Andrew Allen

Having previously worked for the Trusthouse Forte Internal Audit department, Andrew arrived at The Black Swan in June 1991 as the Hotel Accountant and has just completed 25 years continuous service.

Andrew has seen the hotel have 5 different owners during this time but firmly believes that it has now regained its place as the premier hotel in North Yorkshire.

Having started out as an accountant in Leeds during the early 1970’s, Andrew branched out into Internal Audit working initially in manufacturing, then electrical retail and finally the leisure industry.

Andrew recalls sharing a lift with all the Nolan sisters in Glasgow, working at Hampstead Posthouse when it was robbed by an armed gang and sharing an aeroplane full of soldiers returning from a tour of duty in Northern Ireland as examples of things that happened to brighten up his day!

Black Swan Moments

Thank you for a wonderful stay! Very attentive staff, comfortable room and delicious food. We look forward to returning in the Autumn.