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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Swan Tarporley Hotel Tarporley
- Swan Hotel Tarporley
- The Swan Tarporley Cheshire