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Accommodation Details White Swan Inn
Danby Wiske North YorkshireDL7 0NQ
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Comments by walkers who stayed at White Swan Inn in Danby Wiske on The Coast to Coast Path
I enjoyed my stay here. Lovely room (3 flights ain't easy though after a long day though) , great food and a very interesting landlord who seems to get a bit of criticism, but I thought he was doing a really good job as were his staff and he was really nice to talk to when he had got all his jobs done - it can't be easy.
Juanita Gray , left on 21 September 2014
We had a warm welcome from landlord, who was very pleasant in settling us into our rooms. A great, light, roomy bar, with lots of liveliness. Superb bedrooms, and an enjoyable evening meal. Highly recommended.
John Whalley, left on 30 July 2014
Glad to arrive here after long trudge from Richmond and endless road diversions. Food ok - perhaps slightly overpriced and limited choices. Appreciated that there were lot of vegetables although no chips on offer! The rooms are nice - very clean and comfortable. We were a large group and we had the room above the bar which has no soundproofing so avoid if you can! There are trays in the bar to put your walking boots in which is a great idea. The packed lunch was good value. Hosts friendly and eager to please.
Niki, left on 22 April 2014
so just come from the old brewery Richmound. Got here in good time after what seemed like the longest road walk ever. meet up with a few other walkers on the coast to coast and enjoyed a few too many beers ha ha. but from what we remember we could not fault the place, the room twin room and bathroom was clean and we enjoyed our stay. its prob worth checking as it may be under new management when we went?. ( ok hes not a barrel of fun but was very friendly when you started talking to him ) next vane house, osmotherley.
ALAN & PAUL, left on 26 July 2013
I recall an gentleman in The White Swan at lunchtime in April. He ate his pie but exited the pub leaving half a pint. When asked if it was OK he replied that it wasn't so he was offered a replacement but refused saying it was ok!

The lesson here is to tell the Landlord if you are dissatisfied and he will do what is appropriate to put things right. If you cant do this then is it really right to tell the world when its too late to put right?
Peter Day, left on 03 June 2013
Unlike others commenting, our room was lovely. We booked a twin ensuite - but had 4 beds so lots of space. Very clean and bright. Good idea to have separate fan and light switch to shower room so don't disturb anyone if up in the night. The room had dormer windows and we slept to sound of childhood holiday memories of rain on caravan/tent roof. Food was good - but this was a little more expensive than others we stayed at.
Margaret Scholfield, left on 31 May 2013
Stopped there at lunchtime, beer was undrinkable and nuked pie well overdone and this cost 6.30, not impressed.
Les Dowson, left on 25 April 2013
Room was small with not even a wash basin in it. Staff were indifferent to the point of being unfriendly. Bathroom was down the hall and a set of steps (not so convenient in the middle of the night). Dinner in the pub was good - as was breakfast. Packed lunch was pretty basic. Can't recommend this one.
Murray Marshall, left on 17 September 2012
What a lovely pub the new owners are so helpful and pleasant. the twin room was very nice with new furniture etc the shared shower room was no problem especially as the whole pub was super clean cannot say that for every place we stayed. the food was very good and I loved my salad packed ;lunch the best on the trip.
J. Stain, left on 05 August 2012
Our least favourite stay of the walk so far but still 2 days to go. Twin room with shared bathroom small and could have be difficult as share a combined toilet shower and washbasin. Room in attic and very hot and airless. Breakfast poor, muesli like sawdust, one time for all 8am ,
Tasteless sausage, solid poached egg and a request for white toast met with incredulity and no. Evening meal fine but I wouldn't stay here again.
Laurence, left on 25 July 2012
Have been on the C2C the past two week in the rain and mud and stoped at the White Swan, food good bedroom good pkd lunch poor for 5
Ken Rob & Alan, left on 04 July 2012
Arrived very wet and bar staff not very welcoming, and didn't offer to dry gear or take luggage up to room. However, later met the actual hosts who had been called away to an emergency with their cat, and from then this was a very nice stay with a very reasonably priced and delcious dinner, and good company in the cosy bar. Shared bathroom not a problem. The next morning I came down to find all my wet gear and boots perfectly dried. . Breakfast was good, only improvement would be cafetiere coffee instead of instant.
Helena, left on 24 May 2012
A very comfortable and welcoming hotel.We arrived from Darlington Station to start the third and final leg of the Coast to Coast. The meal we had was excellent with vegetables cooked to perfection. Breakfast also very good.
We had to share a bathroom with one other person and this was not a problem.
Evie and Val, left on 28 April 2012
Clean comfortable room. Shared bathroom faciliities with one other room - wasn't the problem we thought it might have been. Superb evening meal and good breakfast.
Jill, left on 04 February 2012
Stayed June 2011. Very friendly and useful break on the transit of The Vale of Mowbray which is as boring as everbody says.
Derrick Stocker., left on 13 January 2012
Very welcoming. Lovely atmosphere. Super evening meal with lots of fresh vegetables. I would return.
Sandra, left on 04 August 2011
The White Swan is a very nice place to visit. It is next to the village green with lovely views. Danby Wiske is a very pretty village with friendly and helpfull local people.
The pub is ideal for walkers with its new decor and slate floor.
The bar has an excellent selection of mainly local real ales, 4 when I visited.
The accommodation is all new. All bathrooms have been completely replaced.
The evening meals are excellent with a good selection of traditional food.
I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I.
Peter Day, left on 21 July 2011
Ah yes, the famous
Robert Norman, left on 21 June 2011
As mentioned by others, this inn is under new management. They are very welcoming and happy to discuss all aspects of their project to renovate and develop the pub. A huge amount of capital has already been invested resulting in a lovely open bar and eating area. We had an ensuite room which was rather cramped because it had four single beds in it. Comfortable enough but a little strange. We ordered an Indian meal from Northallerton and the hosts set up a table for us which was nice of them. They are hoping to set up a kitchen for next season. Let's hope they succeed because they have worked very hard indeed to get where they are.
Bob Marshall, left on 09 October 2010
This pub has been totally renovated and the tea and cakes on arrival were much appreciated.
The down side was that the heating wasn't turned on and it was chilly that evening, I usually feel a bit chilled after a day walking anyway.

