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The White Swan

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Main Street | Wighill, Tadcaster LS24 8BQ, England
+44 1937 832217
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Tue 12:00 - 23:00
Wed 12:00 - 23:45
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a lovely meal at The white Swan, Wighill, a hidden gem! & a must visit. There is nothing I could fault from the time I arrived untill I left perfect & yummy.

Thank Tricia P
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Visited here last night for a birthday meal. The pub itself is very nice and clean, and staff are welcoming and friendly. We ordered our food in the bar while having a drink and where then taken through to the restaurant to sit down. it was here that things started to go slightly downhill. Starters arrived and looked nice enough,... More 

1 Thank Anna J
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were looking for a place to have a nice lunch last Friday with friends and found The White Swan.What a treat. Welcome was lovely, with the first open fire I have seen this autumn. We were not rushed to choose our menu. Three of us went for the Steak and Ale Pie. The pastry was to die for and... More 

Thank Mr S
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The staff were very welcoming and the food was superb. Found the pub just by chance as it was a little out of the way. Being on business and not out for the evening had one of the more basic things on the menu a steak and ale pie. I have to say this was the best pie I have... More 

Thank 93ClaraP
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Pub was clean and tidy and staff were friendly. Had an issue which we didn't realize with our bill until we went home. We ordered a meal and was given something different however was charged more expensive meal that we didnt get. Our spirits were dear as a double spirit they charge you for the same drink twice instead of... More 

Thank Sophie W
MarkAinstyInns, General Manager at The White Swan, responded to this review

Hi Sophie, Thank you for taking the time to review us, I am glad you enjoyed your meal, I am sorry that your bill was incorrect, This was not brought to my attention at the time. We do not charge for the mixer twice, so i apologise if this was the case for your drinks and will look into it.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We was staying in the nearby lodges and called in for a lite lunch on the Friday before booking in and also on the Sunday for lunch before going home. the food was lovely and fresh. The staff was friendly. Would recommend for some food x

Thank Amanda E
Goole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were recently staying at the wighill manor lodges and this pub is at the end of the drive so very handy. It has been recently opened with new owners. They are welcoming and friendly. The staff are lovely. We went for a meal one evening and it was all freshly cooked and of a high standard. Very enjoyable. Definitely... More 

3 Thank angielou29
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The service was fantastic,the steak I had was quite possibly the best I have ever had,the double cooked chips were also very yummy ! Will definitely be returning !

Thank Catherine A
Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the White Swan multiple times - service is always friendly and evening/Sunday food good, a quiet location although there aren't many tables so would recommend booking/calling ahead as you will probably have to drive there and it's not like there are alternatives in the immediate area! Nice beer garden with room for kids to cartwheel.

Thank Chris J
Salford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Picturesque pub in an equally picturesque setting. The service and food was fantastic. When we are up that way again, we will definitely be paying another visit.

1 Thank Kafkaesque1883

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Wighill, Tadcaster LS24 8BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Tadcaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1937 832217
Welcome to The White Swan, Wighill. We are ideally located between York, Wetherby, Tadcaster and Leeds, as well as being close to the A64 & A1, both of which are just 4 miles away. Making us an ideal spot for a break in your journey, whether you are just visiting or passing through. We only close on a monday, excluding bank holidays when we fire up our hand built clay oven for the best pizzas around! Food is served every day 12 - 3 and 5 - 9:30.(12 -5 Sun) We have a seasonal menu which changes frequently to use whatever is good and in season. We love food, we love the countryside and we love our job. Hopefully all this will reflect in your dining experience and I'm sure it will as we have seen many returning customers in the few short months we have been open. We have an extensive beer garden and utilise this space frequently for events and can be booked for wedding receptions. For more details please visit our Facebook page or twitter or website.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?