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The Black Swan at Oldstead is an award-winning restaurant with rooms situated between Byland Abbey, Coxwold and Kilburn amidst beautiful rolling National Park countryside. Oldstead is a quiet haven away from traffic and main roads but still easily reached from Ampleforth College, Thirsk, Helmsley and York.


The Black Swan is owned and run by The Banks Family who have lived and farmed at Oldstead Grange for generations. Tom and Anne can often be found working in the bar and restaurant, whilst eldest son, James manages the front of house and his brother, Tommy is Head Chef.


The restaurant is becoming established as one of the best places to eat in the North Yorkshire area and proudly holds a Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes. Food is available either in the restaurant or the bar or on oak tables outside.


Oldstead is an ideal place to stop for a break while visiting the nearby Kilburn White Horse, Byland Abbey, Shandy Hall and Ampleforth College. The area around Oldstead provides a spectacular landscape that is steeped in history.




The Banks Family Head Chef Tommy Banks