We got married at The Swan hotel&spa in Newby Bridge, which is owned and run by the same couple. The Black Swan is very much a child of The Swan, and living fairly closeby (8miles or so), we often arrange to meet friends at this lovely country pub.
It's in the middle of nowhere, which is a lovely location for a peaceful Sunday afternoon. However, this means there always has to be a designated driver!
The food is excellent. The menu has changed a few times, which means we always have to find our new favourite dish. Most recently I had 'popcorn halloumi' - really innovative way to serve a dish!
Hannah, the manager, is lovely - as are all the staff. It does get manically busy, so be sure to book, and at really busy times like Sunday afternoon, the service may be a bit slow - as expected.