Located on Burn Bridge Road, The Black Swan is a landmark in the southern Harrogate village of Burn Bridge, found just a short stroll from Panel Railway Station. Whether its for a pub lunch, a few pints in the evening, or a big Sunday roast, this quintessential British gastropub is a favourite among local foodies and real ale lovers alike. To be sure of snagging a table, making a reservation in advance is advised.
Sitting most appropriately at the junction of Burn Bridge Road and Malthouse Lane, right beside the crossing over Crimple Beck, the Black Swan is a handsome, pre-1900s half-timbered pub with buckets of charm. The Sunday roast sees The Black Swan in Harrogate’s Burn Bridge area swarming with visitors from out of town and, being in possession of a child-friendly menu and atmosphere, this classic British gastropub is popular with families too.
As for the restaurant housed here, the kitchen is manned by a staff that pride themselves on ’being chefs, not microwave technicians’ and this expertise – and wry Yorkshire humour – comes through in a fantastic menu of traditional and contemporary pub-grub classics, all made with fresh produce from the many local suppliers on hand. Tuck into classics like the beer-battered fish and chips, bangers and mash or go for another favourite like the Southern fried chicken burger or one of The Black Swan’s pizzas – no matter what you choose, we’re sure you’ll be coming back for more. To guarantee a table at this Harrogate institution, booking in advance is recommended.
We received a warm welcome and staff we courteous and attentive throughout the evening. The food options were varied and more than met our expectations. This was only our second visit, but we are sure to be visiting more regularly from now on.
Good pub food and real ales. Perfect. We enjoyed haddock and chips and loved the Daleside local ale. Service was good and quick and the pub wasn't too busy.
Lovely relaxed evening, very helpful & polite staff with a sense of humour & tasty food. Catered for 2 of us who were coeliac (gluten intolerant) with a choice of meals.