Helmsley's four-star Black Swan Hotel is a former coaching inn that has been a fixture of the market square since at least Elizabethan times. With an interior that seamlessly combines antiques and contemporary art, the Black Swan oozes character and has 45 individually furnished bedrooms, all named after local dales. The three-AA-rosette Gallery Restaurant overlooks the hotel's walled garden and has a superb reputation, offering a choice of a la carte and Market menus. There are various rooms suitable for private dining and a delightful tearoom and patisserie.
Classic, luxurious and indulgent is everything you expect a quintessential, English Afternoon Tea to be.
Afternoon Tea is available from 12 noon – 5pm and is served in the Tearoom, the lounge and the Cygnet Bar. Advance booking is recommended.
Below is a sample Afternoon Tea Menu.
Black Swan Afternoon Tea – £21.95 per person
A selection of finger sandwiches, to include:
Cucumber with Cream Cheese & Chive, Free-range Hen’s Egg with Mustard Cress, Prawn & Marie Rose, and a Sausage Roll
Two Homemade Scones served with Clotted Cream and your choice of Preserve: Apricot, Lemon Curd, Raspberry or Strawberry
Selection of Cakes and Patisseries
Your choice from our wide selection of Teas and Coffees
Why not add a glass of Champagne to your Afternoon Tea for just £10.00?
If you’re one of the many who only have a roast dinner on a Sunday, or only ever have it at home, then we’d like to introduce you to a brand new dining concept for families and groups of friends which is bound to catch on… Host Your Roast!
In the comfort of your very own private dining room (subject to availability) our team of chefs will produce a meal worthy of a special family gathering or a celebration lunch or dinner with friends.
You can enjoy a choice of Roast Beef Sirloin, Roast Loin of Pork or Roast Leg of Lamb for your main course, and choose from a choice of four starters and four tasty desserts. You can choose to carve yourself or have one of our team do “the tricky bit”!
£39.50 per person (min. group size 10)
T&Cs: Full pre-payment is required at the time of booking, which is non-refundable & non-transferable. Please note that the hotel must be made aware of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. Vegetarian options available upon request. A pre-order will be required 5 days prior to arrival.
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Tickle your taste buds at the Black Swan with our luxurious gastronomic focused break.
Arrive and relax in our cosy lounges or browse the fantastic delis and shops in Helmsley. After relaxing in your room head down to our Cygnet bar to peruse our a la Carte menu before dining in the Gallery restaurant with a bottle of house wine included. The next morning enjoy the sites of Helmsley or head out to the North York Moors or the coast, both of which are in easy reach.
Return to the hotel to treat yourself to a freshly prepared cream tea, with jam, clotted cream and a glass of Champagne. Then stay that second night with breakfast the following morning before heading back home.
Prices from £369 are based on two people sharing a Classic room for two nights and include;
– £45 per person towards the À la Carte menu on the first evening
– A bottle of house wine with dinner
– Cream tea with Champagne on the second day
– Accommodation and breakfast for two nights.
This package is not available on a Saturday.
This package is fully pre-payable and non-transferable or refundable. The dinner and wine must be taken on the first night of stay and Champagne cream tea on the second. Available throughout the year.
T&C’s: This package is subject to availability and only bookable for two nights. Full pre-payment is required at the time of booking and is non-transferable or refundable. Please note that should you not use your full £45 dinner allocation, we will not be able to offer any refunds, and any remaining balance from dinner cannot be used against bar drinks or wines.
Due to popular demand our ‘Cheeky Little Getaway’ package is back for 2020.
Take a break from the daily grind and trade in the hustle and bustle with an overnight stay, £30 per person allocation towards dinner and full English breakfast… and how about we throw in a bottle of fizz in your room?
This tantalisingly tempting offer is priced at £179 per room, per night based on our Classic Doubles and includes the following:
– A chilled bottle of Prosecco in your room for arrival (one bottle per stay)
– An evening meal in the Gallery restaurant (£30 per person allocation)
– Overnight accommodation in a Classic Double bedroom
– Full English breakfast the following morning
This offer is available Sunday – Thursday from 1st January – 31st March 2020, and is available to new bookings only.
Fancy an upgrade? Why not treat yourself to one of our Feature or Superior rooms for an extra £30.00 per room, per night (normally £45.00 per room, per night).
T&Cs: This offer is subject to availability throughout January, February and March 2020. Full pre-payment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that should you not use your full £30.00 dinner allocation, we will not be able to offer any refunds, and any remaining balance from dinner cannot be used against bar drinks or wines.