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The Swan Tarporley
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Certificate of Excellence
Wantage, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“First class”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

We stayed at the Swan last weekend as a large group of family and friends for our son's wedding in the area. The Swan exceeded our expectations. A meal for 28 was served efficiently and the food was delicious. Breakfast each day was very relaxed with plenty of choice. The rooms were comfortable and clean. All staff were friendly and helpful and there was a good atmosphere all weekend. The hotel is used a lot by locals all through the day and there was a good buzz in the bar area. It was a very good choice and all our group commented on how good it was.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

Our stay at the swan was welcoming and very good staff. and all thanks to phobe we got to our freinds wedding on time ! Room clean and tidy not a suite though ! Lovley bed linen and towels and a comfy bed. bathroom only lacked one thing a bath mat for inside the bath rather slippy and nearly fell ! Breakfast was a okay bacon only one piece and streaky ! sausage was slighly undercooked and a the tomato was too large maybe cut them in half ? But ther than that all was good and made to feel welcome thankyou

  • Stayed April 2012
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Derby
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

We booked The Swan, Tarporley as we were visiting friends in the area. We arrived on Thursday night and the greeting was warm and the staff were helpful and informative. The 1st we noticed was how great the atmosphere was and there was a real "buzz" about the place.

The room was a nice size, clean and the bed was very comfortable. We ate downstairs where we indulged in the Pork pie and scotch egg (staff recommendations) to start and then we both had the shoulder of Lamb for main course which was delicious.

Breakfast was clearly freshly prepared, a great portion size and again the service was chatty and friendly without being too much. We stayed for 2 nights and were made to feel really welcome. I would definately stay again and will be recommending it to everyone I know.

Well Done

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

We arrived tired and weary after a long, three plus hour journey, in the pouring rain about 10 o'clock on a Friday evening. The pub/restaurant was full of hearty revellers and the staff provided a warm welcome. Indeed, they could not have been friendlier nor more helpful, telling us to contact Reception if we needed anything like an iron or hairdryer when they discovered we were going to a wedding the following day. Our room was a bit on the small side but was lovely with wooden beams and crisp, clean linen on the bed.
I was slightly dismayed to find that there was no complimentary shower cap as I'd forgotten to bring one along, but I'm sure that this was a simple oversight and not really a big deal. As I'd been suffering a heavy cold lately, I was also surprised to find no tissues readily available in the room, something which I had never noticed before but remembered were usually always available in decent hotels. The shower in the bathroom was of good strength and standard and we appreciated this greatly.
Sleep quality on the bed was very good although, despite requesting a quiet room, we were woken frequently throughout the night by the sound of church bells every quarter of an hour. Not really the fault of the hotel! Also, we were unfortunate in that the building next door was having a roof put on or repaired and the knocking and banging began about 7am. Very annoying but again, something out of the realm of control of The Swan Management. Breakfast was erring on the side of disappointing. One measly strip of fatty, streaky bacon and the cheapest quality of sausages for the full English meant that I went for simple scrambled eggs on toast on the second morning of our stay. The range of cereal on offer was limited and there were no offers of more toast during breakfast when we quickly devoured what we had had. However, my husband and son had no complaints about the breakfast! I liked the ambience and atmosphere of The Swan, although think some small touches would have gone a long way to making our stay first-class! All that being said, however, I would stay at The Swan again as the staff were lovely and very helpful on every count.

Room Tip: Definitely request a room away from High Street aand ask if there are any neighbouring repairs going...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Following a long walk through the Cheshire countryside we decided to eat lunch at the Swan - big mistake. Four of us ordered the Chicken, Ham & leek pie. aggg........The pastry was too thin and dry...........the filing........don't get me started, on cutting into the pie I was greeted with a watery, greasy filling. The ham was fatty and chewy.

The mashed potato was unseasoned and tasteless. The cabbage & leek veg was under cooked and under seasoned. we asked for gravy as the whole thing was so dry.....it never came....neither did a sincere apology when we complained. Eat there if you must but you have been warned

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Negril
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Arrived at quite a busy time, just before the "Bridge Club" began to arrive....Shown to our room..10...Clean and comfortable. Nice 4 Poster...lovely comfy matresss.
Managed to get a table before the rush started and food was ordered and arrived without a problem. The steak was out of this world....probably one of the nicest I have ever tasted...made sure the chef was informed! My wife had the home-baked Chucken & leek pie, she said it was excellent....Wine list very good...moved outside after the meal and we sat on the patio area and enjoyed the warm evening. Quite a busy little place and a nice group and age-range of people. Nothing too loud and just a nice ambience,reflecting on a busy past few weeks at work. Second time here at the Swan...service was good and polite, as it was first time, 3 years ago.
After a good nights sleep.....Breakfast was very good, not a scrap of grease with the Fulll English........nicely served.....and yet again another pleasant stay at a quite delightful little Pub/ Hotel in Rural Cheshire....thankyou.

Room Tip: Rooms at front of hotel overlook the main road...probably quieter in the coach house at the back of...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - I had work the next day and felt very relaxed following a tasty breakfast of home made porridge. The room (22) was cosy, the bed was comfortable and the room was spotless. The bathroom was really gorgeous. Evening meal - the comments on here raised our expectations and we weren't disappointed. We ate in the dining room, which was buzzing with the local bridge team who eat there each Tuesday. We then moved to a more relaxed area for chocolate pudding and a glass of red wine - perfect. Had a very relaxed stay and will return.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Swan Tarporley
Address: 50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Tarporley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan Tarporley 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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