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Old Black Swan, Bedale

Old Black Swan
19 Market Place

01677 422973

Old Black Swan, Bedale

The Old Black Swan is a welcoming traditional pub located in the centre of the market place in Bedale. The pub dates back to the 17th century as a Coaching Inn and sits prominently in the heart of Bedale, a bustling market town just at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.


Whether you just need a quick drink to quench your thirst, a few drinks to celebrate an occasion, a sandwich to keep you going or a full dinner to satisfy your hunger we have something to suit all tastes.


We serve handcrafted real ales and delicious home cooked food 7 days a week. As well as our real ales from local brewers and our delicious locally sourced menu you will be welcomed to the Black swan with true Yorkshire hospitality.


Dean and Megan who have been managing the Old Black Swan for many years now became the Landlord and landlady in late 2017. They alongside their friendly team of staff always offer a friendly warm welcome to new and returning customers.


The Old Black Swan is a large pub offering local real ales, locally distilled gins, delicious homecooked food served in lovely traditional pub surroundings with open fires and lots of atmosphere with lots of Yorkshire hospitality thrown in for good measure. What’s not to love…


Dean, Megan and the team at Black Swan hope to see you soon and look forward to welcoming you.


Our Food


Here at the Old Black Swan we only serve home-cooked delicious food. Our menus are carefully created to provide a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. Alongside our regular menu we also have a number of daily specials to tempt the taste buds!


Our chef always uses where possible the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Food is served seven days a week from 12 noon. We have a special offer menu for senior citizens available from Monday to Friday.


Our Sunday lunch is a cracker and our Yorkshire Puddings are delicious. Due to demand for our Sunday lunches we recently extended our serving times on a Sunday, so we now serve food until 7pm this is proving very popular as there are very few places serving food till this time on a Sunday evening locally.


Our Drinks


We offer a full range of drinks to suit all, with Real Ales, Lagers, Ciders, Wines, Spirits, Cocktails & Soft Drinks. We try to stock local suppliers where we can and we listen to our customers’ needs as well.


On our bar you will always find several real ales from one of our local breweries, Theakston brewery, who brew their beers in the famous brewing town of Masham only 6 miles from Bedale.


Our Theakston brews normally include, Theakston Best Bitter, Pale Ale & Old Peculier.


As well as the Theakston beers we always have John Smiths available as well alongside a monthly guest ale (If you love to try new beers keep an eye on our blog where you can find out which beers are on this month and what’s coming next.


As well as our popular real ales we have a selection of refreshing lagers available including, Morretti, Fosters and Kronenbourg. If Beer or lagers aren’t your drink but you like a refreshing cider we have Strongbow and Symonds Cider available.


Gin has seen a remarkable revival in recent years with many new distilleries being born. The rise of gin popularity echoes the surge in of craft beers.


Here at the Old Black Swan we love a good Gin & Tonic and we are very fortunate to have Masons Yorkshire Gin based right here in Bedale. You will always find Masons Gin on our bar as a regular and often as a special.


Our regular gins as mentioned include, Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin from here in Bedale, Slingsby Rhubarb Gin from Harrogate and Brockmans – English Gin.


We know how you love to try new gins so we often have a couple of limited edition gins available as well.


Perfect Venue


Our function room is great for anyone looking to host up to 50 guests. Located on the first floor of the Black Swan function room seats 50 and is the perfect venue for birthday parties, christening celebrations, funeral teas, corporate meetings and Christmas parties.


We have a number of packages available for functions or we can create a bespoke package for you. As long as the Old Black Swan are providing the catering for your event there will be no additional charge for using the room.


Fully stocked licensed private bar


Seats 50

Recently Decorated

Catering packages available

Non catering prices also available


So, if you are looking for a function room for your special event why not give us a call to arrange a time to have a look at our function room and see if it is suitable for your event.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.


“Good solid pub with good food”


Excellent pub in the middle of the main street in Bedale. Been here before and all is still the same a good proper pub with good beer and very good well priced food with very good friendly staff. Parking available directly out side in the main street.


“A breakfast as large as a dinner”


A breakfast as large as a dinner and then some. Local produce throughout, the sausages, black pudding, bacon and eggs were of exemplary quality. Such friendly staff, a credit to the local community.


“Great food and service”


Really enjoyed eating here recently on numerous occasions. Food always excellent. Good friendly service. Well priced and really tasty food. Plenty of good ales. A proper pub with proper homemade food.




Food was lovely, staff was amazing especially the younger girl serving food . She was really helpful.


“Friendly Pub, Good Food”


We had lunch here during the week and were well pleased with the whole experience. Friendly and very helpful staff, lovely welcoming atmosphere, large reasonably priced menu to choose from and our food was first class. Recommended.

Old Black Swan, Bedale
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