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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great beers and food, lots of choice with the menu, but all freshly prepared Friendly and warm atmosphere in the pub itself Great hosts who were also really helpful...... and staff were lovely Very comfortable room, bed and chairs both A very relaxing time for both of us

Thank ClaireBarber
Lordoftheinn, Owner at The Swan, responded to this review

Dear Claire Many thanks for such a great review. It's great to get such positive feedback. All of us at The Swan hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. It's nice to give somebody a free room upgrade and get such a positive response. Richard Vellender

Reviewed 31 October 2016

Richard and Kim could not do enough for me or the other guests. e.g. taxi did not turn up so they gave me a lift to my business meeting. Another guest needed a European charger coaction and they managed to find one. Friendly atmosphere and great Full English Breakfast!

Thank Mark S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop off for lunch purely on spec at The Swan en route to Basingstoke. It's a lovely old world type village pub centrally located. We were among a few other customers obviously travelling further but having a lunch stop. The pub offered an extensive food and drinks menu, all reasonably priced. Friendly, welcoming staff were a bonus. We...

Thank Graeme291
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

24th October 2016 . About the sixth time we've been here, always a good selection of of food on the menu and on the specials board. My particular favourite is the steak and kidney pie with mashed potato, but the ribs are good too. It's nice and clean and the service is pretty good as well.

1Thank Carl P
Ossett, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Have called here for lunch on our way to Dorset several times. Medium size pub/hotel friendly staff and locals. Light lunch always enjoyable (brie and bacon Panini /garlic mushrooms ) No noisy music to distract! TV sometimes on but not usually a problem

1Thank bessie1996
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I have used this hotel for nine years now. As a mobile engineer and a frequent visitor to the area, there is nowhere better to stay. The staff and locals are a friendly and inviting bunch of people. For a one night stay or a base for more than one night I would highly recommend The Swan

Thank dave s
Reviewed 1 July 2016

we celebrated my mothers birthday tonight and always feel very welcome here as they always go that extra mile - bringing out cake and decorating the table - great hospitality and great food and staff, nice clean village pub and hotel

Thank salsters
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A useful pub to remember when travelling on the A34. Easy, quick access from the dual carriageway. Friendly efficient service, good pub fare with well kept beers. Much nicer than a service area! Food was freshly prepared, wholesome and value for money. Sorry, cannot comment on staying as we used it for a refreshment break. However, did look okay.

Thank David L
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Swan Hotel is an excellent place to stay if you are exploring The Ridgeway. It is run by very friendly people who seem to enjoy what they are doing. The beer is well kept and the food is good too (particularly the cooked breakfasts). It is located in the centre of a well kept village which is within easy...

2Thank ricklongden57
Winsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Stayed for one night yesterday. Great staff - warm and friendly. Clean comfortable room, we wished we'd had longer to stay but nonetheless will be back. Breakfast was superb and not rushed at all. Dinner the night we arrived was relaxed with great food and company.

1Thank Sue P

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Traditional 17th-century former coaching Inn, in a small rural village lying in the North Wessex Downs Aonb. Five well appointed letting rooms all en-suite with TV, Tea and coffee, and wifi. Ten minute drive to Newbury, Harwell and Didcot; a perfect base for walkers and travellers of the turf. Friendly family run pub serving good food and real ales. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Swan

Address: High Street, East Ilsley RG20 7LF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > East Ilsley
Price Range: £79 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“No heating in en suite(room 4), leave door open, when not in use! Steep narrow stairs may be a problem for those with walking dificulties.”
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