About Us

About Us

We are a four-star, independently owned hotel which ticks so many boxes; an entry in the Michelin Guide since 1911, a well-stocked bar with over 100 gins and a fantastic view of the West Front of Wells Cathedral. The Swan is thought to be the oldest permanently trading hostelry in the UK, after welcoming its first guests over 600 years ago.

The boutique-style hotel, once a former coaching inn has a unique charm offering guests modern amenities in a beautiful and relaxed setting. Recently, it has been sympathetically restored and extended, to ensure every comfort within its 50 bedrooms, luxurious suite and self-contained apartments.

All bedrooms are individually designed and many feature period antique furniture while others have original four poster beds. The luxurious Cathedral Suite has panoramic views of the cathedral and boasts a dramatic bedroom furnished in a rich palette of purple and gold. Guests can indulge themselves in the magnificent sitting room and pamper themselves in the grand free-standing brass bath.

One of our apartments and the ground floor of our Court House Rooms even boast their own private secluded courtyard garden, complete with 6-person hot tub.