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Black Swan Inn, Seahouses, Northumberland

Black Swan Inn

4.6
4.6
487 reviews
£26 to £40
Fish
The Black Swan Inn is a newly refurbished gastro pub situated above the bustling fishing port of Seahouses and drawing from a wealth of locally sourced ingredients. The Black Swan promises a unique and memorable dining experience. When booking, we need to make you aware that dogs are not permitted in our Restaurant area. However, your dog is more than welcome in our Orangery from 11.30am to 3pm daily and in our bar and courtyard area at any time, tables of which are non-reservable and are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fish, British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm
  • Phone number
    01665 720227
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Area
    Seahouses
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Kings Street, Seahouses (Closest Stop)<br />Broad Road, Seahouses<br />Castle Drive, Seahouses (Furthers Stop)
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

What 487 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Lively

487 Reviews
  1. Sidney

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food - which is the main thing. Not cheap, but you tend to get what you pay for. Although some veg with the main meal could have been included. Food took a fair while to arrive at the table - esp as there weren't many diners in. Attentive waiter though. Place was draughty in the restaurant and orangery areas, even for Feb, so coats left on. Would recommend for the food overall.

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  2. StuartJ

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I used to drink in here when I was a callow youth and the Black Swan was just a pub. Returning after its conversion to a restaurant I can only say how impressed I am. The place is light and airy yet also warm and inviting. Very attentive staff and great food. Despite a round trip of ninety miles I’ll definitely be returning. Highly recommend.

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  3. AndyW

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, piping hot, well presented, tasted devine, excellent service.

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  4. AndyW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Piping hot. Freshly prepared. Presentation superb

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5* Sunday lunch! Really good portion of beef with all the traditional trimmings. We sat in the Orangery which had a lovely modern yet cozy atmosphere. Service was fantastic and for a Sunday lunch of this quality the price was more than reasonable.

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  6. rachelb

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food in a welcoming, authentic atmosphere. Thank you to all the team can't wait to come back again.

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  7. TomW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal at the Black Swan as always. Great cocktails to start even an off piste Dry Martini!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and compliment’s to the chef for creating best belly pork ever!

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  9. Lucyfr

    Yorkshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding. Regulars here and never disappointed!!! I would recommend for anyone out with their dog looking for a pub lunch to people dressing up for a day or evening out wanting some fine food!! Ticks all the boxes and some great beers on tap!!

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  10. KarenL

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely evening celebrating my husband's birthday - the food was delicious; the wine excellent; the service was very good indeed and the atmosphere was magical!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, huge portions go there very hungry. Had the smoked Haddock Chowder it was delicious.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and great atmosphere, the service was great but I felt the staff were a little pushed - 1 on the bar and 1 on the restaurant/food which delayed ordering food, but the staff there were brilliant! Can’t wait to go back!

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  13. YvonneH

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were wonderful and despite being very short staffed they tried hard to look after everyone. The food was delicious, we had pork belly, burger, mussels and the wood pigeon. Children’s meals are generous, haddock bites fed two. Great cocktails and a well stocked bar.

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  14. MaryD

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, high quality food and a lively welcoming atmosphere

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  15. Dave

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place. Great food. Good beer. Will be back when next in Seahouses.

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  16. dav5

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal and drinks, expensive but so everywhere seems to be getting these days, was only quiet but it was a Thursday night in February so not the pubs fault. One niggle was twice two different members of staff used the toilet by the till and didn’t close the door properly when they left so the door remained a jar and from my seat I had a nice view of the toilet? Not a problem, I got up and closed it but come on folks make sure the door is closed properly behind you it’s in the restaurant.

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  17. KatyY

    Devon

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely varied menu. Friendly welcoming staff. Sous-vide pork belly dish was delicious.

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  18. TheRealMrsB

    Newcastle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal, the mussels were delicious and the scallop Thermidor was a winner for my husband!

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  19. TeeganH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks, my favourite place to go in seahouses. Always amazing service from Tom, Jack and Katie.

