The Swan at Tarporley celebrates welcoming guests for over 400 years


The Swan at Tarporley is renowned for its warm welcome and great food, a reputation founded on its 16th century coaching inn heritage and heightened for today’s clientele, ensuring that guests visiting Tarporley and Cheshire experience the very best hospitality.

Situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Tarporley, The Swan, remains central to village life, offering an instantly recognisable destination for a casual bite, a three-course meal, or your favourite tipple. Whether it’s a pub classic or a seasonal speciality, food is served all day, every day and inspired by the very best local ingredients in support of the best of British farming.

Furthermore, this classic British inn, has 16 individually designed bedrooms, offering a cosy stay for couples, families, and dogs.

The Swan offers an ideal base from which to explore all that Tarporley and beyond has to offer, from browsing the shops in the village, to attending an event at one of the nearby stately homes or heading to further afield towns, attractions, and countryside.

Described as the heart of rural Cheshire, Tarporley, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, is located just 11 miles from Chester and is easily accessible from all routes. It is a vibrant community with a thriving high street and a host of independent retailers and restaurants.

The Swan is operated by Bear Inns and has a sister venue, The Lion situated in Malpas. Woody Barlow, founder and director of Bear Inns, says “The Swan, with our 16 bedrooms, offers our guests a home from home. Our wonderful pub has over 400 years of history and is at the very heart of the community.  We pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming atmosphere, a place where guests feel they can sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of friends and family. Whether in front of a warm fire and candlelight in the winter, or alfresco on a terrace in the summer, the local community can a warming cappuccino, breakfast, lunch or dinner from a great selection of locally sourced produce.  We are always looking at ways to engage our community and offer quizzes and comedy nights, there is something for everyone.”

The Swan is classic British inn full of charm and comfort, that offers great food and drink, as well as a great welcome. It also offers the historic Tarporley Room, for private dining or events, as well as 16 carefully designed rooms. Discover more.

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