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The Black Swan

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street, Oldstead YO61 4BL, England
The Black Swan
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Rating summary
  • 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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent stay, the room was very spacious and well presented, the little touches go a long way to impress, fresh milk in the fridge, torch and umbrella to hand, and homemade cakes and cookies on the tea tray, our room Flassendale had a four poster bed and HUGE copper bath that my wife put to good use, beautiful peaceful location... More 

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Burbage, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my wife in one of the four poster rooms. The room was beautiful with a half bottle of champagne chilled awaiting on arrival as part of our package. The weather on arrival was terrible but the outside terrace on Sunday morning was delightful in full blown sun. Real shame we had to check out by 10:30... More 

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Masham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and service - as ever .... however they need to invest in a broader range of background music :-) one can only take so much of Paolu Nutini, Ed Sheeran, George Ezra and Moby on shuffle .... I expect a new playlist when we return in summer !

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York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Its not often you come across a place that has it all. Tucked away in a little hamlet in pretty countryside is this gem of a place. On arrival we were shown to our lovely room, decorated with style, classic with a modern feel and a fabulous en suite. Lots of thoughtful extras too. Our warm welcome was just the... More 

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Ranby Lincs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed here with another couple for a short break. The Black Swan is fabulous, the staff highly attentive (but not in your face) very knowledgable and friendly. The rooms we were allocated were superb, immaculate and quirky, and everything provided that you could possibly need. We all had the 9 course taster menu .... We have... More 

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South Yorkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I took our friends to this quaint family run restaurant on 21 February 2015. We were all extremely impressed with the meal and service and think this worthy of at least 2 Michelin stars. We have dinned at a number of 2 & 3 Michelin starred establishments over the years and were delighted with the whole meal.... More 

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Croft-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If it's something special you would prefer The Black Swan accommodation and Michelin Star restaurant will certainly please you !! The bungalow style accommodation houses comfortable period furnishings with all modern conveniences . And the surrounding countryside is an ideal setting for such a lovely gem.

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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 January 2, 2015

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
152 reviews 152 reviews
36 hotel reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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