The Swan Hotel


This 18th Century former coaching inn has been a part of Stafford's history for over 300 years, and as part of The Lewis Partnership it is a focal point for residents and visitors to the town.

With its relaxed atmosphere and attention to professional service, a warm family welcome awaits customers at The Swan Hotel. Whether your need is for accommodation, contemporary dining, a private function or the best in informal evening entertainment, our unique, historical setting provides the perfect solution.

Located in the heart of Stafford, The Swan Hotel combines 18th Century history with 21st Century style.

Accommodation from £52.50 per person (based on two people sharing a double room, bed and breakfast).
Food served from 8am until 10pm (9pm on Sundays). Check in from 2pm.
The Swan Hotel
46 Greengate Street
ST16 2JA

Tel: 01785 258 142

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