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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Took a friend for Sunday lunch to the Swan, it is a Carvery only on a Sunday, saying that it was the best pub roast we have had for a long time.We had booked in advance, this is adviseable,the staff made us very welcome, our table was ready and lovely atmosphere
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Nice experience in a proper village pub in the centre of the village. Just swung past for lunch and a pint and was surprised how popular it was on a Wednesday. Good food and beer and they also have accommodation.
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Went to this pub today as it is listed as dog friendly. It isn't. In fact the landlord said his dogs would attack any dog that came in. The mans attitude left a lot to be desired. Not dog friendly or people friendly. Needless to say we didn't stay.
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Response from Lordoftheinn, Owner at The Swan
Responded 12 Nov 2018
This is blatantly not true. We do allow dogs. We have three dogs of our own. We do not expect customers to stroll into our HOME with a strange dogs unannounced. We need an opportunity to remove our dogs from public areas for another dog to enter. On two occasions my dogs have been viciously attacked by strange dogs in their own territory. There is a sign on the door clearly stating do not enter with dogs unannounced. The only place dogs are not permitted is in our restaurant. For your information, You did not speak to the Landlord, that is me, Richard Vellender you spoke to a junior member of staff and on this day when you came in it was Rememberance Sunday We were fully booked and we had NO I repeat NO spare tables for diners or casual drinkers inside the building. I'm sorry but we could not fit anybody in and you had no reservation. So on two counts your review is categorically untrue. We are dog friendly, You did not speak to the landlord. So may I suggest my dear keyboard warrior you get your facts right before making fatuous claims about my business.
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Stayed several nights at this lovely pub whilst on a work assignment at Milton Park. Hosts Richard and Kim made me feel welcome straight away. Nice relaxed atmosphere in the pub. Excellent food (breakfast and dinner). Rooms are perfectly adequate considering the age of the
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Unpretentious pub with very nice food including vegetarian options, much better than pub opposite which had none when we visited in May. Other half really enjoyed food. Great stop if you are walking ridgeway.
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Yes there are gluten free options as standard on the dinner menus breakfast requires 24 hours notice.
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A few twisty steps narrow and no bath which you will probably need for baby so probably not suitable Regards Mike
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Are dogs welcome?
Dogs are welcome in our bar and lounge, unfortunately we are not permitted to allow dogs in our guest rooms.
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"Room #4 was great if you can get it."
"3,4 and 5 if you prefer a bath."
"All the rooms are clean and tidy and lovely and quiet as well."
"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."
"Room five is a good size and has a nice bathroom with a full size bath"
US$98 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the swan hotel newbury
United KingdomEnglandEast Ilsley
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