The Swan Hotel - Bradford on Avon

1 Church StreetBA15 1LNBradford-on-AvonUnited Kingdom
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About The Swan Hotel - Bradford on Avon

The Swan is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Bradford-on-Avon and eight miles from Bath.

Given the historic nature of the building, all rooms at The Swan are unique in their differing sizes and shapes. They are all en-suite, with luxury bedding, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, flat-screen TV, desk and tea and coffee facilities.

There is an attractive terrace and sun terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building and free, on-site, parking is also provided. The hotel offers meeting and banqueting areas, with the Coach House being a particularly popular venue.

Breakfast choices are available, throughout the week, to resident and passing guests. Lunch and dinner menus have traditional British and enticing Thai themes. There is a popular Sunday Lunch Carvery.

Situated next to the town’s 14th century bridge; it is a short drive to Longleat, Lacock Abbey, Stonehenge and Cheddar Gorge.


1 Church Street, BA15 1LN, Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225868686 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Attentive staff.

Always very friendly and helpful, the quality of the service received from staff members is one of the big ‘pluses' here. They have the uncanny knack of remembering your name, which is really impressive.

Attractively quirky.

This isn't a place to visit if you want a clinical environment where all rooms are the same … and characterless. Part of the attraction of your break is the experience of staying here. That said, at least when they built the hotel, centuries ago, they thought to include a car park! The free car park is a serious advantage when staying in busy Bradford-on-Avon.

Good food and a great location.

Breakfast and evening meal choices are good, well prepared and presented.

Negative Reviews

Time for some Swan "Upping"?

A lot of upgrading is needed. Dirty carpets and torn curtain linings aren't acceptable in a hotel of any reasonable standard. It's tempting to suggest that many of the amenities were incorporated when the bridge next door was built … in the 14th century! There's some penny pinching when it comes to the contents of the hospitality tray, which can only be described as being ‘frugal'.

Noisy rooms.

The sensible tip is to suggest that you specify that you do not want a room that is anywhere near the very noisy bar.

Someone ... should be ‘in hot water'.

The central heating system must have been installed when the place was built. It hardly works and the room is very cold. Likewise, the shower doesn't work very well and quickly runs out of hot water. This isn't a cheap, seaside B+B. Tariffs are sufficiently high to lead the guest not to expect problems like this. Someone, therefore, should certainly be in hot water over these issues … Sadly, it won't be you!

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7.5 out of 10 based on 148 reviews