie and chips and my what a pie. We all agreed it was amazing. So much chunky steak and pastry to die for.

Thank Alison D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a beautiful lunch. Service and food was amazing. Over and above that, the absolute highlight was how they looked after my 8&1/2 month pregnant wife who didn't fancy anything from the menu and they made something just for her. Wow! Have to also mention this is the second time they have done this for us and nothing seems... More 

Thank Stuart C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another excellent dinner at The Swan and Talbot. I have been several times and have never been disappointed. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food very nicely cooked and delicious . I had steak pie with chunky chips , the others had the hot dogs. All plates were clean and tummys full .... Thank you

Thank SicklinghallPonyPart
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I had lunch here today and it was nothing short of perfect! The staff were friendly and helpful and restaurant was clean and well presented. Our food was fantastic in taste, portion size, presentation and cost. Would highly recommend and I will definitely be going again.

Thank Rileybalsm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. Great portion sizes for the price, the price is also good. Good quality food. Very relaxing place. The staff are amazing make you feel welcome and are so kind and accommodating. We just stopped here for something to eat and to meet family whilst on the way up to Newcastle and I'm gutted that this place is... More 

1 Thank Emma- Jane D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food awful! Poorly presented and vegetables looked as if they had been kept hot under a grill. One of our party had to ask the staff to identify her food also asked for water for the table but this never materialised.

1 Thank Margaret S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food with an imaginative menu - smoked haddock and butternut risotto, partridge 'needs and tattles' followed by cranachan to die for with homemade shortbread all excellent. friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Thank Sapm57
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We visited today as we were passing through Wetherby on our way home.We were made to feel extremely welcome and a table was found for us straight away despite having no reservation. We all opted to have the two course sunday lunch and were treated to fast attentive service where nothing was too much trouble. The beef was pink, succulent... More 

Thank Darren J
Selby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very disappointed with our visit today. We had not booked a table but asked if we could have a meal in the bar area to be told if you have not booked then no we are too busy. The restaurant was actually empty at the time but the tables did have reserved cards on them so we decided to have... More 

1 Thank Mrs_drich

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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$31
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?