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 had a lovely meal last Sunday, both the Sunday dinner and the other meals were delicious and the service great. Only downside, we would have preferred a rectangular or square table as the round ones pushed together didn’t really sit 9 of us round well to eat
We were a group of four eating lunch. The food was good and arrived hot. The service was the quick and efficient with friendly helpful staff. A nice place to eat.
Excellent friendly service nothing was a proble. Great beer garden. Fantastic food. Could not ask for anything more. I strongly recommend this pub for the whole family