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“Fine dining and fine hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Black Swan

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The Black Swan
Ranked #1 of 1 Oldstead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Fine dining and fine hospitality”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We've visited before for a special occasion. This time we took advantage of a late booking offer to treat ourselves. On both visits we stayed in the same room, which is very comfortable indeed. The tasting menu lived up to expectations, every morsel delicious. The wine list is extensive and we asked some questions to benefit from expert advice. We enjoyed our choice. The service and hospitality were welcoming, warm and yet unobtrusive. We really enjoyed our stay

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

This is our third visit, we come every year for our birthday, and it's been faultless on every visit!
We always get the tasting menu and the four poster room with the copper bath - big enough for 2! The breakfast is super, I'm always surprised I can eat it after the night before.
We'll be back again next year.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2013

With gift vouchers burning a hole in our pocket we finally managed to get around to booking a night away at The Black Swan and actually think waiting was a good idea. As it was cold and dark outside the cosy bar, rooms and restaurant had a fabulous atmosphere, a pint of Black Sheep sat next to the real fire was the start of a great night. Had a choice of great gins with Fentimans Tonic pre-dinner. Three great courses, with excellent Veggie options for me (almost unique for me to get choice when in a quality restaurant!). Ending with sloe port and coffee - terrific.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Been here three times now? So cannot be too bad. Had a lovely meal and well worth the money but was a little disappointed regarding the five star rooms, but not that disappointed. All that said go for the food and enjoy the experience!!! Male sure you take a sat nav as the road was closed and we had diversions which took us to know where sensible, but we got there in the end!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

On entering the restaurant, you are invited to the downstairs bar which is incredibly romantic & comforting with dark oak furniture, a roaring fire & low lighting. We enjoyed a glass of wine & our amuse bouche here before sitting down for dinner in the main dining room.

The a la carte menu is minimal with only 4 choices for starter & the mains. Food was excellent & beautifully presented as you would expect. Staff are charming & I'm astounded that the chef who has achieved such an accolade is only 24. I take my hat off to you. Lovely dining experience overall.

Stayed November 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night on my birthday, fantastic staff, unbelievable food and a warm and cosy bar/pub area with a glorious open fire.

The food is worthy of its Michelin star (ignore any previous comment that it doesn't) and the wine list is excellent.

My only slight criticism was that the mini bar in the room was extortionate.

Would definitely return

  • Stayed October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you are into small details, clean rooms, VERY comfortable beds, and a very quiet hotel then the Black Swan is the perfect place to stay. The restaurant is a whole extra wonderful experience. We went for the 3 course menu and were not disappointed from the second they brought out the consommé of spring roll and mushroom soup to the petit fours of chocolate, macaroons and something else I can't remember. The portions were MORE than generous for each course, and the extensive wine list did not disappoint. Breakfast the next morning was just as excellent, I will be chasing the flavours in my own kitchen for years to come.
Congratulations Black Swan on your Michelin star for the third year in a row, you truly deserve it.

Room Tip: Take a walk to the Abby its beautiful!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Black Swan

Property: The Black Swan
Address: Main Street, Oldstead YO61 4BL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Oldstead
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Oldstead
Hotel Class:5 star — The Black Swan 5*
Number of rooms: 4

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