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The Black Swan Pub

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Bar, British, Pub
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26 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
+44 1665 600835
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have given more info which went on the black swan hotel. Basically you will really enjoy the home cooked food here.

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Popped in one evening whilst staying in Annex and we had the Veg Lasagne and Burger washed down with cloudy cider and wine. Food good as was price and would go back again, which is more than I can say for other pub restaurants in Alnwick.

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Thank howard m
Northumberland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My husband and I took daughter in law and granddaughter for Sunday lunch as had been previously recommended to us. Not impressed!! The veggie lasagne was the only meal that came up to scratch. Husband had roast beef - tough meat, cold plate and seriously undercooked veg , my belly pork roast (with an extra charge to normal roast), despite... More 

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Thank Susan P
Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Booked late due to meeting. Room was described as a double with en suite. But it would have been better with a single bed because there was hardly any room to move. The en suite was small with a small shower cubicle and the wash basin the smallest I've ever seen. The room smelt musty. On the plus side the... More 

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Thank MPHILIP4
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very nice pub & barman.We were allowed to sit anywhere with our dog (dog friendly pub) we ordered 2 x hot roast baguette. Ham sandwich with chips, burger & chips. All in all the food was nice would recommend to others. X

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Thank ian e
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Me and my girlfriend went here on a Sunday for a few drinks, and had a brilliant time, staying much longer than we'd originally planned. The bar staff were some of the friendliest and helpful bar staff we've ever encountered, remembering our previous orders and asking if we want the 'same again?' (which very rarely happens anywhere else). The service... More 

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Thank Oliver C
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed for one night in this pub, we wanted to stay 2 but it was booked up...and for good reason. The staff were really friendly, helpful and the atmosphere in the pub was great. We didn't eat here but the breakfast was fantastic. The location was incredible as you could see the castle through the window! The hallway could... More 

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Thank emmajanesykes
Bedfordshire England
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295 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A pleasant dining experience. The pub decor could do with a revamp but the food etc were fine, and I was able to watch England winning a cricket 1 dayer while eating.

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Thank IPA_Man
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch on my trip to Alnwick, food was greasy and over cooked, staff not bothered about customers, tables and bar area dirty. Found out after my visit that they only have a 1 star food hygiene rating, the only place in Alnwick. Avoid like the plague.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

There are far better places to eat in Alnwick, we ate out every evening on our recent short break there and the Black Swan was by far the establishment which let the side down. Things didn't get off to a good start.....when I ordered (and paid) for our food at the bar - I was invited to include a service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1665 600835
Description
An ancient and historic pub, where Robbie Burns once slept, offering a warm Northumbrian welcome and great local food - try our fabulously fresh fish and chips, or delicious beef sourced from a farm just down the road.Service with a smile and a relaxed and comfortable meal waits for you - there's been an inn on this site for around 600 years so why not call in and take a break - we serve food from 12 noon until 9 pm seven days a week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?