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“great food”
Review of The Black Swan Pub

The Black Swan Pub
Ranked #34 of 118 Restaurants in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: An ancient and historic pub, where Robbie Burns once slept, offering a warm Northumbrian welcome and great local food - try our fabulously fresh fish and chips, or delicious beef sourced from a farm just down the road.Service with a smile and a relaxed and comfortable meal waits for you - there's been an inn on this site for around 600 years so why not call in and take a break - we serve food from 12 noon until 9 pm seven days a week.
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

really good home cooked pub food, very generous portions, friendly and efficient service and good value. My only grumble was lack of choice of ale.

  • Visited July 2013
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UK
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good food and great, friendly service”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We had 2 meals here during a week long visit: the food was excellent - the fish and chips was just so fresh and well done. 4 of us all enjoyed our meals a lot. My husband has commented they need better beer distribution as on two of his visits the best beer wasn't on (he was popping in every night) and the decor could do with a bit of updating - don't let that put you off when you enter. Excellent, friendly staff. Definitely recommend for the food .

Visited July 2013
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Bahrain
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dinner in friendly Alnwick”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Excellent service in the black swan. Very friendly. Food good and priced reasonably. Would recommend for anyone!

  • Visited July 2013
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rude staff!!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We decided to eat here the other week whilst visiting alnwick in the early evening. When we arrived, there was loud music playing and the place full of youngsters.
We went to the bar to order, there was only one young man behind the bar at the time. He seemed totally uninterested in serving us as he chatted to his mates at the other end of the bar. A few minutes later, he came over and rudely asked what we wanted- I got the impression he was trying to hurry us up so he could go back to chatting.
We proceeded to order, he took the money and there was no please or thankyou from his side.
The food was OK, nothing amazing. To be honest, we ate pretty quickly as we were itching to get out of the place. When we left, we walked past the bar (again to see the barman chatting to his friends) and we did not get a goodbye or a thankyou.
The place obviously has young staff who are more interested in serving and dealing with youngsters!

My advice to anyone wanting to dine here is...if you want to feel welcome, do not come here!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A great meal in a warm and freindly atmosphere”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I would definitely recommend having a meal here the food is really good, the children's menu is good the portions are generous,good value in the heart of Alnwick.

Visited July 2013
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