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The Black Swan

23 Peaseholme Green, York, England
01904-679131
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Ranked #4 of 44 Nightlife in York
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Visited this pub on a girlie weekend in York. We were intending to attend a music event billed to be in the pub from 8:00 but by 9:00 there was no sign of this, so we left. We ordered dinner, but only just; be warned this is not a pub that caters for those on diets! With the kitchen closing... More

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Tattershall
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lovely quaint little pub seeped in history! Friendly chatty bar staff; definitely worth a visit and a mosey round!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Been here before and it had had a lovely atmosphere so was happy to go again, but won't be repeating it after this time. I am not a connoisseur of wine, however I do understand the difference between a dreadful wine and a palatable wine and this one was, sadly, the former. My partner asked for it to exchanged and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went to the black swan for a evening meal with friends excellent sevice great food and the potions are huge . would advise to book in advance .

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West Midlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautiful old black and white building. Very atmospheric and plenty bits and bobs to be looking at while you enjoy a beer! In contrast outside there is a modern beer garden. Lovely place.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We came to the Swan to have drinks in one of York's oldest (and reportedly most haunted) pubs. We ended up staying for a performance of bluegrass music from musicians from York and Nashville. Totally unexpected but lots of fun with an enthusiastic audience.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Yet again, for the third year running we booked the upstairs room for our annual gathering. The food was lovely as always and the portions are huge. I had the pigeon pie. Mouth watering. Some of our group were so full they could not finish their meals. Really nice pint of guinness in this pub. The staff are very friendly... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If your wife is keen to visit the quilting museum in York (and you're not), fear not. Park yourself in the very pleasant Black Swan opposite and drink the very well kept Timothy Taylor's Landlord until she's quilted out. There were some German's there when I visited but I'm sure our American cousins would really love it too. It's a... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

A variety of dishes, great simple rustic food and big portions! Average price is £8.95 and the pies are fantastic. Great open fires and a warm and friendly welcome.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

I came here on my first night in York for a pint and ended up going back a couple of days later for lunch. The staff is very friendly, especially the gentleman behind the bar on both occasions. The food was great and the atmosphere is just what I was looking for. Nice, cozy pub. :) Free wifi was a... More

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