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Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2016

First time at Swan, although we have had many previous New Year Greene King breaks at other hotels. Lovely traditional pub in a great location, with plenty of good walks. Rooms and beds very comfortable. Staff very friendly. Entertainment on New Year's Eve was great - Bryan Adams tribute! Better than watching the real thing on TV! Food was a...

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your New Years stay at The Swan, we will take your comments about the food on board and up our game next year! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Rob and the team at The Swan

London
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We stayed at this hotel on Boxing Day night, following a family gathering. We'd visited the pub previously, which influenced our decision to stay here. When we arrived, the staff were friendly and helpful, and although our room (No.8) didn't overlook it, we had a fantastic view of the church, particularly when I opened the curtains from my bed! It...

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you had a lovely stay with us, and thank you for your understanding at breakfast! Your congrats will be shared with the breakfast team and we hope to see you again soon. Rob and the team at The Swan

United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This was a New Year Break. We had had a bad experience in a previous Greene King hotel last year, which had obviously been noted somewhere, so when we booked in, we were told that everybody would really look after us this time around. And so they did. Everyone, from the Manager to the lady who did the breakfast, seemed...

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased to hear that we helped make your start to the year enjoyable, your lovely review will be shared with Jack, Nikita and the rest of the team. We hope you will visit again soon. Rob and the team at The Swan

Halstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Yet again a great night at the swan. Second year we have had our company Christmas outing here and we often visit with clients throughout the year. Good food, great hospitality and fantastic hard working staff. Thanks to Nakita and her team for their efforts.

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! The team will be thrilled that you had a great time for the second year in a row! Your review will be shared with them all. Regards Rob

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Have stayed here before and was OK, however this time total shambles , at breakfast toast and coffee turns up after finished eating , we were not alone experiencing this, reason being "I have not done breakfast before" we were told by gir(not local)l serving us !! Dinner well 40 minutes to get 2 starters that did not need cooking!...

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your visit was disappointing for you, I will be sharing your review with the team to ensure that the issues you mentioned do not happen again. I do hope you will try us again. Regards Rob

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a review on breakfast/bar area only:- My wife and I Visited on Saturday morning at 11am for breakfast. We were drawn in by the sign outside that read 'breakfast served until 12 noon'. There was no -one in the bar when we arrived, so found some seats. Inside the pub, it was lovely, with an open fire and...

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cathy p, Guest Relations Manager at The Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I apologise for the service you received when you visited for breakfast, I will be speaking to the team to ensure that there is no confusion and that all of our guests receive the same standard of service at all points throughout the day. I do hope you will try us again soon. Regards Rob

Barnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2015

The swan is a lovely hotel set in a lovely village,very friendly staff,very good food with great service,rooms are clean and roomy. the staff are very attentive and always make you feel your needs are important to them. whats not to like pay it a visit.

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Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to The Swan and the team were attentive and catered to your needs. Your review will be shared with them, we hope to see you again soon. Rob and the team at The Swan

Reviewed 19 December 2015

Friday night stay, bar with log fire, lovely friendly staff. Meal good value, though sirloin very grissly, lamb shank very good. Great value break, room small but adequate, old building, quaint and quirky. Our third visit.

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Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the team to be friendly, your review will be shared them all. Rob and the team at The Swan

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015

More than happy with the stay staff interacted a very enjoyable stay, it's a very old coach house so don't expect 22nd centrary but it's lovely in a really oldie worldy village Wish I could have stayed longer

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Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and wanted to stay longer! Hopefully next time you can! Rob and the team at The Swan

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

Warm welcome by Nikita at reception. Rooms reasonable for an old village pub. Not noisy considering close proximity to Stanstead airport. Good atmosphere in cosy authentic bar. Well kept beer. Standard breakfast selections cheerfully served. Would be happy to stay again.

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Thank you for your review, i am pleased to hear that we gave you everything you needed at The Swan and it was enjoyable for you. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Rob

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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The Swan
The Swan
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Swan

Address: The Bull Ring, Thaxted CM6 2PL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Thaxted
Price Range: RM271 - RM547 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Swan 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Request rooms 3 or 4”
 of 5 bubbles 719gemmat, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room in the pub itself”
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“If you don't mind road noise go for a room at the front, lovely views.”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms seperate from the hotel were very good,”
 of 5 bubbles davehC5499OH, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“some rooms in courtyard will be quieter away from the bar”
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