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The Swan

Certificate of Excellence
High Street, East Ilsley RG20 7LF, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 East Ilsley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
DP_Gluten_Free Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In search of gluten free lunch on the way to the south coast we stopped just off the A34 at The Swan at East Ilsley. My wife chose Chicken Caesar Salad with no croutons and it was great. I went for Ham, Egg and Chips and really enjoyed it. Service was good. Quaint old pub with a good menu -... More 

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night on route home from a touring trip. The room we had was beautiful and quirky and done in a style to suit the age of the hotel, the bed was a little on the hard side for our personal preference but in no way affected our nights sleep. We ate in the restaurant not... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superb bedrooms, excellent value. The Caesar Salad is the best available in the UK. Three bedrooms with bath, two with showers. Richard and Kim make it like home from home. Moved in May 2014 and will leave in September 2015.....

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Extensive menu, always beautifully cooked and presented. Nice atmosphere and surroundings, good beer. Plenty of parking, plus a garden and a covered patio. Minutes off the A34, great place to break a journey.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Stayed for a weekend whilst visiting family nearby. Hosts were very friendly and made us very welcome. Room was simple but clean and comfy , all we needed. Breakfast was really good and freshly cooked. Would certainly recommend as was excellent value for money..

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Orpington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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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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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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18 hotel reviews
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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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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 

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