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5.0 of 5 Inn   |   Main Street, Oldstead YO61 4BL, England
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The Black Swan
Ranked #1 of 1 Oldstead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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York, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Black Swan for one night whilst eating their tasting menu (reviewed separately). The room was large, bed comfy, bathroom large with free standing bath, separate large shower and underfloor heating. What we really appreciated were the thoughtful touches mentioned by other reviewers - the fresh milk in the fridge, with homemade biscuits and brownies. The pub... More 

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Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with a package to include the 9 course tasting menu (which I have reviewed separately). The welcome on arrival was very professional and friendly and we were shown to our room, where lots of thoughtful touches had been added (umbrella, torch, proper sewing kit, fresh milk etc). The room had a very comfortable four poster bed and... More 

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
27 hotel reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Have given 4 stars which maybe unfair but the reason for this was because of the lack of atmosphere. My wife and I stayed overnight midweek. Rooms lovely, friendly welcome, good wifi, spotlessly clean. When we went to the bar I had expected it to be more a pub than restaurant. At first we were the only two persons in... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Black Swan is everything we expected and more. I am, frankly, baffled at some of the negative reviews on here, although they are in the minority. A rather late review but better late than never! We stayed in March and opted for the special spring offer which included one night’s stay, and breakfast, half a bottle of champagne in... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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453 reviews 453 reviews
97 hotel reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Hotel situated amongst fields kind of in the middle of nowhere making it very peaceful. Room was small but equipped with everything you need. Fresh milk in the fridge for your tea which is always a plus point with me (cannot abide plastic milk cartons). Bed very comfortable. Really didn't want to get out of it this morning. Only negative... More 

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York, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We have lived within 14 miles of the Black Swan for 14 years but never visited, what a mistake!! Less famous than other North Yorkshire gastros, nonetheless it is so so good! The welcome, service, and of course the food are all just right. We have booked again for a birthday celebration in a few weeks, expectations are high.

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North East
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a very quiet exclusive place to stay or even just to dine in. Our room was in the converted stable block with private parking. The room was very well equipped, mini bar, coffee, tea, treats, small sewing and shoe cleaning kits and the lovely four poster bed gave us a good nights sleep. Large bathroom with bath and... More 

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Los Angeles
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Black Swan Hotel in Oldstead (Yorkshire Moors) spoils you for anywhere else. The comfortable room, spacious bathroom, friendly, professional staff, and fantastic meals will be hard to find again. Located in the country with various walking paths nearby, the atmosphere is peaceful and restful. The hosts will help you plan your explorations of this beautiful part of England. But... More 

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a one night stay at The Black Swan in early June,as part of a tour around North East England.Our room was in a converted stable block to the rear of the main building.It was spacious,comfortable and well equipped,and had private parking,separate to the main car park.Our evening meal was very good indeed,good local ingredients,imaginatively used,with a modern presentation,which... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the restaurant over the weekend with some old friends, who we had not seen for nearly a year, for a reunion get together. Premium prices raise a level of expectation that wasn't delivered on this occasion. The food was good but not outstanding and I felt the portions were on the small side. The overall impression was a... More 

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Address: Main Street, Oldstead YO61 4BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Oldstead
Hotel Class:5 star — The Black Swan 5*
Number of rooms: 4

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