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The Black Swan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Culgaith, Penrith, England
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stayed here on Saturday evening on our way home to Leeds from Carlisle. It was on a whim and we are both glad we did. It was one of the most pleasant evenings we have had in a beautiful country pub. The place was extremely clean, comfortable and cosy. The staff were very friendly and professional especially the landlady Jacky... More 

Thank DT2121
The Lakes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had a great meal with plenty of food all cooked to perfection. The Malteser cheesecake and cinder toffee meringue puddings were amazing! Steve and Jackie are great hosts and everyone was very friendly and courteous. Easy access in a lovely little Cumbrian village.

Thank Smartiepeople
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

As a group from Penrith we have visited a different restaurant each week for Sunday lunch . The black swan is one of our top three places to visit . A warm welcome from the very attentive staff. The whole place is welcoming ,nice and warm on a cold Sunday lunchtime. We chose the typical Sunday lunch menu , beef... More 

Thank Pollyanna194769
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Looking for the nearest pub to Kirkland we travelled to Culgaith to the Black Swan. We arrived at early doors, so early that they were closed (5 minutes before opening) but the Landlady kindly let us in and chatted while we could be legally served. The feel of the bar in The Black Swan is more Hotel reception/Restaurant than local... More 

Thank Ghilly125
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

An incredibly stressful traffic jam had us leaving the A66 to find a nice pub restaurant for a relaxing lunch. A few minutes drive brought us to The Black Swan in the lovely village of Culgaith. Are we too late for lunch? No, certainly not, you're most welcome was the reply. The stress began to ooze away and we tucked... More 

Thank Matsudana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I posted a review about this Inn 12 months ago. My wife and I stayed there to recover after a 3 day stay at the local Centre Parks with the grandchildren. I rated it as Excellent in terms of food, atmosphere, hospitality and comfort, A little Gem! Well we did it all again this year and guess what? It was... More 

Thank raymondr603
Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband and I spent the night in the black swan, and what a treat it was, we were greeted warmly by the owner who checked us in and took us to our really beautifully decorated room, very well designed and well thought out. The bed and the linen on it was clean and very comfortable very luxurious. We booked... More 

Thank Evelyn M
Penrith, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the Black Swan for a lunchtime snack and what a treat! Knowing it was under new ownership we were keen to try it out. We were greeted by a very cheery bar man, Ben. We sat in the cosy bar/lounge area. The lunchtime menu was what you'd expect from a country inn. Didn't opt for starter but the main... More 

Thank Simon B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Excellent food, definitely not your normal pub fare. Dined there 2 nights running as the first night left such and excellent impression.

Thank Pam M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday, on the way to Yorkshire - as we were after a 'country pub' style lunch. We arrived at 1:55pm, and my husband went to the bar whilst I went to the restroom. When I arrived back he had the lunch menus and had ordered us a drink. As we went to order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$41
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Culgaith, Penrith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Culgaith

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