More than just a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms

Dear guests,

In light of the latest government guidelines, The Black Swan Oldstead remains open for business, and the team and I look forward to welcoming you.

The Black Swan is in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire which falls into the lower level of regional Coronavirus measures (Medium – Tier 1).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our team at where they will be happy to assist.

Our team and customers remain our biggest priority, and we will continue to adhere to any guidelines set out to us by the government.

Thank you as always for your continued support.

Tommy x

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The Family

Owned and run by The Banks Family, who have lived and farmed around Oldstead for many generations; The Black Swan is very much their creation, with Tommy Banks heading the kitchen and his brother James running the front-of-house. There’s an “Oldstead” style; plenty of tradition and culture, cut through with a modern earthy, exuberance.

Tommy, James and their parents Anne and Tom Banks were joined in 2018 by their friend and business partner Matthew Lockwood to establish their new restaurant, Roots York on Marygate in York. Roots opened in September 2018 carrying the field to fork ethos, bringing a little bit of Oldstead into the city.

In March 2020 the team launched Made In Oldstead, a premium food box service that delivers three-course and five-course menus across the UK, delivered to your door, oven-ready!

Made In Oldstead Cocktails

We’re so excited that we’re able to bring some of our most-loved drinks into your homes, with our pre-bottled cocktails available via the Tommy Banks website.

Our Black Swan Oldstead Bottled Cocktails are a selection of delicious drinks crafted from produce grown in the Black Swan Garden and foraged from the Oldstead area. You can now experience restaurant specification cocktails at home – No equipment or bartending experience required, just chill the bottle and pour!

There are three different Oldstead cocktails to try with only a limited number of each available. There’s a Rhubarb ‘Negroni’, a Marigold Martini and a Damson Sazerac or if you can’t decide there’s the Black Swan Bottled Cocktail Set.

Watch this space for more exciting pre-made cocktail launches!

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