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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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preston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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dorset
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

While I hadn't intended to stay here under my original plan - I'm so glad that fell through! The Old Swan is a delight. It's not the Hilton by any stretch of the imagination - a building that, at its heart, is over 500 years old is, let's face it, going to be 'quirky' - but that actually adds to... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We have stopped off at this great place twice in 2 weeks while choosing our puppy and again to pick him up. After hours and hours in the car we were hungry both times. Excellent service, 5/5 fir the taste and portion size of food. Staff and local customers so friendly and welcoming. We both said we wished this was... More

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Oxford, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our favourite Sunday lunch venue! Really friendly staff and great food. It's a carvery and you are invited to the serving room by table to ensure queuing is kept to a minimum. Everything is very fresh and there's a great selection of vegetables and the trimmings.Good value too and streets ahead of other venues in the village. Highly recommended!

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We popped in here for lunch on the way to an event and were not disappointed. The pub is set in a really nice little village and the pub is really nicely laid out (although it was a bit cold inside). We enjoyed a drink or 2 as well and I was pleased to see that soft drinks were not... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Meet friends including a vegetarian and had a very good lunch with everybody happy with the food.The vegetarian is also a fussy eater at the best of times so pleasing her was a bonus! Reasonable prices and good beer.

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Address: High Street, East Ilsley RG20 7LF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > East Ilsley
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