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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

We booked here for a party of 20 for Sunday lunch. It was absolutely fantastic. The Sunday roasts were enormous and delicious, best roast potatoes and huge portions of fresh veg and cauliflower cheese. It all came together which was amazing for such a big...group. The puddings were gorgeous and the whole experience was five star. The staff really made an impression on us and that contributed to the really great afternoon. Well done!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We decided to visit the Black Swan again after such a fantastic experience in September 2023. Unfortunately we was slightly disappointed when we returned in January 2023. We ordered 2 x Fish and chips and 2 x cheeseburgers. The fish and chips was nice but...the Burgers were very disappointing. The chips served with the burgers were French fries from the freezer, the burger was quite bland and dry. The price was very expensive for the quality of food received, upon the journey home we all commented on how much the restaurant had changed. We went on a Saturday night, as we did last time only to notice the car park was very quiet and there was only 4 tables booked with paying customers, back in September 2023 it was heaving. We got told that they had changed the chef since our last visit and this was very noticeable to the menu choice and quality of food presented (and not for the better) We all commented on how strange it was that they were offering a spring menu in January which is very limited as to choice. It is such a shame that the Black Swan has taken this route and unfortunately we will not be returningMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

We came here for Christmas dinner, and it was lovely! From start to finish the service was brilliant & the food was soooo tasty! The staff were so busy, but still so attentive, patient & kind! If we lived nearby we’d definitely come here again!...If we happen to holiday here again, we’ll definitely be coming back for Christmas dinner! Thank you again!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Went here for Christmas Day lunch as we.were staying nearby. Food.was.lovely starters were flavoursome turkey.was.lovely and plentiful , both served piping hot , pudding was in the same quality Food was excellent and left very happy people. Heard someone.moaning , don't know what they had...to complain about ,.Suppose there is always someone. Staff were very busy but we're polite and caring If you are in the area a lo ely.place to come. Thank you for all your hard workMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Absolute avoid like the plague! We booked our Christmas meal here and it was shocking from start to finish. They had far too many people in there which all I can say was purely down to greed. They could not cope with the amount of...people in there and we waited for an hour and a half before we had any food. Ordered countless drinks that never arrived and once the food was there it was freezer meat at best. Sat there with our desserts and still had parts of our dinner that had not been cleared. Promised to remove 50% of the food bill but then back tracked and only refunded part of it. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Money making machine and that’s all you cared about!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

We went as a group of 8 to have a Xmas get together! All the food was great and service was lovely, really friendly people! We would definitely return!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Went with family party of sixteen as staying nearby for a long weekend. We were requested to preorder not keen but understandable due to party size. On arrive half the table had knives,forks, side plates and napkins other half just knives and forks. Sat for...a while discussing what's wines etc everybody wanted. No one came to take order so when starters arrived it as chaotic asking for drinks and getting right starter to right person and waiting glasses.Had to ask for napkins which were literally thrown at me. Main meals arrived with no peas with both of the fish and chips. All three of the burgers had to be sent back as cold. Chef decided to do from cratch unfortunately when they did return everyone else had finished. Desserts slow to come maybe due to delay of burgers and again had to ask for spoons. Had to chase up one of the desserts. Food was OK nothing specialMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

Amazing Sunday lunch, worth the price as felt a bit special. Staff were all very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed and homely. We left very content and full!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023 via mobile

What a wonderful experience from start to finish. Dan and the team were incredibly helpful and accommodating, accepting a booking of 20 and then letting us increase to 32 without any problems. On the day, the food was served swiftly by the team who could...not do enough for us and most importantly the food was incredible, so delicious with generous portions. The beef was cooked perfectly and the best I can remember having in a pub. It came with a giant yorkshire pudding, huge bowls of veg to share, mouth watering cauliflower cheese and I was so excited to get my own little pan of bread sauce (I’m addicted) even though I hadn’t ordered the chicken. I’m usually disappointed when I order a roast out as it’s never as good as your own home made just how you like it, but nothing disappointed at the Black Swan. Well done and thank you, top marks from me and I will be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

Passed by in afternoon popped in for drink. Lovely pub. Noticed 25% off meals on Tuesdays . Back to holiday apartment. Changed and returned. Excellent meals for us. Starters and main courses. Yorkshire portions in Derbyshire. Can't fault em! A really good pub with log...fire and sport on TV in bar. The staff were great, specially Elizabeth.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

Visited as part of a group of nine relative strangers for Sunday lunch. Website prices were out of date, which didn't make a good first impression, especially as we'd been issued at the table with a là carte menus as well, only for those who...had made their choice from that to be told that they couldn't have it! The beef is now priced at £20 and the lamb £19, for example, and although we'd rather prices were increased than standards fall, I think it is fair to say that these are very much top end for a pub lunch. Expectations were there set high on the one hand but on the other we waited for our meal with some trepidation and concern that we might be being ripped off, so it had better be good... Well, I pleased to say the food was pretty good. I'm always impressed by a chef's ability to deliver a host of different meals at the same time and, although it's obviously a bit easier with roasts, between us we'd ordered beef, lamb, pork, chicken & salmon, so we covered most bases. Everyone was very happy with their chosen protein and, although I can only speak for the beef (which my wife felt lacked flavour and I felt had a hint of aniseed, which I don't like), the one thing we agreed on was that it was melt-in-the-mouth tender; indeed, I've never had beef with quite the same almost pâté-like texture! Yorkshire puddings were great and were served with every main, although to save waste there might be merit in asking those not having beef if they actually want a Yorkshire, as at least three people on our table left theirs. We were given a good selection of veg - including 'proper' cauliflower cheese baked in the oven - all of which was very nicely cooked. Particularly pleasing was that the quantity of veg provided was spot on - plenty so that no one felt constrained to be polite, but not so excessive as to end up with any left over. So, full marks for the chef and kitchen colleagues but, unfortunately, front of house was not up to the same standard. There's nothing I want to single out for comment, but 3* for service is the best I can muster and meant the group didn't enjoy the dining experience quite as much as they otherwise would have done. Get the service right and it's worth the money.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

We all had different dishes and each was equally delicious. Beautiful venue, good music and friendly service. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

Called in for a lunch when driving past soo happy we did best food around two of the table had Panini’s two for £20 and got plenty of food and we had the kebab skewers which where to die for wish we had room for...a dessert will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Celebrated a 60th birthday with 10 of us. Couldn’t have been better food, service, or value. Great portions of all courses and lots of veg accompaniments. Lovely serving person.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

Immaculate Sunday lunch. Beef cooked however we wanted, perfect for father’s day! Couldn’t recommend enough , well done!

Date of visit: June 2023
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