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Black Swan Asselby

) #14 of 24 Restaurants in Howden $$ - $$$ , , British
Main Street, Howden DN14 7HE, England
+44 1757 630409
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“pudding” (3 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
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Pub, Bar, British
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Howden DN14 7HE, England
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Reviewed April 7, 2016

My family and I have eaten here regularly. The menu consists of everything you'd expect from a country pub and there are a number of frequently changing specials available. The food is nicely cooked (the chef understands that steaks don't necessarily need to be cremated)...More

Thank Manic_Coffin_Dodger
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Decided to try this place for the first time with a friend and we were pleasantly surprised. They were quite busy us managed to fit us in. I chose the the Old Smokie off the specials board which was poached smoked haddock topped with a...More

1  Thank Ruth H
Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went with friends for lunch and the food was lovely, my husband had the Pork Loin special with Black pudding it was delicious, I had Stuffed Mushrooms and they were beautiful. Service was very friendly to both adults and children, well worth a visit.

1  Thank afterburners
Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been 5 times here, 3 lovely 1 not so good and the last one terrible we will not be going here again. The original chef has gone and it is the landlord who is cooking now, Had a black pudding tower with chips...More

Thank nuttynana4
ianatbw, Owner at Black Swan Asselby, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2015

Sorry to hear you were disappointed, but you are incorrect saying I wasn't interested on the night of your visit. I came to your table and as I did say on the night that the chips were cooked in new oil as the fryer had...More

Reviewed March 20, 2015

Close to the River Ouse, this is a small pub that has good beer, good food and is friendly and cosy. It has three cask ales, usually form Yorkshire Breweries, and has a dedicated vegetarian section on the menu - still not common in smaller...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed March 8, 2015

Dropped in by chance and so pleased we did,the lounge bar is decorated as a very traditional pub with what looks like the oriiginal roof beams there was a wonderful atmosphere.While the eating area is small it was more than ample for our needs service...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed October 26, 2014

Looked at the website which showed a nicely decorated dining room with tables set with tablecloths, napkins, wine glasses etc and two smartly dressed waitresses. So decided to book a table for Saturday night. We were very disappointed to find that the dining room was...More

2  Thank campingqueen2013
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Can always rely on a lovely sunday dinner at The Whelans :) great quality and good price...regular visitor Great menu to chose from also for throughout the week or if you dont fancy a sunday dinner...

1  Thank LaurenThompson1989
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Decided to try another "off the beaten track" pub that served food,checked trip advisor(as you do) and decided on Whelans at Asselby...Says Main street Howden but in reality its second village along from howden,about two miles.Plenty parking, lovely smallish pub,lounge & bar.Lovely real ales-i had...More

1  Thank Phil1959848
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Had a meal with some friends. The starters we're ok but the black pudding tower was only 2 rings high and the spicy meatballs although tasty weren't spicy. Mains were good, the vegetables were quite bland but this was made up for by the home...More

2  Thank Helen1003
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $127
Pub, Bar, British
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Howden DN14 7HE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Howden
  • Phone Number: +44 1757 630409
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Traditional Yorkshire real ale pub serving home cooked pub food
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