Black Swan Hotel at Helmsley Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:05:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Last Minute Easter Egg-scape… Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:53:38 +0000 More

With Easter just a couple of days away, we’re offering a fantastic last minute Easter escape for the holiday weekend.

Stay on either Saturday evening or Sunday evening, and enjoy the following from just £275 per couple:

  • -          Three course Easter Sunday lunch
  • -          Overnight accommodation in a Classic double or twin bedroom
  • -          Dinner from the Daily Dinner Menu in The Gallery, our 3 AA rosette restaurant
  • -          Full English breakfast


Plus for an extra £20 per couple (normally £45 per couple), why not upgrade your booking to one of our Feature or Superior rooms?

To book your stay, please call the hotel on 01439 770466 or book online.

T&C’s: Please note that this booking is strictly available to new bookings only and is available subject to availability. Guests staying on Saturday evening will receive lunch on the day of departure, and guests arriving on Sunday will receive lunch on the day of arrival. Lunch is served from 12.30pm until 1.45pm on Sunday 20th April 2014 and booking is essential for both lunch and dinner.

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Eggsplore Helmsley this Easter Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:39:05 +0000 More

If you’re looking for fun things to do to keep the family entertained over the Easter break, then look no further! Why not join us in Helmsley for our Easter Egg trail and become an eggsplorer for the day!

The Easter Egg trail will begin at Hunters of Helmsley in the market place, where you can pick up your trail map for just £1. The trail will take you on a mini eggspedition around some of the hotels, shops, cafes, restaurants, and attractions in Helmsley, and the eggs will vary from those made of chocolate or cake, to those decorated with gems and all manner of arts and crafts. When you have completed the trail, don’t forget to go back to Hunters to vote for your favourite, where you’ll also receive some special Easter treats!

The Easter Egg trail will run until Easter Monday and all of the money raised will go towards Helmsley’s Christmas lights fund, to help make the town magical over the festive season!

So what are you waiting for, hop to it – happy hunting!

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Sunday at The Swan Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:44:48 +0000 More

With spring in the air and summer just around the corner, this package is the perfect excuse to extend your weekend and spend your Sunday at ‘The Swan’.

For just £115 per person, this package includes the following:

  • - A ‘Black Swan Martini’ cocktail served in the Cygnet Bar prior to dinner
  • - Three course dinner from the Daily Dinner Menu in The Gallery, our 3 AA rosette restaurant
  • - A glass of sommeliers select wine to accompany each course at dinner
  • - Overnight accommodation in a Classic double or twin room
  • - Full English breakfast


This package is available on Sunday evenings only until the end of August 2014. To book your stay, call the hotel on 01439 770466 or book online.

T&C’: This offer is subject to availability and is not available on Bank Holiday weekends. Offer is available to new bookings only, and the lead price is based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin bedroom. Feature rooms and Superior rooms are available at a supplement on £30.00 per room, per night (normally priced at £45.00 per room, per night).

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Easter Sunday Lunch Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:11:36 +0000 More

We all wish that we spent more time with our family and friends, but demands on our time mean that sometimes this is difficult to do. So why not pledge to make this Easter an exception? This Easter Sunday, get all the family together and enjoy a delicious three course Sunday lunch served in The Gallery, our 3 AA rosette award winning restaurant.

Lunch will be served between 12:30pm and 2pm.

Our traditional three course Sunday Lunch is priced at £25.00 per person. For more information and to view a sample menu please click here.

For enquiries or to make a reservation please call us on 01439 770466.

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Flying high at The Black Swan Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:29:28 +0000 More

In recognition of our exceptional ability to ‘anticipate and surpass a shooting guest’s requirements‘, we are delighted to announce that The Black Swan Hotel has been named as one of the winners of the GunsOnPegs Good Shoot Hotel Awards 2014, in association with Fieldsports magazine, as voted for by their members.

There is no county with more high bird destinations than Yorkshire, and here in Helmsley we are lucky enough to sit among some of the best shooting moorland in the UK. We have some fabulous shooting estates on our doorstep including Rievaulx, Duncombe Park, Ravenswick, Hawnby, Urra, and Farndale, and The Black Swan Hotel warmly welcomes guests who are shooting in the area.

For more information about accommodation/private dining for shooting parties, please click here or call the hotel on 01439 770466 and ask for Jayne.

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Step into Spring with a visit to the Walled Garden Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:51:25 +0000 More

What better way to brighten up your day than with a visit to Helmsley Walled Garden, which re-opens next week on Tuesday 1st April. There is no better time to visit the Garden than in Spring, when everything is bursting into life with vibrant colours.

