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Lion And Swan Hotel

(8 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.0
  • Value 4.3
  • Friendliness 4.6
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 3.9
  • Service 4.4
  • Location 4.6

Review Overall Rating

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Lion And Swan Hotel Information

Description

Steeped in History. With ancient timbers, ghostly rumours and half-forgotten nooks and crannies, The Lion and Swan Hotel Congleton has everything you’d expect from a traditional English coaching inn but a lot you might not expect like modern style, comfort and convenience. Spanning Four Centuries. There has been a Licensed Inn, Alehouse or Travellers Resting Place on this site since 1496 or earlier, and a small part of this remains in the present building which dates from the 16th Century. It was built from reclaimed ships timbers with wattle and daub infill and a section is exposed for historical interest next to the reception area. Originally two separate taverns; The Lion and The Swan, the buildings were extended and merged from the 18th Century onwards to provide stabling and additional accommodation as stagecoach, canal and ultimately rail travel expanded across the country. A Medieval Mystery The original fireplace in the restaurant is something of a mystery, with a complex mixture of carvings of lions and figures. These may be associated with tales of the ghost of a young, brown haired woman who appears at the new moon wearing only clogs and a smile. Some scholars suggest that the carvings may have originally been part of a bridal bed and linked to ancient fertility rites. Local Archives have shown that around 1496 the Lion & Swan was once a Licensed Inn, Alehouse or a Traveller’s resting place. In the years 1570 the building at this stage resembled a 2 story barn, with a frontal gable above the main entrance. A section of the original walling has been exposed for historical interest within reception. In the 18th century the building became Congleton’s principal Hostelry and Coaching Inn, an original preserved guest’s bill from 1798 is framed and hung by reception today. Congleton gradually became the penultimate night stop before heading into Manchester, as the stagecoach service was becoming more popular.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wakeup call
  • Weddings & private parties
  • WiFi internet

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms

Dining

  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Accessibility

We have 3 ground floor rooms, accessible from the carpark at ground level with an access ramp and separate entrance.

Policies

Check in: 14:00 till 23:00
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 11:00
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: No preference
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome
Accommodation type: Hotel
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from Macclesfield (8.7 miles)
    Macclesfield Take Brook St to Park St/A536 4 min (0.5 mi) Follow A536 to Rood Hill/A54 in Congleton 15 min (7.7 mi) Follow A54 and Mill St to Swan Bank 2 min (0.5 mi) The Lion & Swan Swan Bank, Congleton CW12 1AH

 

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