If you want a great winter break but are on a strict diet and dont like cosy bars and good rooms ,do not go to the black swan!Otherwise do not bother to look any further,its a real hostelry in the old sense
Reviewer:roger t | Fri 6th Dec 2019 | 1 month ago
I stayed at the Black swan for one night. And I was I could have stayed longer. Food was excellent. Rooms spotless. And the staff were so friendly and helpful. Such a warm cost atmosphere. Love it and will definitely return. Thank you
Reviewer:Robert G | Wed 20th Nov 2019 | 1 month ago
Excellent accommodation, food and service. Fantastic value for money.
Reviewer:David W | Fri 15th Nov 2019 | 2 months ago
Extremely warm welcome. Lovely comfortable bed and excellent food
Reviewer:janet w | Thu 14th Nov 2019 | 2 months ago
Our second visit to the Black Swan was as enjoyable as our first.A comfortable, friendly hotel with good food we consider it a real find and will definitely return the next time we book ourselves a spa day at Center Parcs which is close by and the reason we were in the area.
Reviewer:R | Wed 13th Nov 2019 | 2 months ago
Very friendly, lovely room, great breakfast, nice meals, charming pub and great surroundings.
Reviewer:Dominiek B | Sun 10th Nov 2019 | 2 months ago
Great hosts, room and superb food.Such wonderful value for money.
Reviewer:t | Fri 8th Nov 2019 | 2 months ago
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. I was travelling with a friend and stopped off here on the way back home to Scotland. I only wish I had booked for a couple of nights now as this is one of the best places I have stayed. It is clean, the staff are fantastic &the food is amazing. Hats off to the chef &the barman who made our stay all the more enjoyable. The only thing I could comment on was upon arrival we had been hoping for lunch but were told they don’t do lunches in the winter months. I can completely understand this due to quieter conditions but maybe lunch advertising should be omitted during this time eg room info &other road signs, internet etc. A small thing though &ended up enjoying a lovely lunch just a short distance away. Thank you for a lovely stay
Reviewer:s | Wed 6th Nov 2019 | 2 months ago
Warm,clean and comfortable.Good food,generous portions and reasonably pricedFriendly helpful staff,will return
Reviewer:Peter R | Fri 1st Nov 2019 | 2 months ago
We have just stayed at the back swan in Penrith i would recommend this fabulous inn to everyone the roon are spotless and well decorated thefood and hospitality was outstanding we had a brilliant time.
Reviewer:Gail R | Sun 27th Oct 2019 | 2 months ago
a MUST place to stay
Reviewer:john b | Thu 24th Oct 2019 | 2 months ago
Very comfortable accommodation in country pub.The room was warm and comfortable and everyone was very friendly. The restaurant was excellent and location superb.
Reviewer:Mike A | Thu 24th Oct 2019 | 2 months ago
Loved everything about our stay at the Black Swan, owners, staff, locals all made us feel welcome, just what we needed to destress and re-charge our batteries, well worth a visit, we will return
Reviewer:heather c | Tue 22nd Oct 2019 | 2 months ago
Hi Guys,Thanks again for the fantastic hospitality and great food.
Reviewer:Keith E | Mon 21st Oct 2019 | 2 months ago
Lovely pub, the food was marvelous. Huge Sunday roast and even bigger breakfast. The staff were great and helped get our boarding passes printer following a demand from RUINAIR that we had to provide them with paper boarding passes despite having downloaded then to the wallet in their app !The rooms are small but beautifully formed with everything you need. Great atmosphere in the pub with friendly people. Highly recommended.
Reviewer:Mike A | Fri 18th Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
Couldn't fault it,very relaxing stay,will book again.
Reviewer:Ian G | Fri 18th Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
Good friendly pub. Staff are very helpful, the food is good, and the accomodation is comfortable
Reviewer:George H | Mon 14th Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
A really good stopover either north / south or vice versa. Accommodation immaculate and food excellent.
Reviewer:h | Sun 13th Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
Had the pleasure of staying at The Black Swan Culgaith again recently. Comfortable, welcoming and good food as always. Look forward to our next visit.
Reviewer:Susan B | Sun 13th Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
Extremely comfortable and welcoming hotel. The meals were very and reasonable priced. We had a great weekend.
Reviewer:Eric N | Wed 9th Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
A real joy.Very clean, good beers, brilliant food and staff really friendly.
Reviewer:Brian B | Wed 9th Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
Thank you for the perfect R and R.Steve and Jacqui are the most exceptional hosts.Wonderful accommodation, food, and ambience.
Reviewer:Jane M | Mon 7th Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
Excellent accomodation food etc would recommend.
Reviewer:MARTIN W | Thu 3rd Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
Very friendly hosts and staff. Good food in the restaurant and a quality breakfast. Would certainly look to stay again when back in the area.
Reviewer:Ian S | Thu 3rd Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
From the moment we arrived we were looked after.It felt more like visiting family and we were made to feel welcome.Our roomwith en suite was nice and clean and homely.Very comfortable bed and a delicious full English breakfast the following morning. Thank you so much for adding to our stay in your beautiful hotel.
Reviewer:g | Wed 2nd Oct 2019 | 3 months ago
This was our third visit to the Black Swan and it never disappoints.Steve and Jacky are the perfect hosts and the standard of food is extremely high.Lovely area for walking, and the Settle to Carlisle railway.We will certainly be back and would thoroughly recommend Room 1!
Reviewer:Mr. Les E | Mon 30th Sep 2019 | 3 months ago
This is a nice easy relaxed hotel with good food and very generous portions.The front of house staff are exceptionally welcoming and the rooms comfortable.Nothing is pretentious and even the locals in the crowded bar are the genuine article. Maybe the stairs for the geriatrics or the impaired walking might be a problem
Reviewer:Iain D | Sun 29th Sep 2019 | 3 months ago
5 stars all the way especially the "full monty"breakfast.
Reviewer:H | Sat 28th Sep 2019 | 3 months ago
Great place to stay, it’s well run and the staff are all very friendly. The food is lovely with very generous portions.
Reviewer:Mary B | Thu 19th Sep 2019 | 3 months ago
The Black Swan is is really lovely wam, friendly and comfortable place to stay. They do great breakfasts and food too. Couldn’t ask for better.
Reviewer:Susan F | Thu 19th Sep 2019 | 3 months ago
Very warm welcome.arrived early and they offered to clean our room first there was a great rapore with the owners,the rooms are clean with good selection of toiletries and tea coffee and biscuits,the evening meal there is a good choice and plenty of it as t is the breakfast
Reviewer:Colin L | Tue 17th Sep 2019 | 4 months ago
We had a lovely. time, thanks very much to Jackie and Steve for making all 11 of us feel so welcome..We are a group of O.A.Ps all at university together over 50 years ago and meet up every couple of years from all parts of the globe .We all agreed that we had never been looked after better, excellent food, comfortable rooms and lovely surroundings .. Thanks to all the staff..Dorothy and Tony.
Reviewer:Tony C | Tue 17th Sep 2019 | 4 months ago
Great staff, very comfortable room and excellent breakfast. A perfect pit stop on the way back to London in a beautiful setting. Thanks all!
Reviewer:toby b | Mon 16th Sep 2019 | 4 months ago
Friendly and helpful staff lovely food wide selection would stay again
Reviewer:hilary s | Wed 11th Sep 2019 | 4 months ago
Comfortable and warm after long and arduous journey from Suffolk. Delicious food, warm welcome made life much improved. Thanks
Reviewer:Peter B | Wed 4th Sep 2019 | 4 months ago
I am a seasoned traveler and I have stayed at thousands of hotels all around the world. We booked this as a last minute stop over from Cambridge to Perth we had an amazing warm welcome with excellent food and drink during our entire stay and we could not fault the location &excellent facilities which included large television and adequate parking. I highly recommend the Black Swan and we plan to return for a much longer stay as soon as possible. Simply Wonderful staff and location.
Reviewer:John A | Fri 30th Aug 2019 | 4 months ago
Lovely room and food
Reviewer:Paul K | Tue 27th Aug 2019 | 4 months ago
Very friendly staff, great atmosphere excellent rooms and great food what more could you ask for.
Reviewer:Graham P | Tue 27th Aug 2019 | 4 months ago
We stayed for bed and breakfast when travelling from Cairnryan to friends in Yorkshire. A super relaxing stay and excellent food, both at breakfast and for the evening meal we ordered after arrival. The staff were very friendly, the craic was great and the bedroom very comfortable and well equipped. We could find no fault with our stay here - and we will be back!
