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The Swan

The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
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Rating summary
  • 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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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner & I have just spent the night here in the coach house room 16. It was a pleasure from start to finish. Chris is a perfect host & himself & his team cannot do enough for you. They make your stay feel very special, the food is excellent & the inn is olde worlde with such a relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Swan has a long history and can be easily found almost in the middle of Thaxted. We chose to stay there as we wanted to visit Audley End stately home which is nearby as is Stanstead Airport. We were promptly greeted on arrival and allocated Room 2 which is up a short flight of stairs. There is no lift... More 

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Cambridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch in March. Great pub food, served piping hot. Variety of menus which is really welcome. Service was efficient and friendly. Lovely ancient village with a windmill, enormous church, and a guildhall. Gustav Holst was a resident for many years and a blue plaque is displayed to commemorate his time in the village. A great place to spend... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner took me here earlier in the year as a suprise and it was amazing! We were given what i beleive to be the honeymoon suite, which had a huge bath, mjassive bed and a small lounge room. The room was super clean and the bed was very comfy. The breakfast was lovely, and there was so much to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable and comfortable stay at this Old English Inn. Our room was very clean a bit too warm but better than too cold. The roast belly of pork and accompaniments were to die for. The only complaint we might have is that everyone was so chilled it appeared they didn't care but they obviously do. The Morris dancing... More 

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Steve B, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on your recent 2 night stay at the Swan over the Easter break. Your positive comments about the food, accommodation and service are what make us strive to achieve even better standards. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely 2 night stay at Swan. 2nd time we have been lovely menu and excellent breakfast. Despite staffing problems at weekend you would never have guessed. Well done and hats off to Chris who has worked like a troJan and made us very welcome when we arrived. Well done to the rest of the staff too.

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Steve B, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review of the Swan, your comments give the team great motivation to continue giving excellent service. I will pass on your comments about all the staff and their excellent attitude and especially Chris who made your stay a memorable one. More 

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

My friend and I recent had an excellent meal at this Hotel. The lady serving was so nice and friendly. Wine was excellent as was the pie but best of all was the amazing ham hock and black pudding starter which I will alway remember. Thank you

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Steve B, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for writing a review of the Swan. It gives me great pleasure to read your excellent comments about your meal and service and that you will always remember it. I hope to welcome you back to the Swan in the near future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Thaxted & have eaten here many times. Food & service has not always been brilliant to be honest. But, we have to say things have improved greatly during the last month or so, Matt serving at the bar and Daisy who has been our waitress during our last 3 visits, have both been excellent, very courteous, cheerful... More 

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Steve B, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Swan. All the team are very pleased that you feel that the standards and service have improved. We have been working very hard over the last few months and it makes it all worth while when we receive such positive comments. I will pass on your excellent comments... More 

Epping, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have recently moved to Thaxted so enjoyed dinner with friends on Saturday evening. We were made very welcome and the food was excellant. Lovely friendly staff, we will be returning. We were even treated to some live music which was a bonus.

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Steve B, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the Swan. We are all very glad that you thought the food was excellent and that the staff were lovely and friendly. I will pass your comments on to the team as these positive comments are what motivate us to continue improving. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Myself and my husband booked this hotel to attend a wedding in nearby Quendon. This hotel looked lovely upon our arrival and the staff were friendly, however we were disappointed that after our 4+ hour journey from the North West we were unable to make use of our room as it had not been cleaned yet. We arrived at 15:10... More 

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Steve B, Public Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our hotel on your recent visit with your husband whist attending a wedding. We appreciate the time you have taken to give us vital feedback. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that all our staff were friendly and the food was excellent. I will also pass... More 

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