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“Cracking spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn
The Swan Hotel & Spa, Newby Bridge | Cumbria LA12 8NB, Newby Bridge, England
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Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Cracking spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Had been staying on the other side of the river from The Swan with my wife, and called in for a quick beer after a long walk. Beautiful location on the edge of Windermere and in summer I bet its fantastic to sit outside - bit cold when we were there! Looked at the menu for the pub grub and the formal restaurant and decided to book the restaurant for our last night. Food was excellent and very well presented. Whilst we don't normally have one, there was so much selection on the dessert menu that we both had a pudding which were fantastic. However service was average with the waitresses more preoccupied in setting up for the next day than serving the incumbent diners. Prices were reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Our extended family visited on Easter Sunday and got a table and pub meals after a short wait. The food was delicious from sandwiches to kids meals and coffees too although these took a while to arrive. After visiting other eating places in the area this was voted the best for food and atmosphere during our stay. Will recommend and visit again!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rowayton, Connecticut
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“A Great Escape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We recently went to The Swan Hotel for a weekend to celebrate a friend's wedding. It was a great weekend and a wonderful hotel. The hotel was beautiful, clean, updated rooms (very nice bathrooms, flat screen tbs), 24 hour room service, breakfast included in your room rate, pool, workout room, spa and the staff was very friendly. The restaurants and pubs were great as well. There is no village to walk around, but a short drive to Windermere is a fun way to spend the afternoon. There are great walking trails right out the hotel door as well.

We flew in from New York and drove from Heathrow airport. It is not your typical "London" weekend, but I would recommend it if you have the time to go to the Lake District. It is a perfect english country getaway.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Easter sat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I liked the decor and the food was ok but the staff were not friendly and I was glad not to be staying there

Visited March 2013
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misslp_2
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“Great hotel and fab food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stayed here as we were attending a wedding at the venue. We were going to the evening do but decided to get there a little earlier and eat in the restaurant. Service at reception was good and our room was lovely. Very clean, a very comfy bed and lovely fluffy robes in the wardrobe. We had steak in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it. I agree with some other reviews that it is a little on the expensive side but having said that there was nothing that I could fault and the surroundings and atmosphere were excellent so I guess you get what you pay for in that respect!

The following day we had a quick swim and used the sauna etc. which were all working and again very clean. By the time we were leaving it was lunch time and the bar area was bustling with people. If you plan on eating I would recommend booking a table just to be on the safe side.

Overall a thoroughly enjoyable stay and I would certainly stay here again. Thank you.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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