Reviewer:Mr Graeme M | Tue 27th Aug 2019 | 4 months ago
My friend and I had a one night stay at the Black Swan and discovered an amazing family run hotel.Jackie and Steve were very welcoming and helpful. My room was taste fully decorated, spacious and very clean. Our evening meal was beautifully presented and delicious. The cooked breakfast was equally as good!All of the staff are happy and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the Black Swan to my friends and family. Looking forward to a return visit hopefully soon.
Reviewer:Annette R | Thu 22nd Aug 2019 | 4 months ago
As usual food amazing, bedroom gorgeous and Steve and Jacqui always make us so welcome
Reviewer:Helen W | Mon 19th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
We sadly only had one night here on our way back from Inverness. Clean comfortable room. Great selection of ales andexcellent food &staff.Just what we needed thank you.
Reviewer:Dawn G | Mon 19th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Lovelyplaceto stay will be back
Reviewer:steve b | Fri 16th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
The black swan is fabulous. The hosts and staff very friendly and accommadating. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The sunday roast was amazing, the breakfasts were beautiful. All staff were approachable. Easy access to the lakes. Any request was met with immediately. Would definately recommend both accommadation and food. Would certainly stay here again. Lovely and homely .
Reviewer:Debra M | Thu 15th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
The bed was the best bed and the food was really good.
Reviewer:katja maj n | Thu 15th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
My husband and I spent one night at the Black Swan recently.Itâ€™s location is great for travelling around the Lake District.The staff were friendly.The whole place was very clean and comfortable.We had a lovely room with a very comfy bed and in the morning had a very satisfying breakfast.Would definitely recommend.
Reviewer:Gwen W | Tue 13th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Welcoming staff, comfortable beds, great breakfast and just off the A66, in a wonderful village. Breakfast was cooked to order and delivered to table within minutes.The location of the hotel was just off the A66 and absolutely perfect for us to continue our journey to Scotland fully refreshed the following day
Reviewer:Terry C | Sun 11th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Lovely room, great food and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.
Reviewer:Derek T | Sat 10th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Fabulous place. Highly recommended.
Reviewer:Janet G | Fri 9th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Our second visit! Congratulations to Jackie, Steve, Val and other staff for the excellent standard you provide. A welcoming atmosphere, wonderful food and beautiful decor make this our favourite hotel.
Reviewer:Mrs Susan A | Thu 8th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Lovely room. Beautifully decorated. The owners were friendly and professional. We ate dinner on the evening that we arrived. The food was exceptional. Great menu. Well stocked bar. Excellent breakfast.
Reviewer:Rachel D | Wed 7th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Enjoyed our stay - friendly welcome, helpful staff and lovely food!
Reviewer:Richard H | Tue 6th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Just returned from a two night break. The room was to a very high standard, food excellent (ate both evenings as it was so good) and the staff very friendly and helpful
Reviewer:Julia G | Mon 5th Aug 2019 | 5 months ago
Lovely stay in a beautiful pub. Delicious food, bedroom perfect, hosts could not be more helpful.
Reviewer:Clare O | Wed 31st Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
This is our third long weekend at the Black Swan, and each one has been better than the last (and the first stay was great). Thanks to Steve, Jacky, and staff for yet another memorable visit. You always make us feel like part of the family.
Reviewer:Mr C | Tue 30th Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
The Black swan was in a lovely location and was easy to find.The whole establishment was furnished and decorated to a good standard.We received a good welcome upon arrival.The food was very good both in the evening and at breakfast.The room was comfortable although a little cramped in the shower room.sadly reception on the T.V was very poor and not usable.Satellite would be a good upgrade. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
Reviewer:colin J | Mon 29th Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
Visiting family in the area we booked in The Black Swan and were very impressed with both the accommodation and the food (which was excellent). Staff are very friendly too. Looking forward to a return visit.
Reviewer:Susan B | Mon 29th Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
Booked this as a surprise for my husband birthdays. I am coeliac when I rang up they could do me most of the things on the menu gluten free. The food was superb and an excellent price too for the quality and portion size. The room was wonderful, bed was so comfortable. We will be back even if it just for food. It is worth a 2 hour drive. Family owned so you got that homely feel.
Reviewer:Mrs Dawn H | Mon 29th Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
Excellent, friendly efficient staff made us feel welcome, and valued as guests. Our evening meal and breakfast were both very good in comfortable surroundings. Thank you, and we hope to visit again, and will recommend the Black Swan to friends.
Reviewer:Hazell H | Sun 28th Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
We had a lovely stay at The Black Swan very friendly and the service and food very good.Looking forward to coming back in the near future.
Reviewer:Kathleen M | Sat 27th Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
Our stay there was brilliant.Lovely Room, lovely food,Thank you Steve, and thanks to Jackie,especially for looking after us.We will certainly be back.Anne &John Swift
Reviewer:S | Tue 23rd Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
My partner and I stayed at the Black Swan for 2 nights from 20th to 22nd July. We had a great time in the company of Steve and Jackie (hosts) and the friendly locals. The rooms were spotless and very comfortable. The food was excellent and the service was spot on. Steve, Jackie and all of the staff were great and nothing was too much trouble for them.We will definitely be returning to The Black Swan again.Cheers everybody Dave and Alison.
Reviewer:David W | Tue 23rd Jul 2019 | 5 months ago
We spent 2 nights at the Black Swan in a large bedroom with very good facilities and a high standard of decor in a light and bright room facing the fields at the rear of the Inn. The food both in the evening and for breakfast was of a very good standard in terms of quality and presentation. The bar area was well presented and drinks prices were very reasonable. Parking is available at the front of and rear of the Inn.
Reviewer:Alan F | Thu 18th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
We stayed for a couple of nights from July 2nd to 4th. I can honestly say I can't remember a more enjoyable stay in a long (!!) lifetime. Steve, Jacky and Ben were wonderful hosts, always found time for a chat and a laugh. The Inn is superb in every way, cleanliness, service quality, local knowledge, etc. The food in particular justifies special mention, both breakfast and dinner, and all four meals we ate there were superb, showing imagination and skill, using high quality produce.Full marks and heartily recommended.Peter and Janet
Reviewer:Peter F | Tue 16th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
We were both very impressed with our stay here. We enjoyed the beer garden and a walk round about the hotel before a lovely meal at night. The lady was very friendly and accommodating. Good facilities. Could not fault it at all, very good
Reviewer:Louise M | Tue 16th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
Very enjoyable stay at the black swan. Room was a very high standard, vey comfortable Food amazing. All staff werevery friendly and helpful. Will definitely be returning and would recommend the Bkack Swan to friends .
Reviewer:Mrs B | Thu 11th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
Excellent stay lovely hotel, pub and friendly people will definitely come again!
Reviewer:Joanne E | Tue 9th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
We found the hosts most welcoming and friendly,foodExcellent, as was the accommodation
Reviewer:W | Sun 7th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
Spacious, pleasant room.Welcoming and friendly staff.Excellent evening meal. Would certainly stay again.
Reviewer:Grahame S | Fri 5th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
My stay at the Black Swan was perfect from arrival to departure.Nothing was too much trouble and the food was excellent.Thankyou for the late breakfast it was much appreciated.If you are looking for accomodation in the Penrith area book the Black Swan you will not be disappointed.Thankyou Steve and Jacky.
Reviewer:Mr B | Fri 5th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
Made very welcome. Friendly staff. The food is very good will be back.
Reviewer:Isabel M | Thu 4th Jul 2019 | 6 months ago
When this angler, who lives in Cornwall, is prepared to join the Appleby Anglers Association, it says a lot about the quality of fishing still to be had on the River Eden.Oh but what a joy it is to arrive at the Black Swan knowing you will be made welcome and afforded every comfort during your stay and are able to fish four miles of the river at Culgaith for free.With very comfy beds and cosy bedrooms one can relax at the end of the day , take a drink in the bar or enjoy one of Stevenâ€™s satisfying dinners. His Breakfasts too set you up for the day ahead whether you are off fishing or having to set of home.With The Black Swan so well placed for the traveling angler wanting to find Salmon â€˜up northâ€™ or trout in Cumbria, this is my Home from Home stopover. I highly recommend it. Jackie, Steven and family will make you most welcome!
Reviewer:D | Sun 30th Jun 2019 | 6 months ago
We booked this as a stopover on the way back from Scotland and to be able to have dinner with a friend who lives locally.The room was spotlessly clean and had everything that we needed and more.The family and other staff were all friendly and helpful.We had a super meal in the lovely restaurant.Very quiet location for a good nights sleep and the breakfast choice was good and beautifully cooked. We definitely recommend the Black Swan and will be back for another stay when in the area.Thanks to all concerned.
