We offer a full range of drinks to suit all, with Real Ales, Lagers, Ciders, Wines, Spirits, Cocktails & Soft Drinks. We try to stock local suppliers where we can and we listen to our customers’ needs as well.


On our bar you will always find several real ales from one of our local breweries, Theakston brewery, who brew their beers in the famous brewing town of Masham only 6 miles from Bedale.

Our Theakston brews normally include, Theakston Best Bitter, Pale Ale & Old Peculier.


As well as the Theakston beers we always have John Smiths available as well alongside a monthly guest ale (If you love to try new beers keep an eye on our blog where you can find out which beers are on this month and what’s coming next.

As well as our popular real ales we have a selection of refreshing lagers available including, Morretti, Fosters and Kronenbourg. If Beer or lagers aren’t your drink but you like a refreshing cider we have Strongbow and Symonds Cider available.


Gin has seen a remarkable revival in recent years with many new distilleries being born. The rise of gin popularity echoes the surge in of craft beers.

Here at the Old Black Swan we love a good Gin & Tonic and we are very fortunate to have Masons Yorkshire Gin based right here in Bedale. You will always find Masons Gin on our bar as a regular and often as a special.

Our regular gins as mentioned include, Masons Dry Yorkshire Gin from here in Bedale, Slingsby Rhubarb Gin from Harrogate and Brockmans – English Gin.

We know how you love to try new gins so we often have a couple of limited edition gins available as well.


Visited on the night England were playing in the World cup so a very busy pub. However the service was excellent and when we ordered food the staff did say due to the pub being full they may be a slight delay. However the food was served quickly and was very good and good value for money.
The staff were excellent, polite and very efficient on a very busy night. Worth visit if in or around Bedale

Andy H

We stayed up in the dales for a week and visited twice,once on the way up at lunch just for a sandwich which was brilliant and included fantastic chips,and came back one evening for the senior citizens special (two courses £7.95)which was excellent.PS.the beer was good too.

Steve M

Friendly staff produced filling, tasty and reasonably priced food as a late lunch for three generations of our party. It was quiet and we all enjoyed what we had. We would go there again if we were in the area.

Sheila P

Eat here regularly as they do a seniors special from Mondays to Fridays. Always busy, staff very friendly and helpful. Wonderful ambiance and well frequented by the locals. Always enjoy going there and highly recommend it.

Wendy T

I would highly recommend the old black swan pub. We stopped here whilst on a family holiday in Yorkshire. The pub was cosy, background music was great and most importantly the home cooked food was fantastic. I would highly recommend the homemade steak pie, the chunks of meat inside was unbelievable.

Lee D


Opening Times

Monday to Thursday – 11am to 11pm

Friday to Saturday – 11am to 12am

Sunday – 12pm to 11pm

Food Serving Times

Monday to Friday – 12pm to 8pm

Saturday to Sunday – 12pm to 7pm