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The Black Swan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Steakhouse, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Culgaith, England
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were up for the Marmalade Weekend 18th and 19th March at Dalemain in Cumbria and found this excellent Inn in Culgaith just off the A66 near Penrith which was a great base to visit from.The hosts Jackie and Steve made us feel very welcome and the Inn has a great atmosphere and above all the food was marvellous and... More 

Thank Rod L
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had evening meals over two nights food was colourful , tasty and well presented the servers were professional for a small village hotel it was Well worth asking price oh and the Guinness was good.

Thank Drew1266
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here last weekend and felt at home from the moment we stepped through the door. What a cosy well decorated family run pub. We only went in for a drink (big hello to Ben), but loved it so much we decided to stay the next night, and we're so glad we did. We booked the... More 

Thank Anne-Marie G
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stayed for one night in February. Good food, good beer, clean room, great breakfast what more is there to say. Will be going again.

Thank JohnedPreston
Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stayed here on Saturday evening on our way home to Leeds from Carlisle. It was on a whim and we are both glad we did. It was one of the most pleasant evenings we have had in a beautiful country pub. The place was extremely clean, comfortable and cosy. The staff were very friendly and professional especially the landlady Jacky... More 

Thank DT2121
The Lakes
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had a great meal with plenty of food all cooked to perfection. The Malteser cheesecake and cinder toffee meringue puddings were amazing! Steve and Jackie are great hosts and everyone was very friendly and courteous. Easy access in a lovely little Cumbrian village.

Thank Smartiepeople
Penrith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

As a group from Penrith we have visited a different restaurant each week for Sunday lunch . The black swan is one of our top three places to visit . A warm welcome from the very attentive staff. The whole place is welcoming ,nice and warm on a cold Sunday lunchtime. We chose the typical Sunday lunch menu , beef... More 

Thank Pollyanna194769
Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Looking for the nearest pub to Kirkland we travelled to Culgaith to the Black Swan. We arrived at early doors, so early that they were closed (5 minutes before opening) but the Landlady kindly let us in and chatted while we could be legally served. The feel of the bar in The Black Swan is more Hotel reception/Restaurant than local... More 

Thank Ghilly125
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

An incredibly stressful traffic jam had us leaving the A66 to find a nice pub restaurant for a relaxing lunch. A few minutes drive brought us to The Black Swan in the lovely village of Culgaith. Are we too late for lunch? No, certainly not, you're most welcome was the reply. The stress began to ooze away and we tucked... More 

Thank Matsudana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I posted a review about this Inn 12 months ago. My wife and I stayed there to recover after a 3 day stay at the local Centre Parks with the grandchildren. I rated it as Excellent in terms of food, atmosphere, hospitality and comfort, A little Gem! Well we did it all again this year and guess what? It was... More 

Thank raymondr603

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$41
Bar, British, Pub, Steakhouse, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Culgaith, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Culgaith

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Preston, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?