Reviewer:Victor T | Sun 30th Jun 2019 | 6 months ago
Comfortable room. Delightful staff. Excellent food. Enjoyed the Epic beer.A most enjoyable couple of days.Thank you
Reviewer:Dr H | Sat 29th Jun 2019 | 6 months ago
First time visit, but really enjoyed the stay. Friendly welcome, excellent meals and comfortable rooms. Will certainly visit again and would highly recommend.
Reviewer:Gerard G | Wed 26th Jun 2019 | 6 months ago
The hosts were very friendly, the room really comfortable and the food superb.Nothing was too much trouble, highly recommended.
Reviewer:Marlene H | Tue 18th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
Lovely friendly Staff, superb food, service and accommodation- wish we could have stayedlonger!
Reviewer:Peter S | Sat 15th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
A lovely place to stay.Excellent accommodation. Clean and comfortable-Lovely friendly staff -- great selection of food all freshley prepared..When the locals come inthe evening there is always a warm friendly atmosphere..We will certainly be back
Reviewer:Robert H | Sat 15th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
We have stayed at the Black Swan many times over a number of years and we have always found it to be an excellent place for a break.It is clean and comfortable, and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The food is good as is the beer. Highly recommended.
Reviewer:George H | Fri 14th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
Stopped overnight at this friendly, welcoming Inn with comfortable room, excellent food, reasonable wines and well kept beer.Will happily stay there for break next time.
Reviewer:Evans Chris I | Thu 13th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
A lovely country Inn in Culgaith. Really good sized room with very comfortable bed &pillows. Family run &they couldn't have been nicer. Food is absolutely excellent you'll definitely not be disappointed. Good selection of ales too
Reviewer:Carol B | Sun 9th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
Waren in de middag op zoek naar overnachting adres en via Booking hier terecht gekomen. Geweldig ontvangst en goede kamer. Gezellige bar met locals en toeristen. Prima restaurant voor redelijke prijzen, good adres, will be back.
Reviewer:Joor W | Sat 8th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
Excellent stay, lovely staff/food/rooms.could not have got anywhere better,considered staying on another night but fully booked and we can understand why,Thank you
Reviewer:RALPH M | Sat 8th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
Lovely hotel with top rated restaurant at reasonable
Reviewer:Sara H | Sat 8th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
What a great wee pub.Friendly, caring, prepared to go the extra mile - good food and comfortable room - what more could you ask for.
Reviewer:Barbara M | Sat 8th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
Really enjoyable stay, friendly people, lovely food and good rooms.
Reviewer:Mary B | Thu 6th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
Great food and beer. Evening meal exceptional. Staff could have been more pleasant.
Reviewer:keith H | Thu 6th Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
We have stayed at this lovely Inn three times now and each time have been delighted. The welcome is warm and friendly, the rooms are very comfortable and the Chef does fantastic dishes. We have no hesitation in recommending this hostelry. Ideal stop off en route to Scotland.
Reviewer:Adrian S | Mon 3rd Jun 2019 | 7 months ago
Another brilliant stay at The Black SwanLovely owners, staff and locals
Reviewer:Sue & Andrew G | Tue 28th May 2019 | 7 months ago
As part of a group of four couples on our way to tour Scotland in classic cars, we stayed at the Black Swan on our first night.What a good decision!Great staff, lovely rooms, superb food (and plenty of it).We couldn't have been made more welcome.
Reviewer:Frank D | Wed 22nd May 2019 | 7 months ago
Great location. Canâ€™t fault anything. Lovely rooms great food. Best of all wonderful staff, so warm and welcoming.Highly recommend!
Reviewer:Kathleen H | Tue 14th May 2019 | 8 months ago
Stayed because of proximity to High Cup Nick. Excellent accommodation, great food, good beers and hospitable hosts made for a very enjoyable stay.
Reviewer:Denis G | Wed 8th May 2019 | 8 months ago
Everything was excellent especially the food.Excellent accommodation , very friendly staff and nothing was too much trouble for the hosts . A VERY ENJOYABLE STAY already planning another longer stay.
Reviewer:JOHN G | Tue 7th May 2019 | 8 months ago
Friendly, genuine staff;excellent value for money and a high quality, generous breakfast.
Reviewer:Laura C | Mon 6th May 2019 | 8 months ago
A very comfortable stay in a lovely family run pub. We have used the Black Swan as a stop over on our regular runs from Scotland to Hertfordshire and always feel welcome. A good meal, pleasant surroundings, friendly staff are always in abundance. Everything is done well.
Reviewer:Louise C | Thu 25th Apr 2019 | 8 months ago
We have stayed at the Black Swan a number of times and have always enjoyed the experience. The friendly team of Jackie, Steve, Ben et al ensure that you have a warm welcome , good accommodation, excellent food and plenty of laughs. Will be back for more!
Reviewer:David J S | Mon 22nd Apr 2019 | 8 months ago
As visiting Anglers, wanting to fish the River Eden, The Black Swan is the ideal base for your venture. Be it for one night or longer you will receive the warmest of welcomes and service that goes way beyond that found in other hotels and Inns. Comfortable beds and hot showers, English Breakfasts and delicious dinners all go to make your stay a memorable one. If traveling north to fish beyond the border, a one night stop over at the Black Swan will make the journey all the more pleasurable. Jackie , Steven and Family will give you a most memorable stay. Oh, and of course the Eden valley with itâ€™s wild life and beautiful scenery makes that booking all the more special..
Reviewer:rodney d | Fri 19th Apr 2019 | 9 months ago
Very friendly staff. Good food.
Reviewer:Brian B | Thu 18th Apr 2019 | 9 months ago
All you could want clean, comfortable, personable, and value for money!Thanks for a lovely stay and meals! Would definitely recommend!
Reviewer:Allan B | Mon 15th Apr 2019 | 9 months ago
Stayed for one night. Made very welcome.Friendly staff and pleasant location.Evening meal excellent with a varied menu, breakfast also very good.Room spacious, clean and comfortable. Would happily stay again.Good value for money.
Reviewer:R. P. T | Thu 11th Apr 2019 | 9 months ago
Finding The Black Swan by chance on line was certainly a real pleasure. From first arrival to departure a most pleasant stay. Evening meal and breakfast choice excellent. Stayed when heading south and have booked in again (last available room) when heading north.
Reviewer:Donald C | Wed 10th Apr 2019 | 9 months ago
A really enjoyable stay at the Black swan . The staff and facilities were excellent. Very friendly and helpful staff . We will definitely be returning.
Reviewer:Peter R | Tue 9th Apr 2019 | 9 months ago
Simple the best little inn in the North of England, maybe the whole UK
Reviewer:Keith E | Sat 23rd Mar 2019 | 9 months ago
Excellent place to stay for business or leisure, great food and friendly staff. Will stay again next time I am in Cumbria. Highly recommended.
Reviewer:Martyn C | Fri 22nd Mar 2019 | 10 months ago
Very friendly welcome to a lovely small village pub. Accommodation excellent. Food very good with extensive selection.Would give 5 stars
Reviewer:w | Tue 12th Mar 2019 | 10 months ago
What a wonderful experience inevery way. Friendly comfortable,excellent food, wonderful countryside ambienceâ¤ï¸
Reviewer:Norman S | Mon 18th Feb 2019 | 11 months ago
Wonderful stay ! Ambience,comfort excellent service and cuizine and friendly family runâ¤ï¸
Reviewer:Norman S | Mon 18th Feb 2019 | 11 months ago
Excellent food and real ale roaring log fire, great hosts and a good base for touring the lake what more could anyone want , we loved it.
Reviewer:Gary H | Mon 11th Feb 2019 | 11 months ago
Wonderful hospitality . Best food we have had for sometime. Lovely peaceful room. Well done Jacky and Steve and best wishes for the future. J &J.
Reviewer:John H | Mon 11th Feb 2019 | 11 months ago
Excellent hospitality and good food. Made very welcome, room spotless and good sized. We had room 7 with a bath and double aspect rear facing windows onto open land. Will definitely be returning soon.P.s. Proper Cumbria breakfast.
Reviewer:B | Tue 22nd Jan 2019 | 11 months ago
We stayed one night on the way to Glasgow, as this was where our son had his wedding reception. We were very pleased to find that the standards are still very high, cleanliness, food and atmosphere. Ben was great behind the bar (I did buy the spud baker Ben) and his mum, dad and sister are a great team.Hope to see you all again soon.Pat and Martin Eagle
Reviewer:Martin E | Mon 21st Jan 2019 | 12 months ago
Our second visit. This is our top choice for a special occasion. Once more the food was superb, and we were made to feel welcome. We'll be back!
