My wife took me away for my 65th birthday to stay at this hotel. We got a good 2 for 1 offer and stayed in Room 1 'Owl' with a four poster bed and large Jacuzzi in the bathroom. Don't expect much of a view from this room as it's front windows look out onto the roof of the Brasserie. We couldn't otherwise fault the room, nor the service from reception
During our stay the normal bar was being refurbished and to get to the Brasserie (which has recently been refurbished) for dinner it was necessary to go outside across the courtyard - umbrellas were provided as it was raining. Service in the Brasserie was good, but the food was disappointing (perhaps it was the head chef's night off?). The worst thing was how cold the restaurant was, probably due to the newly tiled floor. We were not the only guests to have to return to our room to get an extra layer of clothing.
After dinner we went to the temporary bar which had been set up in a lounge with a roaring open fire. We decided to have dinner on the second night in the bar from the bar menu and had a much better meal in comfortable surroundings.
Breakfast was also served in the Brasserie and was very good on both mornings, but on the first morning our cooked breakfast was brought to the table before we had finished our cereals.
Overall a very good hotel, but the food was not up to the standard of other members of the same group where we've stayed (The Lamb at Burford and The Bear at Rodborough).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- History surrounds you at The Swan Hotel, located in the picturesque village of Bibury, described as the 'prettiest village in England' by William Morris. The Hotel offers you a relaxing stay in comfortable surroundings, featuring cosy lounges, roaring log fires, antique furnishing and rich decor. Our dining room is home to great English cusine and a fine wine selection. In our Bar meals are served all day.The tranquil Swan Gardens offer residents the delights of the outdoors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swan Hotel Bibury
- The Swan Hotel Bibury, England