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The Black Swan

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Culgaith $$ - $$$ , British,
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pate” (6 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Culgaith, England
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Reviews (155)
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51 - 60 of 155 reviews

Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a lovely old pub, with modern decor, a warm atmosphere, pleasant attentive staff and exceptional food

Thank Adam H
Reviewed July 24, 2015

I bookwed to eat and stay at the Black Swan during the Coast To Coast bike ridse with 10 friends. The hotel is lovely and the meal was excellent. I was a real treat after a long day of cycling.

Thank GrahamM555
Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We were really surprised at the quality and portion size as we had been paying the same price for much smaller quantities and lower quality food. Our meals were excellent and it has a really lovely atmosphere. We also stayed in one of the rooms...More

Thank Yosemite7
Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went here for a meal and were very happy with both the friendliness of the people and the quality of our meals. The crab starter was very tasty and well presented and the beef bourguignon that three of us enjoyed was beautifully cooked. Lovely...More

Thank Jane706
Reviewed July 5, 2015

We didn't have to book on the Thursday we arrived (two people sharing a table) but it is preferable to book on Fridays and the weekend to avoid disappointment. One could tell from the well suited bar staff that this restaurant had some standards. The...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed June 30, 2015

A good pint, a glass of wine in front of a fire or a full meal in the dining room plus excellent rooms if you want to stay. Though it is a few years since we have stayed as we now live locally and drop...More

Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stumbled across The Black Swan whilst returning from a drive in the North Pennines. On entering we were pleasantly surprised at the by the contemporary interior. Enerything was immaculately clean. The barman was really helpful, suggesting that we have a drink in the bar...More

Thank LottieLou54
Reviewed May 26, 2015

We visited here recently as a party of four. Approach: Set in the small village of Culgaith at the foot of the North Pennines, this small village pub beckons travellers inwards. The interior is spotlessly clean, inviting and tastefully decorated. What we liked: Staff warm...More

Thank mickeymodem
Reviewed May 23, 2015

We recently stayed in Culgaith and ate dinner in the restaurant at the Black Swan on the first evening. We were really impressed. The food was delicious and the portions were huge! We felt it was reasonably priced too. The thing that impressed us the...More

Thank Kylie185
Reviewed April 23, 2015

Having not been to the Black Swan for a couple of years I was pleasently suprised at the new decor as you enter it feels as though you are at home, we were in a private party of 30 the service was second to none...More

Thank Richard T
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Culgaith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Culgaith
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