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The Old Black Swan


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews mushy peas pie home cooked ham pastry sunday roast scampi yorkshire pudding pork sandwiches soup the pub proper chips bar meals small market town feel very welcome well worth a visit en route
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed eating here recently on numerous occasions. Food always excellent. Good friendly service. Well priced and really tasty food. Plenty of good ales. A proper pub with proper homemade food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank PaulT2821
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy at meal times - lots of choice on menu. OAP special - good value. Home cooked food - generous portions. One of our favourites in Bedale.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AMMotoG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely, staff was amazing especially the younger girl serving food . She was really helpfull

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Milliebxr
Reviewed 12 January 2019

We had lunch here during the week and were well pleased with the whole experience. Friendly and very helpful staff, lovely welcoming atmosphere, large reasonably priced menu to choose from and our food was first class. Recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stuart84
Reviewed 3 January 2019

The welcome and service was excellent but felt that it was over priced and that was before the food arrived. I ordered the haddock and chips with mushy peas. There was about 15 chips and the fish, although tasty, was more minnow sized. After playing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chris D
907deanw, Owner at The Old Black Swan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2019

Hello there. Thank you for review. As i have explained this will only be the 3rd response i have done in 4 years. I feel everyone is entitled to opinion. However after reading your comments i feel you may of got the wrong pub. We...More

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Visited last week with a colleague. Had a lunch meeting there. Staff were all helpful. Food was tasty, good sized portions and really tasty. Would definitely recommend and will return when next in area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BeachBhudda
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Good homemade pub grub, ideal plac3 to go with the family love watching the rugby pleased to call i5 our local

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Anthea A
Reviewed 11 November 2018

No onsite restaurant at B&B so went looking and chanced upon the Swan - really good home cooked ham egg and chips - well recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank scotandscandidesigns
Reviewed 8 November 2018

The pub was a nice and a friendly place, the staff where all OK. We all had a meal the food was very nice but there could of been more VEG please.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank vic-theboro
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Nice pub on the market square of a lovely little town. Good cask ales and solid pub grub on offer. Nowt flashy, but very satisfying.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rarran
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Rex W
21 August 2018|
Response from 392nickym | Reviewed this property |
I am told things are cooked in rapeseed oil.
14 February 2018|
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Response from 907deanw | Property representative |
yes we serve Monday to Friday 12-8 Saturday and Sunday 12 till 7. Our full menu is available all day everyday
9 February 2018|
Response from 907deanw | Property representative |
Yeah we have all the 6 nation games on
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