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“Great hotel in a pretty Cheshire village”
Review of The Swan Tarporley

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The Swan Tarporley
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 March 2009

We used the hotel as a one night base to visit Chester and the surorundings while en route from Cambridge to the Lakes. We were very pleasantly surprised by the hotel and the village. The rooms was very comfortable and attractive. In the evening, the hotel and its pub were bustling with local diners.

The hotel is situated on the main street of an attractive and lively village. It is about 20 minutes from Chester and is surrounded by prettty countryside and great rural pubs.

We understood from the General Manager that there is a new owner/manager team at the hotel. These guys deserve to succeed.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2009

We stayed at The Swan en-route to The Lakes after speaking to some friends in the area.

Service (including check-in) was all through the bar but we were welcomed straight away and offered a drink before being shown to our room. Rooms are clean and simple but cozy with en-suite bathrooms and wifi if you need that sort of thing. Dinner was well executed high-end traditional pub food. My husband had a scotch egg on recommendation, which he said was great (much better than it sounds and according to him definitely the best bit his stay) and a fish pie, all washed down with a pint with a handle on (seventh heaven for him). I went for an open sandwich as a vegetarian option, which was very good too.

I wouldn't normally write a review but I believe that the place is under new management as of a couple of weeks ago. Good luck to them and congratulations on a simple but very good offering. It goes to show that you can't believe everything in the press as it looks like they will make a goer of this place despite all the doom and gloom.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Tarporley
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Price Range: £58 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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