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The Black Swan

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#6 of 25 B&Bs in Pickering
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A 17th century coaching Inn serving a wide range of local real ales and good quality, home-made food. There is an on site brewery and a dedicated music venue, The Cockpit, which opens for ticketed acoustic music every couple of weeks. There are 9 en-suite rooms available, 5 of which are fully refurbished. Large outdoor seating area at the rear of the building. There is also plenty of parking for customers, the entrance is at the rear of the building. The building dates from the early 17th Century and has been modified and added onto over the years, so be aware there are at least two sets of stairs up to the bedrooms - so not probably suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
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Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Mid-range
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alteman wrote a review Dec 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom20 contributions9 helpful votes
On a whim, decided to go to Pickering to visit the Bangers and Cash car sales. Booked in at Black Swan and glad I did so. Jill, staff and locals created a very friendly and comfortable atmosphere for my stay. Cannot fault the room, breakfast and local information provided by Jill and staff. Would definitely stay there again if I am in that area.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Paul G wrote a review Sept 2023
Conwy, United Kingdom7 contributions9 helpful votes
A lovely place to stay. Very welcoming. Superb food and a great bunch of staff who actually go the extra mile to provide a service to be proud of. Can't fault the place at all We'll be back again very soon.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Spotlessly clean rooms. Superb food. Very friendly staff.
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Tim D wrote a review Aug 2023
Stamford, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
I highly recommend this fantastic pub/hotel. From the moment we were welcomed by Jill the co-owner to this remarkable 400 year old but entirely modernised and comfortable Inn. The bedrooms were fine and breakfast excellent. Jill and her husband Philip have done a fantastic job in preserving what is a vital part of the community of Pickering. Long may they last!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Excellent private car parking with two EV charging points
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crayolp wrote a review Aug 2023
Ashtead, United Kingdom48 contributions21 helpful votes
The owner’s were extremely helpful and accommodating, sorting out our parking and arranging dinner for us even though we were late checking-in. Very friendly and helpful staff all weekend. Good choice for breakfast and a comfortable room.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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P3T354 wrote a review Aug 2023
St. Andrews, United Kingdom22 contributions16 helpful votes
The best bar restaurant in Pickering. Great staff, great food and a fine range of wine and beer. Due back there in September and looking forward to it already. We've been going there for over 12 years now, which is something, the interior is fab, having recently been done recently. We have a special table, in the corner by the fire. It's almost like going home. <3
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PoultonLeFyldeKaren wrote a review Jul 2023
poulton le fylde4 contributions
Stayed for a family birthday, wanting to visit this area. Accommodation lovely and spotlessly clean. Very friendly staff, lovely owner, nothing to much trouble. Got us out of a problem when a local restaurant had to close last minute. Breakfast one of the best we have ever had. Can’t recommend enough.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jill Hall, Owner at The Black Swan
Responded 2 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review - glad we could help out with your family meal!
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Rebekah S wrote a review Jun 2023
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Beautiful hotel! The staff are really welcoming, the room was really lovely including the aircon! Especially during the hot weather, I would really recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Pickering, it was only a short walk to the train station for the NYMR
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jill Hall, Owner at The Black Swan
Responded 2 Aug 2023
Thank you for your lovely review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Graham S wrote a review Jun 2023
Aix-en-Provence, France5 contributions1 helpful vote
A wonderful 2 night stay, super breakfast, lovely evening meal, and tremendously helpful and friendly staff. Hotel is welcoming and the rooms clean and well appointed. Good value and would stay again, given an excuse to return. Pickering is a fabulous little town in North Yorkshire, a great location for exploring the North York Moors.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Jill Hall, Owner at The Black Swan
Responded 2 Aug 2023
Thank you for your lovely review - both about the Black Swan but also about Pickering! We are very proud of our lovely little town.
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Jane B wrote a review Apr 2023
10 contributions2 helpful votes
The Black Swan in Pickering has been tastefully updated and has a comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. A group of us used a large room and the heated patio for a casual school reunion, where many more people than expected attended (50-60). The staff graciously accommodated the large number, and were beyond helpful for the entire evening. Some attendees stayed the night in their on-site accommodations and said it was lovely. Thank you to the Black Swan for helping to make our reunion memorable!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Jill Hall, Owner at The Black Swan
Responded 24 Apr 2023
Thanks Jane - we're so glad everything went well, especially when you had arranged the get-together from afar! Safe trip home and hope to see you again another time.
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Richard M wrote a review Apr 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom20 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel over the Easter weekend and really enjoyed our stay. The two rooms we had were very clean and comfortable with everything you could need and the owner Jill and her staff were very accommodating with any requests we made. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. Secure parking to the rear of the hotel was convenient with the great town centre location. Would not hesitate to stay here again if visiting the area
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Black Swan
Which popular attractions are close to The Black Swan?
Nearby attractions include Beck Isle Museum (0.2 miles), St Peter's & St Paul's Church (0.03 miles), and Pickering Castle (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Black Swan?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Black Swan?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Black Swan?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Black Swan?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nosh, Willowgate Bistro, and Namaste Bengal.
Is The Black Swan located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Pickering.
Are there any historical sites close to The Black Swan?
Many travellers enjoy visiting All Saints Church (3.5 miles), Cawthorn Roman Fort (3.9 miles), and Old Chapel (3.6 miles).