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The Swan & Talbot

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34 North Street | LS22 6NN, Wetherby LS22 6NN, England
+44 1937 582040
09:00 - 23:00
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife an I ate here in late Jan at lunchtime, the food was ok, the service was good, and the surroundings were nice and there were quite a few other people eating there which is always a good sign. If you want to eat in a pub in Wetherby at lunchtime this one is probably the best and has... More 

Thank FreddieJac
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been here before, hope it is not the last time. Made to feel welcome as soon as we walked through the door. Very varied menu, as it was lunchtime we both decided on the beer battered haddock,it was delicious .Lovely light crispy batter over a fantastic piece of haddock,chips well cooked and tasty garden peas. service was great really... More 

Thank patriciahunter1940
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had an evening meal. Lovely starter of pulled pork bhajis Followed by steak and ale pie which we all thought was delicious. The fruit crumble though was not crumble. It was granola! Awful. What a shame. The staff were lovely and the New Zealand wine nice although expensive at £26.

Thank Martine P
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a regular here for some years but have rarely dined - even though the look and smell of the food coming our of the kitchen is superb. Yesterday, an impromptu Sunday lunch consisting of Garlic Mushrooms and a sharing meat platter for two. Quality, cost and service was superb!

Thank Simon D
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As locals and Having eaten and drank here many times, I booked in for Sunday lunch with family expecting usual good standards. The food was very average and they seemed mystified by the prospect of little children and how to cater for them (in a family pub). Furthermore, on asking where the baby changing facilities were, I was taken to... More 

1 Thank Helen W
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

visited today for Sunday lunch, food was ok, mediocre, not nearly enough veg or pots and all put together without much care. 2 members of staff were having there dinner sat opposite us which I hate. We had to tell the chap serving us 3 times what drinks we wanted and I overheard another family give up on their request... More 

2 Thank woko46
Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eight in the evening and needing to eat , we stumbled across this pub and went in , not very busy so were seated quickly and the attentive bar guy seated and took drink orders leaving us to study the fairly small but well balanced and varied fare. Shortly after our food order was placed and brought by another attentive... More 

Thank adowns0164
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I stumbled across this lovely pub. We all ordered pie and chips and my what a pie. We all agreed it was amazing. So much chunky steak and pastry to die for.

Thank Alison D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a beautiful lunch. Service and food was amazing. Over and above that, the absolute highlight was how they looked after my 8&1/2 month pregnant wife who didn't fancy anything from the menu and they made something just for her. Wow! Have to also mention this is the second time they have done this for us and nothing seems... More 

Thank Stuart C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another excellent dinner at The Swan and Talbot. I have been several times and have never been disappointed. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food very nicely cooked and delicious . I had steak pie with chunky chips , the others had the hot dogs. All plates were clean and tummys full .... Thank you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 North Street | LS22 6NN, Wetherby LS22 6NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Wetherby
  • Phone Number: +44 1937 582040
A pub for more than 400 years, The Swan and Talbot in Wetherby was once a posting inn on the Great North Road. Originally named the Dog and Swan, the pub was, until 1611, allowed to bear the coat of arms of the Swann family who lived at Askham Manor in nearby Askham Richard. The 'dog' was a talbot hound - an extinct type of hunting dog whose closest modern day descendant is the beagle - and the pub's name was changed to The Swan and Talbot. The pub and letting accommodation has recently seen extensive refurbishment and is proving to be a popular haunt for many of Wetherby's locals and destination diners. Inside, the pub has low ceilings befitting the age of the place, and at one end, a huge fireplace over which hangs a brief history of how it acquired its name.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?