Chose to stay at the Swan on an Old English Country Inn Christmas break and to be near family in the area.. When we arrived on a miserable, dark and rainy evening, and went into the main bar, the beautifully decorated tree, olde worldly features and open log fire immediately created a Christmassy atmosphere and the friendly reception we received from the staff made us feel welcome. We had our dog with us and were allocated a ground floor room in the Coach House which was comfortable although rather too warm. However nothing was too much trouble for the Managers, Chris and Jade, and our request for a lighter covering was promptly dealt with. They managed to keep a personal eye on everything to ensure the festivities went smoothly and were really "hands-on". Meals were well presented and hot and lunch on Christmas day was excellent - compliments to the chef!. Altogether a thoroughly enjoyable break at a very reasonable price in an attractive, historic inn in an attractive and historic town. The fact that our dog was also genuinely "welcomed" rather than just "allowed" was really appreciated.
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