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BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel.

Step back nearly 600 years at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel.

Stunningly located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, this hotel has unique charm and offers guests modern amenities in a beautiful and relaxed setting.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan hotel is in the heart of vibrant and historic city of Wells and is just a short drive away from Glastonbury, Bath and Bristol. A former coaching inn, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan hotel is a delight to behold, both inside and out! It has been sympathetically restored and extended to ensure every inch of comfort for guests staying within its 48 bedrooms and the luxurious Cathedral Suite (recent winner of Most Impressive Guest Room in our global Fan Awards). What's more, a Health Suite is also available for the exclusive use of guests.

Please be aware that this hotel does not have a lift, but two rooms are available on the ground floor. and porterage is available. Car parking is on a first come first served basis. It is also a popular wedding venue however music is not permitted after 11.30pm.

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Location

Sadler Street
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2RX
England
AA/VB

Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £15 charge per dog per night
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Chef Adam Kennington

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We are pleased to offer a range of dining options and a host of different areas in which to enjoy your Somerset dining experience. From a formal 3 course meal to relaxed buffets and barbeques, residents and non-residents alike can enjoy morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Enjoy!

Opening hours

Lunch: 12.00 - 14.00
Dinner: 19.00 - 21.30
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Wells Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5991 Yards
Handicap required

Location

1.5 miles away in Wells

Facilities

Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £25.00
Trolley hire £10.00
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire £15.00
Tuition Yes
Driving Range £2.00

Spa & Leisure

Leisure Facilities

  • Health Suite

  • Sauna

  • Lounge

Gym and Leisure Facilities

Our health suite houses free weights, a rowing machine, treadmill, power plate and cross trainer. Please note that the health suite is unmanned.

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Weddings

The scenery, the service, the standards. You can have it all at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel! Whether its an intimate wedding, a large wedding reception or the civil wedding ceremony itself, we pride ourselves on providing the perfect wedding venue.
Our experienced staff are here to help; from the initial planning stages right through to the big day itself. We aim to make your wedding day as special as it can be while alleviating some of the stresses along the way!

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Civil Ceremonies

Civil wedding ceremonies are held in our delightful Garden Room. This light and airy room lends itself beautifully to civil wedding ceremonies and can be quickly turned around to become a fantasic wedding breakfast venue for up to 40 guests.

After your civil wedding ceremony, you and your guests can enjoy drinks in our secluded Walled Garden, or larger parties can make their way to our Oak Room which has its own bar and drinks area.

Catering

Wedding breakfasts can be held in our Oak Room which offers a separate bar area and dance floor; sure to keep your guests happy!
Our award-winning food makes us one of the most popular wedding venues, with 2 AA Rosettes and the finest locally sourced ingredients; our sit down wedding breakfast menu will be the perfect compliment to your big day.

Honeymoon Suite

Cathedral Suite - Spend a night of wedded bliss in one of the best hotel rooms in the West Country. The sumptuous and spacious bedroom, sitting room and bathroom are furnished with gilded French furniture, fabulous silk curtains and an eclectic mix of antiques where you can enjoy unrivalled panoramic views of Wells Cathedral. Before you drift off to sleep in style, you may be tempted to pamper yourselves in the luxurious bathroom, which boasts a grand free-standing brass bath and walk-in double shower.

Registrar

Registry office:
Mendip
Commercial Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BU
01749 343928




The hotel provides a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony or reception. Situated opposite Wells Cathedral.

For any enquiries please call Natasha Mingo-West on 01749 836300

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M4, J18, 20.00 miles
Nearest train station: Bath/Bristol, 20.00 miles
Nearest airport: Bristol, 15.00 miles
Free parking on site (30 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

Address
Sadler Street
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2RX
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Bristol City FC (22 miles)

  • Bath Rugby (22 miles)

  • Yeovil Town FC (27 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Wells Cathedral (0.2 miles)

  • Bishops Palace (0.1 miles)

  • Vicars Close (0.2 miles)

  • Wookey Hole (2 miles)

  • Cheddar Gorge and Caves (10 miles)

Shopping

  • Wells Town Centre (0.1 miles)

  • Clarks Shopping Village (6 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

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If you're looking for the perfect venue for meetings or events, look no further than the BEST WESTERN PLUS Swan Hotel.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Oak Room 100 45 35 40 100
Exmoor 0 0 0 14 0
Garden Room 70 30 25 35 40
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 572 traveller reviews
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Rating

Poor service EVER!

29/08/2015 Kok Boon E, Wells, United Kingdom

Very poor check-in receptionist and poor attitude. Have to wait for hours even after long hours of flights (>12hours) for a room to be ready and no alternative is given! Breakfast choice is below par.... more

Rating

Excellent, highly recommend

29/08/2015 Craig F, Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium

The Swan is a really excellent hotel - luxurious deluxe rooms, great setting with magnificent views of the Cathedral, delicious food, really friendly staff (including a cat!). I would certainly stay a... more

Rating

Wells...sources of surprise and charm

27/08/2015 Steve W,

The Swan reflected what we felt about the city itself...full of interest, warmth ( on dry, sunny days ) and good memories. Though not as grand as its neighbours the cathedral and bishops' palace, the... more

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Lovely venue excellent service

26/08/2015 CHH692015, Southampton, United Kingdom

Lovely big family room. Not to much noise either. Clean fresh and we'll maintained rooms. Breakfast excellent and both waiter service and customer service on front desk welcoming polite and helpful. W... more

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Upmarket pricey sandwiches overlooking cathedral

25/08/2015 Ian B, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

A tasty beef and horseradish sandwich in an outdoor garden which overlooks beautiful Wells Cathedral. Pricey menu but you pay for the view. Basic kids menu but ours shared 6 fish goujonscwith chips wh... more