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Dining at the Black Swan

black swan aa 2 rosettesOur Head Chef, Scott Fairweather leads a talented team of chefs, producing a local Cumbrian menu which offers something for everyone. From the Kitchen, Scott and his team offer freshly prepared locally sourced food, which is driven by seasonality.  Our aim is to provide something for everybody on a menu which is creatively put together and inspired by our pub surroundings.

We are proud to have built strong relationships with some of Cumbria’s best producers who ensure we can deliver the best ingredients in our own unique way.

All of our food is freshly made which enables us to cater for all special dietary requirements and food allergies along with alternative vegetarian options.

black swan ravenstonedale

black swan ravenstonedale

black swan ravenstonedale

black swan ravenstonedale

Either of our beautifully restored and decorated restaurants are perfect for a private function for any occasion. We can seat up to 44 in our two restaurants and a total of around 90 throughout. We offer a bespoke menu to suit individual requirements from an informal buffet to a formal banquet

Independent reviews of our restauarant can be viewed on Trip Advisor.

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Please note we regularly make seasonal changes to our menu and therefore some ingredients may change.

Food offerings are available throughout the day including Judith’s meringues & cakes in our bar, lounge & restaurants. Groups and functions can be personally catered for by our Team, please ring for details.

Sample menu (pdf)

Serving Times

Breakfast 8 – 10am
Coffee & cake 10 – 12 noon
Lunch 12 – 3pm
Snacks 12 – 9pm
Dinner 5 – 9pm
Sunday Lunch 12 – 4pm

Wine List

We maintain an excellent selection of fine wines. For full details of the wines we stock along with prices we invite you to download or wine list below (pdf):

Wine List

Bar and Pre-Dinner Drinks

We enjoy partnering our desserts with an appropriate cocktail or wine to compliment and enhance your dining experience. We offer seasonal cocktails to enjoy during your visit.

Over recent years we have built a reputation for our real cask ales resulting in being featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide ‘every year since our inaugural year’. We have also been awarded the Cask Marque certificate for quality ales.

We source all of our Cask Ales locally and offer a wide selection of quality, lovingly cared for, cask beers, along with great lagers and ciders both bottled and on draught. An impressive range of gins, vodkas and malt whiskies are also available, including some new local Cumbrian brands.

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Menu Sourcing

We work closely with our local suppliers to ensure we take advantage of the freshest produce on a daily basis.These are our food heroes...

Mcclures, Windermere
Founded in 1945 by Bill McClure, the company is now in the hands of the third generation of McClure’s. After more than 70 years they still have the same passion and drive to deliver good quality service to Cumbria’s food & drink scene. McClure’s deliver fresh fruit & vegetables to us every single morning as well as dry goods & almost anything we need or ask for to create our daily menu. Seasonal products are forced upon us the minute they are available by Ben Galloway who caters for our every need.

Neves, Fleetwood
Neves Fleetwood have been supplying fresh fish to the North West for over 30 years, going back three generations to when its founders Chris and Gerrard Neve began going door-to-door, selling fish to local markets and restaurants. Dominic & Tara ensure we are provided with the days freshest catch, including Scottish cod loin, monkfish tails & salmon & haddock from their local smokehouse.

Lakes speciality foods, Staveley
Andy at Lakes speciality foods works hard to find the best products which suit our seasonally changing menu & offers advice on different cuts as well as breed of animal in relation to flavour. He delivers our fresh meat daily & is very enthusiastic about our ever-evolving food offering. Appearing on our menu is their own dry-cured bacon, free range Cumberland sausages, Eden valley venison, Lakeland Lamb, Beef topside for our Sunday roast.... the list goes on!

Handmade ice cream company, Windermere
Steven Darvill’s company policy is simple “the best products require the best ingredients” following this rule without cutting corners or quality and looking at the product before the expense. This way the complexity of natural flavours, textures and tastes speak for themselves. We found this product, tasted it, & now we serve it, as simple as that. One of the Lake districts best food products.

The Cheese Larder, Kendal
In response to an increasing demand from local restaurants, the sister company of Lakes Speciality made the decision in 2005 to concentrate on quality cheese supplies. Based just North of Kendal town centre, the business has grown quickly due to providing excellent customer service, quality products and extensive knowledge. Jonathan speaks passionately about our ever-changing cheese selection & constantly passes on his recommendations & ideas.

High Helbeck Shoot
Ed supplies our pheasants fresh from his shoot at the Helbeck estate, just north of Brough, only 30 minutes down the road. He is shooting 3 days per week until the end of January & delivers as & when we require, giving us just enough time to hand pluck & prepare the birds.