• Blending traditional character with modern comforts, The Three Swans has been extending a warm welcome to travellers and diners for over five centuries…

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  • Relax in our restaurant and take your pick from a menu brimming with traditional, tasty treats...

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  • Enjoy a drink at the bar, or ask our bartender to blend you a ‘bartender’s choice'...

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The hotel

The Three Swans is perfectly positioned on the market place and as a Coaching Inn is first found reference to in 1661 as part of an inquisition concerning lands given for the maintenance of a school in Hungerford. A traditional and historic building, it still maintains the original archway where horse drawn carriages would enter into the rear courtyard.

Naturally the Inn has evolved over the centuries and now boasts 25 well-appointed bedrooms, a restaurant, bar and coffee lounge as well as a cosy snug. It provides the perfect sanctuary after spending an energetic day perhaps climbing Walbury Hill, the highest in England, enjoying the views from Silbury hill, communing with our ancient past at Avebury Stone Circle or having had a day at Newbury races, only 8 miles away.

A fascinating history

The Three Swans Hotel is one of the most important properties in the town of Hungerford. A coaching inn proudly overlooking the market place, its history has been extensively researched, and is detailed in the Hungerford Historical Association archives.

“The earliest definitive reference to the Three Swans occurs in an inquisition held in 1661 concerning lands given for the maintenance of a school in Hungerford. Thomas Smith the elder, gent, by an indenture dated 15 March 1645 gave 40 shillings per annum by way of a rent charge to enable 2 poor boys to attend a school in Hungerford “then lately erected.” The rent charge was from “an inn on the east side of the High Street called the Three Swans, then and now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Strangeways, vintner.” In a Hearth Tax of 1663/4 Thomas Strangeways paid for 8 hearths, a very large number, indicating the premises in this case were in use as an inn… read more

Our people

Guests and visitors of The Three Swans will notice something that everyone who works here has in common – they genuinely enjoy their jobs.

As a family-run business we strive to deliver a more friendly, personal service and could never be accused of being stuffy or pretentious. That being said, all staff are professional and extremely well trained to ensure that your experience is as great as it can possibly be.

It’s our hotel, but we want it to feel like it’s your hotel too… read more

Join Us

The Coaching Inn Group are an equal opportunities employer. We offer great training and the opportunity to progress, so if you have the energy, drive and professionalism to represent our strong company values then we would love to hear from you.

We employ in excess of 500 people, including centrally based management, office & maintenance teams through to locally based management, chefs, receptionists, and many more.

We pride ourselves on encouraging staff progression within the group, and consider it an honour to be able to help start someone’s career in the hospitality industry… read more

Reviews

From local guests who regularly dine with us, to visitors from across the country and abroad, we welcome feedback to ensure that we continue to exceed the standards you have come to expect from us.

Click here to read some of our most recent reviews.

The Coaching Inn Group

The Three Swans Hotel is part of The Coaching Inn Group, which has a passion for restoring lovely old historic coaching inns, of which there are now 14 of these iconic buildings in their collection.

Through refurbishing, revitalising and breathing life back into these inns, The Coaching Inn Group creates elegant, comfortable and well-priced accommodation and dining spaces with tempting menus, relaxed and stylish bars and coffee lounges… read more

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