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.
Last minute booking. Great service, great food. Friendly staff. Even though busy, atmosphere relaxed and did not feel pressured or rushed. Highly recommended and would definately go again.
We had a very pleasant lunch, lovely surroundings, a warm welcome from the log fire and even warmer from the staff on a bitter winter's day. Would recommend.
Met 2 friends her for a Very pleasant light Sunday lunch , friendly attentive staff and a roaring fire . 3 Happy Customers . Thank you.
Lovely much needed Sunday roast and trimmings, as always excellent friendly staff and service. Generous helpings, not too busy and just did the job - sorted!
Visited for Sunday lunch. Excellent food and service. Huge portions and yummy deserts. Family friendly with 2 children under 5. We will definitely return again. Only negative is that we were sitting right next to a couple of dogs and my husband has a dog hair allergy. We will make sure we mention this next time we book as I'm sure given the level of service the manager will ensure we sit somewhere this wouldn't be a problem.
Food was very nice, staff were nice, Dragon Chicken starter very big enough to share between 2 people. Only negative point that I had , I had to ask for menus after sitting at our table for 10 minutes. They have changed a policy that the menus are not on the table, they are to give you them when you approach the bar.
Great hamburgers and a good selection of ales. Tuesdays is burger night and features a deal on burger with a selection of ales. Kids menu with a good amount of choice ranging from kids burger or fish fingers to a pizza. Good service too, friendly and efficient.
Great food, friendly staff and a warm and homely atmosphere. Had an excellent family lunch here. The Black Swan burger is always a favourite. Also tried the steak and blue cheese pizza this time which was delicious! The salads and sandwiches always contain good quality ingredients too.
We found The Black Swan by complete luck as we were driving around the area. It has great service and very friendly staff! The food is absolutely amazing! We have been a few times now and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended!!
Pleasant airy causal pub with superb outdoors space for both adults and children. Very solid menu, tastes to please many and at a fair price. Food is excellent, all boxes ticked for quality, presentation and enjoyment. Service fine, a tad disjointed. A very safe bet for all ages.