To get the negative stuff out of the way first, there is only one drawback to The Swan and that's its proximity to a surprisingly busy road. It was fine for me as I live near a fairly busy road and it was wintertime so no need to have the windows open. It might be a tad noisy in summertime though! But none of this is the fault of the owners. The pub was built where it is a few hundred years ago to catch the passing horsedrawn traffic.
The accommodation was nice and the food, particularly the evening meal was excellent and reasonably priced. The staff were fantastic and appeared to me to get along well amongst themselves which, to me at least, is a sign of good management. Matthew was the man who greeted me and showed me to my room. He was very helpful and good humoured. My evening meal was served by a Spanish (or perhaps Portuguese?) lady who was also very friendly and efficient. This friendliness was natural and wasn't just there to ensure I purchased food and drink as I found out the following morning when she was performing cleaning duties. I was busy eating my breakfast and didn't notice her approach but as she passed by, she greeted me warmly, remembering me from the previous evening. This greeting from a nice young woman makes the world of difference to a middle aged grey fat bloke!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Swan has been trading since 1740, welcoming travellers and providing a comfortable night's sleep. Our coaching inn retains some of that historical character whilst having modern bedrooms with en suites and provides a great base for visiting attractions in the area including Stonehenge, Avesbury, Longleat Safari Park, Wilton House and the Cathedral City of Salisbury. Whether you want to stop for some classic pub food, a delicious special or stay in our accommodation, you are always ensured of a warm welcome here at the Swan. We also have a large function rooms, two gardens including a lovely riverside garden with fishing rights, a traditional skittles alley and can cater for weddings, parties, christenings etc. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Swan Hotel Salisbury