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The Swan

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to this quaint country pub plenty of times and the food is consistently good with friendly, helpful staff and wonderful management with Chloe and James. I'd recommend it to anyone who is after a nice pub to meet friends and enjoy a traditional pub venue

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed one night at the Swan as I had an early morning flight from Stansted the next day, which is about a 15-minute drive away. The hotel is above a pub, which I'm sure would cause some trepidation among some; but I couldn't fault it. I had a single room, and while it was small, it was spotlessly clean... More

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Harlington, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called ahead to request an early check-in as we had to get to a function for 1pm and the staff were very helpful and accommodating. Our room (room 10) was large, with a comfortable bed and large bathroom. No double glazing was a concern and when we returned at night we could hear the plans going over and the... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night in this charming hotel. Price was very reasonable and we were pleasantly surprised with our lovely, comfortable room. We had evening meal and breakfast and the food was excellent. Staff were very welcoming and helpful.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to congratulate the staff at this hotel for making my wife and myself together with our little dog our stay so comfortable. Highly recommended. Also, our stays at the Swan hotel Alton and the Roebuck hotel Ashdown Forest. All the 3hotels are part of the greene King Old English group. This company certainly knows how to welcome... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Excellent bar area with fantastic pub grub and beer to match. Rooms fairly ordinary (a little outdated but most british hotel rooms seem to be these days) but clean and comfortable. Good location in a quaint English village.

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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Lovely quiet inn in the old English town of Thaxted. Comfortable room with en-suite. The food was good and plentiful and very reasonably priced. One thing to be aware of - some of the internet booking sites tell you that the rooms are non-cancel and payment will be taken within 72 hours of booking. This is not true. The hotel... More

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Vinca, France
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This hotel used to be excellent ten years ago, sadly it's now a filthy dump. I assume it's a managed hotel now which explains it all. When will brewery's like Greene King ever learn. The bar is filthy and stinks of stale beer. The tables were all full of glasses even though there were only five people drinking. The floor... More

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15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I might be being a bit unfair by this review. All I am saying is that the lunch we had was awful. Other things on the menu might be okay but not the pulled pork and cheddar wraps. It was like sweet and sour baby food in a wrap. We could not detect pork or cheese. We had to pull... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have waited quite some time before submitting this review, mainly because I wanted to calm down and be fair. I booked three nights. When I saw the room I could have cried. It had clearly been staff accommodation at some point. The bed had a huge dip and there were cures in the bathroom for ailments that's are not... More

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Address: The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Thaxted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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