Thursday 8 March 2012

The White Swan, Torksey

We are somewhat spoiled where we moor with a host of excellent pubs in the vicinity. The White Swan in Torksey is another of our firm favourites within easy cruising for a weekend break.

The White Swan is a family run business frequented by the local residents, caravan owners and boat owners alike. There is a real friendly atmosphere and in the winter a real cosy feel with the open fire blazing away in the corner. This is a real drinker’s pub with no pretending or frills attached; just good honest drinks and excellent quality, home cooked meals at affordable prices. The steak pie is locally famous for being the best in the area and it is a rare occasion that we pass through Torksey Lock without stopping in the Swan for lunch.

The owners of the pub are a friendly bunch and always greet you with a smile. They are also very accommodating, especially when we turn up unannounced requesting twelve meals for twelve hungry boaters. The pub dog, Blue, is as part of this pub as his owners and is often found soaking up the heat in front of the fire.

The White Swan is situated a short walk from the lock at Torksey in the direction of Torksey Caravans, nestled between the A156, Newark Road, and the banks of the River Trent and is well worth a visit for a spot of lunch and a few drinks.

On any of our holidays where we are heading out onto the Trent, Ouse or Humber we cruise to Torksey on the Friday evening. Almost always we end up in the White Swan for a steak pie supper and a few drinks with the locals. A great start to many a great adventure.

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