We stayed at The Swan Friday and Saturday night at the end of June aiming for a well deserved quiet peaceful break.
To be honest we had no idea what to expect.
We arrived about lunch time on the Friday and parked our car in the private car park situated at the rear of the hotel. Upon checking in we were very impressed with the friendly helpful staff who showed us up to our room and even offered to carry our baggage (we declined that offer, because to be honest...we are still both young and able enough to carry our own cases).
Our room was sittuated on the top floor....only three floors. The room was beautiful and clean, very olde world and very comfortable.
We had dinner in one of the dining rooms in the evening and the food was faultless, it was very well presented and very very tasty and not at all expensive. After our meal we took a walk around the lovely village pubs, although they too were very nice we did'nt stay away from The Swan for too long, as they were nowhere as near as nice or as popular as The Swan.
We spent most of the rest of the evening sat outdoors under the outdoor heating in the patio area at the rear of the hotel.
Breakfast was amazing, almost anything you could ask for.....personaly I'm not a breakfast person, but I had to make an exeption while at the hotel and I'm glad that I did.
The staff at the hotel were about the best we've ever come across, nothing was too much trouble for them and there was always plenty of staff on duty.
To be honest, we have visited and stayed at many hotels across the country, some very nice and not very expensive, but some not very nice and very expensive......to us The Swan was very nice and not very expensive, and if it was for me to give marks out of ten, then The Swan and all the very hard working and very pleasant staff would most definatally receive.....TEN OUT OF TEN.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Swan Tarporley Hotel Tarporley
- Swan Hotel Tarporley
- The Swan Tarporley Cheshire, UK