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News Release - Issued by The Black Swan at Helmsley

Mothering Sunday - 15th March

Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day has an interesting history, quite different in fact to how it’s usually celebrated today. It was originally a religious holiday, the 4th Sunday during Lent, where domestic servants were given a rare day off to visit their ‘Mother Church’ and indeed this was often a time that would be spent with their mother, and other close relatives. After a revival in the early 1900s, this has now become a family day adopted in many parts of the world in celebration of lovely Mums, young and old.....

Treat Mum in a time-honoured way by gathering the family together to enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch at The Black Swan, Helmsley. A three-course lunch in the award-winning ‘Gallery Restaurant’ is priced at £29.95 per person (£14.95 for children), and will be a lovely occasion with a choice of favourite dishes, including popular roast meats and delicious puddings and desserts on offer. The price includes a special gift too for all Mums, of course. (Between 12.30pm and 3.30pm)

Or as an alternative perhaps buy Mum a gift voucher from The Black Swan; vouchers can be purchased either by monetary value or by the occasion do for example, an Afternoon Tea for 2

gift voucher would be an ideal gift to celebrate this special day and show your appreciation. This experience is priced at £39.90, other ideas include dinner for two or Sunday lunch, even an overnight stay, and the voucher comes beautifully presented and hand tied with ribbon, to buy vouchers simply go online to our site or call us.
The hotel’s quaint tearoom, renowned for their award-winning afternoon teas, and selection of more than twenty of the world’s finest teas, has proven to attract folk from near and far to picturesque Helmsley.

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For more PR information contact: Sarah Proctor 07808 586 512

Notes for editors:

Editor’s Notes –The Black Swan is a four star country boutique hotel with 45 bedrooms and one of the county’s most superb tea rooms is part of the hotel’s award-winning food offering, along with their award-winning 3 AA rosette Restaurant, ‘The Gallery’ which features stunning original artwork from the Helmsley Galleries. French Head Chef Patrick Bardoulet is passionate about sourcing only the best local ingredients on which to base his seasonal menus.
Long established as a coaching inn, since the C15th, and then as a hotel since the C18th, The Black Swan sets the tone for standards of hospitality in this affluent and rural part of Yorkshire, on the edge of the North York Moors.The tearooms opened in 2007 by Marco Pierre White and were established to be the best of their kind. They attract repeat visitors from near and far, not necessarily resident to the hotel.
Awards include North East Regional Winner of The Wedding Industry Awards’ Best Venue 2012 and 2013, Yorkshire Life Hotel of the Year (2008-9) and The Tea Guild’s ‘Top Tea Place’ (2010) and ‘Award of Excellence’ (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013)

Helmsley is one of the prettiest market towns in Yorkshire, with C12th Helmsley Castle ruins and the adjoining Helmsley Walled Gardens to explore. It has the added attraction of being located on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park with miles of unspoilt countryside, as well as being part of the Cleveland Way, it is ideal for keen walkers. Seaside towns within easy driving distance are Whitby and Scarborough and the city of York with its many historic attractions, river and cosmopolitan restaurants and shopping is half hour drive away.

Helmsley Galleries –
An exciting new gallery space in a unique dual hotel location which forms one of the most important commercial collections in the North of England. Original artwork is displayed in both The Gallery Restaurant of The Black Swan, as well as The Feversham Arms, allowing works from a selection of fine artists to be viewed in a natural home-from-home setting in the interiors of these acclaimed hotels. The collection is curated by Stephen Jacks.