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The Swan Tarporley

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!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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38Car recommended
Grade: 38 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG England
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Chester Airport10 mi
Liverpool John Lennon Airport15 mi
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This is a lovely hotel, situated in a charming browseable village . Breakfast nice, presented beautifully with all staff polite, welcoming and kind. Will be back to stay to sample overnight accommodation. Thank you very much
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This is a very reasonably priced hotel, steeped in history with the 18th C Hunt room. Rooms are comfotable, with everything that you need, quirky as you would expect from an 18th C building. Food was good and very nice staff.
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On arriving we were a little apprehensive as it was difficult to park due to the car park at the back being full and took a while to get someone to sort our room out....this is now explained due to it being a Sunday lunch time and a very popular place to eat.
We where take to a
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We stayed here for one night as a family of four in two rooms along with another couple as part of an 18th Birthday celebration with local family.
We were checked in by a senior member of staff (Chris I think) and we checked our table booking for the evening. It hadn’t been book
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The Swan is a little tired in places but the warmth of the staff, the cosy rooms and delicious breakfast (sourdough breads, buttermilk pancakes, proper coffee etc all home cooked) more than make up for that! It’s on the High Street so there’s some road noise at the front of the h
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We are thinking of eating here on sunday 26th March . Are you booked up and are dogs allowed.
The food is excellent! as is the hygiene!! Jan E above??????? Its an old building so wont be plasterboard spotless.... Plonker.... Dogs are allowed on request, but DFR are limited.
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Do you accept dogs in the bedrooms? I'm looking to book 2 rooms on Sat 11th Feb. Thanks Sue
Hi We do have some rooms that are dog friendly. Please call the site direct to book on 01829 733 838 and they will look to accommodate your booking Thanks Catherine
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"Not a place for people who hate church bells..."
"Try to get a room at the back of the hotel if possible, away from the bar."
"Family room is very spacious for 2 people"
"Dont go but if you do avoid room 16"
"Dog Friendly"
US$74 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandTarporley
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