The Black Swan at Oldstead

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The Black Swan at Oldstead is a Michelin Star Restaurant with Rooms awarded 'Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year' at The White Rose Awards 2011, Three AA Rosettes and 5 AA Gold Stars for rooms.

The Black Swan is situated close to Byland Abbey, Coxwold and Kilburn and easily reached from Ampleforth College, Thirsk, Helmsley and York.

The original building dates back to the 16th century and is set on the edge of the small village of Oldstead amidst beautiful rolling National Park countryside. A quiet haven away from traffic and main roads.

The award-winning restaurant is becoming established as one of the best places to eat in Yorkshire whether for a special occasion dinner or a more casual meal. Food is available either in the restaurant or the bar or on the oak tables outside.

Accommodation

There are four stylish bedrooms situated in a south-facing wing overlooking beautiful rolling countryside. All the rooms are on the ground floor and each opens onto an individual terrace with a comfortable seating area.

The accommodation is newly renovated to an exceptionally high standard and has recently been awarded 5 AA Gold Stars. The bedrooms are furnished with quality antiques and have solid oak floors, stylish soft furnishings and paintings. The really comfortable top quality pocket-sprung king-size beds have crisp white cotton bed linen with either thick winter or cooler summer duvets.

In the morning enjoy breakfast in the restaurant. Our excellent breakfast has been awarded the "AA Breakfast Award". Breakfast Menu

Dining

The restaurant has a comfortable friendly atmosphere with the oak floor, Persian rugs, antique furniture and soft light from traditional candles in old brass holders giving a feeling of understated quality. Diners are received in the characterful bar which features a stone flagged floor, an open log fire, oak fittings by Mousey Thompson Craftsmen of Kilburn, window seats, soft cushions and antique furnishings.

Bar

The Bar features a stone flagged floor, an open log fire, oak fittings by Mousey Thompson Craftsmen of Kilburn, window seats, soft cushions and antique furnishings. Choice at the bar includes local real ales, good wines by the glass, malt whiskies and vintage port.

Food available in the bar includes lighter options, such as Salads, Ploughmans, Soup and Sandwiches, and are offered at lunchtime. All the restaurant menus are also available in the bar or indeed outside. Listed in The Times as one of the “10 Top Alfresco Restaurants” in the UK'

Editor's Review

"A simply superb hotel, the Black Swan presents the best of Yorkshire hospitailty in a stunning location. It is the only pub in the north of England with a Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes for food."

The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead, York, YO61 4BL

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