The Black Swan


Information For The Black Swan

The Black Swan is an independently owned bar and restaurant situated in Idridgehay Derbyshire; close to the surrounding areas, Ashbourne, Matlock, Derby, and Belper.

The Black Swan is located in the small residential community of Idridgehay on the main Duffield to Wirksworth Road.

The Black Swan was purchased by the Tomlinson Family three years ago, The Village pub underwent a large refurbishment and first opened its doors to the public in December 2017.

The Black Swan was a former coaching inn, built around 1840, the outside of the building still offers all its original features.

The Black Swan offers two dining areas; a conservatory/orangery room naturally lit with stunning views of the rolling Derbyshire hills; and the main bar area with a dining room, which has two open stoves for those cosy winter nights.

The Black Swan is a blend of rustic and contemporary, comprising of a cosy bar and snug area with and open lit fire. To the rear of the building is our orangery, naturally lit and overlooking the Ecclesbourne Valley. The beer garden and raised garden terrace with an outside bar is accessible via the orangery, beautifully lit as the night draws in.

The Black Swan serves the best of British food using seasonal ingredients, sourced within the British Isles and wherever possible locally, offering traditional, great British dishes skilfully prepared, offering an A La Carte Menu, and a changing daily specials menu board. The Black Swan also caters for a more relaxed dinning audience and has a great choice of pub food, not to mention our Sunday Lunch.

Since the pub reopened it has attracted people from afar, The Black Swan has hosted events such as, a New Years Eve Three Course Meal, Christmas Parties and Festive Fayre. Our Christmas Day and Boxing Day Lunch is something to talk about! Not only has The Black Swan catered for festive celebrations, we have hosted themed evenings such as Italian Evening, Burns Night and a Spanish Evening.

Our pub and restaurant is run by a small team of twelve, the team at The Black Swan take pride in every aspect of work they undertake. A warm welcome is the least you can expect from our friendly team, after all there is nothing more satisfying than our customers leaving happy!

The Black Swan at a Glance

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Price Range
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Type of Venue
Orangery Weddings
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Up to 120
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Up to 300
Independently owned Close to surrounding areas, Derby, Nottingham, Matlock, Ashbourne, Belper Team of 10, Owner/General Manager Dan Tomlinson, Restaurant Manager Faye Goodwin Situated looking over the Ecclesbourne Valley Naturally lit orangery/conservatory, beer garden and terrace, bar and snug area. Dining capacity, 120 / General Capacity 250/300 Orangery

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Certificate of excellence – 2018 and 2019
Certificate of excellence – 2018 and 2019


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier


Black Swan, Wirksworth Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 2SG

The Black Swan

  • Black Swan
  • Wirksworth Road
  • Belper
  • Derbyshire
  • DE56 2SG
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Key Person

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Faye Goodwin

Hello, I am Faye, Restaurant Manager at The Black Swan Idridgehay. On behalf of The Black Swan I will be your main point of contact, answering any quires you may have regarding our venue or your special day. I have worked for The Black Swan for 2 years now and coordinate a team of nine alongside side owner and general manager Dan Tomlinson. Myself and Dan pride ourselves in the venue we have available and the service we can provide you with, by offering a variety of wedding packages. Afterall there is nothing more magical then helping you achieve your dream day here at The Black Swan Idridgehay.