The Black Swan

‘Quite excellent’, Louise Dinnes’s ‘friendly’ country pub-with-rooms continues to attract regular visitors with its ‘unstuffy, warm and welcoming’ atmosphere, and ‘remarkably good value for money’. More

Contact details

The Black Swan
Ravenstonedale
Cumbria
CA17 4NG
England
015396 23204
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

16. 5 in annexe, 2 on ground floor suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, lounge, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), beer garden in wooded grounds, tennis and golf in village.

Background music

‘easy listening’ in public areas, all day.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 4 ground-floor bedrooms, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B single from £75, double from £85. À la carte £25.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Quite excellent’, Louise Dinnes’s ‘friendly’ country pub-with-rooms attracts regular visitors with its ‘unstuffy, warm and welcoming’ atmosphere, and ‘remarkably good value for money’. We were sorry to mark the death of Alan Dinnes, the much-loved innkeeper, in 2016. Visitors and locals throng the stone-walled pub for its local ales and chatter; the wood-panelled lounge, with a log fire, is a cosy spot. ‘We were impressed with everything.’ Enjoy ‘excellent, plentiful’ dishes such as pork tenderloin, black pudding, mustard mash, savoy cabbage; in fine weather, sit among the chickens in the garden running down to the stream. A new chef, Scott Fairweather, has arrived. We would love reports on his cooking. Country-style bedrooms are individually decorated; some, with external access, are ideal for dog owners. ‘Our large, ground-floor room overlooking a small courtyard was well maintained, though there was a slight “doggy” smell on the first night. We liked the good towels and toiletries in the bathroom.’ After an ‘adequate’ breakfast, set out on one of the many walks from the door – maps and booklets provided. An ‘excellent’ stop for travellers to and from Scotland. (Gwyn Morgan, TL, Susan Willmington)

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The Black Swan
Ravenstonedale
Cumbria
CA17 4NG

Guest comments

'Lured by their two-day package. The welcome, especially the waiting staff, and the good value, as well as the proximity to Chatsworth meant that my disabled husband put up for the lack of a shower in the otherwise very attractive ground-floor room. ' - Susan Wilmington - September 2014
'A very busy place but they appeared to cope, and dinner was excellent. So was breakfast though I could have done without the radio. ' - A.J Gillingwater - May 2014
'Our second visit. We had the same comfortable room. Reception and service as good as before. Food was excellent. It was good to hear the locals chatting in the bar. ' - Gwyn Morgan - September 2012
'It remains one of my favourite hotels in the land. Continues to be dependable, unstuffy, warm and welcoming; still remarkably good value for money. Each bedroom is different: all are furnished for double occupancy; two are quite small the others are spacious. One member of my party used one of the three wheelchair-friendly ground-floor rooms and he was well satisfied; no view from the window, but large and comfortable, and with an inviting bed. Despite the liveliness of the hotel's bars none of us was troubled with noise much beyond 11 pm. The kitchen is a busy place - meals seem to be served almost constantly. We were very pleased with our breakfasts and dinners, tackling with gusto some pretty substantial portion. Smaller portions of most main dishes are available on request, the price appropriately reduced. The cooked breakfast are irresistible. ' - Trevor Lockwood - October 2014

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