By Benjamin Daniells Winter has come back with a vengeance this week. Many people believe that outdoor work grinds to a halt during the colder months. The phrase ‘put the garden to bed’ is one uttered all too often for my liking. Whilst the snow and frost blanket the garden it is our chance to … Continue reading TLC.

The Meatroot

By Benjamin Daniells At The Black Swan, this brutish vegetable is as much a part of the family as Tommy himself. Spoke of with reverence and awe, you’ll often hear the team gushing about our favourite beetroot. We’ve even gave them a nickname. Craps. Our craps have featured in magazines across the world. Recently you … Continue reading The Meatroot


By Benjamin Daniells It’s fair to say, that in the garden certain plants and their produce are more charismatic than others. Each season has it’s favourite. Autumn though is a time apart. There is an almost unparalleled bounty of produce in what is seemingly the last great push before the onslaught of winter. Squash and … Continue reading Apples.

‘If it was known by the same name everywhere it might not be so rare’…

By Benjamin Daniells One of our latest additions to the menu has been in the making for a few weeks and the whole team have been eager to get it on your plates. Amongst a few other delicious ingredients the dish involves the use of a very rare species, one known by many names. These … Continue reading ‘If it was known by the same name everywhere it might not be so rare’…