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The Black Swan

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Ravenstonedale, Ravenstonedale CA17 4NG, England
+44 15396 23204
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived for our 8pm booking. Car park absolutely full ended up parking outside what looked like a vacant house opposite the hotel. Taken straight to our table in a pleasant restaurant. My husband asked if he could have the battered courgettes served drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cheese from the 'snacks' menu (served until 9pm) as a starter. I... More 

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here in two consecutive evenings. Our meals were on each occasion, superb. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I honestly can not recommend this place enough. A beautiful location with fabulous service and food. What more could you need!!! Thank you, we will be returning very soon x

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Manchester
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really cannot fault this place their food was amazing and service was great too. We sat in the bar area as had our doggies with us but they were made to feel very welcome! The food was delicious; my husband even said the soup was the best he'd ever had. We both had the fish and chips for main... More 

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Quorn, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this place by chance on a walking holiday in the area. Its a charming pub and hotel in a small village between Sedbergh and Appleby in Westmorland. It won the National Pub of the year Award in 2012. A very prestigious Award and its easy to see why it was won. I have been in a few... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food, with some imaginative choices. The staff were friendly, hard working and helpful, but service was a little slow.

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Liverpool
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars at this pub with our children but with a babysitter installed we were delighted to have the opportunity to dine a bit later than usual just the two of us. The pub was full of atmosphere and as always the wonderful team at the Black Swan were friendly, efficient and serving up delicious cocktails at the bar.... More 

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked to the black swan from the fat lamb 2miles away had a very tasty lunch and of course some local beer

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Thank offlands
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across The Black Swan after accidentally missing the turn off for the A66 on our return from Scotland. It was late Sunday lunchtime, the staff were very pleasant and we ordered a couple of starters and roast beef each. The crabmeat salad was divine as were the duck nuggets - a great start and set our expectations high... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed lunch here. Tried the duck nuggets and salt & pepper squid as a starter and both were superb. My wife had crab risotto as her main and this was also superb. I had fish and chips and was a little disappointed as the fish was overcooked and im not sure the mushy peas seemed like they'd come out... More 

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Thank BigAndy1980
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful little pub off the beaten track. We were recommended the black swan some time ago and have been returning ever since our first visit. The new menu is definitely worth a try, we had the the rump of lamb which was lovely and tender. Fantastic staff who care about their guests and demonstrate top quality produce. See... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ravenstonedale, Ravenstonedale CA17 4NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Ravenstonedale
  • Phone Number: +44 15396 23204

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