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Recently had Sunday dinner there. I had the roast with Yorkshire pudding, gravy, roast potato etc. For dessert, apple crumble with custard. Everything was SO good! Wonderful atmosphere and surroundings. Add to that some good beer and you have a great place to go. Friendly,...More
Having lived in York most of my life I’ve been to the swan a number of times for a drink. This was the first time I’ve ever eaten in the place and I can tell you right now that you won’t be disappointed.
Myself and my husband popped in on the off chance for dinner. The pub is full of history and the food was good pub grub. I had the giant Yorkshire with beef and my husband had the beef and Ale pie. Both were huge portions...More
We visited here after seeing the pub on the sightseeing bus tour and being intrigued about the history of the building. We were not disappointed at all. There is a really great atmosphere and you can feel the history whilst you're there.
The food was...More
We came primarily because we had seen on Facebook they were stocking our favourite gin and wouldn't be as busy with tourists as it was Saturday afternoon. We are local and usually avoid town but we often come to the black swan for its fab...More
The Black Swan has won awards for its traditional food, especially its meat pies. We had the traditional lamb pie, steak and ale pie and rabbit stew. None of us really enjoyed our meals. That likely reflects our taste, but we’ve eaten many different cuisines...More
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Maggie A, Owner at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018
Thanks for the review.
I think your review is very balanced and constructive so thank you. To look at your specific points in turn, The sauce on the pies was using a new ingredient which is high in salt content so as a result of...More
A great pub with excellent food, we stopped in for Sunday lunch, & certainly was not disappointed...
All washed down with an excellent pint of Old peculiar.
Friendly service & a nice outdoor area in their sunny summer!
& very reasonable at £10:50
Only stayed in York the one night at the travelodge. Called in here for tea on the way back from town. Very friendly landlord. Ordered a good local beer and my wife needed milk for heartburn. Gave her 2 glasses and didn’t charge her. I...More
The pub offers accommodation which is suitable for short stays. It is a quaint, creaky historic pub in the typically English style - cosy, friendly, huge servings of nice pub-style food. The pies are worth a visit too. Conveniently located within walking distance to the...More
The actual building and outside areas are beautiful,traditional pub.We were there for a 60th birthday meal and expected to be in a room downstairs,we were actually sent upstairs to a dark room with tables of different heights set out in the middle of the room.I...More