Fodor's Expert Review Swan Hotel

B4425, Bibury, Gloucestershire, GL7 5NW, England

Few inns can boast of a more idyllic setting than this mid-17th-century coaching inn, originally a row of cottages on the banks of the gently flowing River Coln. Inside the charm continues through cozy lounges to the richly decorated guest rooms. Cottage suites come with private gardens; one has a hot tub, another an open fireplace. The colorful Swan Brasserie serves up Bibury trout from the local trout farm, or you can indulge in hearty 31-day dry-aged steaks and lemon tart with apple-and-cinnamon ice cream.

PROS

  • idyllic spot
  • helpful staff
  • tasty local food

CONS

  • busy with day-trippers
  • and wedding parties on weekends
  • most standard rooms lack views
  • busy with day-trippers, and wedding parties on weekends
  • most standard rooms lack views
  • not enough electrical plugs in rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Intimate
Countryside
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01285-740695

HOTEL DETAILS

22 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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