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The Old Swan

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Swan Road, Harrogate HG1 2SR, England
+44 1423 500055
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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525 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the Old Swan's New Year's Eve gala dinner and dance as non-residents, we live within walking distance so did not need to stay over. The evening started with champagne and canapes, followed by being piped into the ballroom and a four course dinner with a swing band, disco and dancing. Unusually, couples were seated on two seat tables... More 

Thank Corb2000
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Afternnon tea as a guest 14/01/17 and the service was first class we arrived early for our booking but they went out of their way to make another table up for was - on our arrival the receptionist politely directed us to the correct room & all staff was pleasant

Thank metcalflinda72
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at The Old Swan, the soup and the dessert was a bit too sweet for my taste, however the lamb was great. Fatu (hope we spelled it right :) ) was great in taking care of our table and provided excellent customer service ! The location is very central, with large parking and close to Viper... More 

Thank ana_leon1986
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Hotel full of character, we book an overnight stay through Groupon, we booked bed, breakfast and evening dinner, The waitress came and gave us the menu and asked up what we would like to order. so we gave her the starter, main meal and then she asked what we would like for sweet, this was all... More 

Thank carolewignal
Sowerby Bridge
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for two nights between Christmas and New Year to attend my step sons wedding. It is a beautiful grand hotel much larger than it initially appears and the public rooms whilst giving a nod to the elegant thirties when Agatha Christie stayed are tastefully contemporary too. The Garden Room was lit with fairy lights and... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're expecting Travel Lodge jog on ! The Old Swan is a grand old place with old fashioned values and services, the staff seem to be hand picked for charm and personality- everyone we encountered was delightful and chatty ! Delicious meal despite the 2 minor blots - fat chips never arrived and the cheese board was straight from... More 

Thank Mike D
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The menu was varied and the food was excellent. The staff were polite, attentive but discreet at the same time.

Thank HornchurchCaroline
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Came here to treat my friend for her birthday. Asked if we could have a drink first and was told a member of staff would come over waited 15 minutes....... Drink order taken asked them to come back in 10 minutes, came back over 20 minutes later. Apparently the waiter had no paper ...... Waited over 30 minutes before afternoon... More 

Thank Margaret M
Redditch, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Four of us went for the week-end on a Hotels Exclusive deal - excellent value. Our friends actually stayed in the room where Agatha Christie stayed (how cool was that!). Ideal location, lovely grand old building, clean rooms etc. efficient friendly staff. Everything you could want on a typically English Break. A stone's throw from Betty's Tea Room and shops... More 

Thank linda2236
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Over night stay at this very impressive building in the heart of Harrogate with ample parking. Staff were helpful and attentive, however there were areas that were looking tired and in need of decorating. Our room was at the front so we had the view towards the town center which was nice. Breakfast was Ok but we were expecting more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?