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The Black Swan

Certificate of Excellence
Main Street, Oldstead YO61 4BL, England
The Black Swan
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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, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
31 hotel reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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493 reviews 493 reviews
100 hotel reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

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
29 helpful votes 29 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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