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The White Swan, Peterborough, Northamptonshire

The White Swan

4.8
4.8
99 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The White Swan Woodnewton is a multi award winning gastro pub serving a popular menu with quality dishes for everyone's taste - from burger and pizza through to tapas, Greek, Chinese & Mexican dishes.
The White Swan was built in 1790 and has had a £150,000 refurbishment inside and out to create a contemporary space whilst retaining the history of the building.

Best Village Pub & Restaurant 2023 - East of England
Tripadvisor Traveller Choice Winner 2023
Northamptonshire Family Friendly Pub Of The Year 2021 & 2022
Best Gourmet Dining Restaurant & Village Pub - Northamptonshire 2020

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2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Burgers, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 17:30–22:00 Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    01780 470944
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Contact reservations@whiteswanpubco.co.uk
  • Area
    Woodnewton
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dinner Doodah & A Musical Tralala With Lady Imelda

    £49.95 per person

    28 Mar 2024 only
    Lady Imelda is back with a cabaret dinner show at The White Swan. A three course meal and show with the famous drag queen from the Philippines. Lady Imelda has starred in Miss Saigon in Londons West End. A dinner show not to be missed. A deposit and a pre order from our Easter cabaret special menu will be required after booking. The price of £49.95 includes a three course meal and the show.
    Dinner Doodah & A Musical Tralala With Lady Imelda photo

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Food

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Value

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Child-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Innovative

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

99 Reviews
  1. Lawman

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It maintains its superb food and service every time we go there

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having a cousin who is in a wheelchair finding the perfect place with the perfect vibe is always difficult. The food was great, the service was spot on and we all had a fantastic time. A proper little gem in the village of Woodnewton ❤️

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  3. GillR

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience at the white swan was excellent,food was 5* so was the service, the waitress's were knowledgeable efficient and polite. Will definitely visit again.

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  4. MylesC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sizzler dishes tops for me. Always plenty of tasty choices.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome friendly staff. The menu is massive when we decide what to have it was very nice.

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  6. SuzanneB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the dirty pig burger and it was the best pulled pork Ive ever had, my boyfriend had the sausages and mash with peas and the mash was so creamy. For a pint of beer it’s £6 which is expensive but the food is very reasonable and portions are big. We had the cheesecakes for desert and they was nice

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  7. GBans

    London

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very average, over 1 hour between finishing starter and getting the main course. 14 page menu is just too big. Had Philly cheese steak which came with so much focaccia it just wasn’t enjoyable. Will go back as other dishes looked better

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  8. LisaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food as always service excellent as always just all round excellent had a great night

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  9. Lynnby

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class food and service. You’ll never go hungry at the White Swan. The menu is extensive.

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  10. gerryt

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    what a super greeting,followed by great food this place is a brilliant find,,,just go and try yourselves and have a wonderful experience. best his year.

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  11. SuzyB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This gorgeous pub is a hidden gem,everything is outstanding from the service to the food, generous portions off a vaste menu where there is literally something for whatever you fancy..will definitely be becoming a regular here..

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  12. IanC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, nice beer, good service, happy days

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  13. PaulB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food

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  14. Steph

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has the potential to be something AMAZING. But just a few things bothered me. First one was the biggest lumps of fat in my pulled pork. Second was that it was barely acknowledged. Third.. When paying the bill I was asked if ‘I would like my change’ when I said yes it was returned 60p short.. Now I am normally a big tipper but there’s something kinda rude about being asked if you’re going to tip. I would return but I was. Bit miffed after my meal yesterday.

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  15. AMJOY

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food. Good place to come for something to eat.

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  16. AnnfromApethorpe

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It's lovely to know The White Swan team can always be relied upon to deliver an excellent meal in delightful surroundings. They deserve to be as busy as they always are. AnnfromApethorpe

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  17. laurenw

    Czech Republic

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from start to finish. Im glad we booked online in advance as it was busy. Service was quick and efficient. Staff very friendly and nothing felt like it was too kuch bother. The menu is large but all meals sound amazing which made it hard to choose just 1 meal each. Food was fresh and very tasty. All members of the party enjoyed their meals very much. My child was amazed by the sweet cart dessert and has asked to go back again. We would highly recommend this restaurant and we will be visiting again.