Helmsley Walled Garden is a five-acre walled garden within the grounds of Duncombe Park and beneath Helmsley Castle. The gardens are a historic site demonstrated most effectively by the greenhouses with their collection of vines, but you will also see produce being grown, trained fruit trees and extensive flower borders and even some old fashioned cottage flowers.

Bright spring-flowering bulbs are a welcome sight after the cold, short days of winter, so why not lift your spirits with a visit to Helmsley Walled Garden.

For more information and opening times, please click here to visit Helmsley Walled Garden’s website.

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Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:40:07 +0000 More

We should all spoil our Mums from time to time and Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show just how much you appreciate yours. This Mother’s Day, let your Mum know how much she really means to you by treating her to a delicious three course Sunday lunch with coffee and petit fours served in The Gallery, our 3 AA rosette award winning restaurant.

Lunch will be served between 12 noon and 3pm, accompanied by live music and a little gift for all of the lovely Mums.

Our traditional three course Sunday Lunch, including coffee and petit fours, is priced at £32.00 per adult and £16.00 per child. For more information and to view the menu please click here.

For enquiries or to make a reservation please call us on 01439 770466.

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Wagging our tails with delight! Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:30:18 +0000 More

Maybe it’s one of our best kept secrets, but did you know that The Black Swan is a dog friendly hotel?

This summer we’re delighted to have teamed up with Annemarie King – The Phodographer to bring all you dog lovers a very special package, meaning that your four legged friend can also join you in enjoying a night of luxury, and afterwards you can arrange a long lasting memento to treasure.

Gone are the days when dogs were resigned to kennels for the holidays. Nowadays many dog lovers wish to spend precious time away with loved ones, including their canine pals. Our ‘It’s A Dog’s Life’ package is designed to keep the whole pack wagging their tails and also provide much needed charitable help for canine cousins too.

The package includes treats galore for both you and your dog, not least the opportunity to capture those happy moments with the services of award-winning ‘phodographer’, Annemarie King who is passionate about dogs and their welfare ( Annemarie will take a beautiful portrait of your dog, either during your stay near York, or at a later date which can be arranged at your convenience.

In addition to keeping your little pack happy, The Black Swan is also delighted to donate £10 from each package sold to Tia Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue who do fantastic work in rescuing and rehoming unwanted dogs.

To find out more about our ‘It’s a Dog’s Life’ package click here, and for our dog friendly policy, please click here.

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A fusion of flavours & tastes from around the world Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:38:55 +0000 More

With the sun shining it finally feels like spring is on its way! And if all this talk of sunshine is starting to make you day dream of the summer and exotic far away places, then why not join us for the next event on our Up & Coming events calendar – our Fusion Gourmet Dinner on Friday 21st March 2014, 7pm for 7:30pm.

As a native Australian, this dinner is a true showcase of Chef Paul Peters’ culinary skills from the pacific region. The Fusion Gourmet Dinner allows Peters to share his global heritage and allows you to sample a sensational seven course dinner with flavours and tastes from around the world.

The tickets for this event are priced at £65.00 per person. If you would like to join us call us on 01439 770466 to book your ticket, or visit for more information.

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Hungry for More (1 Night Package) Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:00:11 +0000 More

To celebrate Chef Paul Peters and his team’s fantastic 3 AA rosette achievement, this package is ideal for those of you who are ‘Hungry for More’ of Peters’ culinary delights!

Following on from the relaunch of our new restaurant, The Gallery, back in autumn 2013, ‘Hungry for More’ continues to showcase Australian-born Chef and ‘Gastro-artist’, Paul Peters, with his new six course tasting menu which is crammed with seasonal Yorkshire fayre, creative food combinations and exciting taste bud-popping flavours.

Available as either a one or two night break, this package is available from 1st April until 31st August 2014, and includes the following:

‘Hungry for More’ (1 night package)
£219.00 per couple
Available Sunday – Friday only

- A half bottle of champagne and strawberries in your room on arrival
- Dinner from the six course Tasting Menu, served in The Gallery, our 3 AA rosette restaurant
- Overnight accommodation in a Classic double or twin bedroom (Superior & Feature rooms are available at an additional charge of £30 per room, per night)
- Full English breakfast the following morning

To book your stay call us on 01439 770466 or click here to book online

T&C’s: Please note that this offer is subject to availability and is available to new bookings only. The 1 night ‘Hungry for More’ package is available for arrivals Sunday – Friday, but is not available on a Saturday evening. Offer is available from 1st April 2014 – 31st August 2014, excluding Bank Holidays. A sample copy of the 6 course Tasting Menu is available to view on our website, however please note that this does change seasonally and variations to this menu will occur.

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