BBC Radio 2 Folk Club of the Year 2009!
Located a couple of minutes walk for the city centre, the Black Swan Inn is the perfect setting for a number of quality Folk, Jazz and Acoustic evenings.
Steeped in history, the pub dates back as far as 1417 when it started life as a family residence.For several generations it was home to the Bowes family. William Bowes became Lord Mayor of York in 1417 and again in 1428, whilst Sir Martin Bowes established himself as a goldsmith in the City of London during the reign of Henry VII in 1545 and later rose to the position of jeweller to Queen Elizabeth. Whilst Lord Mayor of London in 1545 he interceded with the York authorities to preserve St. Cuthbert’s Church. Bowes cherished fond memories his early days in the parish, near to his family home.The Black Swan also retains a history that can only be guessed at. There is evidence of both a secret passage leading from the residence to St. Cuthbert’s church and of a secret room, possibly used for cock fighting.
Now with a growing reputation for fantastic, home cooked quality pub food, cosy fires, resident ghosts, quality music events and a warm welcome, the Black Swan Inn is the perfect place to step back in time and enjoy the best of York's ancient heritage.
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