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The Black Swan Inn
Ranked #5 of 8 Middleham B&B and Inns
Darlington
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Great”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Just stayed for 1 night , got a very warm reception from staff when we arrived . The room we were in was lovely very clean an spacious. Had a meal on the evening it was delicious the breakfast was also really good . Would stay here again .

  • Stayed September 2013
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Whitehall, Stronsay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Dirty carpets, old mattresses thrown out in the back yard, piles of dirty laundry in the corridor, room was not serviced for the 3 days I stayed there. Definitely needs a thorough "make over". Breakfast was so-so, no extra knife for toast & marmalade (and had to go searching for the marmalade!). Staff were friendly but still would not go back there again

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Stayed here this weekend and have very mixed thoughts. The whole place could do with a re vamp as carpets and décor very old and worn. We were given room 5 at the back which was a tiny ? double room even though I had booked a twin. We had to as ask for towels which were however provided straight away. Tea & coffee were provided but the kettle didn't reach the socket, we had to move a chest of drawers to find one. I do not know why such a tiny room had a wardrobe and 3 very dusty chests of drawers in it anyway when most clients only stay one night. I opened one drawer and a huge hairy moth flew out, needless to say we didn't use any of them. The walls were like cardboard and you could hear every word and snore coming from next door. My main gripe though was the bathroom which had a sliding door with an inch gap at each side ! On the good side, the bar and the breakfast was good.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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207 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

To have four pubs in a tiny pretty village square is amazing , to find one serving such ordinary fair is astounding. The
competition in the square for customers must be an ongoing problem and the one thing that would have customers flocking in is good food. It's not rocket science. The menu is small with some interesting additions. I ordered the sloppy burger - a beef patty smothered in chilli beans served with chips. The chips were burnt and soggy. The chilli beans were very ordinary (another of my pet hates - the clue to making chilli beans is in the name - chilli beans - if there is no chilli in the dish - call it something else).The patty was as dry as cork obviously really over cooked. The wife had a carbonara dish that was gluggy and unappetising . Needless to say we'll be trying another pub on our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Surrey
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Seven of us Saturday evening went for a family meal after visiting the Forbidden Corner up the road. Received good service: staff were pleasant and helpful. The menu was good and the food very tasty. The homemade chips were gorgeous. Even better was a very decent pint of Theakston's Old Peculiar. The kids loved their food too. General consensus was we will definitely eat there again.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Booked a table for 3 people, 8pm Bank Holiday Sunday. We arrived to be told they had run out of food at 2pm that day and that they had forgotten about our table! No apology was given to us although they did offer to invite the chef down to see what 'he could rustle up but it wouldn't be the full menu!' We left telling them not to bother. How a pub can run out of food on a Bank Holiday is beyond me and to be given no apology is not acceptable. As a local person, my family and I will not be using this pub again at any point in the future. Went to the Richard 3rd pub next door who were very accommodating and the food was excellent.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

This is not 5 star so can't understand the negative reviews, you get exactly what you pay for in this life. 50 quid for room and breakfast which consists of full English, cereal, toast and preserves, juice etc so to me is fantastic value for money. Jon the landlord works tirelessly to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Rooms are dated yes( we stayed in room 6 and parents in room 1)and could do with updating but this just adds to the charm of his typical English country inn. The bar is cosy and has a good selection of beers. We also ate there in the evening and found the food to be tasty and filling, around £10 per person. Keep up the good work Jon you deserve to be successful.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Black Swan Inn

Property: The Black Swan Inn
Address: Market Place, Middleham DL8 4NP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Middleham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Middleham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Black Swan Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the market town centre of middleham, The Black Swan Inn is a warm and inviting pub where everyone is welcome. Our 16th Century listed building provides wooden beams and a fantastic open fire. Serving real ales, refreshing beers, quality wines through out our establishment. Our multifunctional property provides spacious comfortable accommodation and at different times of the day the use of private beer garden with plenty of seating, darts area and weekend entertainment until 11pm. Whether your looking for a relaxing drink with friends and family or a night packed with great entertainment after a busy week, The Black Swan Inn is a great pub to visit. Breakfast from 8 am or by arrangement. Traditional English or Lighter Option. Due To Management Change: A Light Bites Menu is available and Traditional Country Pub Faye will be introduced from Mid May 2017. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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