New Year 2017

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Welcome in the New Year and see out the old, in the beautiful, quaint market town of Helmsley. A warm welcome awaits you at The Black Swan Hotel, with its open fires, award winning cuisine and convivial atmosphere, all within some of England’s most spectacular scenery; The Black Swan is the perfect place to escape for your New Year break.

The Day Before – Saturday 30th December

Your room will be available to check in from 2pm onwards on Saturday afternoon. Once you’ve had chance to settle into your room, mark the start of your New Year celebrations with a glass of rosé Champagne and homemade scones with jam and clotted cream, served throughout the afternoon in our lounges and bar.

A four course dinner will be served on Saturday evening in The Gallery and Garden Room restaurants, followed by after dinner entertainment from soul, blues and acoustic musician Dan Burnett in the Cygnet Bar.

New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31st December

After breakfast, enjoy a relaxing day of leisure, perhaps explore Helmsley’s individual shops, cafes and galleries, all of whom contributed to its award success in 2015 (Great British High Street’s Best Market Town). Or maybe a lovely walk by the river and through the estate of Duncombe Park, or Rievaulx Terraces, just a short drive away? It will soon be time to return to the hotel and get ready for the evening celebrations ahead.

At 7pm a pre-dinner Champagne and canapés reception will be held in the Garden Room. A fabulous Gala Dinner will then follow in our 3 AA rosette restaurant, The Gallery. During dinner, there will be music from swing and rat pack singer, Adrian Doyle, and magician Mark Waddington will entertain you with his close-up magic tricks.

Please note that guests will be seated at mixed tables for the Gala Dinner and the dress code for the evening is black tie.

After dinner the party really starts with our live band ‘The Emerald Thieves’ who’ll be playing in the Garden Room until the wee small hours. At midnight, we’d like to invite you to join us at the front of the hotel where 2018 will be welcomed in by Highland Bagpipes.

Gala Dinner Menu

Fermented Bread – Beef Butter – Abernethy Cultured Butter

Tunworth Cheese – Cauliflower – Rye Bread – Autumn Truffle – White Verjus

Duck Liver Ballotine – Cocoa – Pain d’épice – Soured Cherries

Orkney Scallop – Apple – Burnt Miso – Leek – Woodland Sorrel

North Yorkshire Beef Wellington – Thyme Fondant Potato – Madeira Jus

Bitter Chocolate Delice – Pistachio – Raspberry – English Rose Scented Meringue

Selection of English and European Cheeses

New Year’s Day – Monday 1st January

Happy New Year! Following a leisurely breakfast on New Year’s Day, for those of you who choose to leave us, it’ll be time for you to head back home until next time.

Two Night Package:
  • Classic Rooms – £ 920.00 (double), £670.00 (single)
  • Feature Rooms – £1010.00 (double), £760.00 (single)
  • Superior Rooms – £1010.00 (double), £760.00 (single)
  • Junior Suite – £1030.00 (double), £780.00 (single)
  • Single Room – £620.00 – please note that we only have one Single Room


For guests wishing to extend their New Year’s break, preferential rates are available. The rates below include dinner and full English breakfast, and are per room, per night (this includes an allocation of £45.00 per person, per night to be spent on dinner):

  • Classic Rooms – £230.00 (double), £170.00 (single)
  • Feature Rooms – £275.00 (double), £215.00 (single)
  • Superior Rooms – £275.00 (double), £215.00 (single)
  • Junior Suite – £285.00 (double), £225.00 (single)
  • Single Room – £150.00 – please note that we only have one Single Room


T&Cs: A deposit of £200.00 per room is required to secure your New Year booking. The balance for your stay should be settled by 1st December 2017. If you wish to extend your booking, these additional nights should be settled on departure from the hotel, however a deposit of £50.00 per night will be required for any additional nights booked. Provisional bookings can be held for up to one week, after this time they will be released if a deposit has not been received. Please note that all deposits are non-refundable. Please note that slight variations to the menus may occur. Any guests with dietary requirements should advise the hotel by 1st December 2017. Please note that on New Year’s Eve, guests will be seated at mixed tables for the Gala Dinner which is a set menu. Dress code for New Year’s Eve is black tie. The hotel reserves the right to amend the content of the package without prior notice. Please note that unfortunately children are not permitted on our New Year package.