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The Black Swan Pub

$$ - $$$, British,
26 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
+44 1665 600835
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (49 reviews)
“hand cut chips” (12 reviews)
“cottage pie” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
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1 - 10 of 372 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for a quick lunch. Mum and dad has the beef stew which was lovely. I have the chicken supreme that was also tasty. The portions are reasonable and so is price. Service was quick and friendly. Pub was quiet for a Sunday but the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sophie A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Never been before staying nearby for the weekend. Family meal for seven with Christmas menu pre-ordered with Christmas crackers. Included vegan and vegetarian specials. Very helpful staff allowing us a break for opening presents and to make room for the sweet. Good value. All great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annsandell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Black Swan Alnwick for one night B and B this is a lovely traditional pub we were made to feel very welcome from walking through the door. Our room was on the top floor it was decorated beautifully and was really...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jansin7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say about this place. If you want to relax and have a quite drink, then this is not the place for you. From unruly children running back and fourth to the bar. Lack of cleanliness (tacky tables). The management need to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank AnneEathome
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is a lovely traditional pub in the heart of Alnwick. Nice white wine, served cold & friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Leedsaway67
Reviewed 9 November 2018

My Birthday lunch in the Black Swan staff very friendly food cooked to order. good portions served quickly. I had beef stew and my son had gammon both excellent. We will be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

A lovely atmosphere when entering the building but wow was it warm!! Easy, quick check in by very friendly staff. Room was very very small and had no wardrobe. Had to hang clothes on back of door. Too much stuff in a small space. No...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve F
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed an evening meal at the Black Swan on the 23rd, the second night of our short break in Alnwick. Nice pub, very friendly and helpful staff and the food was lovely I had the scampi which came with the chunkiest chips I've ever...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jes_hfwardhouse
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Comfortable surroundings; friendly attentive staff. Lush food. Dog friendly.Bookable tables. Table service for food and drinks.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jenna W
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Found this place near to the end of our holiday. Affordable good honest food, my partner had a steak & ale pie first night we went while i had chicken burger with chipottle sauce.He loved his pie so much & mine in my opinion was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ann-Marie D
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3 July 2017|
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Response from Paul and Alison H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for late reply. Yes there is a carpark
Pat E
25 February 2016|
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Response from Pat E |
Well, next time we come to England, we will be stopping by to visit. Perhaps have a pint of Guinness and a bite to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 600835
An ancient and historic pub, where Robbie Burns once slept, offering a warm Northumbrian welcome and great local food - try our fabulously fresh fish and chips, or delicious beef sourced from a farm just down the road.Service with a smile and a relaxed and comfortable meal waits for you - there's been an inn on this site for around 600 years so why not call in and take a break - we serve food from 12 noon until 9 pm seven days a week.
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