The Leeds & West Yorkshire Cook Book

Yorkshire Cook Book

Just in time for Christmas, we’re incredibly happy to announce we have just been published in our first book!

Collaborating with some of the top Yorkshire restaurants, pubs and producers we have two of our venues in the Leeds and West Yorkshire Cook Book which is available to buy now.

Our head Chefs at the Swan & Talbot, Wetherby and The White Swan, Wighill have each had a recipe included in the book which has a total of 35 of the finest dishes, created in kitchens around the county.

Priced at just £14.95, these books are available to buy at the Swan & Talbot and The White Swan but if you would like we can also pop one in the post for you, just email us by clicking here.

Yorkshire Cook Book
Yorkshire Cook Book

It’s taken 400 years but we won!

Swan Talbot Award

Having being nominated in the White Rose Awards for best Yorkshire Pub of 2016 along with our sister pub The Chequers, we found out a couple of months ago that we were also nominated for The Yorkshire Life traditional pub of the year!

A fantastic achievement on its own, we were honoured to be nominated, recognising all of the hard work that our front of house staff and chefs have out in over the months and years. The awards ceremony was held at the fantastic Rudding park, Harrogate on a Monday afternoon and Pete along with Antony were joined by Yorkshire’s best restauranteurs, hoteliers and publicans enjoying a stunning meal. We were up against two more of Yorkshire’s finest traditional pubs but came out on top being crowned traditional pub of the year.

It’s a huge award for the Swan & Talbot and we are very proud of all of the team who have made it possible!

Double award nomination for Ainsty Inns

White Rose Awards

We extremely proud that we have two of our venues, The Chequers and Swan & Talbot nominated in this years White Rose Awards in the ‘Yorkshire Pub’ category.

It follows on from last year when we had The Chequers in the running for ‘Best Pub’ category. On that occasion we were pipped to the post but this year we’re looking forward to having two of our venues competing for the award.

The White Rose Awards are the largest celebration of tourism excellence in the UK, rewarding the very best in Yorkshire. With an independent voting panel visiting venues over a 6 week period the awards are announced at a glittering awards ceremony later in the year. You can see who we’re competing against on the White Rose Awards Website here.

It comes as our newest venue, the Duke of York Inn, is in the final 12 of the Welcome to Yorkshire ‘Yorkshire’s Favourite pub’ award. Voting for the final round closes on June 27th and you can cast your votes on the Welcome to Yorkshire Website.