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The Black Swan

8 Allhallows Lane, Kendal LA9 4JH, England
+44 1539 734640
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I'm not really sure what to make of this pub.

The Black Swan was a bit of an enigma. It was arguably the nicest looking pub we used during our... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Hospitality

Have been here previously and had had a good time. Went with friends on the 12th February after a... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2017
Steve B
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good9%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible18%
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“real ale” (2 reviews)
“landlord” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
8 Allhallows Lane, Kendal LA9 4JH, England
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+44 1539 734640
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

The Black Swan was a bit of an enigma. It was arguably the nicest looking pub we used during our weekend in Kendal. The style and old fashioned decor was lovely, with lots of splendid wood furnishings and features; and there was even a cosy...More

1  Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Have been here previously and had had a good time. Went with friends on the 12th February after a walk and found the Landlord rude and not welcoming. We considered having another drink but after the landlord collected the glasses and never spoke decided against...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We called into the Black Swan to watch the football on sky, it was welcoming with a nice open fire. The landlord and landlady were extremely pleasant and very obliging, it was a great pint of hand pulled bitter. There was a number of locals...More

Thank Orville63
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Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Two people behind bar. Seven locals. Only one beer in tap. Overpriced drinks. Filthy threadbare carpet. Nothing nice to say about this place.

Thank AnneSk217
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

A pit stop on the way back to the Beech Hotel. Friendly little pub, good Black Sheep bitter for my other half and jack rabbit vino for me. Enough said . Quiet , unpretentious and good value.

Thank Paularoughley
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Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Popped in here last night "for just the one" and ended up staying there for a couple more. Landlord and landlady very friendly and welcoming, dog friendly and a lovely real log fire. Will definitely return when we visit Kendal again.

Thank laura1966_12
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Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I come here often and it's worth the short walk up the hill, such a great pub with reasonable priced drinks too (same as wetherspoons without the long wait at the bar..). Often have karaoke nights to keep things interesting and the landlords are bubbly...More

3  Thank AMMetcalfe
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Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Popped in here while going for a wander and thank goodness we popped in. Great ale, cosy with a fire and full of locals. Love it x

1  Thank Shira J
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Reviewed October 14, 2014

After trailing (albeit very enjoyable trailing) around Kendal and all the time keeping a watching eye open for a nice hostelry, we stumbled across this l ittle gem on the way back to our hotel. We'd popped into acouple of others on the way round,...More

1  Thank Don J
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Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Were stopping one night in Kendal, tried out a few pubs as I love my ale. Was the sweetest pub, friendly staff & a wonderful pint of Marston's Smooth. Please please make the effort to walk upthe hill 1 door away from Weatherspoons on Allhallows...More

3  Thank Arramattic
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