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Black Swan

2 Union St, Seahouses NE68 7RT, England
01665 720 227
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Ranked #4 of 16 Restaurants in Seahouses
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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91% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
bamburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Proper bar,really relaxed atmosphere,nice view over the harbor and if you have the kids with you you can use the lounge or beer garden,it's great!

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Wandered in for a drink, bar staff seemed not to know what beer they had on. The room didnt seem to clean and the atmosphere wasnt that welcoming to anyone the locals didn't seem to know. Drank up and left and will not be hurrying back.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Sunday lunch was cooked to perfection and service here was absolutely perfect.. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful.. Food, drinks and friendly atmosphere are the perfect way to spend an afternoon ... Couldn't be more chilled and relaxed

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Having previously been in the Black Swan on numerous occasions over the last three years the wife and I were disappointed to find that the Swan had stopped doing meals which I could only describe as wonderful apparently the chef has moved to Australia but I can't understand why Gill the landlord hasn't found a replacement on first impressions of... More

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blackswaninn, Owner at Black Swan, responded to this review

thanks for this review it is always nice to have customers return to the black swan. in this case i think most of the review was based on a conversation i had with this customer OUTSIDE the pub infact 50 yards away from the front door. if the reviewer had looked inside the pub he would have seen that the... More

Durham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Having been to Seahouses many times and visited this pub before we decided to walk up the bank and have a drink. On entering we ordered 2 glasses of wine , it was very obvious quite soon there was this disgusting smell, hence we didn`t linger over our drinks. We were the only `visitors` in the bar but evidently several... More

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blackswaninn, Owner at Black Swan, responded to this review

who on earth do you think you are. you come to a fishing village with a working harbour with proper fishermen and proper people who work in the fish prep industry and you complain about "the stench" this stench as you call it is the smell of people who have just finished a hard days work . if they choose... More

Shotley Bridge, Co Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Chef has left and food no longer done here - closest thing to a meal now is a packet of crisps pleasant pub for drinks but have to go elsewhere for food

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blackswaninn, Owner at Black Swan, responded to this review

thank you for reviewing the black swan the bit i can not comprehend about your scoring is how you can review our food, value for money and service if we dont even have a restaurant.why not try again but use a bit of common sense this time More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Know matter how many times we come to Seahouses, you can always be sure of a smile or three, the host has got to be one of the best in the area, go on get your self round, especially on a Sunday for your cheese and crackers before you partake in having Lunch......unfortunately they have stopped doing that amazing Sunday... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We have been in local pubs on holiday before, but I have never been in one as friendly and welcoming as The Black Swan. Kay, one of the bar staff was brilliant. She was chatty, she got water for our pooches, shared our taste on the jukebox and made us feel so welcome. Check out their quiz on a Thursday... More

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bamburgh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The black swan for me is easily the most comfortable cosy bar in the area a couple of generations of my family have enjoyed many days and nights here over many years and hopefully many years to come!!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Hey this place may have stopped doing food, but I and many others have to say, it's a great place to have a great pint and listen to the amazing sense of humour from the host Gill

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