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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 yesterday 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has some great history behind it. It is a grand old building with some amazing spaces such as the garden room and the room where breakfast is servced, wih its glass ceiling and Art Nouveau lights. It is where Agatha Chistie stayed when...More

Thank Sausage19
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

An old and outdated hotel, with no traditional charm or character. The bedrooms are awful and require an update, the beds are very uncomfortable and hard as nails with the pillows being the same. The sheets and duvets are years old and made the room...More

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I bought a 2 night B&B package with dinner included on the first night with a cream tea included at a time of our choice. What a lovely time we had in a standard double room which was warm clean and very comfortable with all...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Hotel is right in the heart of Harrogate, and we had an amazing weekend. We had evening meal at the Wedgwood restaurant in the hotel, and did not disappoint. If I had to mention a negative, it was the 'Cocktail Bar', big wrought-iron sign...More

Thank Sue G
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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