The Black Swan

Beer, Wine and Spirit
26 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG 26 Narrowgate, Alnwick NE66 1JG Directions
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  • Cuisine
    Eclectic, Pub Food

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The Black Swan is situated on Narrowgate in the centre of Alnwick. The kitchen prepares hearty classics such as steaks, burgers and pasta dishes and also offers a Sunday roast. The traditional interior features ambient lighting, wooden furnishings and exposed brickwork while a patio offers outdoor seating. The pub plays host to live music, quiz nights and seasonally themed events throughout the year.

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Report | 2 years ago
We would definitely return for dinner at the price we paid for our groupon deal, and feel that what we paid was fair for the dinner we had. There was a limited choice (however I understand there may have been more meat options available earlier in the afternoon) and it was a decent meal, though there was room for more and we all managed a pudding! The pub at present feels like more of a drinking rather than eating establishment and lacks any cosiness and atmosphere that its competitors offer. All in all we had a good meal which was good value, but I don't think we would go especially for Sunday lunch at a cost of £8.95, when its close competitors offer meals of better quality in a more pleasant environment for the same money. I think if they were to reduce their prices to reflect their pub personality they would find a surge in business. Definite plus points in later serving times and friendly staff who made a fuss of the kids :)
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Report | 2 years ago
If I had one little niggle it would be that the food could have been a little hotter but a really tasty Sunday lunch nevertheless. Desserts scrumptious!
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We were hoping to find a nice pub with good food. Unfortunately we didn't. Your chef should be able to improvise when running low on choices. We did find nice staff though.
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Report | 2 years ago
thanks for exchanging 1 sunday meal for a couple of desserts. Much appreciated.
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Report | 2 years ago
We'll be back - thanks for a lovely time
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Report | 2 years ago
The voucher was for Sunday lunch, however we weren't asked if we would like starters or even given a menu to look at, we asked if they had a childrens menu and was told it's got goujons and fish stuff on it !!! The portions were very small and the kids meal was terrible the fries were burnt and greasy. Needless to say we didn't stay for dessert, but then again it wasn't offered.
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Report | 2 years ago
Happy they could fit in earlier than the time booked.
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Report | 2 years ago
good food and nice staff
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Report | 2 years ago
I've tried to speak to the manager on 2 occasions but have realised its not worth my efforts. I had originally booked a table for 5 at 1pm on 22nd March, but we had a cancellation last minute so brought it down to 4. I only wish that 5th person had made it to see what would have happened. My groupon deal was suppost to be the value of an £8.95 Sunday roast like the rest of the diners in the black swan. Instead, we were given smaller plates which consisted of mash, a Yorkshire pudding, 1 slice of carrot, I slice of parsnip, roast potatoes and on my plate 2 pieces of lamb. The quality of the meal was pretty good but I was astonished to find out from your waiter that management have decided that groupon customers get a smaller size. I really am shocked by this. I've used groupon for years, used several restaurant deals and in turn the restaurant often get repeat business as a result. The black swan will never get this for lying to their customers by saying the value of their meal was £8.95, give the customer a small plate and have us eat the meal as other diners tuck into their adult sized meal. I welcome the opportunity for someone to contact me back although I think my email sums it up. Will I go back? No.
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Report | 2 years ago
More potato of any kind please
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