The Old White Swan is located in Goodramgate York within a short stroll of York Minster, Parliament Square and Deangate. Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality. The Old White Swan is a collection of buildings with a rather colourful history that dates from the 16th Century, one of York's oldest pubs and said to be haunted. Buildings at the rear of the courtyard date to medieval times and in 1781, the world's tallest man, Mr O'Brian, was exhibited there at the pub. O'Brian stood 8 feet tall and the then landlord charged onlookers a shilling. The dining rooms are a destination in their own right, offering restaurant style service and a perfect setting for formal and relaxed dining. The menus combine hearty classic British dishes especially for the season with all-year-round favourites - the ideal excuse for sharing time with friends in The Old White Swan's characterful walls and welcoming atmosphere.