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The Black Swan

18 Birdgate, Pickering YO18 7AL, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Having recently stayed in Pickering myself and my wife immediately clocked this nice hotel. On entering for the first time we were impressed by the friendliness of the owners and staff. We were asked if we would like to try the local ales on offer and some debate chose a particular brew. Having checked out the food on offer, we... More 

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Wokingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Staying in Pickering for five nights this was the pub that we frequented the most, and that was for the friendly service, great food and fantastic local real ales. Local as in Brass Castle in Malton. I would highly recommend the Snow Eater, and credit to the bar staff because by the time of my last visit they knew what... More 

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Romford, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I visited here last week after a day visiting Pickering. Had excellent service, Food & beer. Service excellent, staff are very friendly and efficient. The pub in side is kept really clean and tidy. Certainly a nice places to eat at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I went there for lunch today with my family. It has one of those really annoying (in a good way) menus where you can't decide what you want because it all sounds amazing (and spying on other diners' choices, looked amazing too). In the end I went for the chorizo and manchego burger, and when I asked for hot sauce... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The food at this pub is soooo good!! We were on holiday when we went and was told to try it out and we are very glad we did. The service was also very down to earth & cheerful. A really pleasant evening. Thank you

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moraira
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We met the owner almost by accident, but soon became customers, enjoying a really nice coffee. However the evening which followed, in company with our friends, exceeded expectations. The choice of real ales delighted the men, and food was excellent, but above all the service and the friendliness were a complete joy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited Pickering for a day and were looking for somewhere dog friendly- so glad we found the Black Swan. Our dog was made very welcome with his own water dish and biscuits from the staff. Our food was excellent with assorted platters and chorizo burgers. My husband was particularly impressed with the generous samples of ale he was offered while... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The Black Swan is under new management and it so needed it,gone is the dark,dingy look and the deep fried well below par pub grub and in is the brighter look with an array of fine real ale's,the food has undergone an amazing change ,on offer now is a selection of fantastic platter's and an amazing Chorizo burger also some... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My wife and I recently visited North Yorkshire and we stayed a couple of nights in the Pickering area. We decided to eat out and and having looked at most of the pubs and restaurants in the centre of the town decided to try the Black Swan. We were initially pleased with the warm and pleasant welcome we received and... More 

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Lincoln U.K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

While staying in Pickering we visited the Black Swan twice for food. On each occasion the food was excellent. If you want fine dining forget this pub but if you want good pub grub then the Black Swan cannot be beaten and the home cooked chips are to die for!!! Prices are around the £9 mark which if about average... More 

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