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Best Western Plus Swan Hotel.

AA Silver Star Award.

Highly recommended hotels offering a superior level of quality within their star rating, high standards of hotel keeping in particular hospitality, service and cleanliness and hold an AA Rosette award for the quality of their food.

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
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6036*
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Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, 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: No Pets accepted The hotel does not allow dogs.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates

Facilities

Dining and Bars

During his 20 plus years in the catering industry, Leigh has worked in the kitchens of a number of highly prestigious restaurants and cooked for many top chefs including Raymond Blanc, Claudia Roden, Nick Nairn, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Claude Bosi.
Leigh is passionate about food and his belief in using high quality, locally produced ingredients sits well with the philosophy at the Hotel.

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
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Bar

The bar has a fantastic view of Wells Cathedral.

Opening hours

11:00-23:00
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 it's an intimate wedding, large wedding reception or 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

Our stunning Cathedral Suite provides the perfect accommodation in Somerset.

The sumptuous and spacious bedroom, sitting room and bathroom are furnished with gilded French furniture, fabulous silk curtains and an eclectic mix of antiques. And all these rooms provide an amazing view of the west front of Wells Cathedral.

Pamper yourself 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

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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Rating

Great stay for family celebration

26/08/2016 Frances P,

Our 4-poster room with view of the cathedral was wonderful. The hotel provided rooms for our (adult) children which they also loved (although, obviously, not as good as ours!) & reception booked them... more

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Great location, but some updates required

25/08/2016 Paul S, Wellingborough, United Kingdom

We spent one night at the Swan. Access to the car park was a challenge as you had to negotiate through a narrow passageway between the two parts of the hotel building! Check in was efficient, apart fr... more

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Directly opposite a magnificent cathedral

24/08/2016 happyarchitect,

We had to find a room on a Friday night with short notice and were very lucky to get an apartment in the mews behind the hotel. The hotel has had various famous guests over time, such as Winston Chur... more

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The Swan Hotel, Wells

23/08/2016 Kelly-of-Kent, Rainham, United Kingdom

On the outside this hotel ticks all the right boxes.However on the inside there is poor internet (slow), no air conditioning,shower is hard to get right. To much hot water and not enough cold water. T... more

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Fabulous Wells Hotel

22/08/2016 LesleyandRogerN, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

A wonderful period hotel that has been sensitively modernised over the years. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but the bar snacks were super and it was a rea... more