From the fields and hedgerows...
Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors between the impressive Byland Abbey ruins and the Kilburn White Horse, The Black Swan is a Michelin-starred, 4 AA Rosette restaurant with rooms by chef Tommy Banks.
Stylishly grounded in tradition and culture yet cut through with modern, gastronomic creativity, our dining experience is an intimate reflection of our character, our place and our lives; developing new ideas from a constantly refreshed palate of produce which we grow, rear, and forage ourselves.Book Now
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Join us this Autumn
Our reservations diary is now open! Join us this autumn for a Michelin-starred dining experience at the Black Swan – or make it the ultimate epicurean adventure and stay with us in our guest bedrooms too.
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Two-Night Dining Experiences
Introducing two-night dining experiences with our sister pub The Abbey Inn; the perfect gastronomic getaway in our pocket of idyllic Yorkshire. Stay in one of our sympathetically-designed guest bedrooms at the Black Swan with a cosy country pub dinner at the Abbey Inn one night, and a Michelin-starred tasting menu at the Black Swan the other – all followed by breakfast the next morning.
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Epoch - A Private Dining Experience
A sensory exploration of seasonal gastronomy in an exclusive, immersive private dining experience. Available for 6-8 guests, join us in our private dining room for an exciting journey through the current season in purposefully designed epicurean adventure of exceptional food and drink.
Owned and run by The Banks Family, who have lived and farmed around Oldstead for many generations; The Black Swan is very much their creation. There’s an “Oldstead” style; plenty of tradition and culture, cut through with a modern earthy, exuberance.
Tommy, James and their parents Anne and Tom Banks were joined in 2018 by their friend and business partner Matthew Lockwood to establish their new restaurant, Roots York on Marygate in York. Roots opened in September 2018, bringing our Yorkshire heritage to a modern city centre dining room.
In May 2023 Tommy and the team opened The Abbey Inn, a relaxed country pub with rooms overlooking the iconic ruins of Byland Abbey; just a stone’s throw away from Oldstead.