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Scrumptious food at The White Swan

Nestled in the picturesque village of Wighill, North Yorkshire, The White Swan offers a delightful dining experience and a recently opened luxury boutique accommodation.



Converted from the old stables and forge, this charming establishment features six rooms, each with a unique style and all named after wildflowers. Overlooking the Cygnet Courtyard, the rooms start at £95, including a continental breakfast, with family rooms/suites available for up to four guests. On a pleasant Tuesday evening, we were warmly welcomed by John, the Landlord, and his friendly staff, setting the stage for a delightful dining experience. Led to a cozy and traditional dining room, we were captivated by the inviting ambiance. The main bar area boasted a snug section, and there were two separate dining areas. During the colder months, the addition of a roaring fire creats a cozy atmosphere, perfect for savouring good food.


The menu offered an array of mouthwatering gastro pub food that delighted our taste buds. John recommended the king prawns cooked in lemon and garlic butter with warm ciabatta and salad garnish (£10.50). The prawns were succulent, and the lemon and garlic butter added a burst of flavour to the dish. I opted for the Garlic Mushrooms, served with fresh tarragon and toasted ciabatta (£7.95), a delightful starter with perfectly cooked mushrooms complemented by the tarragon.


For the main course, John chose the 8oz sirloin steak with chunky chips, grilled tomato, field mushroom, and onion rings (£25.95). The steak was cooked to perfection and paired wonderfully with the accompanying sides. My selection was the pan-fried salmon served on a ratatouille base with a hollandaise dressing (£19.95). The tender salmon paired exceptionally well with the Mediterranean twist of the ratatouille base and the rich hollandaise sauce. Though we were quite full after the main course, we couldn’t resist the temptation of dessert. We shared the Hot Chocolate Fudge cake topped with ice cream (£8.50), a decadent and moist treat that provided the perfect sweet ending to our meal.


The outside area of The White Swan was equally enchanting, featuring lovely courtyards and gardens on either side. The front of the pub offered a serene spot to relax and observe the world go by. Adding to the charm, the pub hosts a fun quiz night every Sunday evening. Local beers and drinks add a touch of regional flair to the offerings, creating a wholesome experience.

The White Swan also caters for those seeking a traditional Sunday roast (£18.95), and the monthly Theme Food nights add an element of excitement to the dining calendar. For more information on upcoming events, visitors are encouraged to check the website or contact John, always eager to assist.


In conclusion, The White Swan in Wighill, North Yorkshire, provided a delightful evening of scrumptious food, warm hospitality, and a charming setting. Its central location made it an ideal spot to explore the beauty of the region, leaving us content and satisfied. We eagerly anticipated our return to indulge in more themed food nights and savour the cozy ambiance during the winter months.


The White Swan

Main Street, Wighill.

Tel. 01937 832217

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