Pascal and Sarah love The White Swan, if it’s unstuffy Gastropub food you want this is the place!
It has a warm and cosy atmosphere, a passion for simple, seasonal goodness, real ales, fine wines, true Yorkshire hospitality....and it's even got two AA Rosettes.
Enjoy a drink in the cosy bar, relax in front of an open fire and enjoy a selection of the best seasonal produce from the surrounding area. Here they encourage you to really put your feet up and relax, it’s just like home, only better.
The White Swan Inn will look forward to welcoming you.
Feast (Sarah’s favourite lunchtime hideaway) was conceived as a café and shop bringing the best of Yorkshire produce to Pickering.
The café, take away and outside catering side of the business has grown and the shop has shrunk a little. With some carefully selected Yorkshire produce and the odd gift or two Feast still offers a browsing and shopping opportunity but we are keen to tickle your taste buds with their home cooking using the best of local, seasonal produce...Yorkshire is God’s own pantry after all.
Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors and offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore and enjoy, including play areas for children, barbecues for the family and plenty of waymarked cycling and walking trails for all abilities.
The sky above the Dalby Observatories is now recognised as one of the best places to enjoy the night sky in the country. Declared a Dark Sky Discovery Site on BBC Two's Stargazing LIVE in January 2013, the Dalby Observatory Site has Milky Way Status. You can find out more from the Dark Sky Discovery website and Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society.
Visitors wanting to burn off some energy can hire bikes and use the 55 miles of cycle trails to explore the forest. There's a range of cycle trails from family friendly to highly technical demanding routes. For the more extreme cyclists, head to the cycle skills area at Dixon's Hollow and the UCI World Cup course which is available for those who fancy a challenge.
Dalby Forest Cycle Hub offers bikes hire at Low Dalby near the Visitor Centre, while nearby in Thornton le Dale, Dalby Bike Barn is a one-stop-shop for all your bike related needs, whether it's for bike hire, servicing, a friendly local bike shop, coaching or courses.
For a gentle and relaxing stroll within the forest you can use any of the waymarked trails. These start from several of the car parks and vary in length, so there's something for everyone. A number of paths are all ability, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are plenty of picnic tables that can also accommodate wheelchairs. Guide maps for the waymarked trails can be purchased from the Visitor Centre.
Dalby Forest has a wide range of special events throughout the year, including Forest Live music concerts, guided walks and children's holiday activities, plus wildlife and nature events.