Trading since Georgian times, The Black Swan Inn has a long and impressive history with famous…
Black Swan Inn
“Always improving to meet the expectations of their guests” - AA Inspector
PICKERING, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
The Black Swan Inn has a long-established history – it has been trading since 1729 and has welcomed famous visitors including Charles Dickens. Bedrooms differ in size but are well appointed for the modern guest. The bar boasts great real ales and a number come from their own brew house. High quality food is served including a wonderful breakfast to start the day. Open at weekends, Whistlers Cocktail Bar serves a wide array of cocktails together with a great collection of gins. A rolling refurbishment programme continues.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 9
- Family bedrooms: 2
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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