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Every year the staff at The Black Swan go on a holiday together for a few days. This trip usually has a theme and a "wacky races" challenge. The race this year included jigsaw puzzle clues, cooking clues and performances which had to be filmed to win points along the way. The theme.... children's cartoons. The staff don't know where the final destination will be but this year we ended up at the stunning Kennox House in Scotland and we had an amazing few days enjoying the jacuzzi, playing games and enjoying the giant cinema room. In previous years it has been the Durham dales, Edinburgh and the girls have been to Whitby, York, Chester and Barcelona together in the past. The boys usually take themselves a few times a year away for dinners to sample the amazing food on offer around the country. This year they went to London and had a brilliant time. All in all we just really like spending time together and I think it shows in the pictures of our 2020 trip below.
We are so proud to have been named pub of the year by Cumbria Tourism this year! It has taken the hard work of the whole team to get us here and we couldn't be prouder of our Black Swan family! Congratulations to everyone and thank you to our guests for making this possible.
This summer our Kitchen team have been here there and everywhere exhibiting at cooking shows, demonstrating at Kendal College and some of our local country shows. This is a lovely way for our steam to get out of the kitchen and show everyone what we can do. Go team!
Thank you again to The Good Hotel Guide 2019 for our award! We are so pleased to be featured and promoted by such a wonderful publication with a reputation of being independent and trusted by our guests.
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In 2019 we were part of the pub of the year competition. Louise and Ellie went down to the final in London but with so many fabulous hotels, pubs and Inns competing we didn't think we would win. We were so over the moon to find out WE WON! Pub of the year 2019 for England! We are so proud of everyone's hard work at The Black Swan; all the amazing staff out front, our housekeepers and our kitchen team. The award is for us all and all the staff have earned it with lots of time and effort to make the experience for our guests the best it can be.
We cant believe we won AA pub of the year!!! We are so proud of our team for this amazing achievement!!! Thank you to our team and our guests for all of your wonderful effort over the past years, we couldn't be more pleased.
Over the years at The Black Swan we have had many events, celebrations and fundraising occasions. We hope you have enjoyed these over the years as much as we have! Here are some of our favourite pictures of our locals and staff over the years for your enjoyment.
Red nose day 2009
Fancy dress charity event 2008
Prince Charles's visit with Hilary Benn 2006/7
Moonshine Shakers New Year