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The White Swan Inn

Discover Yorkshire from your Saddle

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With the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire this summer cycling has never been so popular. If you have been inspired and are itching to get on your bike, this is the place to stay!

There’s something for everyone, whether it be a challenging tour over the moors, an exhilarating buzz through Dalby forest or taking something of a steady pace through tranquil scenery. Whether you plan your own route, let us personally recommend our favourites or head out on a guided tour (arranged locally) there are endless options and we guarantee all will be equally rewarding.

After a day in the saddle your room at The White Swan Inn offers the very best in comfort with deep baths and showers ideal for relaxing those aching limbs and you’ll certainly need some fuel; settle into our traditional bar or The Bothy for a well-earned drink before sampling some of the region’s best food in our 2AA Rosette restaurant (and after all those calories expended during your ride there’s no need for any guilt after sampling our famous chocolate cake!)

We offer secure bike storage and bike washing facilities, we can dry clothing, pack you a picnic and will generally bend over backwards to assist in making your stay nothing short of perfect.

Haven’t got a bike, that’s no problem, there are a few places we recommend where you can hire locally.

After the exercise and fresh air, deeply satisfying food, drink and refreshing sleep you’ll be restored, reset and ready for anything! Where better to come and spend a couple of days.

A Garden Lovers Break

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Our corner of North Yorkshire is fabulous for so many varied reasons – the breath taking scenery of the coast and moors, great old fashioned hospitality and not least the varied attractions on our doorstep, all of which make it a superb choice for spending a few days away.

If you can escape for 48hrs here’s some inspiration for the ultimate garden lovers break. We all love a grand house & a beautiful garden and it’s rare treat for us to have so many right on our doorstep, this break will allow you to meander through the best.

Arrive; if your route to us takes you through Helmsley how about a quick peek in at The Walled Garden.  In the shadow of the medieval castle it is part of the Duncombe Park estate and is sure to set the tone for a relaxing couple of days.  If you reach the White Swan in time for a cup of tea then enjoy it in our cosy bar or if the sun is shining on the Bothy Terrace & if it is tipple time then a glass of something chilled and refreshing before supper in our relaxed candlelit restaurant.

Day two; we guarantee on a gorgeous summers day wherever you chose to visit it will take your breath away.  Here’s a few of our suggestions …

Vanbrugh’s Castle Howard – One of England’s beautiful houses most discover the magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills in its full glory. If you ask at reception before you leave we can make you a saving on admission with our advance tickets.

Yorkshire Arboretum – a glorious 120 acre garden of trees from around the world set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds on the Castle Howard Estate

Scampston Walled Garden – A stunningly beautiful four acre contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Designed by the renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf. Perfect for casual garden lovers as well as plant-obsessed gardeners. We offer advance purchase tickets with a small saving for here too!

Rievaulx Abbey – if you are searching for peace and tranquility this is the perfect place for you. Looking across the valley to this medieval ruin is magical.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Ok, so it’s not a house nor  garden but it is too spectacular to leave out – step back in time and ride on the lovingly restored heritage railway you will wind your way through the Moors’ finest scenery.

When you have soaked it all in we await your return with a complimentary tea or coffee before supper.

Day three; hopefully by the end of your visit you’ll want to return to your own gardens inspired and itching to get those green fingers occupied so why not call in at Rogers Nurseries, Pickering, on your way home where the expert staff will be on hand with their tips and advice.

So what are you waiting for! Book your break now. Dinner, bed and breakfast starts at £209 per room, per night.

SAVE - we can offer you reduced price admission tickets to Castle Howard House & Gardens and Scampston Garden & Grounds, just pick up your tickets at reception before you go.

Summer holiday entertainment? Why not bring the kids, this visit is perfect for couples or families alike!

We look forward to hearing from you.

The Team at the White Swan

Christmas at The White Swan Inn

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Now, we realise that you don’t want to be thinking about Christmas in June but we thought we’d give you a gentle nudge to save you disappointment later in the year …

Here’s how you could be spending this Christmas.

Chrsitmas at The White Swan Inn


Why Don’t You …

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Come on an Adventure!

Climb a hill, swim in the sea, eat in the forest?


Do you feel that you need a recharge of fresh air and fun – is it time for a microadventure?  Grab a friend, a love or a child or all three and come and explore God’s Own County – away from the complicated confusion and stress of modern life!

We’ve put together just a few suggestions for a true escape with some excitement thrown in and we’ve got plenty more ideas up our sleeve, you just need to ask.

1. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park is literally on our doorstep – jump on the steam train for one stop and find yourself smiling in one of the most beautiful, wild landscapes this country has.  Relax, walk, talk in peace – but above all soak it in & it comes at no extra cost!

2. The only Blue Flag awarded beaches in Yorkshire are within thirty minutes’ drive of Pickering – we can pack you a picnic – maybe even one for breakfast and arrive before everyone else – swim in the sea, enjoy a little warmth on your face & sand between your toes.

3. We all love Dalby Forest and what is not to love about 8,000 acres of woodland ready to explore & enjoy just two miles from us.  Whether you want to hire bikes to get some adrenalin going on the 55 miles of cycle trails they have, light a barbecue for lunch, swing from the tree tops (Junior & Senior) options or even hunt for a Gruffalo then this is the perfect place.

After all that excitement head back to the hotel and tuck into an impossibly hearty dinner before sinking into the comfiest of beds.

Discover how restorative a microadventure can be – give us a call - 01751 472288, book online or email welcome@white-swan.co.uk  for the best rates and book your stay.

