We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Black Swan

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Ravenstonedale, Ravenstonedale CA17 4NG, England
+44 15396 23204
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 307: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited The Black Swan with family for a drink and some bar snacks and we really liked it. It's a quaint pub in the middle of a small village. The bar staff were friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend a visit

Thank kattimlin
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We'd had read some fantastic reviews so thought we would go to finish our week in the Lakes. The building and decor was lovely and the staff couldn't be more welcoming. Our table was a little odd, we were placed like we were about to interview our fellow diners but not a big issue. Our starters were beautifully presented. The... More 

Thank sanddunes_07
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was stunning pub food. Easily restaurant quality but at pub prices. The menu would include something for everyone and an additional vegetarian menu increased the choice for all. Although the pub was busy, service was prompt and presentation of the food was faultless. Four of us ate here and enjoyed 3 courses, even though we'd not planned on dessert.... More 

Thank KatieTurfDoc
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called here for lunch on a journey to Durham. It was well worth the short diversion from our route. Set in a lovely spot popular with walkers if Easter Saturday was anything to go by. The Black Swan is also a small hotel. There is a choice of eating in the bar, which is dog friendly, or in the... More 

Thank wenbaz2015
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for tea and scones, best I have ever tasted. And lovely staff very friendly, helpful gave us plenty of information about the hotel and the area

Thank eileen w
Morecambe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my husband for a birthday lunch on a wet dreary day to be greeted by very friendly staff in a lovely warm & welcoming pub.I had the beef Bourginon delicious & my husband had the fish & chips & he said the batter was the lightest he had ever tasted. Really enjoyed the experience and we will be back... More 

Thank simone m
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

14 of us went for a meal, lovely staff who also helped us sort out a local taxi. The food was delicious and they did some really nice cocktails. Also during the day the beer garden at the end of a walk was great.

Thank eliatkinson
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Delightful overnight visit with friends & my dog. Very friendly & helpful staff but in no way intrusive. The menu was small but the food delicious. Would love to return sometime .... soon!

Thank Roseberry65
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Staying nearby and the Black Swan was recommended for an evening meal. Salmon Mousse was outstanding and then shared Beef Bourginon with a Portuguese Red. Great pub and food.

Thank James S W
Faringdon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

An enjoyable evening spent with friends in a private dining room and the most delicious food. The service was excellent, the food served with a smile and arrived hot and at the same time - not always the case when eating as part of a large party. The fish pie was delicious and served unusually with tasty beetroot. The cheese... More 

Thank Rosie240

Travellers who viewed The Black Swan also viewed

Ravenstonedale, Eden District
Kirkby Stephen, Eden District
Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen
Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen, Eden District

Been to The Black Swan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ravenstonedale, Ravenstonedale CA17 4NG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Ravenstonedale
  • Phone Number: +44 15396 23204

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Black Swan and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Black Swan staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?