Reviewer:Roger S | Sun 20th Jan 2019 | 12 months ago
Excellent accommodation and food. Great hosts
Reviewer:James T | Sun 30th Dec 2018 | 1 year ago
This is our 4th visit and it continues to offer excellent service and food. Accommodation superb. We would not go anywhere else on our stop off to Scotland
Reviewer:Jackie W | Sun 23rd Dec 2018 | 1 year ago
Met up here with friends for a pre Christmas get together. Our second time here and it was just as good as the first. A warm welcome greeted us, spotlessly clean rooms, comfy bed and delicious foodie this a good selection of real ales. Nothing not to like. Will be back same time next year and hopefully fit in a cheeky visit before if possible.
Reviewer:Susan H | Mon 17th Dec 2018 | 1 year ago
Our family get together has become an annual event at the Black Swan, an ideal venue, itâ€™s warm, comfortable and welcoming.Jacky is a natural hostess and Steve prepared an excellent evening meal and breakfast. A big thank you to you all. We look forward to meeting again next year.
Reviewer:Jo A | Mon 10th Dec 2018 | 1 year ago
Went and spent the weekend in the Lake District with the wife and stayed at the black swan inn. Had a really good experience the staff were very welcoming and quite friendly. The food was really good the sausage and mash topped with a fried egg was so tasty and the malteasers cheesecake was mouthwatering. We stayed at this inn 3 years ago and then it had only just been renovated and decorated the smell of fresh paint then was overpowering, but now under different management the place was a really nice stay thanks guys.
Reviewer:t | Mon 6th Nov 2017 | 2 years ago
Fantastic Sunday lunch with excellent service! The portions are on the rather large side, value for money. Lamb (and everything else) is beautifully cooked, everything is fresh and hot. Menu is satisfying, something for everyone. Maltesers cheesecake is to die for! Cosy lounge and bar area, clean all around. Thank you!
Reviewer:H | Mon 6th Nov 2017 | 2 years ago
During a long journey up from Cornwall we phoned ahead to say we out be a late arrival i.e. 8:30 pm as we wanted to check we could eat. The Chef/Proprietor was fantastic and helpful and we arrived to be welcomed with friendly smiles and an absolutely brilliant and well cooked dinner.Ben who was helping with front of house was great too and this lovely traditional pub with rooms is comfortable, immaculately clean and friendly. Just what you want after a 7.5 hour drive.Comfortable and well equipped bedroom and impeccable friendly service. That's what makes a great stay perfect. Really impressed. I would definitely stay here again.
Reviewer:Amanda B | Mon 6th Nov 2017 | 2 years ago
Visited on sunday for Father's day lunch, staff very friendly, good choice on menu, we all had starters and main courses, service was fast and food was all delicious. Had the roast beef which was lovely! Had the most delicious gooseberry sorbet too. Will definitely visit again.
Reviewer:s | Tue 27th Jun 2017 | 2 years ago
Excellent food both for supper and breakfast. Room comfortable but did not sleep well in room 6 due to noisy generator- pity as without this, would have neen perfect.
Reviewer:Sarah M | Sun 2nd Oct 2016 | 3 years ago
I stayed for 3 nights on business earlier this week.The staff were very friendly as were the locals in the bar.The food is excellent and the rooms are clean, warm and comfortable.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Black Swan, so much better than a faceless, large chain hotel.
Reviewer:Mr. AndyM | Fri 30th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Lovely comfortable hotel. Friendly staff and good food. No complaints
Reviewer:Mr. Roger C | Thu 29th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Friendly and professional'welcome' from real people' in a quiet historic hotel close to main routes.. Good food and easy car parking. I enjoyed the music on the first night. It gives you a glimpse or Cumbrian village life.
Reviewer:Alexander L | Wed 28th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Very comfortable accommodation and an excellent restaurant. Highly recommended.
Reviewer:Keith G | Tue 27th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Another pleasant stay. Food and service good. Room clean and tidy. Just wish they'd change the larger back to 1664!
Reviewer:Mr. richard S | Sat 24th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
very comfortable well appointed little room. a little noisy at first as it is above the bar. but we slept very well all the same. evening meal in the restaurant was really good, well presented and full of flavour. great beakfast in the morning. we would come back with pleasure
Reviewer:Michele M | Tue 20th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
We had a king room at the back lovely room spotlessly clean and plenty of space,the downside was the extractor fan from the kitchen is very noisy from 7.30am to about 9pm and is right beside the window.The head waiter was lovely and attentive a pleasure to meet.The food was good but could I say more choice of fruit &cereal at breakfast as only grapefruit/prunes.As there was no reception we did flounder a bit on arrival but the same young man was soon with us (could we suggest a bell and notice on the table in residence lounge by the dining room)which would have been helpful.Overall it was a pleasant stay in very nice surroundings.So sorry we didn't get the waiters name he was a credit to the hotel.
Reviewer:Julie W | Mon 19th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
excellent food. good service.no problems at all
Reviewer:Mr. Colin C | Sat 17th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
I can't rate the black swan highly enough, we didn't check in till about half past 11 at night, yet the staff that greeted us us on arrival were still very welcoming and even opened the bar again so we could get a drink before bed. The rooms are also of a very high standard and very clean. Just what I needed after a long hard days work. I highly recommend this place! 10/10
Reviewer:Steven A | Sat 17th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Our 3 night stay at the Black Swan was exceptional. The staff were attentive and very friendly. Our room was clean and comfortable. The food was superb! Thank you all for a pleasant stay we hope to visit again soon. Kind regards from Rose and Paul.
Reviewer:B | Mon 12th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Very friendly, great atmosphere,clean rooms and fantastic food.The evening meals and breakfasts are superb, hot and tasty.You have to book early to get in.
Reviewer:Ian A | Mon 12th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Very pleasant staff, pleasing room with great view. The beds were comfortable and the dinner menu was excellent. Would recommend this hotel to others.
Reviewer:Caroline W | Sat 10th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
We stumbled across this lovely place on our way back from a driving holiday in Scotland. It was our best accommodation on the trip. Very attractive, in a beautiful village with fantastic staff. Clean, comfy and excellent dining.We'll be back. Thanks.
Reviewer:James M | Fri 9th Sep 2016 | 3 years ago
Would definitely recommend. Very good evening meal and breakfast. Clean well equipped and comfortable room and friendly helpful staff
Reviewer:Peter C | Tue 30th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
Lovely rooms and fantastic food.Great staff, thank you very much.
Reviewer:Kate D | Sun 28th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
It was a very pleasant two nights room was very clean and tidy,the meals were very good.staff very polite and helpful.
Reviewer:B | Sun 28th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
I have no reservations in giving the Black Swan 5 stars. In our opinion the staff, location, facilities, room and food deserve no less. If we return to the area we will certainly try and book again.
Reviewer:Peter M | Sat 27th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
Fantastic stay food good ,staff excellent made most welcome cannot recommend enough especially with free fishing . Will be back
Reviewer:PATRICIA F | Sat 27th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
It was a lovely clean place meals were excellent &the staff were very polite &helpful.We just had an issue with our room being over the front door of the bar a bit noisy as people came &went otherwise very pleasant.Thank you all.
Reviewer:Audrey B | Mon 22nd Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
used it on our return from Alnwick , found it in a good location. Room was great and well equipped. beds were very good .bathroom was great, shower first class.food was very good and the right price.will stay there again when the need arises.
Reviewer:Herbert B | Mon 22nd Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
My husband and I have stayed here 4 times. We find the staff very welcoming and helpful. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished. Breakfast I GIVE 10/10. THE village is close to the A66 Peacefull setting for base to visit the lake district and surrounding villages. Would definitely return.
Reviewer:James Anthony D | Sun 21st Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
Fantastic location for exploring the surrounding area. Spent one night here on the way to Scotland. Room 6 was adouble room with a separate single room within. Perfect for a couple with one child.Staff all friendly and very helpful.Dinner and breakfast excellent.Will use again when in the area.Highly recommend.
Reviewer:Janet M | Wed 17th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
Excellent! Accommodation clean, food perfect for a group of 8 adults, service spot on, professional, timely. Would strongly recommend this place to all.
Reviewer:Mark J | Tue 16th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
The Black Swan is set in a quiet village with lovely views.The rooms are compact but fitted with everything you need for a stay.Ask if you prefer a bath.Dining here is exceptional and I would recommend eating here even if you are not staying.The staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Reviewer:Maureen W | Mon 15th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
stayedhere 2 yrs ago and thought it was was excellent , this opinion remains the same after our 2 day visit this week
Reviewer:N | Sat 13th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
We stayed the night and ate in the restaurant. The room was comfortable and the evening meal was nicely presented and very tasty if a little expensive. I had the pork loin which I would recommend. It was a peaceful location and the staff were very welcoming.
