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The Black Swan

18 Birdgate, Pickering YO18 7AL, England
The Black Swan
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
5 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had an evening meal here over the 60's weekend in June. Was very busy but we managed to get a table as soon as they opened for food. The dining area is very small, but cosy and clean. The menu has a good 'pub grub' selection and a specials board. Prices are average and in keeping with portion sizes. I... More 

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Recently returned from a week in Pickering and ate in this pub 3 times. We could find no fault with the food or portion sizes. Everything we tried was just as it should be plus the staff were both helpful and friendly. Will certainly eat here again if the opportunity arises

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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I visited this pub this Saturday with a few of my friends as we were interested in hiring the venue for a gay couple's stag do coming up in June. We were directed to the Landlord to inquire about the booking. Upon politely stating our request we were immediately and extremely firmly asked to leave. The landlord addressed all of... More 

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Co Durham
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115 reviews 115 reviews
22 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Didn't stay at the pub, but went recently for a meal, and tend to agree with most of the other reviews in that we thought the food and staff were great, but the place is long overdue a revamp. With a little tweaking it could be a stunning venue, and would probably set it up as a main contender with... More 

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Nottingham
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102 reviews 102 reviews
44 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The pub provides simple, but delicious, home cooked food. The prices are reasonable and the waiting staff very friendly. The actual pub does look a bit run down, but the food is great. Overall, it is worth a visit.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Just arrived back home after visiting the Black Swan hotel in Pickering. I did actually intend to visit here as I had heard good things about the food. What the reviews neglect to say is just how warm and friendly the atmosphere is inside and especially the friendliness of the staff and bar manager (Nadine). The two of us were... More 

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