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The Swan Tarporley

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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!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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38Car recommended
Grade: 38 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
0Attractionswithin 1 km
50 High Street, Tarporley CW6 0AG England
Getting there
Chester Airport17 km
Liverpool John Lennon Airport24 km
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What a lovely hotel Fantastic food and very friendly,helpful staff. The hotel is spotless The location is fab,situated in the lovely village of Tarporley Cheshire within easy reach of Chester and delamere forest Can't wait to stay there again
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Lovely hotel, very friendly staff, though they did all seem very over worked. Had an excellent breakfast and then came back to the hotel for a reception following a christening at the church next door. This was very well done, they are obviously used to putting on functions,
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We stayed last night after booking an amazing deal directly with their own webpage. Staff are warm, welcoming and friendly and food was beautiful. Room was clean and spacious. Breakfast time was so much fun as a flock of sheep had decided to enter the car park possibly hearing
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I paid £130 per night for the room and was told that I was staying in the 'upgraded' coach house; I booked a double bed with ensuit. The check in was fine, the staff were exceptionally friendly which was a positive - it seems as though the 'hotel' is very much at the heart of
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Stayed for two nights. Our room was in what used to be the coaching part of theinn and was very good. All the staff were freindly and helpful. A good selection of drinkas available, and meals were very good. An old buil;ding with pleanty of atmosphere.
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The food is excellent! as is the hygiene!! Jan E above??????? Its an old building so wont be plasterboard spotless.... Plonker.... Dogs are allowed on request, but DFR are limited.
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Hi We do have some rooms that are dog friendly. Please call the site direct to book on 01829 733 838 and they will look to accommodate your booking Thanks Catherine
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"Higher rooms have less floorboard noises from above; coach house rooms are poorly sound-proofed separate to rest of hotel"
"Not a place for people who hate church bells..."
"Try to get a room at the back of the hotel if possible, away from the bar."
"Family room is very spacious for 2 people"
"Dont go but if you do avoid room 16"
USD 75 - USD 171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the swan tarporley hotel tarporleyswan hotel tarporley
United KingdomEnglandTarporley
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