We live just over the River Trent in Gainsborough and The White Swan has become our favourite place to eat over the last year or so.
A beautiful building, traditional, comfortable with a welcoming dining room and a lovely little snug bar area - the real fire is especially nice in the colder weather whilst sitting in the beer garden in the sunshine overlooking the canal is perfect in Summer.
All of the staff are cheerful, friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them. The food is absolutely fantastic, all home-cooked, great portion sizes and very very tasty. There are extra special touches like the little mini-starters sent out by the chef to whet the appetite - always something a little different and special. The menu is wide and varied and there is always a full specials board with some really interesting, unusual dishes included.
Sunday Lunch is fabulous - there is usually a choice of at least 3 meats and these are served with roast and mash potatoes, yorkshire pudding and a selection of fresh veg - the pork always comes with a great piece of crackling too.
My family have been here for birthday meals a couple of times, our 10 year old nephew is always catered for very well, with the Chef producing a smaller portion of the home cooked fish and chips for him.
A good selection of beers and wines too, and everything is very reasonably priced.