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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2016

The meal we had here was inspirational. The whole experience was outstanding and the service in particular was as good as I can remember in a long time. The staff were enthusiastic about their food and were willing to explain every detail to us. They grow some of the ingredients in their garden and had been out foraging for others...

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2016

from our arrival where we were greeted in a very friendly way, to the room with freshly made brownie and biscuits and real coffee, to the bathroom with a roll top bath and great view we thought it was good, and then we ate the tasting menu in the restaurant. so after the 4 stunning pre starters we then went...

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Arrived at the Black Swan in the sleepy village of Oldstead to a wonderful open fire and a warm welcome from the team. Short walk from the pub to our room in the attic – Stocking – fairly compact but immaculately clean and fully equipped for our short stay. Our evening meal was delightful, the taster menu, with several canapés...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place. Stayed in the Wakendale Room which was immaculate and very homely. Didn't want to leave. Loved the bath, and the sheer size of the bathroom. Very comfortable bed and extremely quiet, best nights sleep I've had in ages. Food was amazing as expected. Opted for the 5 course menu. Every dish (including the snacks served in the...

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Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This place has everything. In a beautiful quiet Yorkshire village, you feel miles from anywhere. The pub is cosy and has the most tranquil of atmospheres. Staff encredibly relaxed and welcoming, definitely no snootiness here. Rooms are well furnished, comfortable, quiet and unpretentious. Loved the cocktails made from unusual garden/foraged ingredients. The food is absolutely top notch, proper old-fashioned ingredients,...

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somerset
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I have eaten in various incredible establishments around the world so tend to recognise quality from the very first point of contact. We discovered The Black Swan in a Great British Pub Guide 6 months earlier so being back in Yorkshire we thought we would give it a try. It was very last minute and we were very inappropriately dressed...

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lincolnshire
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Visited the Black Swan some 5 years ago and had an oustanding meal, tried again last Sunday for lunch, don't really know how to describe it other than strange, whilst sat at the bar we were served 4 amuse bouche, with a couple of drinks which were quite pleasant, but 4 seems over the top. Shown upstairs to our table,...

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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

I like the venue and the location. But food wise it was more style than taste. Desserts were the exception which shows where the K itchen is strong. Still some way to go before the price is justifiable and the staff could learn to manage constructive feedback.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed as a Christmas present. I am a little conflicted about this review, on the one hand the location had real charm and the breakfast was really lovely. On the other the dinner was disappointing and just not special. Felt like trying too hard; or the mushroom and white chocolate lollipop- I am all up for experimenting but it has...

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Ripon
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stayed the night at the Black Swan after a splendid fine dining experience. I had realized that this would bea challenge being a power chair user. I had already contacted the hotl/restaurant and had received helpful informatiobut it was clear that they had no real knowledge of disabled access issues and no facilities to surmount the problems. We had...

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Address: Main Street, Oldstead YO61 4BL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Oldstead
Hotel Class:5 star — The Black Swan 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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