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The Black Swan, Helmsley

Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ England
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#4 of 4 hotels in Helmsley
Located in one of Yorkshire's prettiest market towns, The Black Swan in Helmsley is a superb historic inn, turned boutique hotel. Dating back to the C15th the hotel, rich in history and charm, blends antiques with classic contemporary design creating the perfect place for a relaxing break. The Black Swan provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway and a chance to escape the everyday stresses and strains.
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Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BJ England
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Durham Tees Valley Airport24 miSee all flights
Leeds-Bradford Airport36 miSee all flights
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sandtoftcattery wrote a review Jun 2021
Belton, United Kingdom14 contributions5 helpful votes
My partner and I recently stayed for 2 nights as a base to tour North Yorkshire on our motorbikes. The accommodation and restaurant are first class. All the staff are excellent, friendly, welcoming with a great sense of fun and nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend for a stay or just an evening meal. 😊🏍️🏍️
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
louise b wrote a review May 2021
St. Albans, United Kingdom18 contributions2 helpful votes
Great evening spent in the transformed outdoor space. The owner has done wonders. Here the men’s loos are something else but unfortunately can’t check that out! Staff very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Jenny J wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had a lovely 3 night winter special stay at the Black Swan in mid December. We enjoyed the cooked breakfast every morning and looked forward to sitting in the bar area for our great evening meals. Staff were all very helpful and friendly. A very dog friendly hotel. Plenty of parking and a great central location in Helmsley. The hotel was looking a little worn but we believe a refurbishment is planned for early 2021. We would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Steve M wrote a review Dec 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom18 contributions15 helpful votes
We have stayed many times at the Black Swan in Helmsley for my birthday it's like the start to Christmas. What a disappointment. We understand covid rules have made it difficult, but taking that into consideration it was still disappointing. The menu considering the price was more like pub food and very ordinary, the breakfast just did not compare to the previous visits. For me it was very expensive. The drinks were ridiculously priced The Black Swan was a let down. Will not be going back!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
joan502003 wrote a review Dec 2020
York, United Kingdom65 contributions12 helpful votes
What a superb lunch yesterday, at The Black Swan, Helmsley. We were made very welcome by the staff there, and we noted that all safety procedures were in place and strictly monitored. The ground floor of this lovely hotel was beautifully decorated; and in the lounge, the comfy chairs placed near the cracklings fire...well, it was Christmas picture perfect, and too much to resist 😊🌲 The menu was extremely varied and we were truly poilt for choice; enjoyed some good coffee whilst we were perusing the menu; we eventually decided on the Game Pie, which was served with mashed potato and peas. What a delicious dish that was; beautifu lgolden pasty ( no soggy bottom here!)with plenty of tender perfectly seasoned meat in a tasty sauce.!The mashed potato was creamy and flavoursome, and the peas, which hadn't been overcooked, were at their best. Although fairly full after that main course, I couldn't resist the Lemon Soufflé with Raspberries, Ice cream and Chocolate soil. Happy to wait and digest the main course whilst this dessert was prepared and cooked. So worth waiting for; I can't remember when I've tasted a soufflé as delightful as this. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the talented chefs in the kitchen team, your skills were very much enjoyed and appreciated. With such a warm welcome from the front of house hosts, and th excellent food on offer, we can't wait to return very soon. Already planning our next visit! If you are looking for some festive cheer, a visit to Helmsley is sure to lift your spirits, so why not treat yourself to a Merry Little Christmas at The Black Swan.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Black Swan, Helmsley
Which popular attractions are close to The Black Swan, Helmsley?
Nearby attractions include Helmsley Castle (0.1 miles), Helmsley Walled Garden (0.3 miles), and Helmsley All Saints Church (0.04 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Black Swan, Helmsley?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Black Swan, Helmsley?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Black Swan, Helmsley?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Black Swan, Helmsley?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cocoa Tree, Mannion & Co, and La Trattoria.
Is The Black Swan, Helmsley located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the centre of Helmsley.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Black Swan, Helmsley?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Black Swan, Helmsley?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Black Swan, Helmsley?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rievaulx Abbey (2.2 miles), Helmsley Castle (0.1 miles), and Nunnington Hall (4.5 miles).