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BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel.

Coaching inn character in Market Harborough.

BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel in Market Harborough is a truly unique place to stay. A former coaching inn, it has been offering a warm welcome to travellers and diners for over 500 years!

Blending 16th Century character with 21st Century convenience, this superb hotel has a proud history of hospitality. In fact, King Charles 1 stayed here the day before the famous battle of Naseby in 1645, and in 1688 Queen Anne, while still Princess of Denmark, stayed in Market Harborough with the hotel providing lodgings for her considerable entourage!

As for the modern day traveller, the hotel has easy links to the motorways and major road networks and is close to the local railway station which has mainline services to London and the North.

Our bedrooms, suite and four poster rooms all offer wonderful havens of tranquillity, while a purpose built conference centre makes business a pleasure!

*** Coventry Road is closed to gain access to the hotel use the following: From Leicester A6 as you arrive into the outskirts of Market Harborough, please take the junction to the right, just before the police station (Fairfield Road), continue on this road until you reach the junction at the end, proceed over the junction & the car park will be on your left hand (also directed with a brown routed sign). The postcode for this area is LE16 9QQ ***

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High Street
Market Harborough
LE16 7NJ


Lift does not provide access to all rooms Hotel refurbishment to main restaurant and Bistro. Dining is has been relocated to the first floor. Coventry Road closed, please see hotel overview for directions.
Bars, Free WIFI, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: Accepted Dogs welcome free of charge
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Chet Willcock

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The restaurant serves a mouthwatering menu for dinner, prepared by our team of chefs using fresh ingredients from the local area. As youd expect of a coaching inn hotel, traditional roasts are served each Sunday!

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary
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The Conservatory

The Conservatory is a real favourite with the local townspeople of Market Harborough, and as such boasts a friendly, informal atmosphere. Serving morning coffee and lunch six days a week from Monday to Saturday, The Conservatory is also open six nights a week for dinner, Monday to Saturday, offering a bistro style menu and a daily specials board. You can also eat al fresco during the warm summer months in The Courtyard!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 09:00 - 11:30
Weekend times may vary
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Fothergills Bar

A lively, informal pub - style bar, Fothergills serves a wide selection of draught beers, and is a great place to meet and eat at lunchtimes too.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary
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Conference Centre Bar

The meeting place for anyone attending an event in The Conference Centre.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Market Harborough Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6086 Yards
Handicap required


1 miles away in Market Harborough


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £15.00
18 holes £30.00
Trolley hire £2.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £19.50

Stoke Ablany Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6175 Yards
Handicap required


6 miles away in Market Harborough


Driving range
Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites


9 holes £15.00
18 holes £38.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Buggy hire £12.00
Tuition Yes
Driving Range Yes


The most important day of your life deserves a special venue, excellent service and superb food. At the BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel, you can have it all!


Wedding service and reception venue

A splendid 16th Century coaching inn, the BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel is the ideal place to celebrate your I dos. Our dedicated Wedding Planner will guide you through the enquiry, the show-round, the final details and even the day itself, leaving you to relax and enjoy it!


Tailor made wedding packages.

Honeymoon Suite

The suite has a lounge area and a large jacuzzi bathroom. A complimentary bedroom is included in the tailor made wedding package for the bride and groom on their wedding night. Includes 2 small botlles of champagne, chocolates and strawberries


Registry office:
Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield, Leicester,
0116 3056565

For any enquiries please call Sales Office on 01858 466644

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type LE16 9AA

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Nearest motorway: M1, J20, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Market Harborough, 1.00 miles
Nearest airport: East Midlands, 37.00 miles
Free parking on site (100 spaces)
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

High Street
Market Harborough
LE16 7NJ

What's nearby?


