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Our Christmas Party Nights are selling out fast. Make sure your book in before you miss out. We've only got a few space left on these dates:

Friday 1st December & Saturday 2nd December

Join us at The Three Swans Hotel this festive season for the perfect Christmas celebration in true Leicestershire style. Our three course sumptuous festive menu is filled with all-time favourites and is the perfect meal to share with family and friends at this special time of year. Looking for a party venue with friends or colleagues? Celebrate in style at one of our Christmas Party Nights hosted in our Cromwell Suite, our party packages include a three course meal and music from our resident DJ.

New Years Eve Gala Dinner

New Years Eve Gala Dinner

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Hotel Information

Hotel Information

The Three Swans Hotel

21 High Street,
Market Harborough,
LE16 7NJ
Telephone : 01858 466644

The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough, is a former coaching inn and has been offering a warm welcome to travellers and diners for over 500 years. It is as comfortable, welcoming and elegant today as it was in its coaching heyday, when visited by King Charles I the day before the famous battle of Naseby in 1645.

The former 16th century coaching inn blends traditional hospitality with the comfort of a modern hotel and has been providing excellent food, drink and warm hospitality for many years. The hotel is perfectly placed in the centre of the historic market town of Market Harborough and has its own large car park.

For satellite navigation, please enter the postcode LE16 9QQ, this is located at the rear of the hotel and is accessed via Fairfield Road.

Bedrooms - 59
Dog allowed
Disabled room and toilets available (For Mobility Scooter Hire please visit
Free Wifi
Families Welcome
Food Served All Day in our restaurant
Coffee Shop in house



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A quick summary to whet your appetite

The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough, formerly The Swan Inn, stands on one of the great old roads of England, linking London with Manchester. The earliest surviving record of The Swan Inn is dated 1517, and even today the building retains some visible elements of its early timber-framed construction.

It rose to prominence as a coaching inn during the late 1700s when it was owned and operated by a local landowner who also became a partner in the firm that ran the Manchester to London coach service. It was in his time that The Swan was rebuilt to create the frontage existing today, and when its name changed to The Swans and then soon afterwards to The Three Swans. The sequence of the name change might have reflected the development of the inn’s signage, which eventually culminated in the large, ornate and complex sign that is fixed to the front of the building today.

Its cut-out images were typical of the earliest gallows-style of inn-signs that were fixed to a horizontal bar connected to a supporting post across the street. And its wrought-iron-framed, central panel was probably originally atop a free-standing post in the street, which was typical of the Georgian era when the inn was rebuilt. It is speculated that the current, seemingly amalgamated sign came about after 1797 when the government banned all inn signs that caused unfair encroachment or annoyance on the public street.

In 1934 The Three Swans was acquired by John Fothergill, who was famous for his best-selling book ‘An Innkeeper’s Diary’, chronicling his previous experiences in the hotel trade in the south. During 18 years at The Three Swans he published a cookery book and another about his life. He earned a reputation as a highly intellectual and creative eccentric, who shunned guests who failed to appreciate the finer points of his service. He was portrayed in a television drama in 1981, and is listed in the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography’.

Awards and Reviews

Awards and Reviews

Swans Awards


2017 - Les Routier "Conference Centre of the Year"
2017 - Winner of Best Employer at the Publican Awards
2017 - Winner of Best Accommodation offering at the Publican Awards

2016 - Highly commended' at The Publican Awards for Pub Company of the Year
2016 - Winner of the Certificate of Excellence - TripAdvisor
- Ranked #9 in Grant Thornton Top 200 Fastest Growing Companies in the East Midlands
2016 - Coaching Inn Group Awards - Newcomer of the year - Nick Kilmartin
2016 - Coaching Inn Group Awards - Chef of the Year - Chet Wilcock
2016 - Coaching Inn Group Awards - Award for outstanding Customer Service - Rob Walshaw

2015 - Eat Out Awards 2015 - Pub Company of the Year - Coaching Inn Group
2015 -
 Best Hotel/Pub Garden Display 2015 - East Midlands in Bloom
- Awarded the London Stock Exchange top 1000 Companies to inspire Britain.
2015 - Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor

2014 Winner of Best Wedding Venue in Northamptonshire – Weddingdates award
2014 The Coaching Inn Group - Chef of the Year
2014 - Winner of the Certificate of Excellence - TripAdvisor

2013 Winner of the Certificate of Excellence Award – Tripadvisor
2013 Leicester College Young Apprentice of the Year Award
2013 East Midlands in Bloom – Gold




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