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The Black Swan

18 Birdgate, Pickering YO18 7AL, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First Class! Perfect hosts and staff, great ambience & food and very comfortable and well appointed accommodation. Easy parking and ideal location for all of NorthYorkshire. No TV but blistering WiFi. What more could you want? Highly Recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went here the other night (between Christmas and New Year) and unfortunately left feeling disappointed. After dining at the Black Swan in the summer and having a lovely meal with friends who were visiting from Somerset, we expected the same quality of food and service but unfortunately this was not the case. The veg was soggy and it was hard... More 

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Breworks, Owner at The Black Swan, responded to this review

We share your disappointment. Evidently neither the quality of food served or the service you received meet our expectations. It is true that over the Christmas break sourcing produce has been an issue (our ethos is to serve only locally grown/produced products and logistics were more challenging during the holiday), but our problems are 'our problems' and should never become... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We went here for a meal as we arrived in Pickering and the atmosphere was amazingly welcoming, I had a spicy bean burger and it was one of the best things I had ever tasted, the coleslaw was homemade and very tasty, and the chips were homemade, rustic and to die for. I would and HAVE recommended it to people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Called here for a drink before heading to eat. The bar staff are all very friendly. We were served by the landlady (I think). She was very welcoming and let me try before I bought. The pub is very traditional but I have to admit I like that. It was Sunday night so very quiet but if I am back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Went to Black Swan in Pickering, as a last minute decision, as to where we were to have lunch, whilst browsing around the village on a damp November day. We were pleasantly surprised with the surroundings once inside, and when the meal came were delighted. I had Prawn Guvece, a Turkish dish with tomatoes, onions, parsley and feta cheese with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Went here with my Ramblers walking group, had a great day on North York Moors, worked up a huge appetite so was really looking forward to my evening meal. Walk leader had booked ahead as there were around 35 of us, we chose our meal before hand, I chose the roast beef, also on the menu was roast lamb, pie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Stayed here for one night as part of little Yorkshire tour. Booked through tourist information place in York and it came as a recommendation. Arrived after stressful journey in the fog and the welcome was warm. There was a nice atmosphere straight away and though we had to wait a few minutes for our room it was because one of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday evening with hubby. Ordered the Chefs Special - halibut wrapped in parma ham and chorizo with boiled potatoes and mixed veg - sounded promising. Hubby had steak and ale pie. Fish was ok, chorizo shrivelled and hard, pastry on pie like leather, gravy tasteless. Veg were terrible, like something I used to get for school dinners,... More 

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We understand that you were disappointed with your meal, however we do believe that when asked if we could do anything to correct the situation you advised that 'you doubted anything could be done'. We make every effort to ensure that customers leave satisfied. Our serving staff always ask if everything is satisfactory and we provide a feedback form on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a must just a fab time johny victory entertainment for all had the place rocking show ground fab nymr well worth a trip to Goathland and heart beat filming carnt wait to do it all again next year

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

we recently were lucky to find this hotel whilst on route to the Yorkshire Coast. Our evening meal was super with pleasant , attentive, funny staff ! Certainly worth a visit for both the food and beers.

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