The Swan at Tarporley begins renovations ahead of new menu launch
The Swan at Tarporley has begun renovations ahead of its upcoming relaunch, which will see the coaching inn offer an exciting new menu based around high-quality Josper fire cooking.
Owners 16Hospitality have made a significant investment to fund the refurbishment, with the new interior set to utilise the building’s original features while incorporating modern touches. Rooms will be individual, creating areas to accommodate different customers – from an atmospheric bar, to an overground wine cellar and slightly more formal dining area.
What’s more, the menu will receive a radical overhaul with grills from the new Josper indoor barbeque, and hearty hotpots packed full of flavour and taste, reminiscent of its coaching inn roots.
Proudly going back to basics, this new menu celebrates the essential requirement any diner needs for an enjoyable meal – taste. Alongside the selection of delicious new grills, a range of vegetarian and vegan options will also be available, and the menu will be updated regularly with seasonal local produce.
Diners will also benefit from premium food service, with waiting on staff receiving specialist training of the highest standard ahead of the opening. On completion of the renovation, The Swan will be holding a launch event for selected guests, with a series of soft launches taking place before opening its doors to the wider public towards the end of summer.
As well as introducing a revolutionary menu to The Swan, guests will also have the opportunity to drink from a new ground-breaking wine menu. The wines have each been individually handpicked by established wine expert Jon Campbell, who sources exemplary wines from quality-driven corners of the wine world. All wines have been chosen based on there quality and complement The Swan’s menu, whilst also introducing a variety of alternative wines with a variety of different flavours that have been massively popular in inner cities yet are currently not available in Cheshire-until The Swan reopens!
The Swan’s general manager, Neal Thacker, described his excitement about the new development, he stated “The Swan has always been the heartbeat of Tarporley, and its presence in the area has always been reflected throughout its history. I think this restoration will not only benefit The Swan but also Tarporley.”
Edward Barlow, founder of 16 hospitality who own The Swan, explained: “The Swan is a place where every corner of the community can gather to eat, drink and be merry – those in need of a hearty meal, guests who meet up for a coffee, business professionals gathering for a meeting, local tradespeople in need of a pint after work, a venue for a family member’s 80thBirthday celebrations, or Mum and Dad enjoying a date night over a bottle of wine and three-course meal.
“The renovation gives us the opportunity to better service our wide range of guests, and the and new food options offer something completely fresh. Alongside the menu relaunch, we will continue to offer visitors a wide selection of drinks, from refreshing thirst-quenchers to cask ales and international wines any connoisseur would be proud to peruse.”
Stuart Norman, Development chef for The Swan, added: “The exciting addition of our new indoor barbeque will offer diners a range of quality meats to choose from, infusing them with an authentic, smoked taste. Customers can expect their plate to be full of fresh, quality ingredients, unhampered by any fuss or frills, and we’re looking forward to welcoming guests to sample the new dishes.”
In addition to the restaurant and bar facilities, The Swan also boasts a number of comfortable rooms, complete with all the modern conveniences required for a restful stay. The 16 rooms offer guests a relaxing bolthole in which to rest, relax and enjoy a good night’s sleep before going on to their next destination or enjoying the sites of the local area.