Tucked away in the quaint village of Minskip, The Wild Swan serves up countless British classics in what is probably the cosiest pub in the county. Not far from Harrogate, you’ll find a menu packed with all the dishes you could ever hope for, alongside plenty of real ale, beer and wine. Here you can relax in the candlelit dining room or bar, and while the day or evening away taking it all in. Sounds pretty much perfect right? You’ll find this elegant beauty along Main Street, just be sure to reserve ahead of time as this lovely gastropub only holds in the region of 50 so tends to fill up quickly.
The star of the show at The Wild Swan in Minskip is, as you’d expect, the food. This Harrogate gastropub showcases the best of Yorkshire produce, and the menu changes regularly to reflect the seasons. To give you an idea though, if you’re in for lunch, tuck into classic British favourites like toad in the hole with bangers, creamy mash and proper gravy, or fish and chips with Black Sheep batter, peas, tartare sauce. Perhaps you want to go the whole hog with mac and cheese made with mushrooms, leek and Yorkshire brie gratin? Alternatively, order a few loaded sandwiches which, washed down with an ale, will complete the perfect day at The Wild Swan.
For those of you heading in the evening, The Wild Swan has you more than sorted for a true British feast. Kick things off with some smoked trout pate with cucumber relish and homemade sourdough, or a traditional pea soup served with flaked York ham and parma ham crisps. We told you things are kept local here in Minskip, now didn’t we? Then, for mains, try out Nidderdale lamb with Yorkshire hotpot, root vegetables and rosemary, maple-cured crispy pork belly (with crackling of course) or beef shin pie with a shortcrust pastry served with parsley mash and peas. If all that hasn’t got your stomach growling, we don’t know what will. So best be making a reservation at The Wild Swan on Main Street, just out of Harrogate!
The food was exactly as described and hot. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a great evening which made our wedding anniversary all the better.
Great food and great service, this was a great birthday meal with the wider family. All those around us looked to be equally enjoying the food and dining experience.
Had a great time Early Evening menu excellent and great value. Very good modern restaurant with old pub part. Obviously very popular for eating as much of bar takenup by tables so the only down side is as a pub it’s too popular for food so not the usual pub local bar. Overall an excellent place to eat with quality food and friendly staff.