The Black Swan
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Black Swan is a long-established pub for locals and travellers, offering a warm and convivial welcome. On arrival we were greeted with the buzz of happy customers imbibing from the range of draught ale, lager and wine on offer in the inviting bar area. The homey restaurant has the perfect ambience for diners, so we took a seat to peruse the menu. The extensive menu is supplemented by chalkboard specials, which include old favourites like the mixed grill alongside some more adventurous choices like the roasted beetroot and goat’s cheese starter. My partner plumped for the pâté to start, and was impressed with the perfect presentation and generous helping.
For the main course, I couldn’t resist the steak and Tanglefoot pie, which came with a deliciously rich sauce and a good selection of fresh veg. My partner chose the tender coq au vin accompanied by buttered mash and honey-roasted carrots. Both of our main courses represented great value for money, proving that great food doesn’t require a hefty price tag. The dessert menu proved just as tempting, with a range of miniature-sized treats available for those with only a little room left – the seasonal crumble and ice cream was superb.
Throughout our visit we were treated to top-notch service from the lovely team, who made our evening all the more special. We look forward to returning soon.