Welcome to The Old White Swan in Goodramgate York

You will find The Old White Swan in Goodramgate York within a short stroll of York Minster, Parliament Square and Deangate - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

The Old White Swan is a collection of buildings with a rather colourful history that dates from the 16th Century. We are one of York's oldest pubs and are said to be haunted. Buildings at the rear of our courtyard date to medieval times and in 1781, the world's tallest man, Mr O'Brian, was exhibited here at the pub. O'Brian stood 8 feet tall and the then landlord charged onlookers a shilling.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

One of a kind

The Old White Swan is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Plenty of outdoor seating

Grab a table and take a pew outside with friends or family at The Old White Swan. We have ample outdoor seating for you to enjoy a drink or a meal from our seasonal and classic range of pub dishes.

Where to find us

Where to find us

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Opening Hours

  • Monday Midday-10pm
  • Tuesday Midday-10pm
  • Wednesday Midday-10pm
  • Thursday Midday-10pm
  • Friday Midday-10pm
  • Saturday 10am-10pm
  • Sunday 10am-10pm

In some places, we've temporarily reduced our opening hours, and some of the hours shown may not be accurate. Please call us before you visit if you need more information, or head to the Facebook page of The Old White Swan.

Get in touch

Call The Old White Swan on 01904 540911.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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