Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel does NOT accept the 25% discount vouchers in the print guide.
Good Hotel Guide Review
The Buchanan family’s 16th-century coaching inn offers a warm Yorkshire mix of traditional pub, smart food and modern bedrooms with character. Overlooking the market square, it’s a popular locals’ spot both for the ales in the fire-warmed bar and snug and the accomplished cooking. With most items, including bread and ice cream, made from scratch, chef Darren Clemmit delivers classic dishes with creativity but without pretension: perhaps a starter of cured chalk stream trout followed by roast rump of Yorkshire lamb with charred, dripping-braised carrots. There are pub standards, too. Meals are taken in the atmospheric dining room with candlesticks, polished tables and a fire. The extensive wine list, with its collection of St-Émilions, impressed one reader. Bedrooms in the main building have feature wallpapers, colourful fabrics and the occasional antique; one has a grand four-poster. More spacious and modern rooms with slate floors are in converted stables at the back. All have fresh milk and bathrobes. Breakfast is a feast including home-made granola, smoked haddock, mushrooms on brioche, plus a full Yorkshire.
21. 9 in annexe, 8 on ground floor.
bar, snug, lounge, restaurant, private dining room, bothy bar/lounge, event room, in-room TV, small courtyard (alfresco meals), EV charging, bike storage, restaurant, bar and snug wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet only in bothy/residents' lounge.
in bar occasionally.
all ages welcomed, under-5s free, extra bed £20.
allowed in some bedrooms (£12.50 a night, welcome pack, sausage or bacon slice for breakfast on request), bar and snug, not in restaurant (owners may dine with dogs in snug).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £185, singles from £155. À la carte £40.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
The White Swan
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- The Good Pub Guide: 10 of the best pubs with rooms in Yorkshire
- Welcome to Yorkshire: 6 of the best dog friendly hotels in Yorkshire
- Welcome to Yorkshire: 9 hotels in the Yorkshire countryside
- Evening Standard: Five of the best hotels in North Yorkshire