If you're looking for a great experience, in a stunning location with great food - this is it.
Having been recommended by a friend, we booked the Swan for their Sunday 6 course tasting menu. At half price this was worth every penny and more.
We opted not to know what the menu was, simply enjoying each course as it arrived. Each accompanied by a chosen wine - it really worked.
The highlight was the lamb. Epic. The lowlight was the ginger mousse. However each to their own.
Dessert was stunning.
I couldn't give the hotel 5/5 for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we found the waitress very hard to understand when explaining the food. Not a huge issue as we'd opted for the surprise - however I still don't know a couple of the courses I ate. Also, the cocktails were really watery - such a shame at £22. But simply switched to red wine and I was back happy.
The evening singer was great - really good and topped the night perfectly .
The room was also nice - lived in and country feel - exactly what we wanted. If you want contemporary, stay in the city. The half bottle of champagne on arrival was a nice touch and really enjoyed.
Finally - breakfast was brilliant. Brought to the room and a huge variety, I am now happy not to eat for the rest of the week.
Put simply. Book. It was great as a couple.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. With its own 3 AA rosette restaurant and award winning tearoom, The Black Swan Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway and a chance to escape the everyday stresses and strains. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Black Swan Helmsley
- Black Swan Hotel
- The Black Swan Hotel Helmsley, Yorkshire