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The Black Swan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food in an idillic setting. The whole team are clearly incredibly passionate about fresh food and it shows in the results. Highly recommend The Black Swan to people who love great food and delicious cocktails. Take time to have a walk around the kitchen garden, a perfect demonstration of the passion they put into the food.

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Notts UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The latest of many visits to the Black Swan and it remains a great destination. It was our first stay in the nearby house which has been converted to rooms and the standard of the conversion is good, the bed comfortable and the copper bath wonderfully relaxing. Our only adverse comment regarding the accommodation is the clear glass in the... More 

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Thank D0cd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed myself from the 8 course meal, the friendly staff, the location and the amazing room we were staying in! Like a cosy little cottage! It felt very private and had everything we needed, such as a bath, tv, fan, iron, little freezer with ice cold water, tea and the most tastiest snacks! Recommend this place to any couple!

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Nottingham England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at The Black Swan twice now and both times the service and food have been superb. Both times we booked a room and the tasting menu, the attention to detail is second to none and the staff are so passionate about the food telling in detail about each course. A must try.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We're not food experts or wine connoisseurs (or even wine drinkers!) but my husband booked an over night stay here for the food experience. I was nervous that it was going to be a snooty overpriced place were we felt uncomfortable. How wrong could I be?. I'll start with the welcome...brilliant, immediately put at ease by a friendly smile. The... More 

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Thank Ruth F
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We followed the excellent instructions emailed to us to find this place (Follow the brown signs to Byland Abbey from the A19 and then turn left) to avoid our satnav's determination to tackle Sutton Bank the hard way. We had a room in the Georgian house a short stroll from the Black Swan itself. The room was well appointed with... More 

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Halifax, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Third time here and this time with my parents. As always the staff were on great form. The food was magnificent and the drinks were enjoyed. Some familiar dishes on the menu but that's never a bad thing when you consider the quality of this establishment the scallops and lamb were my particular favourites although the trout was enjoyed very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Our party had rooms in two locations. One family in the Cockerdale Suite with its own outside seating area overlooking the 2 acre Kitchen Garden. The other family were in a delightful Georgian house (in the Wilden Room) some 50 yards from the Inn. Both sets of rooms were immaculately presented with thoughtful extras such as both biscuits and cakes... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We stayed for one night in April after a wet afternoon at the races. We stayed at the accommodation in the main building which was good. The location is very remote but it is well worth the journey down the country lanes. The food was really good. We took the five course tasting menu which was more than enough. We... More 

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Thank Lisa S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The food here is great. As pretentious, varied and delicious as you'd expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. All beautifully prepared and presented. The wine is excellent and the bottled beer first class. Service is fast, efficient and friendly. And yet despite all this it lacks real atmosphere and at times felt like dining in a medieval castle rather than... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Black Swan

Address: Main Street, Oldstead YO61 4BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Oldstead
Price Range: $257 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Black Swan 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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