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Wonderful place!

Recently had Sunday dinner there. I had the roast with Yorkshire pudding, gravy, roast potato etc... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth S
Rand, Colorado
via mobile
First visit for food

Having lived in York most of my life I’ve been to the swan a number of times for a drink. This was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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23 Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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. On arrival...More

Thank Melukeo
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Paula R
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

2  Thank Wilko72
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Jeffrey T
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

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

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 We will...More

1  Thank paulpip
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Simon W
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 20R13
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

1  Thank caza64
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