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  18. KimBtt

    Devon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for our Valentine dinner. Warm welcome and friendly service. Food was lovely so much choice and huge portions x

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  19. CatherineL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful night. The service is outstanding and the food is out of this world. We got engaged last night and the atmosphere at this establishment really made it a lovely part of the evening.

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  20. Adam

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little pub! Amazing food and great value. Nice owners. 5 *

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  21. JoanneP

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t recommend highly enough Everything fantastic

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  22. AndrewD

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Huge menu to choose from and every dish we had was exceptional. Will be back to try more of the dishes.

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  23. AlexanderF

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was an interesting mix of greek Asian and traditional pub food with nothing really being done particularly well. The greek food was bland the Asian food wasn't recognisable as what it claimed to be a d the pub food was just ok. For the price we paid I expected better

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  24. RickM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Fourth time here in a couple of years. Never disapoints. Extensive menu with outstanding service.

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  25. DanielleR

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Loved it. Food was as good as always.

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  26. DavidMc

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pub, fantastic quality food, good service even though it was very busy

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  27. GailC

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Sunday meal, the Team are welcoming, the service is excellent and the the food is top quality. Thank you to Jason, Will and the Team.

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  28. CarolB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Looking forward to the next time.

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  29. JulieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is exception, which is why we return to this lovely pub.. Service is excellent, nothing is too much trouble; staff are friendly & welcoming. Highly recommend The White Swan.

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  30. Vikki

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We cannot recommend The White Swan enough! As soon as you walk in you are greeted like long lost friends! The food is out of this world, our favourite place to go for breakfast!

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  31. NickC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for breakfast and it was very nice my only gripe was that my full English could have been a bit hotter but will definitely be going back it's a lovely pub ran by lovely people who always make you feel welcome. We are already booked for Xmas.

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  32. PaulB

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have enjoyed many happy evenings at the White Swan and last night was no exception. I literally love it there and every element, from the atmosphere to the service, to the quality of the food is absolutely exceptional.

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  33. Sisso

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning as always. I have a hearing problem so music playing in the background prevents me from hearing. Everything else was 100% Thanks

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  34. RachelW

    Bedfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pub restaurant, we had lunch on Sunday and it was pleasantly busy. Huge menu (I think personally too much choice). We both enjoyed our starters and mains,the vegan burger was delicious! Struggled with desert as I'm lactose intolerant, and although it was a huge menu (so many choices), almost all contained dairy so I had to have sorbet. Nice but boring.

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  35. AndyE

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Long list on the menu and not standard pub food done in a different way. Food quality very high and really tasty

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  36. Debbbie

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the White Swan, the food was lovely and good portion sizes, and me and my family really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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  37. Damian

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been a few times now and for a large varied menu the food is away cooked perfectly, staff are lovely and welcoming. This is my go to for food and I love food. Well done.

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  38. suzy

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely old pub. Friendly service. Great choice of food.

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  39. TimR

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sunday carveries were excellent. The couple with us chose from the menu. Also excellent. Thank you

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  40. DavidL

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience were excellent, as always. We do, however, feel that a service charge of 12.5% for our party of 8 is very excessive. We realise, by law, it is optional, but, not to cause an issue, we paid it quite reluctantly. We will most certainly keep coming back to The White Swan but next time we may come as a party of 5 and another party of 3!! 😂😂

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You can order delivery directly from The White Swan using the Order Online button. The White Swan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01780 470944.

The White Swan is rated 4.8 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The White Swan

22 Main St, Woodnewton, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8 5EB

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Woodnewton
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri 17:30–22:00 Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Burgers, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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