A Little About Us

Taken over by Simon Parker in April 2016 the White Swan has already in 2017 won Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub Award and a finalist in White Rose Awards for their food and welcome as well as their well kept ales and attractive wine list. A finalist in the Herriot Awards for Pub Food in 2017. Won the 2018 Community Contribution in the Ryedale Business Awards.

Simon is a local man who has a very good relationship with his locals and loyal followers. In nearly 30 years Simon has always worked within 6 miles of Ampleforth.

The chefs are very aware that diners should be offered the very best that Yorkshire produces. Luck to be able to source meat and vegetables locally from the fertile land around, supporting the local community and producers. Fish comes from the North Sea only an hours drive away. Game from local shoots. Conscious of ever changing and more demanding palates our chefs are in their element providing diners with such meals.

With a USP is to have 3 dining areas-

  • a formal dining room
  • a relaxing lounge bar with tables
  • tables in the bar too to provide bars meals
  • In addition there is now a takeaway menu

By winning awards and also by kind comments from customers verbally and though social media the White Swan are delivering what the public require.

The vision for the future is, while Simon is well known for his support of charities and looking after/giving back to the community, he wants to continue in providing a hub for the community to meet at -whether it is for any of life’s celebrations . Wedding celebrations and birthdays where generations can have memories of remembering the White Swan as:

where they had a “great do” in a friendly and safe environment.

Christmas parties menu are proving to be a great hit .

In 2017 a village market was created and held in the White Swan car park monthly and will go from strength to strength helping the local producers and small producers in the area . The White Swan not only provides bacon sandwiches and tea/coffee on market days but locals have a meeting place where they can meet their friends and make new friends. Even in a village people, can be lonely and it is not always obvious. Simon is striving to make even the most introvert person feel comfortable and will be putting on events to encourage people to join in . .

We are pleased and proud to have been presented with the Welcome to Yorkshire Award as Winner of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub.

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