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Black Swan

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$$$
British, Brasserie, Tea Room
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Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
01439 770466
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Black Swan at Helmsley offers a warm Yorkshire welcome, with a history...
The Black Swan at Helmsley offers a warm Yorkshire welcome, with a history dating back five centuries. Now a four-star boutique hotel, it combines antiques alongside contemporary art in its colourful interior. A stay here gives you time to unwind and savour delicious menus in the hotels newly refurbished three AA-Rosette restaurant, The Gallery, where seasonal Yorkshire dishes are given a creative and cosmopolitan twist. The hotel is also home to a gem of a Tearoom where you can enjoy an afternoon tea in the award winning tearoom, or beside one of its many log fires.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Teas and Cakes

I and my wife made an unplanned visit to this place last year for afternoon tea. This is probably the costliest tea room in this place, so we wanted to try the oomph factor associated with this posh tea room. We were not disappointed as we were treated to some delicious freshly baked cakes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
sivakumarhip
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Northwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I remember coming up to York in the 60s and have fond memories of high tea at The Black Swan in Helmsley and thought it a lovely surprise to take my wife while up in York. This little market town is so picturesque, everyone going about their business, its like living in 'All Creatures Great and Small' country. The service... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had a lovely 3 course meal at this Hotel, the meat was melt in the mouth and the chocolate tart pudding was amazing so good. Would eat here again but its quite on the pricey side.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I and my wife made an unplanned visit to this place last year for afternoon tea. This is probably the costliest tea room in this place, so we wanted to try the oomph factor associated with this posh tea room. We were not disappointed as we were treated to some delicious freshly baked cakes and fruit scones with strawberry jam... More 

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Grandtully, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We travelled with our puppy and chose the Black Swan. because it was dog friendly. Our stay was excellent from start to finish. Superb customer service, fabulous ambiance, outstanding food and situated in a picture perfect Yorkshire market town . Highly recommend a stay here with or without a dog.

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for the best Afternoon Tea experience my mum and I have ever had. We visited today at 12pm for a booking and although I was bringing my 2 young daughters one aged 2 & the other 3 this was not a problem and in fact the staff were fantastic... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Relatively local and went out for a walk around Helmsley at the weekend. After our walk we opted for a quick pub lunch, went for the black swan as we were with dog and it is dog friendly. Only ordered a quick sandwich so cannot comment too much on the food/service but what we did experience cannot be faulted. We... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have not been to Helmsley for many years and decided to pay a visit with a friend. We had a wander rind and then decided to have lunch at the a Black Swan. We entered via the main entrance and opted for the bar. There as a lovely welcoming real log fire and the young lady that looked after... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Gorgeous food for a special occasion. We went for the 3 course a la carte menu and found the starters and mains really great. The choice for deserts was a little disappointing but brilliant cheese choices.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We chose the Black Swan after looking around all the eateries around the market square in Helmsley. We had thought that most restaurants on a damp Thursday evening in March would be easy to book into, but this wasn't the case. The Black Swan was very busy (as was The Feathers) and it was easy to see why. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved it all. Food amazing.staff brilliant. Ambiance really comfortable. Lovely log fires. Room facilities great & very comfortable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place | Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Helmsley
  • Phone Number: 01439 770466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 46
  • Cuisine: British, Brasserie, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

The Black Swan at Helmsley offers a warm Yorkshire welcome, with a history dating back five centuries. Now a four-star boutique hotel, it combines antiques alongside contemporary art in its colourful interior. A stay here gives you time to unwind and savour delicious menus in the hotels newly refurbished three AA-Rosette restaurant, The Gallery, where seasonal Yorkshire dishes are given a creative and cosmopolitan twist. The hotel is also home to a gem of a Tearoom where you can enjoy an afternoon tea in the award winning tearoom, or beside one of its many log fires.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?