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The Black Swan Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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26 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
+44 1665 600835
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Wakefield, West Yorks
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244 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were searching for somewhere dog friendly for lunch and came across the Black Swan. A very warm welcome from the young lady behind the bar, the pub dog Cole came over to play with our pup Jasper, and we ordered our food. Everything about the food was great, soups and pate starters were spot on, and the hunters chicken... More 

Thank SteveRRS
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is delicious, well presented, above and beyond your average pub food, its 'Fab' the staff are attentive and 'happy'....we have eaten there now three or more times for different occasions and never been disappointed. Food is superb.

Thank 816meh
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We piled in to this pub on New Year's Day for lunch- two families of 4. As far as i could see there were only two people on duty even though the place was busy , but they were welcoming, friendly and attentive. We felt immediately relaxed. We were served quickly, the food was not only really tasty but the... More 

Thank MRSandell
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

After a wander around Alnwick on a cold Monday morning, this little establishment seemed the perfect spot to provide a respite from the temperature. We were greeted by a friendly bar girl who served us at table, rather than us having to go to the bar as I would've imagined. We were also attended to the resident black labrador puppy,... More 

Thank Jonathan J
St Helens, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have given more info which went on the black swan hotel. Basically you will really enjoy the home cooked food here.

1 Thank tomo1959
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Popped in one evening whilst staying in Annex and we had the Veg Lasagne and Burger washed down with cloudy cider and wine. Food good as was price and would go back again, which is more than I can say for other pub restaurants in Alnwick.

Thank howard m
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I took daughter in law and granddaughter for Sunday lunch as had been previously recommended to us. Not impressed!! The veggie lasagne was the only meal that came up to scratch. Husband had roast beef - tough meat, cold plate and seriously undercooked veg , my belly pork roast (with an extra charge to normal roast), despite... More 

Thank Susan P
Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Booked late due to meeting. Room was described as a double with en suite. But it would have been better with a single bed because there was hardly any room to move. The en suite was small with a small shower cubicle and the wash basin the smallest I've ever seen. The room smelt musty. On the plus side the... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very nice pub & barman.We were allowed to sit anywhere with our dog (dog friendly pub) we ordered 2 x hot roast baguette. Ham sandwich with chips, burger & chips. All in all the food was nice would recommend to others. X

Thank ian e
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Me and my girlfriend went here on a Sunday for a few drinks, and had a brilliant time, staying much longer than we'd originally planned. The bar staff were some of the friendliest and helpful bar staff we've ever encountered, remembering our previous orders and asking if we want the 'same again?' (which very rarely happens anywhere else). The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?