Reviewer:Sandra D | Tue 9th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
we used this hotel for an overnight stop on our way to Scotland.The welcome was immediate and friendly and we were shown to our room within a few minutes. The room was spacious, clean and modern. We had dinner in the restaurant and drinks in the bar of which the qualitycould not be faulted. We will definitely return....maybe for a little longer this time :-)
Reviewer:Lee R | Mon 8th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
2nd time at the Black Swan and just as good as the first time friendly staff good food a good range of real ales and lagers good off road parking recommended
Reviewer:Mr. Alan W | Fri 5th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
The Black Swan, near Penrith, is one of my top hotel finds of the year. Wonderful service, great night's sleep in a very well appointed bedroom, excellent food and an exceptional breakfast.I arrived late, but the owner went out of his way to prepare sandwiches for me and you couldn't ask for more - excellent.Will make this my "driving South from Scotland"stopover hotel - every time.
Reviewer:Paul Y | Thu 4th Aug 2016 | 3 years ago
We stayed here after our first day of cycling the Coast to Coast route.The rooms were lovely, food was great and staff very helpful and flexible.
Reviewer:Catherine C | Sun 31st Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
A lovely pub in a nice village,the room was extreemly comfortable and the breakfast could not be faulted .We enjoyed our break and would go again,would also like to mention Ben the barman for his excellent service and friendly chat that really made you feel at home.
Reviewer:Trevor F | Thu 28th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Accommodation good although our King room only had a bath, a shower as well would have been a bonus.Staff welcoming, choices of food both at breakfast and in the restaurant in the evening are excellent, you will not go hungry.
Reviewer:Vanessa B | Wed 27th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Great accommodation, excellent food, lovely staffmany thanks.
Reviewer:Mr. Geoff w | Sat 23rd Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Stayed one night on journey from Somerset to Forfar.Great food and drink and polite, attentive staff.Would stay again without a doubt - only 15 minutes off the M6 which was a bonus.
Reviewer:Mr Phillip C | Thu 21st Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
The staff were delightful and friendly.The rooms were clean and comfortable and the Restaurant superb.It is conveniently situated for access to all of the lakes and the surroundings areas. We will definitely use again on our next visit.
Reviewer:PATRICIA S | Mon 18th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Enjoyed a very relaxing and comfortable evening with you on Friday. See you soon.Thank you.
Reviewer:Fraser P | Mon 18th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Evening meal and ro was eOur evening meal and accommodation were excellent.Unfortunately our breakfast was disappointing with both sausages and bacon rashers under cooked.
Reviewer:Gordon E | Mon 18th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
After hiking in the Lakes we wanted to stay away from the busy over priced hotels near Keswick. Found this lovely local pub, ideally situated in the picturesque and quiet village of Culgaith. Friendly staff, excellent service, great menu, nicely decorated comfortable rooms, excellent value. Will definitely return.
Reviewer:Nicholas S | Mon 18th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Very nice accommodation and people. Evening meal was outstanding. Stephen and the team should be truly credited for what they do to keep customers feel good about the place .
Reviewer:Mahinda S | Fri 15th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
We chose the Black Swan as a place to stay one night on our way back home from a week in Skye. What a brilliant choice. All staff were very friendly and helpful, the evening meal was superb in quality, the bar area was welcoming and easy on the pocket. Our room was spotless, with a very comfortable bed. We will return next year on our way to the Lake District, it is a real gem.
Reviewer:W | Tue 12th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
We had a fantastic weekend accommodation was fantastic food was amazing and the staff were very welcoming and helpful, we will definitely be visiting the black swan again.
Reviewer:Joanne D | Mon 11th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
I booked the Black Swan on an off chance. I was looking for somewhere to stay at the end of a dayâ€™s cycling and the Black Swan was the perfect distance from my start.I stayed there with my brother and I have to say the food was marvellous, the beer was great and the room was extremely comfortable.On top of this the staff were both polite and welcoming. Thanks again for the recommendation of the Rack of Ribs â€¦ they really hit the spot.Will
Reviewer:William H | Mon 11th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
We arrived cold and wet on the first leg of a Coast to Coast cycle ride. Great welcome received, really friendly &helpful staff, great food, excellent rooms. Excellent quality all-round, well recommend it. Super breakfast too!
Reviewer:Phil Y | Mon 4th Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Lovely staff, couldn't have been more helpful or friendly, great room and food.
Reviewer:Peter S | Sun 3rd Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
an excellent overnight stay. the staff were welcoming and helpful, the room comfortable and the meals of the very highest standard. it is certainly on our must return list.
Reviewer:Edwin J | Fri 1st Jul 2016 | 3 years ago
Booked 3 rooms for a group of 6 adults as part of a 60th birthday treat.The girls headed off to Center Parcs spa for the day whilst the boys went walking. Returned to Black Swan for dinner followed by excellent breakfast on Sunday morning. Clean and comfortable rooms, friendly efficient and helpful staff. Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.Will happily stay here again.
Reviewer:Mr R H | Thu 30th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Stayed here en route down south , met by a lovely gent , taken to our room which was room no,1 , its the one in the pictures with the tiger throw on the bed . Had a lovely stay and beautiful meal , good price too. Only thing bad I have to say about it was we were directly above the freezer in the bar area , and it buzzed all night kept my other half awake as it was quiet loud , Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to other friends and family.
Reviewer:Mrs. ann mariem | Wed 29th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
We have stayed here before so if we are in the area we stay here. Very comfortable rooms, very friendly and helpful staff and really excellent food. A few minutes from the 66 and ten from Penrith to a very scenic rural retreat. Also reasonably priced.
Reviewer:Fiona W | Thu 23rd Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
A big thank you to all the staff at the black swan for our warm welcome. When we arrived it was raining and we were both wet through, after a quick check of the booking they showed us to our room, a twin room, the place was amazing. Clean, fresh, warm and plenty of room for two bikers with all their riding gear and their luggage. Friendly staff and knowledgable about the local beers which helped for my friend as he was an ale drinker. Locals are friendly and listened to my friends stories, I'm surprised he didn't bore them stupid. Overall a great place to stay, wished the weather was a little better for us.
Reviewer:Lee N | Tue 21st Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Amazingly good. Friendly staff. Tasty food. Nice and clean room. Everything was top.
Reviewer:David W | Sat 18th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Another comfortable stay. Engaged staff, good food. Left in the morning refreshed.
Reviewer:Mr. Daniel D | Wed 15th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
We would choose a larger room next time if available.We only stayed one night on our return from Scotland so was ample for our needs this time. The food in the restaurant was excellent as was the cleanliness of the establishment. Recommended.
Reviewer:RITA B | Tue 14th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Excellent food with a fantastic service. Lovley clean rooms with the most comfiest bed. Staff couldn't do eviugh for you
Reviewer:Kaye M | Wed 8th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
We stayed overnight as we wanted to sample the dinner menu.we had been for lunch a couple of times but it was too far to go home after dinner. Well our excuse. We had a lovely meal,comfortable room and the staff were brilliant. Looking forward to staying again.
Reviewer:Avril D | Sun 5th Jun 2016 | 3 years ago
Friendly staff, excellent service, superb food and a comfy bed, all in a great location what more do you need
Reviewer:Rob D | Tue 31st May 2016 | 3 years ago
Fantastic room for the price. Extremely well equipped and very comfortable bed.Shame about the breakfast, burnt toast with very thin cut bread. Toast needs a thick cut bread, and we both asked for one poached egg but got two over cooked ones.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian J | Tue 31st May 2016 | 3 years ago
Attentive and welcoming staff . Room was adequate, breakfast was excellent.
Reviewer:Chris P | Fri 27th May 2016 | 3 years ago
So easy to park, friendly staff. We loved our room have stayed before comfortable bed.
Reviewer:Peter O | Tue 17th May 2016 | 3 years ago
A delightful place to enjoy this beautifulpart of the Lakes. Thewelcome was genuinely pleasant from all members of staff. The rooms were well appointed, very clean and comfortable.We had a problem with noise from the freezer in the kitchen below our room but we were relocated immediately.We decided to eat in the Black Swan both evenings and were delighted with our decision. The food was delicious with plenty of choice for a good price. Breakfasts were equally good although one of the party was disappointed that kippers were on the menu but not available either day.We had a quick walk around the village of Culgaith and found it to be charming, somewhere we will definitely visit again, and we would have absolutelyno hesitation in booking accommodation in the Black Swan again.Thank you for making our stay so pleasant.
Reviewer:Gill R | Mon 16th May 2016 | 3 years ago
My husband and myselfhave stayed here a number of times now and we just love it. Whichever room we have is decorated to a high standard and is very colour-co-ordinated. Lovely staff, amazing food and a wonderful place to stay.