PLUS … early birds who book before Monday 9th June will get a picnic on us!* All you have to do is mention this post when you book.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The team at The White Swan Inn

*One picnic person.

Spring Days & Glorious Picnics

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It seems that spring has officially sprung. The sun is shining, the famous Farndale daffodils are out, lambs are bounding around the fields – and now the clocks have gone forward you can really make the most of the fabulous spring weather!

Easter & the May bank holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to think about how you will spend the lovely long weekends or even the few leading up them.

We want you to get out and see just how much our amazing corner of ‘Gods Own County’ has to offer, so with this in mind we have extended our Spring Picnic special offer till 27th May.

Mention this email or if booking online just use the promotional code SPRINGPICNIC to book a minimum two night stay and we will arrange a picnic for two and a map to the most gorgeous picnic destination on us AND where possible we will also include a complimentary upgrade from a Vintage to a Hideaway room*.

All you have to do is book your two night stay before 15th April.

Getting out in the fresh air, great food, gorgeous surroundings and the most comfortable beds for the best night’s sleep what could be better?

Be quick and snap this offer up before it’s too late. Rooms start at £74.50 per person per night B&B**. To reserve your stay book here,
email welcome@white-swan.co.uk or call us on 01751 472288 and quote SPRINGPICNIC.

Mother’s Day

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Treat your mum to lunch, dinner or a stay on the day that celebrates how truly fabulous she is. You can be sure it will put a smile on her face.

Take a look at our Mother’s day lunch menu here.

Call us on 01751 472288 or email welome@white-swan.co.uk.

Easter Breaks

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Easter is just a few weeks away and if you are looking for a family break you need look no further. Your children are truly welcome here and there’s plenty to keep little ones busy in the surrounding area, check out our Pinterest Board for inspiration – http://www.pinterest.com/thewhiteswaninn/family-friendly-days-out/

Step into Spring …

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Step into Spring with this walking break and enjoy the glorious array of daffodils in nearby Farndale.

Ponder over a wide selection of walking routes direct from the hotel or just a short drive away whilst sipping on a lovely cup of Yorkshire Tea & homemade biscuits on your arrival.

From £169 per room per night (based on double occupancy of a Vintage room) this break includes accommodation, dinner in our restaurant (£20 per person allowance) and a full Yorkshire breakfast.

We think this would be a great break to treat Mum for Mother’s day.

* This offer is subject to availability and for new bookings only. Available until 30th April 2014. Excludes Saturdays.

Movies & Fizz

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Sweep your loved one away off for a well-deserved romantic break this February.

Arrive to a complimentary chilled bottle fizz in your room and choose from our DVD movie collection, snuggle up & enjoy!

Our rooms have been carefully decorated with that extra touch of luxury and indulgence so you really can close the door and hide away from the world. Each room has its own theme with the comfiest beds, the finest bed linen, plump cushions and carefully chosen furniture. All the bathrooms are sparkling and white with deep baths and big shower heads, a selection of luxurious Bath House toiletries, bath soak, candles and fluffy bath robes.

You can treat your someone special to those luxury little extras – nothing is too much trouble at The White Swan Inn, and the team will happily arrange a stunning bouquet of roses, rose petals scattered in the bedroom, a bottle of champagne chilling for your arrival, handmade chocolates or even hiding something sparkly!

If that’s not enough to tempt you; you can indulge in a 3 course candle lit dinner in the restaurant, or if you’d prefer not to leave the comfort of your room, The White Swan Inn can arrange a luxurious gourmet picnic*.

With the option of breakfast in bed and late check-out there’s no better way to spend a romantic break.

This offer is just £219 per room per night staying in a Hideaway room and includes, bottle of fizz on arrival, dinner in the restaurant with £36 per person allowance, full Yorkshire breakfast & VAT.

To book your stay book on the website, call us on 01751 472288 or email welcome@white-swan.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.



A Charming Trail of Yorkshire Hidden History

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So were you one of those children that liked to rearrange the furniture in their bedrooms every so often?  I definitely fell into that camp and the urge to do something new with furniture & decorating is never stronger at this time of year.  Maybe it is the hope that once spring has sprung the house will look beautiful despite the dirty windows or maybe it is because we are more housebound through the winter months and want to make the most of our surroundings?  The White Swan Inn can help you with all of the above!!!

We have put together a lovely reason to come and have a few days at The White Swan Inn. Enjoy the cosy, spoiling surroundings possibly even sleeping in one of our beautiful antique beds AND making the most of the charming antique shops and inspiring auction houses that really are on our doorstep.

You can start by walking out the front door onto the market place and by foot there are five shops including one market that will whet your appetite for that inspirational find.

Armed with a packed hamper lunch from Feast, our deli next door, jump in the car and head to Thornton Dale, next is a stop off in Snainton before heading further east to the seaside and Scarborough. We will give you directions to a couple of shops and an auction house then suggest you head north to Whitby – maybe have a stroll round the old town & a cup of tea while you make a few discoveries and enjoy the sea air.  Next head to the town’s auction house before driving back over the moors through Glaisdale, Kildale, Hutton le Hole and Kirkbymoorside.  And enjoying a slice of our beautiful county on the way.

There’s another couple of shops to explore here and a brilliant auction house – maybe leave a bid or ask them to call you so you can bid on the telephone at their next sale – very exciting.  Then it is a fifteen minute drive back to Pickering and to us to the bar for some refreshments in front of the fire and a slap up supper.

For more information on our antiques trail call reception on 01751 472288 or email us at welcome@white-swan.co.uk.


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