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The Black Swan

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Peasholme Green, York, England
+44 1904 679131
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A really good pub with lots of character

This old pub has lots of character and a good varied beer cellar. It is steeped in history and the... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lovely place crooked stairs that fit in with the period of the property lovely friendly staff and... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
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“the pub” (13 reviews)
Peasholme Green, York, England
+44 1904 679131
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

This old pub has lots of character and a good varied beer cellar. It is steeped in history and the stairs to the upper floor list at a severe angle at the bottom which can be quite disconcerting but I rather fancy that it becomes...More

Thank Coinneach51
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely place crooked stairs that fit in with the period of the property lovely friendly staff and the breakfast is to die for best one we have ever had and Hugh it's our second visit and it will not be our last

Thank susanNottingham
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We were on our way home after dinner our last night in Yorkhwhen another American came out of the Black Swan and told us we needed to go in and listen to the music. Turned out it was Folk Weekend and the pub had music...More

Thank jfuquay
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Went to experience the atmosphere, ghosts etc, didn't see any lol. However, great beer, good friendly service and worth the trip for the food alone. Superb Yorkshire pud.

1  Thank Roy_Sandra_Ipswich
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We went last night for a Monday night treat and what a lovely meal we had. They must serve the best pies in York if not Yorkshire. Great value for money, lovely food, really good beer and lovely wine. Service both friendly and efficient and...More

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is one of our favourite pubs in York and we always tend to start our evenings out in here. It dates back to the 15th century and according to the landlord has many ghosts. One of which we have experienced first hand. There is...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This is a regular eating place which also serves exellent beer. A very old pub with lots of history. Customers are always greeted with a very warm welcom.

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I live in York as a student and when my parents come to visit we always eat here. Its great food and we have always gotten great service :D I would definitely recommend you visit even if its just for a pint next to the...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 22 March 2016

I went for lunch today with some friends the food was lovely but the bar maid with black curly hair was very rude to us. she first told us we couldn't use the chip on our bank cards to pay but then did it anyway....More

3  Thank Jade m
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Very rude staff who couldn't of been more unwelcoming if they tried. We actually heard them speaking about us around the corner because we were unsure of the menu. They definitely need to work on their customer service skills and the food was average too.

1  Thank silver110293
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