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  20. ChrisH

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub. Service excellent and friendly. Food was superb. On the expensive side, but I suppose that’s because it’s superb.

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  21. Miffie

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Generally very good and met expectations.Main course needed more juice, but desserts were super.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was quite cold where we sat in the bar it’s a shame the fire wasn’t on in a cold January lunchtime but apart from that it was very good x

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  23. PaulM

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another fabulous Sunday lunch at this our favourite eating place in Seahouses. Wonderful platter of fresh oysters to start followed by a super rare roast beef, with tasty veg and all the trimmings. This has been consistently good every time we have eaten here on a Sunday and enjoy other meals at other times. Great quality food and service

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  24. RusselG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third visit this holiday! Brilliant Sunday lunch, perfect cooking and quality of produce. Will be back in the summer.

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  25. Polly14

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal at The Black Swan. Such an asset to Seahouses - we just cannot see past it for the quality of the food and drinks, the welcoming atmosphere and the decor. Husband had the lamb which was cooked to perfection and I had the haddock and chips which was the best I’ve had in a while. 10/10

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  26. experienceddiners1962

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was excellent, I understand everything is freshly made but a little more choice would be good especially for a non-meat eater. We had to move table due to a very cold draught but this didn’t spoil an excellent dinner

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  27. Nelly

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening of delicious food and the best Amaretto Sours ever! Very peaceful ambience and great service. A truly memorable way to spend New Year's Day evening. Thanks Maddy & all the team.

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  28. HeatherC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked the New Year’s Day table well in advance. Unfortunately we weren’t made aware that there was a depleted menu. One of our party doesn’t eat meat so wanted seafood. We were informed after sitting for a while that they had run output of shellfish.Our friend had planned to order the seafood platter but ended up ordering the kippers. He was served only one very small kipper with 2 slices of bread leaving him still hungry! The portions for everyone else were generally on the small size. On a positive note , the Steak was lovely and the staff attentive.

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  29. LesleyC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly Staff. Plenty of choice on the menu. Will definitely go back.

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  30. Granny

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday roast was perfect. Husband thought there was too many flavours in the sausage and mash

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  31. TraceyP

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb, absolutely loved the experience! All fabulous, food was amazing and beautifully presented. Thank you!

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  32. ChrisH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A late booking for New Year's Eve, and a brilliant choice! Outstanding food and service, and 'the best lunch ever' according to our little girl!

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  33. RusselG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit the area at least twice a year and this is our first port of call. Food is excellent, as is the service and ambience. Will no doubt be in again before we leave!!!

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  34. Helen

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. We dined in the orangery with our young son. Food was excellent and service great. Very helpful staff. We have been once before, the last time we were on holiday in the area. Hope to be back again soon.

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  35. AnnP

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good but service was poor . Forgot to deliver sides and had to rush them through when meal was nearly finished ! Only ordered 3 sweet orders and got that wrong . So two had finished sweets before third was delivered !

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  36. DonnaB

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fantastic food. Enjoyed a cocktail too!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice, seated quickly (having reserved a table). Attentive service, great food. A lovely place, we’ll be back again.

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  38. BevC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was excellent : tasty, a good variety and well presented. Staff were friendly, polite and attentive. I think the orangery would be the best place to be seated. The table we had was in a drafty area near an entrance to the pub area. We would definitely visit again.

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  39. CostsKid

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service in the midst of Storm Gerrit between Christmas and New Year 2023. This place never disappoints. Our favourite place to eat on the Northumberland Coast.

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  40. HelenA

    Mid Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was so pleased the Black Swan could accommodate 5 of us at last minute on Christmas Eve when we were let down by another restaurant. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff and the food was amazing. Only issue is parking. If we’d known, we would have parked in village and walked rather than driving round narrow streets in vain.

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Black Swan Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Black Swan Inn

2 Union St, Seahouses, Northumberland NE68 7RT

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Seahouses
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–7:45 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Fish, British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Public Transit
    Kings Street, Seahouses (Closest Stop)Broad Road, SeahousesCastle Drive, Seahouses (Furthers Stop)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan
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