We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The White Swan

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
51 High Street | Gilling West, Richmond DL10 5JG, England
+44 1748 825122
12:00 - 23:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 172: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have lunched here now twice. On both occasions had a really lovely meal. Two slight criticisms - when we walked in no one greeted us although staff were in the area. I noticed this happened to other customers who were kept waiting at the bar. Also the room was cold. I guess every place has turned their heating off... More 

Thank alanmargareth2016
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a beautiful village,handy from just off the A1(M) the pub provided a first class lunch for a family group. It was roughly half way between Knaresborough and Gateshead and thanks to the'Good Beer Guide' was an excellent choice. The food and beer is locally sourced wherever possible and the friendly staff are clearly and rightly proud of the food... More 

Thank Ken G
Darlington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The White Swan is in a beautiful village just outside Richmond North Yorkshire. The pub is traditional with loads of character yet it manages to combine a mix of old and new with a delightful interior. We were a small family and visited on a Bank Holiday during Easter. Burger was outstanding as were the "sandwiches" pulled pork and goujons.... More 

Thank missorganisor
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I phoned well prior to our Easter weekend meal and explained that I needed a quiet table as my mum was profoundly deaf............. we were sat at a tiny bistro table next to the expresso machine making conversation impossible and it was almost impossible to eat with any comfort .............. other tables remained empty for the duration of our meal... More 

Thank Hazel C
thewhiteswan_NY, Owner at The White Swan, responded to this review

As a policy we do not reply to trip advisor reviews. However I would appreciate it if you could contact me directly regarding your booking, I would like to discuss the concerns you have raised regarding your requests made during the reservation of the table and your experience on Good Friday. I was informed of your request on arrival to... More 

Bebington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to The White Swan after a family funeral. As it was 3pm we more or less had the pub to ourselves. It is a typical country pub with a modern approach. Quite rustic in its design and in keeping with the surrounding countryside. There was an adequate buffet and pleasant areas to sit and chat.

Thank 262Barbara262
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this pub twice. On the first occasion we had sandwiched at lunchtime and it was fine. We then returned for their Steak Night, which proved to be a mistake. The food was average at best, 3 of our 4 meals being poor in some respect. Service was average at best.

Thank Grandpathegrey
Yarm, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Good to find pub that is open during the week serving lunch. Excellent quality and choice on sandwich menu with choice of different breads and fillings on offer. Presentation was lovely. Staff very good. Will definitely be back!

Thank Kay E
Hurworth-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little place, a little off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Lovely welcome, great flat iron steak and a wonderful glass of Malbec. The wife had a very tasty veggie burger and they also serve Erdinger alchol free larger! What more could you want???

Thank Jason H
Frodsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here to attend a family wedding in the village. Stayed 2 nights in the amazing rooms - very comfortable and plenty of space to get ready. Food was lovely - ate here on the Friday evening and also had breakfast both days which was very nice with lots to choose from. They even did breakfast take out butties for... More 

Thank Jane99048
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, I had Venison to which it was cooked to perfection. My partner had a perfectly cooked buttery fillet steak. We had a great service and a great chilled vibe.

Thank Jimmy H

Travellers who viewed The White Swan also viewed

Richmond, North Yorkshire
Richmond, North Yorkshire
Richmond, North Yorkshire
East Layton, Richmond

Been to The White Swan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 High Street | Gilling West, Richmond DL10 5JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +44 1748 825122
Nestled in the heart of a beautiful village, Gilling West - Richmondshire, bordering the Yorkshire Dales. Our vision is to blend the modern with the traditional and provide a platform to showcase the region... Local produce, local products, local people. Provenance and quality is key to everything we do. Serving excellent, locally produced artisan ales and craft lagers. Some of the world’s best bottled beers and excellent wines, from the finest growers. All expertly kept by our cellar-man. Our drinks are accompanied by a creative menu. All dishes are lovingly prepared using traditional, local ingredients of the highest quality...fully traceable to our producers.We believe a pub is about more than the food and drink it serves. It is about the welcome, comfortable surroundings, conversation, ambience & atmosphere... A pub is about family, friends, the people and the interaction of society around it. We said we wanted to showcase the region and its products, this includes our artists, sculptors, craft workers and musicians. Above the open fire and in the corner of our stable yard, you will find a diverse and distinctive range of artwork, photography, sculptures and crafts, epitomizing the regions talent. All of which can be purchased as a memento of your visit to the region... We want you to get together at ours & enjoy your stay!

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The White Swan and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Catterick, England, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The White Swan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?