Also they do not cook eve meals but order up Chinese or Indian take-aways from Northallerton for dinner, which is Ok but not brilliant.
M Wells, left on 27 September 2010
Friendly welcoming hosts. Novel idea for evening meal - enjoyed a chinese takeaway - very generous portions.
Excellent breakfast to send us on our way.
Margaret, left on 19 September 2010
We enjoyed our recent stay here. The hosts seem new to the pub business and I think are on a steep learning curve. We had a friendly welcome and our room was great, all recently refurbished. Shared facilities, but we didn't encounter any queuing situations. We didn't eat here as we met up with friends in Northallerton, at the minute they offer sandwiches which looked fab, or will order a take-away for you and set their own tables, which I think is very decent of them.
The breakfast was a bit over-cooked, but didn't kill us.
Rob & Emma, left on 23 June 2010
Excellent place to stay on the Coast to Coast. Warm welcome, accommodation recently refurbished and good breakfast. Kitchen not yet installed but ordered a very good curry from Northallerton.
John Taylor, left on 13 June 2010
Not yet ready for guests. All very new to the business and service willing but not always able ! Room OK and clean and breakfast fine BUT they do not do dinner ! We were given takeaway menus for Indian, Chinese and Italian and had to phone the order through AND pay the 2 delivery charge. Too bad if you did not like curries, chinese or pizzas. Will have to see how it fares after a year or so. A shame as it is well placed on the route. However, hosts are very nice and I hope they suceed.
Paul & Mu, left on 11 June 2010
Really friendly landlady in here and a nice pub but: 12 for 2 courses? There is nowhere else to eat in Danby Wiske in the evening, and you're forced to eat 2 courses from a limited menu. And be told by the barman that the 'local lamb shank' is in fact vac-packed & delivered by Brakes. The food itself was tasty, no doubt about that but the whole experience of eating here felt wrong, like we'd been conned into doing something we didn't want to do. A real shame we had to be shepherded in at 7.30 and order 2 courses (or pay for two, anyway). Next time I'll save my packed lunch for the evening.
Hayley Johnson, left on 21 August 2006


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