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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
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here before and the food was excellent so were really disappointed with our meal last night. The charcuterie starter came on a board with salami, proscuitto and chorizo, a pinch of pea shoots, four pieces of dryish bread and that was it, no butter, no plates and all for £14.95! We were too busy chatting so just waited... More 

Thank Sue C
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We enjoyed a quiet Tuesday night and the food was fantastic. Steak and ale pie was delicious and the real ales were perfect. Service was friendly, professional, and efficient and sitting next to the open fire was a delight. Would definitely recommend a visit as the menu is excellent; lots of variety and something for everyone with a choice of... More 

Thank wornandtravelled
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Twelve of us went last night for a Christmas get together (each year we try somewhere different). There is no question that this was the best meal we have had as a group. The staff, lead by Tom, couldn't do enough to make sure everyone was happy; the food was outstanding - really good job by the Chef and his... More 

1 Thank Barbara H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

2 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 8 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 

2 reviews
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

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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$27
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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  >  Selby District  >  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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