Reviewer:Margaret C | Thu 12th May 2016 | 3 years ago
Located within easy reach of lakes, excellent room and great food,very friendly staff would love to come back again .
Reviewer:Mr. David R | Tue 3rd May 2016 | 3 years ago
Excellent food, great service and clean, comfortable rooms. Excellent stay and would recommend to anyone.
Reviewer:Tony W | Mon 2nd May 2016 | 3 years ago
Our second visit and just as delightful as last time. If only you could control the weather on Cross Fell as well as you do the place. Our room was beautiful &the bed very comfortable. The beer was greart and the food delicious. The only down-side was the room was over the bar entrance where people gather to smoke and, inevitably, chat. They were quiet &restrained but it made it impossible to get to sleep before 11.30. Not much you can do about that as their behaviour wasn't unreasonable.
Reviewer:Colin B | Sun 1st May 2016 | 3 years ago
Excellent hotel, food, staff and ambience
Reviewer:Mr. joe m | Mon 25th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Very smart pub with fantastic food
Reviewer:Graeme S | Mon 18th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Arrived and a member of staff assisted with getting baggage from the car to the room despite it being a busySaturday night. The room was fine and although it was at the front it was was quiet. Not large but very comfortable and suitably appointed. No plumbing or noise from other rooms - remarkable in an old building.My dinner was excellent as was breakfast.The staff were extremely friendly as were the locals eating or drinking on the Saturday night.I would not hesitate to stay there again.
Reviewer:Iain H | Mon 11th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
We'll be back, next time we'll choose a larger room.Great hospitality, food and service.
Reviewer:Graham H | Mon 11th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
The rooms are very clean and comfortable.With a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We booked a table for dinner which was an excellent meal. Will definitely go again.
Reviewer:Mr. John J | Mon 11th Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Beautiful village, very good food, room arrangement a bit quirky (rooms seperate from the inn). Not sure what this would be like in wet weather. But very comfortable and friendly. Would be a good place to stay for longer to explore the wonderful scenery &history of North Lancashire. Good walking too. Small niggle but our room did not have seating.
Reviewer:Donal Paul F | Fri 1st Apr 2016 | 3 years ago
Room was small but cosy, food absolutely delicious, bar lovely, staff totally dedicated friendly and so helpful
Reviewer:Myra M | Mon 28th Mar 2016 | 3 years ago
We decided to do something different for New Year this year, and thought it would be nice to get away for a change. And we could not have picked a better place to stay! As soon as we arrived we were welcomed and made to feel at home. We stayed for two nights (30th and 31st December) and were just expecting to have a relaxing break! As well as this, without meaning to, we had booked for a fantastic meal on the night of New Year, and joined in the celebrations. It was a perfect stay. We couldn't have asked for more. Perfect location, excellent food, lovely property, amazing rooms and brilliant service! We will definitely be coming back and we have already recommended to friends and family! Thank you!
Reviewer:Anna W | Tue 5th Jan 2016 | 4 years ago
very welcoming with open fire in bar;room pleasant and quiet. Evening meal well presented and enjoyable.Training and interpersonal skills of young waiting staff at breakfast needs improvement.
Reviewer:Gerald W | Sun 3rd Jan 2016 | 4 years ago
Stayed over New Year. Excellent food, lovely clean room and welcoming staff. Stephen's customer care is fantastic particularly the little touches such as carrying our glasses through to the restaurant. Will definitely recommend and return.
Reviewer:Mrs H | Sat 2nd Jan 2016 | 4 years ago
Stayed here one night on our way to Scotland to visit my Son and Granddaughter. Very nice room, good food and overall enjoyable stay.
Reviewer:Christine H | Wed 16th Dec 2015 | 4 years ago
We have stayed here a few times now and have never been disappointed. Although the room was small it was nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. The staff were all very friendly, helpful and efficient. We had an excellent evening meal.We will be back!
Reviewer:Ruth C | Fri 11th Dec 2015 | 4 years ago
We stayed here last minute at the weekend when we couldn't get to our original booking. We had fabulous rooms which were immaculate and clean. We then ate in the restaurant where we had excellent food. We were made to feel very welcome, even with an excitable 3 year old in tow. We will definitely be going back very soon.
Reviewer:Annya H | Mon 7th Dec 2015 | 4 years ago
Welcoming Staff.Well kept ales.Excellent dinner and breakfast both in quality and presentation.Very good value.
Reviewer:H T M | Mon 30th Nov 2015 | 4 years ago
A fantastic stay, really easy to get to and park. Close to plenty of activities around the local area including fishing. Everything was seamless and the rooms were really good, clean and the bathroom had plenty of towels and toiletries for your stay. The hotel itself has a lovely decor and feel to the place and you felt at home as it was so cosy. The pub had a dinning area and served us wonderful tasty food and had interesting specials such as filet steak. Breakfast was lovely, full English or your own choice of hot breakfast with the usual continental supplied. Staff were really friendly and helpful and couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. We will certainly be coming back again next year.
Reviewer:Rachel T | Mon 9th Nov 2015 | 4 years ago
My husband and I stayed for a night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a warm welcome on arrival and were given a cosy double room which was very clean.We had an excellent evening meal which was very reasonably priced for the quality of the produce The breakfast served in the morning was also very good quality the only criticism is the room was very noisy when we first went to bed due to being located above the bar area and the front door being below the window although this ceased around 11.30
Reviewer:Julie C | Mon 9th Nov 2015 | 4 years ago
Hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Black Swan, we stopped there for one night, had a great meal and good breakfast, staff were really great, very friendly and extremely helpful, would definitely recommend this place to others and hope to be back again soon
Reviewer:Dr Dorothy E | Mon 2nd Nov 2015 | 4 years ago
Excellent -very helpful clean and comfortable .incredibly comfortable beds good food, - what else do you need?
Reviewer:Peter S | Mon 26th Oct 2015 | 4 years ago
Excellent from the moment we walked in until the second we walked out. Lovely room, great service and beautiful food. We will return.
Reviewer:Paul D | Mon 26th Oct 2015 | 4 years ago
We stayed for 3 nights during August with my 89 year old mother and we're delighted by the attention we were given.The food was superb and my mother ate everythng in front of her - more than us in fact.My mother is very active and we visited Penrith, Ullswater, Ambleside and Keswick on our stay and although the weather was not particularly good enjoyed the break.Altogether a really good place to stayWe will probably return with friends next year as we enjoyed it so much.
Reviewer:Stewart B | Tue 29th Sep 2015 | 4 years ago
Warm welcome, friendly staff, comfortable room , excellent food. Will stay again, and have recommended to family and friends.
Reviewer:Joyce J | Sun 6th Sep 2015 | 4 years ago
Great service and great food.
Reviewer:V E N | Sat 5th Sep 2015 | 4 years ago
This was a lovely place to stay, very clean, lovely bar area and excellent restaurant and good service and very friendly staff. Would definitely stay again.
Reviewer:Lynne G | Fri 4th Sep 2015 | 4 years ago
Easy parking, good food, comfortable room.
Reviewer:Robert L | Thu 3rd Sep 2015 | 4 years ago
Very comfortable stay, helpful staff, clean bedroom and good food.
Reviewer:Richard E | Thu 27th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
Very happy to recommend the Black Swan as a base for exploring the Lake District. Our accommodation was comfortable and clean. The staff made us feel welcome. We decided to eat at the Black Swan and had a delicious meal. The breakfast was excellent.
Reviewer:MARY M | Tue 25th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
A genuine English country pub offering very good accommodation and personal service.
Reviewer:James M | Mon 24th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
We did our booking through Booking.com which indicatedour room would be ready from 12.30 although we were told that was wrong when we got there about 12.50, normally 2.00. Despite this a very capable young man invited us to have a drink and whilst we waited he arranged for our room to be fully prepared.By 1.20,we were in our room which was great. A bit of a squeeze for two in the bathroom but the room was clean, bathroom was well equipped and the bed very comfortable. Although we did not eat there other than having a very good breakfast we got the impression that the food was of a good standard which was supported by our local friends. Thought the staff were very professional and well trained. Despite our room (No 2 being above the main bar)we were not disturbed other than the alarm being set at midnight presumably when the bar was closed. Plenty of parking at front and rear. Easy to find in the village.
Reviewer:Peter H | Wed 19th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
We booked a double room at the Black Swan for one night during the second week of August 2015.The staff at the Black Swan was really nice and welcoming. Overall our stay was very comfortable, except for the alarm going off once during the night and once early in the morning.The room contained all the basic facilities that you would expect from such an establishment.
