My wife and I stayed at The Black Swan for 4 nights in mid July. Everything about the place is fantastic. Great location, lovely room, delicious food. Everything that anyone could want in a hotel for a short stay in the Yorkshire Dales.
We did several lovely local walks and visited lots of places around the area. The Druid's Temple is a bit spooky. Lots of lovely villages and towns are also within a short drive from the hotel. We got the 159 bus from Masham to Ripon and then onto the 36 for a short journey into Harrogate.
The Nidderdale museum and craftworks in Pately Bridge are both well worth a visit. As is the shopping mall at Lightwater Valley.
The brewery tour at the Black Sheep brewery in Masham is very good as well. We sampled a few of the ales there! One is even as high as 8.9%!
The one and only issue during our stay, was the owner of the Black Swan. He's done extremely well in getting everything in tip top order at the hotel. But, I would suggest that he gets his act together on his attitude to customer's. Don't get me wrong, he would answer any question raised quite politely. But getting him to acknowledge any customer's in the morning is like pulling teeth!
Having said that, I would not hesitate to recommend the Black Swan to friends, family and anyone that asks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Black Swan Public House comfortably nestled in the Yorkshire Dales at Fearby Nr Masham. Our 17 century Public House offers a warm traditional welcome as you would expect in the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoying three continuous generations of the McCourt family our pub now provides guest accommodation accompanying our Ales and food, "An ideal base to explore the Yorkshire dales and beyond" The public bar and majority of rooms overlook the Burn valley with 40 mile views of the Vale of York and local moors. The Bar is well stocked with Black Sheep and guest ales with a host of supporting lagers, bottle beers and soft drinks. Home-cooked bar meals are served during lunchtime and our bistro is open every evening. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Black Swan Hotel Masham