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The Black Swan

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Market Place, Belper, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Pub - With High Quality Pub Food & of Course Guinness

A Black Swan was once thought to be an anomaly (give the predominance of White Swans) - accordingly the term Black Swan has become known as a random event and particularly used in financial circles to explain events such as the Global Financial Crises...) Well whilst staying in Derbyshire for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Simon R
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

A Black Swan was once thought to be an anomaly (give the predominance of White Swans) - accordingly the term Black Swan has become known as a random event and particularly used in financial circles to explain events such as the Global Financial Crises...) Well whilst staying in Derbyshire for the Queens Birthday weekend (yes all the way from Abu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Good quality food and great value for money ! Would definitely recommend for a good evening out. Staff were really friendly and knowledgable about the area .

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Creswell
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited The Black Swan twice while on holiday,once for a drink and once for lunch,which was great home made mince and onion pie real chips with skins on and only £6,it's a very friendly pub and staff,the dog a brindle Staffie called Weller,added to the pub he was the reason we went back.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We booked in at 6.45pm to take advantage of the 2 meals for £13 and were not disappointed. On arrival the place was positively brimming with happy looking customers. We were given a nice table for two where we felt very comfortable and relaxed. I had looked ahead online for the menu and unfortunately what i wanted was not on... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Doesn't look too much from the outside but lots of choice for food and all lunchtime dishes only £5.50!!! Amazing!! Good portions....quality good....cosy little place

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Neal never ceases to surprise with the Specials. Had Salmon fish cakes accompanied with a tomato based salsa with chips and salad last night with a colleague who had the same. Stunning, what can I say 5/5 I also had the pork belly last week which came with crispy crackling and a chorizo and tomato sauce. Also stunning. Unfortunately this... More 

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

A lovely chilled place with a really nice atmosphere. Didn't have a meal but what we saw looked nice and good value. A selection of real ale, decent lagers and wines too.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went here with a local friend after they recommended the food, but the experience was pretty average. Had the nacho starter to share. £6.75. Ok but a bit sparing on the cheese. Then we had the braised beef and the pork belly. The pork wasn't what was expected...very small and compacted and with a tomato sauce of what tasted like... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Gorgeous decor (I am a big fan of Orla Keiley), lovely staff and the meal was perfect. I don't know what else to put it was one of the best meals I have had for a while and at a very descent price

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Adding to the chorus of approval for this place. It is just a pub (albeit think it does have some rooms) and has no pretensions, situated round the corner from the delightful Ritz cinema not far from the pedestrian area of Belper. The choice of menu on offer was amazing, what we had was clearly home made with wonderful individual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, Belper, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Pub

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