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.

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The Family

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 a new restaurant, Roots York on Marygate in York. Then in May 2023 Tommy and the team opened The Abbey Inn, a relaxed country pub with rooms just a stone’s throw away from Oldstead.

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