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Cottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from our week-end at the Black Swan, that we found it as we were following their exceptionally skilled chef Scott Fairweather from his previous place of work, but we enjoyed the entire experience, the place and the staff to the fullest. The Black Swan may not be a 4 star hotel, but is has so much...

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for lunch at this lovely little hotel. A real delight situated in the Eden Valley in a pretty village 6 miles from the M6 at Tebay. Lovely little bar with garlands of hops strung from the beams. The chef Scott Fairweather turns out some creative and delicious food. First class and friendly. Lovely afternoon and would definately recommend!!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me my partner and my dog stayed here for two nights for a little break for birthday. We received a very warm welcome from all the staff and very good with my dog. Lovely food and great service .will definitely return

2Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have styed in many great hotels around the world and never done a review, but The Swan thoroughly deserve one. We wanted to do a great send off for my Dads funeral. I told Louise, the owner, that I wanted it to be WOW. The hotel is well built and nicely furnished, the food from local chef Scott was...

2Thank Kathryn O
Buxton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

With two friends we stayed at this hotel found night. The rooms were all different but all really good. Very clean and nicely decorated. The staff were really good, friendly and very attentive. The beers were spot on the the good first class . Highly recommended. Steve b.

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Colintraive, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stayed here again for 4 nights over Christmas, we had stayed in September for a couple of nights. We really had a great stay starting from the welcome on arrival, the room was lovely, only sorry it wasn't cold enough to have the log burner on!! The food during our stay was exceptional including Christmas dinner, the service is second...

1Thank cathygrant01
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Just spent a wonderful 3 nights here, we were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the lovely staff and owner. We stayed in the attic suite which was a really great space, very clean and extremely comfortable with a great view of the fells and well stocked with tea and coffee making facilities and...

1Thank jjmillicent
Wellington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Sadly we only stayed one night at this wonderful place. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful and the bath was so welcome after three days on an exercise course ! Dinner and Breakfast were both delicious. I really wanted to take Jack the handsome border terrier home ! Thank you everyone at The Black Swan.

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A really memorable weekend.....good walking area and dog friendly. We were greated on arrival and made welcome...room was of a very good standard well equipped with tea coffee etc and warm. A pair of dressing gowns were welcome after our walk. The food was excellent...staff very friendly and always willing to please and a lovely breakfast before departure, will definitely...

1Thank edowthwaite
Sedbergh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Last Saturday we had guests staying, and starting phoning around for eating places in our area which might have late availability for 4 to dine during the early evening. The Black Swan was our third choice, and an excellent choice it proved to be. We were given a warm welcome on arrival, and all the staff we encountered were efficient...

1Thank Colin C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gorgeous, Award Winning, 16 bedroom, family owned, country Inn. Conservation Village, beautiful gardens, dog and disabled friendly. Luxury, stylish rooms, great food served in relaxed lounge/bars or formal restaurant. Exclusive use available. AA Pub of the Year for England 2013/14, Good a Hotel Guide, Sawdays Special Places, Good Pub Guide, Michelin Guide, CAMRA ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Black Swan

Address: Ravenstonedale CA17 4NG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eden District > Ravenstonedale
Price Range: £80 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Black Swan 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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The Black Swan Hotel Ravenstonedale
The Black Swan Ravenstonedale/Kirkby Stephen
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“We selected a suite and had room 3 - very nice and big room in the main building”
 of 5 bubbles A-JJonassen, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“View the web site to choose a room suitable to your needs”
 of 5 bubbles edowthwaite, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The attic room has a living room with kitchen, and is the only room on that floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Basil232, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Talk to the hotel, they can suggest the type of room they have which would suit you.”
 of 5 bubbles Rivertraveller2014, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Expect poor internet reception;”
 of 5 bubbles fhungolfer, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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