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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had seen Tommy on Masterchef and had been taken with his style and flavour combinations. The fact that his peers also rated him highly just added to our interest. As a belated birthday treat we came for dinner and an overnight stay. For us this was a 9 hour round trip but it was worth every minute. We chose...

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a recent pleasant stay in this pretty hamlet The restaurant has rooms dotted around in houses near the restaurant so bear that in mind if it's raining !! Or you want to wear your heels umbrellas are provided . Room was comfortable not opulent walls quite thin so not great privacy . Restaurant and bar area ok nothing fantastic...

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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having seen Tommy Banks cook on TV and seen the praise from his peers my wife and I booked to stay onvernight and take his tasting menu before christmas 2016. The room or better described as small suite in a cottage next to the pub was superb. Beautifally presented and modern in an old world setting.We congratulate the family upon...

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Gosport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after talking to Tommy on twitter and watching his success on Great British Menu and it was hands down the best meal I have ever eaten, everything from the amuse bouche to the petit four with coffee at the end Tommy and James make everyone feel welcome

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a last minute booking for dinner. I drove so my partner had the accompanying wine, which I tried and can highly recommend! Entering into the restaurant is like going into a small country cottage, the open fire and relaxed atmosphere was nice, and the smoked eel and apple tart was served before we were shown to our seat....

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Tuesday, the 31st January myself, my son and two mates decided to have a day out visiting car showrooms and having two good meals as well. The evening meal was at the Black Swan, sadly it was dark so we never got to see any of the country surroundings. We parked up in the car park which is a...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the single best restaurant I have visited, all the staff (but especially Sam our sommelier for the evening) are very knowledgeable be it describing the food or indeed each wine course. Each course is a work of art in itself, and the carefully selected wine course matches each dish perfectly. Special mention must go to the music choices...

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Thank Sean B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since we were travelling from the midlands for Dinner at the Black Swan, we decided to stay overnight. The room was very good, really nice decorations, plenty of space, massive bathroom, proper coffee, fresh milk.... Everything you could expect. Breakfast in the morning was excellent, varied, and we really enjoyed it. I can only fault one thing, and it is...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic feast we had. 13 courses of tasting menu ranging from single mouthful morsels to intricate main courses. The cooking on show here is fantastic. Some of the flavour combinations were staggering. I have nothing but praise. There was only one minor issue. The Langoustine course, needed a spoon with it (lol) as we couldn't get all...

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Pickering, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Fabulous! At last! We have found a fantastic restaurant worthy of its Mitchelin Star. We had the lunch menu, which was outstanding. Each course packed in so much flavour, and it left you wanting more. I haven't stopped talking about the food since we got home! I love the relaxed atmosphere of the Black Swan and can't wait to go...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about The Black Swan

Address: Main Street, Oldstead YO61 4BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Oldstead
Hotel Class:5 star — The Black Swan 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“You dont go for the rooms (however beautiful they are) you go for the food !”
 of 5 bubbles Y7436GEseanb, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“all the rooms on the "outer" building have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Lbadenas, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“1st floor room of the house has good views but was noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles bobbleEngland, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
“Only used restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles LincolnshireElvis, Feb 2, 2016 | Read review
“Wilden in the separate cottage is newly created and has underfloor heating. Superb bathroom and a nice seating area.”
 of 5 bubbles ExiledTyke, Dec 12, 2015 | Read review
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