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“Very good quality food and drink in a lovely town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of White Swan

White Swan
Ranked #14 of 66 Restaurants in Pickering
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$74
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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628 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Very good quality food and drink in a lovely town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

This was our first stop for a meal in Pickering and we were not disappointed. good service good food and good drinks. well worth a visit and we will be back again in the future.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike M
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Edinburgh
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good quality food and super friendly staff in cosy surroundings.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We ate as a family of 6 in the restaurant and found the food superb quality . The kids really enjoyed the food , especially the steaks and deserts ! It's a lovely quirky place , definitely worth a visit for lunch or dinner. We would definitely go back .

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Northampton
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“evening meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Had dinner at The Swan, excellent food, good friendly staff.
Some may find slightly expensive.Good evening had by all.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Make sure you visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the forest and vale hotel and we came for lunch on our first day. Thank goodness we did. We had some fantastic food with attentive service. Pate to start which was delicious followed by Whitby fish and chips and belly pork. Homemade desserts were superb . We came back and did it all again the following day. Ok not the cheapest lunch around but worth every penny we spent. If you want top quality be prepared to pay for it. On a side we were there for a concert and we were struggling to find a taxi. The White Swan kindly arranged for us to use their coach which was very much appreciated. Thanks Ryan and the team

Visited June 2014
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“friday evening dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Beautiful food, great service.
Beware of double Bombay gin and tonics- nearly £20 for two- took my breath away!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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