"The chef Darren Clemmit lets the ingredients do the talking: potted pork with rhubarb chutney is about as fancy as it gets. Roast Levisham spring lamb rump was immaculately cooked while char-grilled rib-eye with twice fried chips was steak perfection. Splendid simple food in a pleasant setting with friendly, efficient service"
Christopher Hurst, The Independent, 2012
Darren has been at The White Swan for nearly 25 years, his number two Carl Muscroft has worked along side him for 18 years. Even the youngest member of the Chef's brigade has been here for five years. Darren keeps looking at how food is evolving but he doesn't follow fads.
Our philosophy on food is to keep it simple. Get the best ingredients from as near as is practical and then do very little to them
We aren't bothered what the AA or Michelin say about us really and they won't persuade us to put cappacino froths on anything. Having said that we have been in the Michelin Guide for over 100 years unbroken and we have had an AA rosette since the scheme started in 1997. We are bothered about what the Good Food Guide says about us and more importantly we are bothered what you think about us. We are so confident that you will be delighted that we offer a no quibble money back guarantee so long as you tell us if things aren't quite right at the time!
"A gourmet's delight!" - Mr and Mrs M Dawson-Brown, Yorkshire
"Tasty and immaculately presented ...wonderfully civilised" - Paddy Burt, Daily Telegraph
"The White Swan Inn embodies what every trendy gastropub striving to seem 'real' is trying to achieve. And it does it without trying. There's no pretension, no sense of contrivance. This place is the genuine article." Delicious Magazine
"Every town should have a White Swan" Living North Magazine
- Lunch is served from 12pm until 2pm and dinner from 6:45pm until 9pm. To reserve your table, phone us now on 01751 472288. You can dine in the bar, lounge, restaurant or al fresco (weather permitting), groups of 8 or more can even dine in the Private Dining Room.
- Sample Lunch
- Sample Dinner
- Example Sunday Lunch Menu
- Example Puddings & ports
- Light Bites
- Port List
We are pretty good at parties...
We are lucky enough to cater for hundreds of shooting parties every year. These parties are special. There is a cosy, friendly atmosphere of descerning people anticipating a great meal before the following days sport. It is difficult to put a finger on exactly why this is special - but it is.
You might not agree with the hunting but the unique feeling of being at the White Swan for one of these events is unbeatable. Your party can have a choice from a special menu or if you can share a Beef Wellington, a Suckling Pig or a Barron of Beef. Delicious and above all - memorable
Please allow us to create a perfect party for you. You can chose from a large table in the restaurant, A completely private dining room or if there are more than twenty of you we can dress the Bothy for you sole use.
If you are looking to entertain on a larger scale then the Bothy is the perfect choice. A space that can create a totally bespoke experience for you and your guests. The Bothy is a converted beamed barn set away from the main hotel, with log burning stove, it’s layout is totally flexible so we can set the room exactly how you would like it. If you are looking for somewhere to impress friends, family or colleagues look no further. The Bothy has played host to weddings, Christenings, baby showers, product launches, coffee mornings, funerals, literary events, birthday celebrations to name but a few.
Private Dining Room
Whatever the occasion, whether it be a birthday, anniversary or an overdue get together the Private Dining room is the perfect place to make it happen. It can seat between 8 and 16 guests. The Private Dining room will be your very own dining room where you will be immersed in the stylish surroundings allowing you and your guests to instantly relax. Our chefs will create a special menu for larger groups, working with you to design a menu that's perfect for your special occasion.
Although our simple food is the star, our restaurant creates a wonderful atmosphere for both casual and more formal dining, and it doesn’t have to a special occasion either. Whether you are staying with us or just passing through Pickering you are most welcome to dine in our restaurant.
You won’t find starched table cloths in the restaurant; we have tried to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere so you can relax in our comfortable surroundings.
With a roaring log fire and beautiful flagstone floors, the restaurant is cosy, warm and intimate in the winter and cool, restful and relaxing in the summer. Lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant to residents and non-residents alike.
Book in advance to guarantee a table, otherwise you may miss out! Get in touch now.
If you are staying with us, this is where your breakfast is served. A choice of cereals, fresh fruits, yoghurts and pastries are freely available for you to help yourself and all the delicious cooked breakfast are cooked to order.
Our passion for great food starts with the effort we put into finding great suppliers, especially outstanding local suppliers. We spend as much time sourcing our ingredients as we do cooking them. Over 85% of our food is produced in the UK and, wherever possible, we buy locally.
Freshness and quality are our watchwords. As testimony to the care taken by The White Swan Inn in sourcing its food, listed below are some of the suppliers selected for their quality foods and produce.