Reviewer:Hassan F | Wed 19th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
We booked a double room at the Black Swan for one night during the second week of August 2015.The staff at the Black Swan was really nice and welcoming. Overall our stay was very comfortable, except for the alarm going off once during the night and once early in the morning.The room contained all the basic facilities that you would expect from such an establishment.
Reviewer:Hassan F | Wed 19th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
A nice hotel with good food, room and serviceminded personal.
Reviewer:Peter O | Sat 8th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
Thoroughly recommended. A great and quiet location with excellent service, an immaculate room and quality food. I was only staying one night being away on business, but would definitely stay again. I only wished I had brought my fishing rod...
Reviewer:Alister T | Fri 7th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
Very clean, comfortable and warm. Food was lovely. My husband and I were very welcomed.
Reviewer:Lisa L | Thu 6th Aug 2015 | 4 years ago
what can i say fantastic hospitality along with fab food presented and prepared to excellent standards the black pudding salad was to die forall round excellent hostilry fantastic thx
Reviewer:Elizabeth L | Mon 6th Jul 2015 | 4 years ago
Comfortable room, good food, quiet location. Excellent stop after a long drive.
Reviewer:Mr. Andrew F | Mon 29th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
ExcellentAll staff helpful &friendly
Reviewer:Eddie B | Mon 22nd Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
Warm efficient welcome, with an offer to carry our case - most unusual!Room was clearly recently refurbished, had all we needed, clean, comfortable.Evening meal was truly excellent, we had expected nice pub food, but this was on a level above that.Equally good freshly cooked breakfast too.Public rooms modern and comfortable.Only downside was that an outside door kept slamming and was very audible in our room.Perhaps the closer needs adjustment?Thank you for a very welcome stay.
Reviewer:Mrs. Janet E | Mon 22nd Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
Clean, tasteful, comfy rooms, fine food &wine, accomodating helpful staff - couldn't really wish for more!
Reviewer:Stephen M | Tue 16th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
well the black swan what a great venue to rest ones weary head being from greystokewe come back to gods country to visit familyafter all these years we hit the swan it does not feel like a pubGREAT
Reviewer:Brian B | Mon 15th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
Excellent accommodation and good food.
Reviewer:George T | Sun 14th Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
Very comfortable accomadion so much so we slept in until 9.15 . Would definitely stay again if passing this way.
Reviewer:Mr. John C | Mon 1st Jun 2015 | 4 years ago
The staff were lovely and the place is beautiful
Reviewer:Jacquelyn S | Fri 29th May 2015 | 4 years ago
We had 2 nights bed &breakfast and evening meals.The hotel and rooms were kept very clean and the staff very pleasant and helpful.The food was excellent and we would recommend the hotel to anyone.
Reviewer:Mr. mike w | Tue 26th May 2015 | 4 years ago
Warm welcome, good food and comfortable room.
Reviewer:Donald H | Tue 26th May 2015 | 4 years ago
We made this booking for a overnight stay on route back to Essex from Plockton West Scotland.What a nice location in a small quite village and a nice sunny day to finish the holiday on. Parked right outside the Inn very easily, staff were on hand and very attentive nothing was any trouble.Room was a King room with a nice view of the back garden and field beyond, room was large very well equipped and very clean.Local ale was served just right and made a refreshing afternoon experience in the garden.Dinner was fantastic we both enjoyed that and finished with the cheese slate and a malt whiskey for good measure. Relaxing evening and very enjoyable.Breakfast was very good and was enough to send us on our way.A very comfortable, enjoyable and memorable 1 night stay...next time hopefully it will be longer and will include the local fishing!!.Thanks to all at the Black Swan Inn
Reviewer:Andy W | Mon 25th May 2015 | 4 years ago
Accommodation first class. Clean well appointed rooms, staff very approachable and friendly.30 minutes from Keswick, 15 from Pooley Bridge, so most walks in the mid to northern part of the Lakes within easy reach.
Reviewer:Lyndon H | Mon 18th May 2015 | 4 years ago
We stayed in the Black Swan on the way to Keswick. Our room was very clean, well decorated and comfortable. We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel, both were excellent, the service was very good.
Reviewer:David C | Tue 12th May 2015 | 4 years ago
Room, food and beer were excelent. We would definately stay here again.
Reviewer:Micheal N | Tue 5th May 2015 | 4 years ago
Stayed here for one night on our way to Scotland . Lovely accommodation , very clean . Chris very helpful . Dinner &breakfast excellent .
Reviewer:Mary S | Fri 1st May 2015 | 4 years ago
Met up with an old friend at the Black Swan. Great evening, excellent food, friendly staff, nice room, really enjoyed it.Would definitelygo back.
Reviewer:Sheelagh M | Wed 29th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
Excellent stay lovely room good service, food very good would highly recommend , hope to go back end of May but can see you booked up
Reviewer:Steven B | Mon 27th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
A very nice hotel in a typically quiet Cumbrian village.We had a lovely en suite room newly decorated to a high standard &most comfortablyfurnished.The food was good &the staff friendly &considerate.We'll stay again.
Reviewer:James D | Sat 25th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
We used the Black Swan as a stop-over on the way to Scotland to break up the 550 mile journey to Fort William from Portsmouth.We did the same on the return journey.Couldn't fault the Black Swan.A recent revamp ensured the accommodation was excellent (King Size Rooms).The food was superb (nice wine selection too) and the staff friendly, very polite and they take time to converse with you.Thoroughlyrecommended.Take time to walk down to the river if you go there.
Reviewer:Mr. Michael P | Fri 24th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
I spent just one night at the Black Swan but was very impressed. Great location, warm welcome, good food and beer, a cosy, clean room and generally excellent value for money. Thanks!
Reviewer:A P | Fri 24th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
Lovely wee inn Amazing food. Think our twin room No5 was a bit overpriced as very small but everything was immaculate
Reviewer:Mr Keith Y | Wed 15th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
An excellent hotel. Great staff. Very clean and friendly. Great chef producing excellent food. Will definitely be staying there again.
Reviewer:Kevin S | Mon 6th Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
Very pleasant overnight stop. Staff polite and friendly. Food excellent. Wished we could have stopped longer.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian B | Fri 3rd Apr 2015 | 4 years ago
We go to Scotland every year and like to stop en route. This is our first time at The Black Swan and will not be the last. Very clean, comfortable and fresh looking with an excellent restaurant. The food was well cooked, a good selection and plenty of it. All the staff are very friendly and good at their jobs. I would recommend this as a very good place to stay and very good value.
Reviewer:Mr B | Mon 30th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Stayed for just one night but really enjoyed it. Room was immaculate and very clean. Plenty of tea/coffee etc in the room. Just one thing,please expand your vegetarian options for dinner.
Reviewer:Pauline K | Mon 30th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
We came across the Black Swan by accident, just trawling the internet looking for somewhere nice to stay. The Black Swan is lovely, the man who checked us in even carried our bags for us. We were shown our room, which was lovely, everything we needed was available. The rooms are well appointed and extremely clean. The room was warm but we just turned the heating down. The lounge bar is fantastic, don't believe what you read on other review sites, the drinks aren't overly expensive and there are lots of drinks to choose from. The bar man was lovely, he chatted to us about local ales and how much he enjoys helping select the ones that are guesting. Even the locals chat to you, which is nice. We had dinner here, the food is fantastic, lovely friendly waitresses. We had three courses each. The prices are realistic and food is well presented and there's plenty to eat. Breakfast in the morning was help yourself to juice, coffee, cereal and fruit. There's a choice of cooked options, my husband had the grill (Full English) I had poached eggs on toast. then there's toast and marmalade or jam. Tea is available. The waitress brings you more toast or tea/coffee if you want it. Check out is easy and quick but you are not rushed out of the door.The staff are lovely here, nothing is too much trouble, even the chef laughed when I told him he'd spelt something wrong on the specials board and he didn't cry when I asked for well done lamb.I'd definitely recommend The Black Swan, it's a really nice place to stay and we will be back. Thanks to all concerned. xx
Reviewer:Mrs Karen R | Mon 30th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Great place to stay, staff were lovely, rooms were great, breakfast was fab!
Reviewer:Miss Victoria M | Mon 30th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Very warm welcome and friendly staff. Good atmosphere in hotel and ideal location to enjoy the local area. Restaurant excellent.Used it as a stopover on way to Scotland but would consider staying again to explore lake district.
Reviewer:Mr Phillip C | Tue 24th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
The Black Swan is an excellent place to stay.It is so clean and the decor and furnishings are beautiful and our bedroom was immaculate. The staff were so helpful and pleasant they made us feel so welcome.We had breakfast which was better than we have had in good hotels, I would recommend the Black Swan to everyone and would stay there again.
