Swan Hotel (Thaxted, United Kingdom)


Swan Hotel (Thaxted, United Kingdom)

About Swan Hotel

An original coaching inn, The Swan Hotel is a quiet, charming historic venue situated in central Thaxted.  A stroll from popular attractions, such as the famous restored windmill and Dick Turpin's cottage, this locale is both peaceful for resting and convenient for adventure. Rooms vary in size at The Swan Hotel from twin to single and double, offering irons/ironing boards and tea/coffee making provisions. Hotel features comprise free Wi-Fi and parking, stunning wedding/conference venues and pet-friendly accommodations on the downstairs level, reception and bar area. Dine on-site for full menu fare at the hotel's restaurant and bar. Don't miss nearby attractions of Audley End House and Gardens, Elsenham Golf and Leisure, Saffron Walden Turf Maze, Mountfitchet Castle, Hatfield Forest Nature Preserve and Colne Valley Railway, all within less than thirty minutes' drive of the hotel.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


The Bull Ring, CM6 2PL, Thaxted, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.6 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.0 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.3 / 10

Positive Reviews


Welcoming, Central Location.

Superb location for exploring the sights and getting some rest, especially for those with dogs. A lovely log fire will greet you during the winter months.  Nestled in a charming village very much worth exploring with plenty of convenient parking off the street.  Don't miss the church and windmill; both are within walking distance.


Tasty Pub Food.

Most enjoyed their meals here from start to finish.  Reasonably priced with a relaxed atmosphere and courteous service.  Hearty dishes with perfect vegetables and fresh, tasty beer.  Breakfast is always a favourite with a wide selection of items on the buffet.


Friendly, Laid back Staff.

You will be made to feel at home by these welcoming, pleasant staff.  Helpful and informative, you can count on them to make your stay successful.

Negative Reviews


Noisy Nights.

You may hear noise from the bar downstairs or people doing in and out at closing time.  If you're a light sleeper, please do bring earplugs.


Tired Decor x1000.

Ready for a refurb pronto!  From carpets to curtains, a full makeover is in order. No air conditioning available and some of the windows don't open, so ask for a cooler setting if you get uncomfortable.  A fresh coat of paint and a few new furnishings around the place could make a big difference for starters.


Food Foibles.

Some felt their meals were undercooked/overcooked/watery/tasted microwaved.  The kitchen was out of favourite items and the chairs/tables are wobbly.  Your companion's meal may arrive sooner than yours and the wait staff quite possibly needs stronger leadership.  

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance Hall/lobby
  2. Parking
  3. Terrace
  4. Porter service
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


The Bull Ring , CM6 2PL , Thaxted , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1371830321 | Fax: +44 1371831186 | 

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