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The Old Swan

Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR, England
+44 1423 500055
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (20 reviews)
“lamb” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a happy return to a delightful city and a generally good hotel - but, and it is a serious but I believe - something must be done to sort out the temperature in this hotel. The weather was glorious on our arrival, hence...More

Thank 795Traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very quaint and English ! Afternoon tea was yummy. Rooms are a good size and well set up.

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is suffering from the fact the glory days are over . We were on a Telegraph weekend break our room was ok. The ensuite was so narrow you had to walk sideways passed the bath to the toilet good job my husband and...More

Thank sparklysjw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old world charm but new world awful food. Set 3 course meal in with hotel deal first course not bad chicken terrine main course nothing I fancied so payed extra £6 for sirloin steak about 4ins 4 oz and 6 chips 1 mushroom and half...More

Thank Sandydeli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my husbands work for a conference weekend. We arrived on Saturday lunchtime and ate a buffet of sandwiches, chips and chocolate brownies, all excellent! Our room was on the third floor. It was small but absolutely spotless, although the bathroom smelt of...More

Thank Deaversdiva
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Spent 3 nights here booked through secret escapes. Much bigger hotel than we’d realized. Restaurant and bar staff delightful. Although we had one or two snags with the food, the staff always went out of their way to hear and understand our issues, which was...More

Thank jdshaw50
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Agatha Christie hid out here for 10 days in 1926,and somehow it feels as if little has changed since then! With original features such as a revolving entrance door and open shafted lifts, the Old Swan has an undeniable charm. But maybe this sits a...More

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Stayed here for 2 x night's through a Groupon deal. Lovely room and breakfast. We can't comment on the restaurant as we didn't eat here.

Thank gail b
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Fantastic atmospheric hotel where we had a coffee. Only problem was the time it took to find someone to serve us! Interesting pictures and sculptures and architecture.

Thank Sheelagh123
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Visited here for 2 nights and were disappointed. Having stayed in numerous 4 star hotels can confidently state we don’t feel the Old Swan lives up to its 4 star rating . The room was shabby, far too hot and no facility to turn down...More

Thank EmmaRodgers
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Questions & Answers
14 April 2018|
Response from jdshaw50 | Reviewed this property |
We had the basic cream tea. The scones were warm, fresh, and delicious with plenty of jam and cream. The full afternoon tea looked lovely but didn’t have it ourselves.
Adam G
19 March 2017|
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Response from Sb70brotton | Reviewed this property |
No there isnt
28 September 2016|
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Response from Brian A | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking in hotel grounds I booked in at 2pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 500055
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