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The Black Swan

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Church Street, Ashover, Chesterfield S45 0AB, England
+44 1246 591926
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:59 - 23:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went for a quiet meal- had a lovely glass of merlot and hubby had an great pint of dizzy blonde- the food was amazing the service excellent and all reasonably priced, steak cooked to perfection REAL CHIPS and homemade desserts, a lovely atmosphere open fire and a beautiful setting! We will definitely be back!

Thank Smartmove R
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168 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Had the most fantastic lunch in this lovely old country pub in the middle of a beautiful village.The lamb and vegetables were cooked to perfection. Portions so large I won't eat for another week. Very friendly and helpful lady behind the bar. Oh and the pub's dog is also very welcoming to. Roaring log fire... More 

1 Thank John B
Alfreton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attentive staff, fantastic food at a reasonable price, dog-friendly and a toasty environment with a log fire. Only minor issue is that there was only merlot with regards to red wine. Otherwise, an excellent experience and I have already recommended to friends.

Thank Niall C
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went after a drive out and before a long walk with our dog. Family lunch with 2 older children. Very friendly staff our pet dog was very welcome.....food was great, would recommend

Thank Dawn P
Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This pub is just what a village local should be. CLEAN WARM AND WELCOMING! The food is yummy with good portions, I had Rabbit Pie even though I was a bit cautious about eating 'thumper' but it was delicious! Unlike the corporate pubs and bars this is a friendly place run by real people who are keen to please and... More 

1 Thank jubilou
Cotes-d'Armor, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were a family group of 16 people (all ages) and Kate and her team looked after us with care and skill. The various meals, and over the group we probably tried most of them, were excellent and the prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended and we will certainly return.

1 Thank Tony R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Upon walking in we were greeted by a friendly atmosphere. The fire in the bar area was roaring away making us feel at home. Then followed by the owner behind the bar greeting us with a smile and welcoming us in. We approached the bar ordering drinks then seating ourselves down in which we proceeded on deciding what to eat.... More 

1 Thank Nick B
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We called in for an early evening meal. Despite several 'specials' it turned out that most had 'finished' along with a large part of the menu, despite there only being 4 diners in total. We settled on a burger as we assumed they had stock in the freezer. They arrived as a charred offering, tough and very overcooked. Having waited... More 

Thank SteveP1234
Ripley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Was met a cheerful greeting, staff were very friendly and informative,food was absolutely lovely, will be returning and will definitely be recommending to friends and family.

1 Thank pcattermole
Norwich, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Had my best meal for years which is praise indeed as I am not a 'foody'. Two lovely vegetarian options, I had the veg risotto - lovely. The sweet menu is amazing, in the end we opted for home made lemon cheese cake and home made sweet lasagne, both were fantastic. All very reasonably priced.

1 Thank sandralumbard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ashover, Chesterfield S45 0AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield  >  Ashover
  • Phone Number: +44 1246 591926
We are a Public House serving great quality Home made and home cooked food in a traditional pub atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?