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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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Non-smoking rooms
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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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Located in the centre of beautiful Tarporley this ancient Inn is a great stopover. The place is friendly and clean with a warm welcome. The rooms are functional and have en suite bathrooms. There are some well kept real ales served at the bar and the included breakfast is of
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I stayed here recently as best man for a wedding local to Tarporley I also come down on a Sunday for a mingle with local people who use this place as a focal point for local knowledge and gossip, it has a real feel of local comfort and regulars use it for that reson. The food is
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I have never stayed at this hotel before, i usually choose other more public facilities like Premier Inn or Travel Lodge I was very surprised at the friendliness of the staff, the home from home feeling of my Room, and the will do attitude of everything about this Country
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We spent a couple of days in Tarporley and stayed at the Swan Hotel. In the evening we and 4 family members had a meal and we stayed overnight. We were delighted with the hotel and the room was ideal. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the breakfast was great with a good
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Booked a single room for the night after a family funeral and so really just wanted a meal in my room and to get my head down before I travelled home the next day. I was told I could order food from the room but would need to go downstairs to pick it up which was fine however
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We are thinking of eating here on sunday 26th March . Are you booked up and are dogs allowed.
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 78 - USD 203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the swan tarporley hotel tarporleyswan hotel tarporley
United KingdomEnglandTarporley
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