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The Black Swan
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Fearby, Masham HG4 4NF, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Fearby B&B and Inns
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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“Great 3-Night Break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed at the Black Swan Fearby for 3 nights from 5th to 8th February 2014. Our room was a superior. It was certainly very large, approximately 30 feet by 15 feet. The underfloor heating was a bit quirky but did its job very well.
The bathroom was well presented with a huge bath. There was an odd spot of mildew here and there but what the hey...this is Northern England, so damp is expected!
We had one dinner there, which was very good. Breakfasts were large and comprehensive. Much use is made of local produce, and everything is fresh.
And the price was good...£119 for three nights B&B.
Well done Black Swan!

Room Tip: Ask for room 4...it's huge and has two windows.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Second visit to this lovely old inn. Great location with very comfortable, clean and spacious rooms, which are super warm with underfloor heating. Friendly staff, we'll-kept ales and good choice of delicious food. Will certainly visit again!

Room Tip: 1st floor rooms have better view over countryside.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Went for Sunday lunch today after being told it was good and even booked table in advance(told best to book as would get full - in event virtually empty). Found bar cold and uninviting , Rudgate beer was good however whole experience spoilt by lack of heat, waitress (landlady?) Port and slow and more interested in local who was in cbar with small child with heavy cough sat on bar stools at bar. Food average at best and more expensive than better cheaper food at pubs in area. I had whitebait, not bad but served with incipid salad with no dressing available, followed by Sunday roast beef - beef OK but low on quantity veg owed more of their temperature to hot plates than cooker! Yorkshire pudding crisp top stogy bottom. Partner had salmon starter, average, and same roast. Inordinate length of time between courses
Bucket between two bars collected Rainwater coming through roof
All in all just over £40 not well spent in a cool uninviting environment

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Don't be fooled when you pull up outside this very tradtional pub with is somewhat rustic frontage ! A warm welcome awaits you with very friendly hard working staff .The food is excellent with local produce being used this reflexes in the quality.Superb.the accommodation is separate from the pub which is comfortable and to a high standard .great for walking !!

Room Tip: Great getaway from the hustle and bustle
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Initial thoughts were, as mentioned by other reviews, the room was cold on arrival. A fan heater was offered, but as the heating did actually work very well after the warm up period, then it could have been on early enough to warm the room for arrival, especially as a deposit had been taken.
The room was very nicely decorated with good quality furnishings and the bathroom was superb, inc the Jacuzzi bath and shower.
The pub does a good range of well kept beer, and the menu was good and well cooked. The only downside to the pub being the lack of anywhere comfortable to sit if not eating.
Breakfast was good and well cooked, with a good time range to accodate early risers and those wishing to linger.
The surroundings are beautiful, we did a short walk to the druids temple, which has a cafe close by, although we didn;t try it. Masham itself has a decent range of cafes, pubs, and gift shops.
All in a good weekend, and we would return if back in the area.

Room Tip: We booked a superior double, which was reduced as it was the quite period. Rooms 9&10 have a sma...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Just returned from a one night stay at the black swan where we found the room to be warm well furnished and comfortable.we had both evening meal and breakfast in the bar and found both to be well cooked and of good quality maybe a bit more veg with the main course would have been nice. Will definetley return for a relaxing break in a lovely part of the world.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Merseyside
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We bought a living social voucher for £99 for 3 nights and upgraded for £30 in order to get the dates we wanted so we could visit the Grassington Dickensian Festival on our way home.
Fearby is only 2 miles from Masham but the road is very windy and narrow in places so take care On arriving we were greeted and taken to our room by a friendly young lady the room was cold and she said the heating was underfloor and would kick in soon as the thermostat was on 27 degrees It didn't We went to enquire a little later why it was still cold and were given a fan heater and told it would be looked into when another member of staff arrived at 6pm. We also said the heated towel rail wasn't on and we were told it came on when the shower was on (a new one on us) It didn't and didn't work whilst we were there The blind on the bathroom window also didn't wind so we pulled it down by hand and left it down We reported both of these on departure so they could be repaired.
The room was spacious and the co ordinating furnishings were nice and good quality with two armchairs and a flat screen TV. The bed was comfortable too and there was plenty of tea/coffee replenished daily as were the toiletries. We ate in the pub on the first night and it was fine, although there are better in the area such as the White Bear in Masham Breakfast was adequate and the cooked breakfast had very good quality bacon, sausages, black pudding and preserves with the toast all locally sourced
Our personal negative was with the bathroom It was built into the room with walls three quarters up and no door. This may be a personal thing but despite nearly 36 years of a very happy marriage I don't want to listen to my husband going to the toilet or vice versa there has to be some privacy at some time for us. If you are happy with this fine but you know now how it is. If this is true of all rooms we do not know so enquire on booking if this too doesn't suit you. Also a jaccuzzi bath is nice - we do have one at home.Many hotels, it appears from experience, do not manage these correctly We do not appreciate switching it on to see hair and black deposits swirling around in the water Tablets are available to put in after use which should be provided for clients to use after the bath A deeper clean and sanitiser is needed monthly with a special liquid again readily available. As far as we are concerned don't bother putting such a bath in if it isn't properly cleaned it just makes a very negative experience.
With lovely scenic views and nice places to visit around you will enjoy this area of the country.

Room Tip: Remember the bathroom in Room 9
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fearby, Masham HG4 4NF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Masham > Fearby
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Fearby
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Black Swan 4*
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