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The Black Swan

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Culgaith $$ - $$$ , British,
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pate” (6 reviews)
“meringue” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Culgaith, England
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We stayed at the S/C cottage across the road and had Sunday lunch at the Black Swan on Fathers Day. Very busy.....always a good sign. The whole thing from the moment we stepped inside felt warm, homely and welcoming. Service was swift yet unhurried. Run...More

Thank ACFNewmarket_Suffolk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Compliments to the chef for producing a first class meal well presented hot and very tasty and also to the lovely staff definitely a visit if you are in the area

Thank denuse1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal at the Black Swan. It is only a few minutes walk from Laurel House B& B where we were staying so no need to drive. There was a busy atmosphere but the staff were helpful and efficient. The food was lovely and beautifully...More

Thank JMcC1955
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely pub with a great restaurant ,we go whenever we are in Culgaith .The new owners are so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble .

Thank anniepitts
Stephen H, Owner at The Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review, myself and the team look forward to welcoming you back to the Black Swan, kind regards Stephen

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We were on a tour of National Trust properties in Cumbria and were looking for somewhere for lunch and came across The Black Swan Inn. We were actually a little bit late for the lunch service but they were kind enough to still serve us...More

Thank AlistairCoy
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place, fabulous location with stunning views!! Very clean throughout!! Rooms are 5 star standard.Without a shadow of a doubt the best food we've ever had when staying at any hotel, first class service!! All the staff are very friendly and welcoming!! Would recommend to...More

Thank joy239
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had steak the first time I went and found it tasteless. Also, we sat (almost alone) in the restaurant which is rather featureless and lacking in atmosphere. All in all, I was not keen to return, but we were obliged to when other restaurants in...More

Thank Travellingdave0
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Called in on a whim to a wonderful warm welcome from Jacky and "our lass." Pint of Skiddaw (nice!) for me, glass of fizzy pop for Junior while we waited for our lunch. Junior's fish fingers meal was a good sized portion and wolfed down....More

Thank RR078
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Popped out for a bite to eat and headed to the Black Swan. Glad we did as everything was excellent, will definetly return.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were up for the Marmalade Weekend 18th and 19th March at Dalemain in Cumbria and found this excellent Inn in Culgaith just off the A66 near Penrith which was a great base to visit from.The hosts Jackie and Steve made us feel very welcome...More

Thank Rod L
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jill S
Can we eat in the bar? Can we bring the dog? There will be 6 of us on a Saturday lunchtime in May. Will we get a table in the bar ok?
30 April 2017|
Response from Stephen H | Property representative |
Its always advisable to book a table , even in the bar . We do allow well behaved dogs but only in the bar area., many thanks Stephen
Linda J
how can i book
13 February 2015|
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Response from exkgs | Reviewed this property |
Tel 01768 88223. See their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 33 - USD 41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Culgaith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Culgaith
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