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The Black Swan

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Culgaith $$ - $$$ , British,
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pate” (6 reviews)
“meringue” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Culgaith, England
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Compliments to the chef for producing a first class meal well presented hot and very tasty and also to the lovely staff definitely a visit if you are in the area

Thank denuse1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal at the Black Swan. It is only a few minutes walk from Laurel House B& B where we were staying so no need to drive. There was a busy atmosphere but the staff were helpful and efficient. The food was lovely and beautifully...More

Thank JMcC1955
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely pub with a great restaurant ,we go whenever we are in Culgaith .The new owners are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble .

Thank anniepitts
Stephen H, Owner at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review, myself and the team look forward to welcoming you back to the Black Swan, kind regards Stephen

Reviewed May 15, 2017

We were on a tour of National Trust properties in Cumbria and were looking for somewhere for lunch and came across The Black Swan Inn. We were actually a little bit late for the lunch service but they were kind enough to still serve us...More

Thank AlistairCoy
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place, fabulous location with stunning views!! Very clean throughout!! Rooms are 5 star standard.Without a shadow of a doubt the best food we've ever had when staying at any hotel, first class service!! All the staff are very friendly and welcoming!! Would recommend to...More

Thank joy239
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Had steak the first time I went and found it tasteless. Also, we sat (almost alone) in the restaurant which is rather featureless and lacking in atmosphere. All in all, I was not keen to return, but we were obliged to when other restaurants in...More

Thank Travellingdave0
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Called in on a whim to a wonderful warm welcome from Jacky and "our lass." Pint of Skiddaw (nice!) for me, glass of fizzy pop for Junior while we waited for our lunch. Junior's fish fingers meal was a good sized portion and wolfed down....More

Thank RR078
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Popped out for a bite to eat and headed to the Black Swan. Glad we did as everything was excellent, will definetly return.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed March 21, 2017

We were up for the Marmalade Weekend 18th and 19th March at Dalemain in Cumbria and found this excellent Inn in Culgaith just off the A66 near Penrith which was a great base to visit from.The hosts Jackie and Steve made us feel very welcome...More

Thank Rod L
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Had evening meals over two nights food was colourful , tasty and well presented the servers were professional for a small village hotel it was Well worth asking price oh and the Guinness was good.

Thank Drew1266
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Jill S
Can we eat in the bar? Can we bring the dog? There will be 6 of us on a Saturday lunchtime in May. Will we get a table in the bar ok?
April 29, 2017|
Response from Stephen H | Property representative |
Its always advisable to book a table , even in the bar . We do allow well behaved dogs but only in the bar area., many thanks Stephen
Linda J
how can i book
February 12, 2015|
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Response from exkgs | Reviewed this property |
Tel 01768 88223. See their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$33 - $41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Culgaith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Culgaith
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