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The Black Swan

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Market Place, Belper, England
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing Sunday dinners! You can't beat the price. £7.95 for a large dinner and you get plenty to eat! Friendly staff who make you feel welcome. Have tried other places in Belper but non can beat the price, taste or service! We go at least twice a month. (The little plates deal is great too weekdays, definitely recommend the... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A nice airy modern pub with friendly staff. Seemed very popular with people just leaving work on a Friday evening. Would happily go again.

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Thank Kayla J
Derby, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Saturday meet up for lunch with friends. Ambience warm and relaxed. Staff helpful and good range of snacks, small bites and more hearty meals with a mixture of styles from traditional to fusion with Spanish tapas. All of us really enjoyed our food, curried smoked haddock kedgeree, home made burgers, piripiri chicken, plenty of salad and chips etc. Too full... More 

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Thank annabel609
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We use this pub a lot for food at the weekends. The food is always good, I'd say a high standard pub grub with some more imaginative things, like tapas, good salads and better than average sandwiches. We also have Sunday lunch occasionally, the roasts are good and there's a veggie nut roast option. We have the smaller plate option... More 

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Thank Andrea G
Belper, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great to meet friends here and enjoy a good glass of real ale. It is always busy on a Friday night and has lots of atmosphere. The food is varied and of good quality. It is always nice to try something different. In the summer it is nice to sit outside on the market square and watch the world go... More 

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Thank TRACY632013
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Enjoyed a very tasty Sunday lunch with good service and easy parking. Arrived at 12 noon when it had just opened and within half an hour or so the place was full. Can highly recommend The Black Swan for both food and service.

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Thank helen012016
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

First visit, was offered a table in very close proximity to another couple, I heard all about his mother catheter! Only appeared to be one member of staff out front, it was also a bit unclear if the order would be taken at the bar or by waitress,no menu just a specials blackboard, don't think I'd rush back.

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Thank Family_hols2199
Swindon, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Went for a family meal for 4 midweek late in August. Nice friendly pub/bar with great tapas food and other hot food. Good choice of ales (and others...). Prices reasonable, service friendly at all times both at the bar and with the waitress. Would definitely return on next visit. Traditional and pleasant pub atmosphere. Car park just across from the... More 

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Thank SteveDDD
Derbyshire
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267 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

After two recent dismal failures (the Hurt Arms, Ambergate and an eating establishment in Belper that I'm not allowed to mention because it is run by a friend of a friend!) this was a particularly welcome return to good eating. The range of food on offer is much wider than usual and both the quantity and the quality are very... More 

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Thank JJHDerbyshire
Ripley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here many times & always loved it whether for food or drink. Last weekend we took my family 4 adults 2 children for Sunday lunch. Found a suitable table for us all then to my horror was told my cousins 3 year old couldn't stay. My 10 year old was 'okay' (just) but they asked us to leave as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, European, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Belper, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?