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Review of The Swan Tarporley

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The Swan Tarporley
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Staying overnight at a British pub is something of a lottery, but the positive reviews of the Swan outweighed the negative, so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed - the Swan was originally a coaching inn and is rightly proud of its history and heritage: it oozes atmosphere. My (single) room was on the first floor (second for our American friends) and overlooked the main street. The street noise warned about by some reviewers did not materialize and I had a good night's sleep (this may be different at weekends, though). The cooked breakfast was excellent, but if you wanted to go continental the choice was very limited (no cold meats or cheese, for example). I also had dinner there, which was very good (see separate review). If ever I need to stay in this area again, I would certainly return to the Swan.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

Had a fabulous night at The Swan last night.
Very oldy worldly 250 year old inn, beautiful setting middle of the high street in Tarporley. Fabulous old pub with quirky little snugs serving the most fantastic fresh local food. The evening meal was first class. As was the service.
We booked a suite, room 5 at front of the hotel over looking the high street, despite that the noise was low.
Great room with a fabulous bed, and some reviews say the place is dated but it's in line with the age of the place, modern would ruin it!
Breakfast was equally beautiful and fresh....fully enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank hubz72
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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for New Year's Eve. Our room was at the back of the hotel in a small very traditional (very thick walls, original beautiful windows) outbuilding. Decor was of a very high standard and the room had everything required. Breakfast was exceptionally good and cooked fresh to order. An amazing stay for only £80 for two including breakfast. The pub / hotel itself is top quality traditional style. Would definitely stay again.

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

Situated in the pretty village of Tarporley this is a lovely place to stay. Very cosy with lots of atmosphere.Bedroom was very comfortable with big bay window overlooking the high street which is full of independent shops. Not a national chain in sight. Beer is very good with at least 4real ales to choose from and the various bars are very congenial places to sit and enjoy a drink. We had an excellent meal in one of the bars and there is a choice of about three different rooms where you can get a meal. Menu was good with lots of choice and reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We went to The Swan for Boxing Day breakfast for the first time this year. We were not disappointed. We were in a large group and all our needs were very well catered for. The atmosphere was fun. Initially we were hesitant about sitting on a long bench with people we didn't know but it turned out to all add to the fun of the day. The food was hot and of very high quality considering the high number of people being catered for. There was more than enough with my two teenage boys enjoying thirds! The gathering of the hunt outside the window added to the atmosphere providing a very English Christmas spectacle with many people gathering to watch. We shall definitely be booking next year!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Stayed here after a day at hartill cookery school,nine of us overnight joined by 4 more for dinner.the staff excellent and very welcoming.the place is obviously a hit with the locals it was a very busy saturday night with a good atmosphere to the place.room was very good and spotlessly clean,excellent food for dinner with a good choice of dishes on the menu.Breakfast was one of the best i have eaten in this sort of establishment with superb black pudding and lovely crispy bacon,nice one.in all i would recommend the swan for a great little week end getaway.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Just had one night here, booked it blind, what a find! So warm and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. The staff are happy, what a difference that makes. I left my ipad charger in our room. When I rang it was put in the post immediately. What service! Can recommend this hotel if you're looking for somewhere that cares.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Swan Tarporley

Address: 50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Tarporley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Price Range: $80 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan Tarporley 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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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