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White Swan Inn, Pickering

White Swan Inn, Pickering
Northern England. North York Moors, YO18 7AA.

A warm and friendly Yorkshire welcome awaits at this stunning 16th Century coaching Inn.

Price per night: £100.

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Situated in the historic market town of Pickering on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, The White Swan is a traditional 16th century coaching inn offering the perfect rural retreat. Stay in a Vintage bedroom in the main hotel, or one of the Hideaway rooms in the converted stables. The bedrooms are comfortable and designed with its own theme with the comfiest beds, the finest bed linen, plump cushions and carefully chosen furniture and modern luxury bathrooms. Pickering, a charming market town known as the ‘Gateway to the Moors’ is bursting with character and has plenty to offer whatever your reason for visiting is. Being the southern terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway the town is the starting point for many a journey. Pickering is at the heart of a myriad of other places of interest and activities too, with Scarborough, Whitby, Helmsley and Malton all within a short drive there are endless days out.

The White Swan Inn is family owned and run. It has been in the ownership of the Buchanan family for 36years, the 2nd generation taking over in 1996. Originally built in 1532 as a four-room cottage, it was soon extended and pressed into service as a coaching inn for the York to Whitby stagecoach. Devious smugglers moving salt from Whitby via Saltersgate to York also used it. Still visible today at the side of the old stone building are the joist stones that once supported an aerial walkway. It went from what is now bedroom 2 across the alley and into the small entrance next-door, also still visible. According to the legend, when the Excise man came looking for salt and was busy searching the cellars, the smugglers used this route to transfer the salt next door. The stunning yet relaxed restaurant with its stone flagged floors and roaring fire in the winter is known for its fantastic food using only the freshest local ingredients. The White Swan inn's restaurant has proudly held AA Rosette accreditation since 1197 and serves simple delicious dishes using fresh and truely local ingredients. From their marmalade to famously-creamy ice creams and daily breads to the ketchup or mayonnaise you dip your hand cut chips into, everything is homemade in the kitchen if it can be. The menus change frequently with availability and to complement the seasons, meaning fresh and tasty food all year round. Lunch is served from 12.00pm until 2.00pm and dinner from 6:30pm until 9.00pm (8pm on Sunday). To reserve your table, please write your requirements in the Additional Information section of the booking form. The inn has an outdoor area with seating to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. Every bedrooms includes; Complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious Bath House toiletries, comfy sitting area in (Superior and Hideaway bedrooms), luxury white bathrobes, tea, coffee & homemade biscuits, flat screen TV & DVD player.


  • 16th century buildings
  • Breakfast Included
  • Parking (free)
  • No smoking
  • Historic Property
  • Internet access for a charge
  • Children's cots
  • Children's games
  • Children's highchairs
  • Restaurant
  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • Cooked breakfast (included)
  • Lunch available (at additional cost)
  • Dinner available (at additional cost)
  • Bar
  • Recommended walks
  • Beach (a short drive)
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (walking distance)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (a short drive)
  • Tennis courts (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Theatre (a short drive)

Arrival information

Directions: The thriving market town of Pickering lies at the junction of the A170 and the A169 Whitby road. Pickering in North Yorkshire is approximately 200 miles from London and can be reached via the M1 or A1, then A64 and A169. Nearest Station: York or Malton Pickering is served by the Transpennine Services via the Railway Station at Malton. Trains run between York and Scarborough calling at Malton. A direct train service also operates between Manchester Airport and Malton. York station provides the link with the main line services. In less than two hours visitors can reach York from London and then it is only a 20 minute journey from York to Malton.

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London, United Kingdom. 59 Devons road, E3 3DW. +44 7306809983