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“Vast contrast in food quality”
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The Swan Tarporley
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Certificate of Excellence
Leyburn, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“Vast contrast in food quality”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

I stayed here for the second time on 14-05-12 and enjoyed a very comfortable night in a pleasant if slightly worn bedroom with cracked windows. I enjoyed a very good evening meal with a colleague despite both our first selections of starters being un available. The food was good quality and served quite quickly.
Sadly breakfast was another experience. All I wanted from the cooked food menu was bacon and poached eggs, yet it took ages for the food to be served. The eggs were fine but the bacon was just streaky rashers so overcooked and dried out that I could not even cut it. The first waitress just ignored my complaint, a second then came over and asked if my food was Ok and offered to replace it. Second time around was the same streaky bacon but properly cooked sadly I had waited so long I had to bolt it down in order to get off to work on time.

Interestingly this was the same problem as the last time I stayed here, on that occasion I was told "that's the way the bacon comes" at least this visit they were able to do it properly on a second attempt!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

A very warm and welcoming pub, great breakfast and dinner.

With a beer garden to the rear and lots of nook and crannies to settle with a pint and a paper

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

Really enjoyed our one night stay last weekend. The room was spacey and clean with a nice bathroom. What we really enjoyed though was the full english- expertly cooked, nice crispy bacon, warm toast for once & beans with a massive fried egg!!!! I really as fabulous and this is after the very kind manager had booked a last minute taxi whilst rushing through our order. We'll be back. Well done the team at The Swan!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Stayed at the Swan this Saturday night and had Sunday lunch and the whole experience was lovely - very friendly staff who couldn't do enough to make sure that you had everything you needed, yet didn't intrude and hover. The room was clean, comfortable with tasteful and new decor, not massive but great for us as a couple and the food was really good, especially the breakfast with ingredients sourced locally and enough to feed an army. The decor in the main bar area is looking a bit tired, but that kind of adds to the charm, as I felt really relaxed and not as formal as some good hotels I've stayed in. This is a really nice place to stay if you're up in the Cheshire area, we took a trip to the Candle Works on the Sunday morning, which has everything you could ever need in Wax - a great short break

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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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.

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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.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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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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