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The Black Swan, Chesterfield

Church Street
Ashover
Postal town: Chesterfield
S45 0AB

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Black Swan

The interior consisted of low beamed ceilings, original oak bar, with some carved panels and a stone Tudor style fireplace. The layout consisted of one long room running the length of the pub, with a raised dining area on the far right. Four handpumps with only one in use, so our choice was Cross Bay Nightfall, all the way from Morecambe Bay. The Manageress was welcoming and even ran some beer off before serving us, a nice professional touch you don't see that often, when serving the first pint of the day.

On 26th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Black Swan

It's good to see this pub has opened again, but it's up against stiff competition from the two in the village and others nearby. We popped in as part of a crawl of six pubs, and unfortunately this was the least impressive. It's a lovely old stone building, and the main bar is not the typical black beamed affair that so many pubs of this age go in for, having instead been painted off-white or possibly mushroom, which gives a pleasant airy feel to the low ceilinged room. On the bar, two banks of three hand pumps, but there was only one beer available this busy Sunday lunchtime: Castle Rock Harvest Pale. Another pump had an Abbot clip turned around. It was busy enough here, mostly with lager drinkers watching the football on a large TV screen, and there was some disco equipment at the opposite end, presumably left over from the night before. We enjoyed our brief visit here, but if this was the only pub in the village, Ashover would not be the destination that it is.

On 4th September 2013 - rating: 5
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