The White Swan

“Country pub serving first-rate food”



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New owner John Garside has injected new life into this appealing village pub which once appeared in TV's Darling Buds of May. Tall stools line the corner bar in the Snug, which stocks a real ale named after the pub, as well as Black Sheep, Moorhouse’s and Timothy Taylor Landlord. Local ingredients from farms and producers close to the village drive the dishes emerging from the newly refurbished kitchen. Smoked haddock, wholegrain mustard and dill fishcake with wilted spinach might precede slow-braised lamb shoulder shepherd’s pie topped with cheesy mashed potato and served with sautéed minted greens. A range of sandwiches and light bites are served from noon-3pm.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The White Swan
Main Street,WIGHILL,LS24 8BQ


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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