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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed there for a week and we can't praise it enough, the staff, food and location were amazing! Plenty to do in the surrounding area and the locals were all friendly would recommend it to anyone who wanted a nice quiet getaway!

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are locals and have visited many times. Went for a meal on Friday 16th September and ordered beef and ale pie off main menu and my wife ordered the steak off the cheaper menu. When my meal arrived, the mash had a hard dry congealed layer on the top and the gravy had a thick congealed layer on the... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal, we do encourage our guests to give us feedback on the day so we can do our best to rectify the issue there and then. We do hope you will try us again. Antony More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one inexpensive night here. Service was very polite and there was good breakfast in the morning. My room faced front and yes there will always be a few noises as people come and go, but otherwise it is charming. Part of the Greene King group. I found this a convenient and pleaasnt pleace to stay for my meeting next... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased The Swan was a convenient stop over for you, and you found your stay pleasant. We hope you visit again. Antony More 

vilamoura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff helpful and room was fine as was breakfast. We stayed 2 nights and ate once there in the evening...food was acceptable. Good real ale. Place is a bit tired looking but overall we were more than happy during our time there.

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is fab to hear your stay was enjoyable, The Swan is a little tired in areas but our refurbishment is in sight which will bring The Swan back to its former glory! Antony More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two nights here. We wanted somewhere not too expensive to stay while we went to a Duxford air show. We had a Superior Double room at the cost of £167 (inc breakfast) for the two nights. First the negatives:- The Swan is an old coaching inn in a reasonably picturesque Essex town. The building and... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate and will take on board all of your comments, and am glad that you would visit again based on your stay. Antony More 

Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in a double room above the bar , lovely view of the church and almshouse's from the window. There was some noise from the bar but that is to be expected when staying in a pub/hotel. Didn't bother us at all. Some things could do with an update but was good value for money and breakfast... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found us to be great value for money. We do hope you will visit us again. Antony More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you realise you have smash instead of mash with dehydrated vegetables. Dry roast potatoes that tasted cooked the day before. I for one was disappointed. Only one high chair available for two babies when luckily i had a spare in my car. Unfortunately i never usually say this but going back at all. Staff nice but no communication with... More 

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Thank Matt R
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to The Swan, we will take all of your comments on board (and will purchase some more high chairs!). Antony More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at The Swan on a business trip in room 7 it was excellent, very clean, tidy and comfortable, and good value for money it was brilliant. The manager Anthony was very helpful and polite and I must say breakfast was hot, filling and great,just what I needed to start my day with. Big thank you to all the staff... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your thanks and lovely comments will be shared with the team, and we hope you will be back again! Antony More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at The Swan for an overnight business trip. I had a free upgrade to a large double room with dressing room. My stay was comfortable, and the restaurant gave me room service on their bar menu which suited my budget better! Staff were friendly and polite. The place is run down in parts, and is situated on a... More 

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Thank Vicki S
cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the team friendly and polite, we are due a refurbishment very soon so the run down areas will be dealt with then. We hope to see you again. Antony More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed last weekend ( 3 single rooms) for one night. My mother, aunt and I each had single rooms. My room was shabby, no kettle, dirty shower room and a dangerously slippy carpet leading up the staircase. My mother's room on the ground floor had no ventilation, the hot tap could not be turned off all night, and there... More 

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. All of your comments will be taken on board and shared with the team, we apologise that you didn't enjoy your stay. Antony More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Swan
The Swan
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about The Swan

Address: The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Thaxted
Price Range: $63 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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