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High Street, East Ilsley RG20 7LF, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 East Ilsley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Markodebono Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

English pub Sunday carveries can be awful: dried out roast potatoes, hot wet tasteless meat that's been carved for an hour, wilted peas, watery gravy. Not the Swan at East Ilsey, which has freshly carved rare beef or pork with crackling and an excellent selection of tasty tats, tart sauces and crunchy veg. Well worth deviating off the Ridgeway to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Treated ourselves for Sunday lunch on the recommendation of family and what a find! Warm, friendly welcome at the bar on our arrival before being led to our seats. The Sunday carvery usually offers two roast options with every vegetable that you can possibly imagine. You are called up to be served which avoids a scrum down and bottle necks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our family stayed there for two nights for a wedding nearby. Everything spotlessly clean, great pub dogs (who went to bed when asked). Lots of character in the pub, and very helpful and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Stayed here last week (September, 2014) as we needed to attend a family funeral nearby. It was great. Lovely little village. Staff were fantastic and organised a driver to take us about, couldn't be more helpful. The owners had to go on holiday just as we arrived and left us in the very capable hands of their daughter Kelly who... More

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with my parents for a Sunday Roast dinner. They had two joints on, beef and pork and had a wide variety of veg. Everything was cooked well although the beef was a little well done for my liking so I went for the pork (with crackling)! I'd highly recommend this venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Landlord was very helpful,he gave me a free lift to the ridgeway path near wantage.I also heard him on the phone,saying he would get a French ladies phone charger back to her.that she had left at the hotel. Amazing service !

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

4 of us stayed at The Swan 80 miles into our 100 mile Ridgeway walk. The publican couldn't have been more helpful, even giving us a lift back to the Ridgeway the following morning to save us walking the extra distance! The food was hearty and well priced, the beer was good and the beds were excellent. We were made... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A warm welcome and a comfortable and clean room. We stayed at the Crown and Horns across the road the night before and that place has more of a wow factor and is half the price, however, this place still has a lot to offer. The water here is pumped by an electric pump which is a tad noisy but... More

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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed here while walking the ridgeway and were delighted with the friendly service and warm atmosphere. The meals were just what you would expect in a village pub, and plenty for hungry walkers. They even provided a packed lunch for our next day and gave us a lift back to the ridgeway. Brilliant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A group of us stayed here for three nights whilst we cycled the Ridgeway Trail. Friendly pub, nice village location. Great breakfast and dinner. Decent beer. Landlord couldn't have been more helpful. Would come back again.

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Address: High Street, East Ilsley RG20 7LF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > East Ilsley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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