My mum and dad had their wedding reception here 50 years ago, i thought it would be lovely to go back 50 years later to have a meal here. how wrong i was. after confirming a few times that we had ordered our food and that mum and dad would order when we got there, our starters arrived but none for mum and dad, same happened to main meal, had to ask several times for drinks, we gave up on coffee after waiting 20 minutes.
i was very disappointed, it was meant to be a special day.
the staff didn't seem to really care.
the food was OK, one of the guests food was cold.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swan Hotel Alton near Farnham and Basingstoke, is located in the Hampshire town of Alton with easy access via the A31 making it an ideal base if visiting Farnham, Aldershot, Winchester, Basingstoke. The Swan Hotel dates back to the 16th century and was a main stage on the old London-Southampton coaching route, and the Swan Hotel has been catering handsomely to passing traffic since the 16th century. Tradition has it that the poet Edmund Spenser, Sir Francis Drake, Queen Elizabeth I and the Earl of Essex all broke their journeys here. Another famous guest was Lord Nelson. Our guests include many people of sense and sensibility - that is to say, devotees of Jane Austen, who make their pilgrimage to her cottage in the Chawton, where Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, were both written, during their stay with us. The cottage now is a popular tourist attraction and museum dedicated to Jane's life and work. Today the Swan Hotel is popular with locals and travellers alike and along with the new refurbishment is an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swan Hotel Alton