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The Swan Hotel Whalley
Ranked #1 of 2 Whalley B&B and Inns
Darwen, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Review for The Swan Hotel Restaurant”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Located underneath the hotel, we thought the restaurant would be a great find. We were unfortunately left very disappointed.
I had the burger from the menu. There was no salad on the burger, it was incredibly small for the price, not enough chips and the salad on the side was a measly few lettuce leaves with an abysmal amount of dressing.
The waitress' were not helpful at all, nor did they exchange any 'thank you's' or smiles.
Will not be returning.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2013 via mobile

What a great place. The bar area is to welcoming and comfortable. It was a pleasure to be served by such pleasant staff. Very clean and nicely decorated. The food menu is great. Plenty choice even for the fussy eaters amongst us. Would definitely make a return trip

  • Stayed April 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Stayed here for one night whilst attending a wedding at Whitewell. The pub is in a central location in Whalley with plenty of parking. The pub is nicely decorated inside with a good selection of beers (including tim taylors landlord). The room we got was very spacious with a very nice bathroom. For some reason the room and corridor appeared to be overheated and perhaps the owners should moderate this to avoid the wasted cost. However, eventually we managed to turn the radiator in the room down. Overall we were happy with our stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We stayed at the Swan over night and found the level of service from check in to check out very good and friendly. The room we stayed in looked like it had recently been refurbished, was spacious and clean with a big comfy bed. One of the staff recommended a visit to whalley abbey as we had never been to the village before. We had an evening meal and a bottle of wine, I would recommend the cheese pie to anyone, candles we a nice touch. Only negative comment would have to be that our room was on the front of the building so there was a little noise from passing cars. Would stay again but maybe request a room at the back.

  • Stayed March 2013
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Being local we visit the swan for food and drinks regularly, the food is always excellent and the staff are really friendly and accommodating, you won't be disappointed. It's by far the best pub in the village and you can always be assured of a friendly welcome.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

had a ,superb pub meal, you could not fault it, service was excellent, just such a shame the music ( if one could call it that ) was so loud it spoiled what could have been a good experience.
surely it could be toned down during dining hours.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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3 Thank fatcontroller2
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LouClough, Owner at The Swan Hotel Whalley, responded to this review, 12 March 2013
Thank you for your review - it is good to know that our small team can meet customer expectations as all our food is freshly prepared on premises to order.
I was sorry to learn that we let you down with our choice and volume of background music and we have asked our staff to consider this in future.
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

We stayed at the Swan on the way to a family wedding and found the place very pleasant. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the food was good, with a wonderful 'Lancashire' breakfast that really hit the spot.
The bar has some good beers, which were well served by the enthusiastic bar staff.
The rooms were clean, bright, spacious and well appointed. The downside however is the noise. In fairness, it was a Saturday and we expected noise from the bar below, which is open until midnight,, however I was continually awoken afterwards by street noise, I found out later that there is a 'nightclub' a few doors away. Traffic noise is also a problem as the rooms at the front are only a yard away from the road. If I stayed again, I would ask for a room at the rear and hope it was quieter.
A pleasant hotel, well run and with nice staff. Shame about the noise.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the rear.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: The Swan Hotel Whalley
Address: 62 King Street, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9SN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Clitheroe > Whalley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Whalley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swan Hotel Whalley 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historically named a "Hotel", but in modern terms "a pub with rooms"! A 17th Century coaching inn located at the heart of the beautiful and vibrant Ribble Valley village of Whalley. Lovely and individual guest rooms above our quirky village inn. Proper food, cask ales and friendly service in one of Lancashires nicest villages. ... more   less 
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