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The Swan

Certificate of Excellence
High Street, East Ilsley RG20 7LF, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 East Ilsley B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Orpington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Inn is located near Newbury Berkshire and handy for Oxford, Cotswolds or for Highclere Castle all of which we visited. We stayed for two nights and loved every minute! Four of us ladies arrived and the very first thing Richard insisted on doing was lugging our luggage to our rooms for us. As my three cousins had come to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I recently stayed at the Swan while vacationing in the UK. We were looking for overnight accommodation that was close to Oxford and Highclere Castle. This was a great location, easy to find and easy to reach off of the motorway. The rooms are simple. but clean, comfortable and well appointed. The staff was super friendlyand the food was fantastic!!... More 

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Worsley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stopped there because it was lunch time and well recommended on TripAdvisor. What a good idea that was. We enjoyed a great and tasty carvery served by a friendly staff. The restaurant was fully booked but we only waited 15 min, time to have a nice pint of ale, and they had a table for us. We even entered... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We eat at the Swan regularly as family lives nearby. The ale and wine selection is always great, sandwiches (esp chicken & bacon and steak) are always great. Cottage pie is too big for me to finish in one sitting so all round, a great pub, solid grub and attentive service.

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South Wales
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We arrived at 8.40pm to find that the hotel didn't know anything about our booking which they eventually managed to find. But the room I booked was not available so we had to find alternative accommodation which was less than ideal. The hotel blamed LateRooms.com for the error when it fact, as it turned out later, it was the hotel's... More 

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Lordoftheinn, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Madam You really need to take a bit of perspective before you post defamatory reviews. I take full responsibility for the failure of your booking. You were offered a twin bedded room a substitute for the room booked which given time were could have made a double if you would have waited. I also offered to find you alternative... More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Arrived tired after a day at Highclere Castle. We were gived a warm and friendly greeting by Richard the owner. Our room was warm, and comfortable and after a refreshing wash and brush up we returned to the bar in front of a much appreciated log fire. The menu offers a wide choice of food and we selected gammon and... More 

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Essex England
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Generally Plus Points – Good accommodation, Quite Location, Good Food Bad Points – None Date of travel 2 nights in June 2014, Family of 4 in two rooms Location to Attraction/s Blenheim Palace (reason for trip) approx. half an hour by car Location of Hotel Good Location in very quite village. Facilities Good Room, quite position at back near the... More 

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food, staff and service. A real find and just off the A34. Breakfast is amazing. Staff are friendly. Beers good as is the wine list. For just £85 for a double room including breakfast it's amazing value.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
34 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stopped off for a bit to eat on our journey from the south coast to Derbyshire, found the staff to be really welcoming, the food was fantastic value for money, hot and tasty. Will definitely break our journey here again in the future.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We found this pub many years ago on one of our trips to the south coast, it's about halfway from home to our destination . We always get excellent food and service here and this week was no exception . Staff are friendly and helpful and the food is great . The pub is always very clean, ditto the loo's... More 

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