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The Swan Tarporley
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Before I arrived, the manager called to say that a tile had broken in the bathroom and he offered me another room in another hotel or a discount. He couldn't do enough for us. The rest of the staff were lovely, efficient and helpful.
It was clean, VFM, comfy and quite posh. It had a nice vibe about it. Food was delicious as well.

Room Tip: There are some annex rooms outside, which are good if you know you will be returning late
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

At breakfast a surley, ,brusque girl left us for over 20 mins until I complained before she came through & said she would have to get a notepad & pen! Could hear the kitchen staff laughing & swearing but obviously not cooking.

Was here last year & had a great experience so think it must have have changed hands as there is an equally grumpy old lady who books you in & not friendly.

Won't be returning & rooms at the front are very noisy with deliveries from 5am, only one bedside table & poor lighting in the room, strange arrays of teas but none only a couple of proper tea bags.

Room Tip: Ask for the stables at the back
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Tarporley today and called into The Swan for lunch. It is a lovely establishment, very clean and welcoming. The menu is very varied, we ordered the chicken in the basket for 2, fantastic food, we'll definitely visit again next time we are in the area.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A nice OLD Hotel. Good service, good food, but .... front rooms in hotel have a lot of road noise otherwise a friendly atmosphere. Can recommend the breakfast obviously a good meeting place as the locals frequented it.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank sj-60-Hank
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I stayed in The Swan last night.

Positives: It is clean, the staff are really lovely and they let me check in after hours so I could be on time for work. All in all very accommodating.

Negatives: There was one lamp on my room and it didn't have a lightbulb, which isn't very useful.
The shower was more like a light drizzle and varied between lukewarm and freezing.
My bacon and maple syrup pancakes had never seen any maple syrup and when I asked for some the waitress said "yes no worries" and never came back. Plus the pancake had a strange bitter taste to it, like it had been made with spelt flour or something... gross!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Tarporley
Price Range: RM317 - RM644 (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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