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White Swan

Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
+44 1751 472288
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (28 reviews)
“belly pork” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Place, Pickering YO18 7AA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 14 adults and children in our group and staff couldn’t do enough to accommodate our group.

Thank Jo M
Anna S, Marketing at White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had wonderful main meal and amazing dessert with these special cherries. I will definitely have to go back with him, in the near future.

Thank Arti C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and welcoming, as always. Lovely window seat and excellent Whitby cod and chips! Helpful and friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

Thank Peter B
Anna S, Marketing at White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We went here as part of a Christmas do. It's a lovely rustic country pub with a warm inviting feel. The food is top-notch and reasonably priced. The function room is something special and the service is fantastic.

1  Thank James H
Anna S, Marketing at White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Really pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back. From The Team at The White Swan

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch while visiting Pickering. Great menu and service for food was fast. The only let down was they took ages to come with our bill (over 20 mins) after it being requested. Our car parking was running out and resulted us going to...More

Thank Phillip A
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

On arrival it was rather confusing, we walked up some stairs to be greeted by a rather disintrested (I presume) manager. She told to sit down and we would be seen to. Her attitude towards the job was poor. We was debating to eat and...More

4  Thank MrFoodyLover94
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Pickering for a few days, we were eating out and early for our booking, so dropped it to the hotel bar for a quick pre meal drink. The front bar was quite full, it's small and very comfortable, but no staff,...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Arrived before 2pm but had to wait 15 minutes for anyone to come to the bar to serve us. We were then told 'the kitchen is closed at 2pm' and despite noting that we just wanted a light sandwich, none of the grumpy staff could...More

1  Thank DavidWray1234
replyman, Owner at White Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

I normally take the view that the customer is always right. I am sorry that we seem to have upset you but it seems to me that you might have been a little late and in the wrong place for what you were after. We...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch a day trip to Pickering. Excellent fish and chips and perfect panacotta! Dog friendly, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Went to war weekend at Pickering Sunday Had Sunday lunch at the white swan I had lamb tasty and lean eddie had roast beef also very good veg fresh nice roast potatoes a massive home made Yorkshire pub best Sunday roast for a long time...More

1  Thank elaine b
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Kay L
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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