Stay at the Fauconberg and dine at the Black Swan at Oldstead

The Fauconberg is the perfect spot to stay after treating yourself to an incredible award-winning meal at The Black Swan. Let our friendly team take care of your travel so you can enjoy a night of luxury during your stay at The Fauconberg.

The Black Swan is a unique restaurant, having been awarded a Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes in just seven years of operation; the restaurant mixes creativity and its true, traditional Yorkshire heritage from its menu to its luxury interior. The restaurant has been serving award-winning food since 2006, influenced by its ‘farm-to-fork’ philosophy and self-reliance to make this restaurant the ultimate family-run success.

The black Swan

The Black Swan offers just one menu, a Tasting Menu. This menu is hand selected to give their guests a purposefully designed eating experience. The Banks family have a long history span across Olstead whereby generation after generation has passed on the family farm. ‘The garden,’ as the Banks family call it, grows bespoke produce, such as black truffle potatoes and wineberries, that cannot be procured anywhere else. The Tasting Menu is inspired by the ingredients grown in their garden, making their menu one of a kind. The garden is a 2-acre kitchen garden with 10 acres of crops amongst their 160-acre family farm and is just next to the restaurant. The Banks family grow the crops necessary for their menu, sticking to their ‘field-to-fork’ philosophy by ensuring the food has an incredibly short journey from field to plate.

The family has always lived and farmed around Oldstead, and food has always been their greatest passion. Tommy Banks headed up The Black Swan with a complete focus of traditional Yorkshire heritage. Awarded his Michelin star at the young age of 24, Tommy became the youngest Michelin-starred chef in Britain in 2013. With Tommy’s farming background, he naturally wanted to grow his own produce. Henceforth, produce from the garden is his main ingredient. Tommy’s talent has achieved great milestones at such young age and he continues to excel in his craftsmanship. He has recently opened Roots York, whereby his morale remains the same, and the garden produce is transported there daily. Tommy’s creativity in the kitchen has influenced his book, ‘Roots’, offering insight into his farming and heritage roots embedded in Oldstead and the cooking habits of one of Yorkshire’s best-renowned chefs.

The famous Tasting Menu is ever-changing with the seasons. At the time of writing, it includes delights such as Aged Raw Beef and Potato with Fermented Celeriac, to Monkfish with Chanterelles and Whey. Tommy and his team create these unique and diverse seasonal menus with their great farm-to-fork philosophy, promising only the best flavours and fresh food.

The black Swan

Accompanied by a Sample Drink list featuring Oldstead Cocktails made to perfection, preserving and enhancing flavours through a tremendous distillery, drying and fermenting process. If wine is more to your taste, the Black Swan has a stunning list of red, white and sparkling wines from around the world.

Tommy and his family serve remarkable food, cocktails and wine in an abundance of luxury, fine dining.

The Fauconberg offers the perfect accommodation near the Black Swan. Many people travel far and wide to visit the award-winning restaurant, and we can help make your dining experience that extra bit special. We recommend you pre-book a taxi using one of the taxi or private hire companies listed at the bottom of this page. 

The black swan olstead

Our accommodation is just a 5-minute drive from Coxwold to Oldstead; it’s a lovely scenic drive, bringing you home to the heart of North Yorkshire. There is plenty to visit and see around the Fauconberg; escape to the North Yorkshire Moors for a getaway filled with Yorkshire heritage and tranquillity, or take a visit to the nearby city of York, where you’ll find a bustling high street situated amongst many historic landmarks. We pride ourselves on offering the best accommodation in the heart of the Coxwold, giving you opportunities to walk and explore the coast, visit the city of York for a spot of shopping and tourism, and to dine at nearby Michelin-star restaurants.

The Black Swan offers single-night stays, so if you wish, as many people do, you can prolong your stay by sharing your time between The Fauconberg and The Black Swan. The Black Swan will accommodate a one-night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast, including their Tasting Menu, or operate a Saturday lunch Tasting Menu if you prefer.

The black Swan

At the Fauconberg, we will help you make the most out of your stay and offer you the best accommodation near The Black Swan.

You can arrive at the Fauconberg for a few nights and pack your bags to explore the Black Swan’s luxury accommodation for your final night. Or, if you prefer to stay with the Fauconberg throughout the whole duration of your visit, then you can arrange your evening meal or perhaps Saturday lunch at The Black Swan. Get in touch with our friendly and helpful team that will assist you with your best booking options.

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A great visit
Just turned up on a chance visit. Lovely service and fish and chips the size of a mountain. Won’t send you away hungry. Will definitely come back. Really beautiful area as well. Sold on North Yorkshire.
Tom H
Opening hours

Pub opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 12 noon - 11pm /Fri & Sat: 12 noon - 12pm

Dine in

Mon 12 noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm
Tue 12 noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm
Wed 12 noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm
Thu 12 noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm
Fri 12 noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm
Sat 12 noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm
Sun 12 noon - 3pm & 4.30pm - 7:30pm
Need A Taxi?

Please use the numbers below to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ampleforth Private Hire
Peter Pearson
07368 185 378, 07368 283 211 or 01347 868875

Scouse, Thirsk Taxi
07940 125 710

Clive Pittham Taxis
07973 119 574

SCL Taxis
07971 410 412