After reading the somewhat negative reviews on this site last year we were hesitant about staying at The Swan. We do not live too far away but needed to stay at a beach location that could accomodate a dog.(Unfortunately as it turned out the poor old chap was unable to come with us). We have also had experience of the catering at The Swan over the past seven or eight years and felt it was nothing special with overpriced confusing menus.So we arrived for that dreadful rainy weekend at the end of June just booking dinner for the first night.So dinner time came and we were amazed at at the changes; gone are the multi menus and in come the simple well thought out menus using largely local food where possible, and wow what a delicious meal. We quickly changed our booking from B&B to the DBB package which is excellent value for such quality fare, and the dinners on Sunday & midweek were just as good as the full priced Saturday menu. My husband & I are 'foodies' and try different places all over the country; we rate this as number 2 amongst all the places we have eaten, including London,for dinner this year. I would like to see the bathrooms in the garden rooms given a makeover as they are looking rather tired and the bar lacks atmosphere. I am glad to say there didn't seem to be any problems with hot water during our stay which has been a moan with previous correspondents. The staff are truly excellent from the housekeepers to the management I don't think the residents of Buck Palace could be better cared for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swan is currently preening its feathers and we look forward to its reopening in 2017. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swan Southwold
- Swan Hotel Southwold
- Hotel Southwold Swan
- The Swan Hotel Southwold, Suffolk