The Swan, High Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1AT
Room Reservations: 0845 6086040 Restaurant & Events: 01420 83777

The Swan, Alton

Dating from 1777, the Swan hotel is an iconic timepiece, set in the old market town of Alton.  Originally the home of pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White, the hotel is an impressive piece of architecture which complements the surrounding countryside.  The Swan draws inspiration from the Jane Austen era, both Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice were written here.

This charming hotel is the perfect setting to enjoy dishes from our seasonal menu, accompanied with a great range of cask ales, premium lagers and fine wines. 


Why not celebrate your traditional English wedding in style at the Swan, with a dedicated team and packages to suit every budget, the Swan can take care of your special day.


With function facilities for up to 120 people and free wi-fi the Swan is the ideal location for your next meeting.


Food served 11am – 10pm every day

This hotel has dog friendly hotel bedrooms

Last check in is 11pm



Double x 19

Family x 3

Single x 9

Superior x 2

Twin x 4



The Watercress Line Steam Railway – 5.9 miles

Jane Austen’s House museum – 4.3 miles

The Basingstoke Canal – 22.6 miles

Gilbert White’s House and Garden – 8.4 miles

Birdworld -15.6 miles

Worldham Golf Club – 5.8 miles

Alton train station – 5 miles

Old Thornes Golf and Country Estate – 16 miles

Winchester – 14 miles


Postcode; GU34 1AT

Follow signs for the town centre.  The Swan is on your left, with its car park at the rear, opposite the Brewery.



Wedding License Wedding Facilities Train Station Nearby Shopping Nearby Refurbished On-site Parking Horse Racing Golf Course Nearby Free WiFi Dogs Welcome AA Rating

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"the hotel was lovely and warm so it was nice to have a meal in a warm restaurant and the staff worked very hard because it was very busy"

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