  • Leicester City FC (14 miles)

  • Leicester Tigers RUFC (18 miles)

  • Leicestershire County Cricket Club (18 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Foxton Locks (2 miles)

  • Rutland Water (25 miles)

  • Wistow Maze (11 miles)

  • Althorp House (22 miles)

  • Rockingham Speedway (7 miles)


  • Highcross Shopping Centre Leicester (17 miles)

  • Market Harborough Town Centre (0.3 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Our purpose built conference centre offers versatile rooms which can be adapted faster than you can say exhibitions, training courses or one-to-one interviews!

All rooms are well equipped, and have moveable partitions for maximum flexibility. And for added convenience (or effect), they feature air-conditioning, natural daylight, complimentary Wi-Fi.

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
The Cromwell Suite 250 50 68 70 170
Cromwell I 100 36 36 28 60
Cromwell II 50 24 20 24 0
Cromwell III 50 24 20 24 0
The Fairfax Suite 60 24 24 26 0
Fairfax I 12 10 8 8 0
Fairfax II 12 10 8 8 0
Fairfax III 12 10 8 8 0
The Naseby Suite 60 24 24 26 0
The Cygnet 0 0 0 0 0
Pen Room 0 0 0 0 0
Cob Room 0 0 0 0 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 485 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 161
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Rating: 3 74
Rating: 2 33
Rating: 1 17

Rooms OK, food could imrove

07/10/2015 Shilumbu, Savannah, GA

As someone who is on a salt free diet, if you order food with no seasoning you expect plain food to arrive on your plate. After a protracted wait, about an hour, (I arrived at the table 7.30, the main... more


Not so great convention meeting!

06/10/2015 375Christopher1983, Ipswich

This hotel used to be a very nice before the new owners took over with reasonable standards throughout the hotel but since 2014 they have been slipping! Our room (room 60) was reasonable. fairly clean... more

Owner Response
BulldogHotelGroup, Manager at BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay. We are currently undergoing the final phase of refurbishment in our bedrooms, as you experienced. In the coming weeks this will be completed and every room in the hotel will have been done. I am sorry if this caused any disruption to you and your friends but at this stage it unfortunately cannot be helped. I am glad you enjoyed the Friday night dinner. I am surprised to hear of your comments from the Saturday night, we had nothing but good feedback from the group's guests on departure and the organiser left a very generous gratuity for the service team. I will of course share your feedback with the team though, but we really do hope to welcome you all back next year. Kind Regards, Three Swans Management Team

Really good

06/10/2015 GlynnSurrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

Just one night en route but great place. Middle of town but stacks of parking. Reception very welcoming, help with luggage to a lovely room. Dinner was good, but found a much more elegant room for exc... more

Owner Response
BulldogHotelGroup, Manager at BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. It's great to read you enjoyed your one night break with us. Thank you for your kind words about our eatery and breakfast areas. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

A flowery reunion

02/10/2015 exsis,

Wonderfull floral display for our annual reunion. The courtyard enhanced by the sunshine with plenty of smoking and non smoking seating. We stayed 2 nights enjoyed excellent food and all the staff wer... more

Owner Response
BulldogHotelGroup, Manager at BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. It;s great to read you enjoyed your reunion and that our award-winning floral courtyard enhanced your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

A not so amazing afternoon tea!

01/10/2015 Clare K, Leicester, United Kingdom

After being given so much hype on the refurb and how wonderful "The Three Swans" was and you could now have AFTERNOON TEA and ample too, I agreed to a birthday afternoon tea experience for my mother a... more

Owner Response
BulldogHotelGroup, Manager at BEST WESTERN Three Swans Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am sorry to hear all was not as expected with your recent afternoon tea. I would firstly like to assure you that all of our afternoon teas are made fresh at the point of our guests ordering, with even scones straight from the oven. We do find that our afternoon tea selection is ample per person, obviously if this is shared then that may not be the case. We do pride ourselves on our afternoon tea service and again I am sorry, if on this occasion you felt disappointed. I would have hoped you would have spoken to a member of our management team, who I’m sure would have done all possible to rectify the visit for you and your party, however if you would like to discuss this further, please give the hotel a call. Kind Regards Three Swans Management Team.