The Swan at Hay Hotel

The Swan at Hay is a privately owned hotel and restaurant in the Marches town of Hay-on-Wye where warm hospitality and good food await you. As a former coaching inn, the hotel is full of character, from the original Georgian windows overlooking the garden, to the cobbled stable block to the rear.

As a former coaching inn, The Swan at Hay is full of character, from the original Georgian windows overlooking the garden to the cobbled stable block, with the original horses' name places still intact.

The bedrooms are full of charm and character, and are all different in shape and size. Some have views of the beautiful garden, while others have period features. All rooms are decorated to the same standard, with en-suite bathrooms and their Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, flatscreen TVs, DVD players and generous tea tray.

A delicious full Welsh breakfast is served between 8:00am and 9:30am in the dining room. Everything is locally sourced, except the Kellogg's cereals!

The hotel also has a garden ideal for summer al fresco dining. We have created a traditional British menu with favourites including pan-seared scallops with sunblushed tomatoes and orange sauce; duck breast served with herb mash and chorizo cassoulet; and classic Eton mess with crushed meringue, Chantilly cream and raspberries.

We are fortunate enough to live in an area providing some of the finest food and ingredients available in the United Kingdom. Our aim is to create dishes where at least 80% of the ingredients are from a local source. A typical menu will include Herefordshire beef and Welsh Marches lamb served alongside fruit and vegetables from the gardens and orchards of the Wye Valley.

The Swan at Hay is an ideal venue for small and medium-sized conferences and business meetings. In recent years, the hotel has gained an excellent reputation for hosting management training workshops, team building events and company parties. It is the perfect location for a meeting, as it is in wonderfully quiet countryside, yet is within easy reach of main motorway networks (M4 and M5).

Alongside our spacious meeting rooms, all of which have plenty of natural daylight, there are several lounges and break-out areas for informal meetings. In summer months, the garden is an ideal place to use as well.

Our guarantee of delicious meals, our attention to detail, and breaks on time, every time, are just a handful of assurances we make to ensure your event runs like clockwork. We are aware that it is the little things that make the difference and we are delighted to go that extra step to ensure that your event runs to perfection.

Conference Rooms
The Coach House Suite up to 140 delegates
The Cygnet Room up to 60 delegates
The Heron Room up to 20 delegates
The Tern Room up to 16 delegates

Hay-on-Wye is the perfect place for a few days away. If you want a really relaxing break, then you need look no further than the shops. There will be something for everyone, from the world-famous bookshops to the exciting boutiques and markets

If you prefer a more active break, take advantage of The Swan’s wonderful location, nestled between The Black Mountain and the Brecon Beacons. It is also moments away from The Wye Valley, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Rarely will you be spoilt for choice with such wonderful walks, all with breathtaking scenery. We work closely with several local activity companies that we would be happy to liaise with to help you get the most from your time away.

However you choose to spend your time in Hay, at the end of the day, come back and relax at The Swan. With our award-winning food and drink served throughout the day, The Swan at Hay is the perfect place to stay.

Useful Information

The Swan at Hay Hotel
Church Street Hay-on-Wye Powys HR3 5DQ Wales
phone: 01497 821 188 fax:

News & Special Offers

Sunday Night Special
This Autumn, our popular Sunday Night Special is back. From just £99.00 per couple for dinner, bed and breakfast, what a great way to end the week. Please call us on 01497 821 188 for more information.
This is strictly subject to availability.

Bookworm Breaks

When checking out, guests often comment how they would like to stay longer, and with the Bookworm Break you can do just that. When staying for dinner, bed and breakfast for at least two nights mid-week, we can offer the following rates:

Single room** £90
Double room**, single occupancy £110
Standard double room** £145
Large standard double room** £155
Superior double room** £165

Dinner comprises a three-course meal from our a la carte menu. (And you'll be glad to know that there are no hidden charges or supplements.)


Grading and Awards

Grading National AA 3 StarHotel


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