Reviewer:Lynda W | Fri 20th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
We had a fantastic time at the Black Swan.We met as a family for a birthday meal and were looked after brilliantly by Chris and the rest of the team throughout.The room was very nice and comfortable, great food, fab atmosphere and cosy.I need to emaphasise that the young chap (we think it was Chris), who gave us a very warm welcome and looked after us was a real credit to the Black Swan.Extremely polite and attentive.Breakfast was delicious, and again, the staff were brilliant.We have found our ideal meeting point between our family homes and will certainly return the Black Swan without hesitation.
Reviewer:Mr. Steven J | Mon 16th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
If you could find a place that was very comfy in the bar, had a choice of real ales on tap, served freshly cooked fabulous food, and then also had bedrooms that were comfy, clean and big, you'd have something good.If it was set in a village in the midst of some of our most gorgeous countryside, then I think you'd agree that it was a near perfect find.Well, the Black Swan is set in the Eden Valley, which gives you a clue as to why you should go and see if you agree with my perfect find.
Reviewer:Phil C | Wed 11th Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
Stayed for 2 nights in Room 1. Nice size room and the twin beds converted into a King size, which is what we wanted. Only snag was there was no shower in that room, just a bath. Otherwise all very good. Nice bar and restaurant. We enjoyed having a drink by the fire and had two gorgeous meals there over both nights. Would definitely revisit. Would like to have seen a competitive dinner bed and breakfast rate though, as a 2 night stay with dinner and drinks on both nights was Â£370, which was a tad expensive for the length of time spent.
Reviewer:Adam H | Tue 3rd Mar 2015 | 4 years ago
We had a very enjoyable two night stay at The Black Swan and would highly recommend it to anyone. The staff were all extremely pleasant and helpful throughout and the food was delicious. There was a good choice for breakfast and was cooked fresh, we also had dinner on the second night and wished we had arrived earlier on the first as we could have ate there then as well. We will definitely return for another stay in the future.Many Thanks to you all.From Paul, Louise and Jack
Reviewer:Mr Paul T | Mon 16th Feb 2015 | 4 years ago
Fantastic stay, great food, just one comment no heating in the room on second day and got a bit chilly
Reviewer:D | Mon 26th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
I booked the Black Swan as a birthday surprise for my husband &also to visit Keswick &surrounding area. The Black Swan is the perfect getaway for peace &quiet with fabulous food and immaculate accomodation. Staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.The Black Swan has a four star rating but in my opinion it should be 5 stars.I would highly recommend the Black Swan.
Reviewer:Mrs. Sandi S | Sat 24th Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
One night was too short.It'll be longer next time.This is a warm, welcoming hotel that sets the gold standard for those wanting a quiet, small get away bolt hole.
Reviewer:Mr. David P | Fri 23rd Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
The hotel is spotless. the staff couldn't do enough for us I would recommend this hotel without hesitation. The open fire is so nice in JanuaryThey even accommodated my daughters dog in the side dining room when we went for my son in laws 40th birthday.The food is a tad expensive but is beautifully cooked and would eat there again without hesitation.Many thanks to the staff for our stay
Reviewer:Nigel B | Thu 22nd Jan 2015 | 4 years ago
Beautifully appointed, warm and comfortable rooms.Wifi super easy to access and very reliable so working after dinner was very easy.Really nice staff in both the evening and morning.Great food - both dinner (with a great choice of beers and wine) and breakfastWould definitely go back and would definitely recommend
Reviewer:Mychelle D | Thu 15th Jan 2015 | 5 years ago
Excellent country pub and inn, comfortable rooms, good food, friendly atmosphere, definitely somewhere to stay again
Reviewer:Mr W W | Mon 5th Jan 2015 | 5 years ago
What a lovely little find this was...my partner and I spent New Years Eve here....we booked the 7 course meal that was on offer and it was lovely, we both really enjoyed it. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff are very friendly. Would highly recommend this place to all.
Reviewer:Miss Rosalyn H | Thu 1st Jan 2015 | 5 years ago
Room a bit on the small side otherwise food and real beer just great.
Reviewer:Alan E | Wed 31st Dec 2014 | 5 years ago
A wonderful hotel with a wonderful atmosphereThe staff were lovely they could not do enough.The room was fabulous and the meal was Devine and despitebeing busy we were never neglectedLooking forwards to going back soon perfect
Reviewer:Louise S | Sun 21st Dec 2014 | 5 years ago
We came across The Black Swan by chance and had a very pleasant surprise. The reception was friendly and most welcoming, the room comfortable, the beer excellent and the food superb. We will certainly be staying again next time we are in the area. But don't tell everybody, we'd like it to be our little secret.
Reviewer:Mr. Brian L | Mon 15th Dec 2014 | 5 years ago
Staff were extremely pleasant &helpful. Breakfast excellent, bedroom could have been a bit bigger.
Reviewer:Stewart P | Mon 24th Nov 2014 | 5 years ago
We could not fault this establishment, friendly staff, excellent food, clean warm and cosy rooms. A great location being in a quiet village not far off the M6 allowing easy access to Penrith, Carlisle, the north lakes and the coast or drop down into Yorkshire. Would certainly use again.
Reviewer:Dawn B | Mon 24th Nov 2014 | 5 years ago
Excellent stay at the Black Swan in a lovely area.Fantastic food, rooms very good and spotlessly clean.All staff were professional, extremely friendly and welcoming. We will definitely return.
Reviewer:Stuart & Sharon D | Tue 18th Nov 2014 | 5 years ago
A pleasant stay, once again. Room comfortable and an excellent supper in the cosy bar with a very good breakfast before we left. We shall use The Black Swan again.
Reviewer:James G | Thu 13th Nov 2014 | 5 years ago
Good pub accommodation done well
Reviewer:Mr. Philip N | Tue 11th Nov 2014 | 5 years ago
This is the third year that we've visited The Black Swan and it's consistently wonderful. The staff are friendly and helpful. The accommodation is clean and tidy. The food is tasty and filling and the overall atmosphere is like a home from home - particularly sitting in the bar in front of a roaring fire! We're already looking forward to staying again next year.
Reviewer:Mrs Mc L | Thu 16th Oct 2014 | 5 years ago
Everything about The Black Swan was lovely,Great place to come back to after a long walkComfy, clean roomExcellent foodFriendly efficient staffLoved it so much have booked again for next month
Reviewer:Mrs T | Mon 13th Oct 2014 | 5 years ago
A very enjoyable stay, while gliding at Eden Soaring just up the road.Welcoming staff, good food (and beer) and a comfortable room .. what more could you ask for!? (OK, less rain on my last day...)
Reviewer:Doug G | Sat 4th Oct 2014 | 5 years ago
Lovely young staff excellent food and accommodation. Could'nt fault anything
Reviewer:Edward C | Wed 1st Oct 2014 | 5 years ago
We last visited The Black Swan about ten years ago and now find it to have been completely refurbished.The old charm of a country pub has gone but the refurd' is first class.The high standard is maintained by the staff and the service offered, with a good menue of well cooked and presented food in a pleasant and comfortable restaurant.A well stocked bar with cask ales and a first class staff to look after you.
Reviewer:Edward C | Wed 1st Oct 2014 | 5 years ago
We have just had a nights stay at the Black Swan which was excellent - lovely people and wonderful food - would definately, stay again
Reviewer:Jaqueline J | Sun 28th Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
A couple of minor items that needed attention in the bathroom, but otherwise we were very happy with the pub and its facilities. Staff very friendly, good bar and excellent food.
Reviewer:Mr Y | Thu 25th Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
This was our third visit to the Black Swan, and it didn't disappoint- great location, helpful and friendly staff, beautifully clean and comfortable rooms, delicious food.Well worth a visit if you're in this neck of the woods.Would also like to recommend the Mill Yard Cafe in nearby Morland as a place to eat through the day -OMG, the cream scones and cafes!! Definitely worth the ten minute drive - this was recommended to us by a member of staff from the Swan.We'll be back to both the Swan and the cafe!
Reviewer:Mrs. Val H | Tue 23rd Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
Comfortable clean cosy room.Staff very friendly and helpful.Excellent food.
Reviewer:Philip W | Sun 21st Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
The only thing wrong with our stay, it was not long enoug.Very friendly, and we will be back.The food is first class and service excellent.Thankyou very much.
Reviewer:Don W | Thu 18th Sep 2014 | 5 years ago
Great stay couldn't have been better staff great food fabulous room fine .Will definetley return
Reviewer:Stephen M | Wed 10th Sep 2014 | 5 years ago