The decor at The Black Swan is stunning. If Cath Kidston decorated pubs this is what it would look like. The sofas are all covered in pretty floral fabric, the lampshades are like my Nan used to have (but in a cool way), the signage and menus are all carefully hand scripted and they have a real open fire which the staff come along and top up now and again.
The Black Swan pub is the 'little brother' of The Swan Hotel & Spa in The Lake District and has just been opened following a reported six month £500,000 refurbishment. There is definitely evidence of its Lake District roots with Beatrix Potter-esque pictures and imagery dotted around the walls.
Upstairs at The Black Swan pub there is a dining room which looks like it would be perfect for a private celebration and outside there is a British garden party style beer garden, wood fired pizza oven and boules pitch. Whoever designed the refurbishment of The Black Swan has serious vision.
The Black Swan Cheshire is officially my new favourite destination pub. I just wish it was even closer to home.