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Address: 23 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR, England
Phone Number: +44 1904 679131
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Roaring Fireplace, Cozy Atmosphere & Good Beer!

I visited The Black Swan on a day out around York with my Mum in November 2016. We visited a tonne of pubs & bars across York throughout the day and whilst most were fantastic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited The Black Swan on a day out around York with my Mum in November 2016. We visited a tonne of pubs & bars across York throughout the day and whilst most were fantastic, the Black Swan was our favourite. The pub has a roaring open fire that we managed to get seats right next to. If you’re looking... More 

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a traditional English pub when in York, I would recommend trying The Black Swan. The food was excellent, the portions huge, and the price reasonable. We had a group of 13 and everyone was very pleased with their food. The pub is full of character, and we are told ghosts, although we saw none! A... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Pub with real character, lovely Landlady and fantastic Ploughman's - would definitely recommend a visit and a pint of their Ale. Its just outside of the centre but easily accessible and well worth the trouble.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

First up, I want to praise the two ladies who served us today, in the bar and kitchen. We asked for a Ploughmans with no foods that are unsuitable for my pregnant wife - and they gave us that with congratulations and a smile. This is a lovely friendly pub - I always bring visitors to York here, not just... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This old pub has lots of character and a good varied beer cellar. It is steeped in history and the stairs to the upper floor list at a severe angle at the bottom which can be quite disconcerting but I rather fancy that it becomes less so the more libations you have. Regular music nights/events are also held on the... More 

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nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place crooked stairs that fit in with the period of the property lovely friendly staff and the breakfast is to die for best one we have ever had and Hugh it's our second visit and it will not be our last

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Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We were on our way home after dinner our last night in Yorkhwhen another American came out of the Black Swan and told us we needed to go in and listen to the music. Turned out it was Folk Weekend and the pub had music playing in three rooms. So we settled in with a pint and just enjoyed, moving... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Went to experience the atmosphere, ghosts etc, didn't see any lol. However, great beer, good friendly service and worth the trip for the food alone. Superb Yorkshire pud.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We went last night for a Monday night treat and what a lovely meal we had. They must serve the best pies in York if not Yorkshire. Great value for money, lovely food, really good beer and lovely wine. Service both friendly and efficient and super value for money. If you are coming to York and want honest good food... More 

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York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

This is one of our favourite pubs in York and we always tend to start our evenings out in here. It dates back to the 15th century and according to the landlord has many ghosts. One of which we have experienced first hand. There is always a roaring log fire in the winter and great decorations for Halloween and Christmas.... More 

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