We decided to book as it was our 10th wedding anniversary and chose the overnight package with taster menu for £219 per couple. We were greeted by lovely staff on arrival and were really surprised at how big the hotel was!
We had a standard room and it was nice, nothing outstanding but it had everything we needed. Our package included a bottle of champagne and strawberries (we got 2 strawberries each) and we we situated at the far end of the hotel which was nice and peaceful.
On the evening, the four of us went down to the restaurant for our meal and had pre-dinner drinks in the bar, we were then shown to our table by a lovely member of staff. The six course taster menu was really nice, particularly the foie gras and veal. The other 4 courses consisted of a pre starter, trout, a pre-dessert finished off with a dessert. We chose not to have the wine pairing which was an additional £30 each.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the full English breakfast the next morning. The staff were extremely courteous and we would definitely visit again. Not sure we would have the taster menu the second time around as it was £55 a head, we might just have the 3 course dinner menu which was £40.
The only downside to the stay was that we were charged £10 for two bottles of water with our meal. We weren't made aware that these were chargeable at the time, we were just asked if we'd like water on the table. However, this was rectified the following morning and it didn't contribute towards the quality of our stay. Can't wait to visit again!
- 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