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Black Swan, Belper

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44 Marketplace
Belper
DE56 1FD
Phone: 01773823000
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Aqualung . left this review about Black Swan

I tried to access this place from the downstairs Lounge on the main road but it looked like building work was going on and there was a sign saying it was closing in September.
I subsequently found the market place entrance. As noted below it's a rambling wooden floored open plan place that is food orientated but hardly a gastro-pub.
The three hand pumps were all in use and had Hobgoblin Gold, Falstaff Phoenix and Shiny Mea. I went for the Phoenix which seemed to be in good nick but was a rather dull beer so wished I'd tried either of the others.
I thought it was OK.

On 7th August 2018 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about Black Swan

A small brick-built pub on the corner of the market place, the Black Swan appears to have expanded sideways into a neighbouring building, and downwards into another one to the rear, with a lounge there having its own street entrance. It has the feel of a gastropub, with lots of food options set out on blackboards, and a tiny bar in one corner. The main room leading to the bar has a couple of smaller rooms leading of to either side before doing a left turn into the next building, making a complex L-shaped room. It's quite pleasant, but missing that pub feel and atmosphere.

There are three hand pumps on the small bar, one empty at the time of my visit, the others having Shepherd Neame Spitfire and local Derventio Colonia. I had the Colonia, which was an unremarkable brown bitter but very drinkable. The neighbouring pubs, the White Swan and the Cross Keys were both closed on the midweek afternoon of my visit, so I can't compare the local pubs, but this one was pleasant enough.

On 17th March 2013 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Belper, 0.3 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Duffield, 2.87 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Ambergate, 2.99 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Black Swan, Belper
7th Aug 2018, 19:24
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
17th Mar 2013, 19:27
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - patio on market place - last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 March 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 August 2018 by Aqualung .
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