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The Swan Tarporley

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#2 of 4 hotels in Tarporley
The 16th century Swan has been welcoming guests through its doors for over 400 years, and was once a convenient resting place for those travelling the 200 miles from London to Chester. Today, our comfortable rooms and welcoming bar and dining areas mean that The Swan continues to be a haven for visitors from far and wide. A regular winner of the Best Kept Village award, Tarporley appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. Back then, Tarporley was home to just eight households, but today is one of the largest villages in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, with antique, curio, craft and fashion shops lining its streets. Some of The Swan’s most historic features are located in its Hunt Room, home to the Tarporley Hunt Club. Founded in 1762, it is the oldest in England. The club historically met twice annually at The Swan, with each meeting lasting seven days and the hunting taking place largely within the nearby Delamere Forest. In the founding set of rules, members were required to drink “three collar bumpers” after both dinner and supper, and, in the event of marriage, to present each club member with a pair of buckskin breeches. The Tarporley Hunt Club still meet once a year today, a quarter of a millennium after Obidiah Lane went hare coarsing with his chums and decided, after much merriment at the Swan, this should happen every year; “We shall meet for the purposes of general conviviality” he declared!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel


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38Car recommended
Grade: 38 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG England
Getting there
Chester Airport10 mi
Liverpool John Lennon Airport15 mi
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Stayed at the Swan for 2 nights in the coach house converted rooms. Very comfortable and food was amazing. Great village and really pretty. Staff really friendly and helpful. Earplugs are provided if you stay in the converted coach house however the church bell chimes became
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The staff were friendly and helpful. Neil stayed up late to welcome us! The rooms were nice and the breakfast was lovely and they made a special effort to cater for my son who is coeliac. Would certainly recommend a stay in this historic coaching house.
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Response from Theswantarp, General Manager at The Swan Tarporley
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Many thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon
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We went yesterday for a birthday dinner with a few friends and a baby. Oana was our waitress and she was very polite and nice. We recieved excellent service from her and we couldn’t have asked for a better one. The food was absolutely amazing! Highly recommended and we would
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Response from Theswantarp, General Manager at The Swan Tarporley
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Many thanks for your lovely comments, I will make sure Oana knows about this as she will be over the moon Hopefully see you very soon
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Stayed here for the second time, fab location, friendly pub, asked for when booking and got room at back separate from pub as rooms in pub and on main road rather noisy. Fab choice slept really well. Love the choice of places to eat in Tarporley. Breakfast really nice in pub
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Response from Theswantarp, General Manager at The Swan Tarporley
Responded 6 days ago
Hi cbla Many thanks for your kind comments and apologies for slightly slow breakfast service and I really look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
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We had a lovely stay overnight in The Swan. Very helpful staff with a friendly attitude. We had a great meal in the restaurant followed by a good night's sleep. Exceptional breakfast! Tarporley village is we worth a visit with plenty of bars and restaurants. A good place
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Response from Theswantarp, General Manager at The Swan Tarporley
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Elizabeth Many many thanks for your kind comments, it does mean a lot to myself and the team and we will hopefully see you again very soon
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The food is excellent! as is the hygiene!! Jan E above??????? Its an old building so wont be plasterboard spotless.... Plonker.... Dogs are allowed on request, but DFR are limited.
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Hi We do have some rooms that are dog friendly. Please call the site direct to book on 01829 733 838 and they will look to accommodate your booking Thanks Catherine
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"We had one of the courtyard rooms which we enjoyed but we tend to get up fairly early - probably wouldn't suit people who like a lie in."
"Higher rooms have less floorboard noises from above; coach house rooms are poorly sound-proofed separate to rest of hotel"
"Not a place for people who hate church bells..."
"Try to get a room at the back of the hotel if possible, away from the bar."
"Family room is very spacious for 2 people"
$76 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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