Restaurant review - The Black Swan, Lower Withington

PUBLISHED: 09:53 15 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:22 20 February 2013

Restaurant review - The Black Swan,  Lower Withington

Restaurant review - The Black Swan, Lower Withington

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Country chic at its best. The pub reopened recently following a six month renovation. It has been taken on by the team at the Swan Hotel and Spa at Newby Bridge in the Lakes. During the summer you might enjoy the outdoor terrace or a game of boules. In the winter youll enjoy sitting in front of the fire. The Black Swan is set in some of Cheshires most beautiful countryside.


It was a fresh, crisp evening when we visited and the menu perfectly suited this. We opted for a shared starter of rustic breads served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, 3.95. and belly of pork, 15.95, and lamb skewers served with couscous, pitta bread, pomegranate, tzatziki, hummus and harissa, 15.95.

Diners can congregate around huge rustic oak tables, enjoy an intimate dinner in one of the quiet corners, or lounge on a comfortable sofa. Interior styling from design house St Vitus combines well with bold floral prints from Ralph Lauren to create a cool but casual feel.

We went on a busy Saturday night Id advise booking and the pub was bubbling with conversation and activity.

Efficient and friendly. You write your order down and take it to the bar a nice, quirky touch.

A shared starter and two very generous mains, along with a couple of alcoholic drinks, came to just over 50.

The Black Swan
Lower Withington, SK11 9EQ
Tel: 01477 571770

Emma Mayoh

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