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Our latest addition

Our latest addition

We're delighted to announce The Three Swans Hotel in Hungerford Berkshire as our latest addition to the group. 


The establishment was acquired by The Coaching Inn Group which specialises in transforming and revitalising high-quality coaching inns across the UK.

The group bought the Three Swans from brothers John and Steve Hodges, who have owned the property for the past 12 years.

The 26-bed hotel will continue to be run by the existing management team and will benefit from a £1m investment.

Founder and chief executive of the Coaching Inn Group, Kevin Charity, said: “We’re delighted to have acquired the Three Swans as it has a great reputation locally and attracts visitors from across the UK.

“We look forward to working with the team there to further grow its reputation and attract even more visitors and guests.

“The next six months will see significant investment in the property, including refurbishing the accommodation areas and developing the food and beverage offering and experience, through the introduction of our Eatery and Coffee House brand.

“This will include a brand new outside area and a focus on trading right through the day from coffees in the morning to cocktails in the evening, which has been key to our success elsewhere.”

The current, listed building dates back to the 18th century and still retains many original features, including the original archway to the courtyard for coaches.

We now have 12 well-known hotels across Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire and Wales and will continue to built a strong reputation in the industry for transforming high quality coaching inns and revitalising their potential.

Christmas with the Coaching Inn Group

Christmas with the Coaching Inn Group

The warmest of welcomes awaits you from everyone at the Coaching Inn Group. 

Join us this December for the festivities, whether it’s one our Christmas Lunches or dinners, any of our Christmas overnight packages, Christmas Day Lunch or to celebrate the new year.

Have a browse on our Christmas pages to find out more:

The White Hart Hotel, Boston in Lincolnshire - CLICK HERE
The Old Bridge Hotel, Holmfirth in West Yorkshire - CLICK HERE
The White Hart Royal Hotel, Moreton in Marsh in the Cotswolds - CLICK HERE
The Talbot Hotel, Oundle in Northamptonshire - CLICK HERE
The Admiral Rodney Hotel, Horncastle, Lincolnshire - CLICK HERE
The Three Swans Hotel, Market Harborough in Leicestershire - CLICK HERE
The Royal Oak Hotel, Welshpool in Mid Wales - CLICK HERE
The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk in Yorkshire - CLICK HERE
The Feathers Hotel, Helmsley in North Eat Yorkshire - CLICK HERE
The Kings Head Hotel, Richmond in North Yorkshire - CLICK HERE
The Golden Lion Hotel, St Ives in Cambridgeshire - CLICK HERE

History of the Kings Head Hotel

History of the Kings Head Hotel


About Us


Group Information

Group Information



We have a particular passion for lovely old historic coaching inns and are fortunate enough now to have 12 of these lovely buildings in our collection. We have established a reputation for refurbishing, revitalising and breathing life back into these inns, and to create stylish, comfortable and well-priced accommodation, tempting menus, relaxed and stylish bars and coffee lounges where friends, families and business people can relax and enjoy everything we have on offer.

We like the blend of traditional hospitality and modern facilities: each of our properties is unique, steeped in history, and has been modernised in such a way as to accentuate its period charm and character. We have wonderful staff teams throughout the group who pride themselves on keeping to our core values and high standards.

Located in town centres, each of our inns is the main focal point within its local community. At the very heart of town life, we cater for all types of events, both big and small, private and public, from weddings to conferences, from private dinners and dances to wakes.


Group History

Group History

The company was founded by Kevin Charity back in 1996, when it was named the Bulldog Pub Company.  From its formation of just one pub, it steadily grew to operate a portfolio of 23 different pub/leisure style businesses.  In 2007, the company made a decision to exit from its pub businesses and to focus purely on developing hotel/coaching inns, thus adding accommodation revenue to the business whilst still focusing heavily on food and beverage.  We now have 11 of these traditional coaching inns within the group and a strong desire to expand to double that number by the year 2020.  

The Company operates from its head office in Boston, Lincolnshire, providing business support to the sites including Payroll, HR and Training, Accounts, Purchasing, Marketing, Area Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment teams.  Current operational areas are in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Leicestershire, the Cotswolds, Northamptonshire and Powys, Wales. It is responsible for the employment of over 500 employees.

You will find our coaching inns sitting proudly as the focal point in busy market towns.  We specialise in finding and developing often poorly run and underdeveloped sites, and then using our expertise to refurbish and improve on the operational development.

Hero of the moment

Hero of the moment

The ‘Hero of the moment’ reward is issued to the team member who the manager believes should be nominated for giving something extra to the hotel, to colleagues or our guests. Therefore it can be given to any member of the hotel team no matter what their job role is. It’s not simply an ‘employee of the month’ because it’s bigger than that. It’s given to the person who has chosen to make a difference. To be honest, the best days arrive from the feeling of when we have gone out of my way to give great service to guests or colleagues, it costs nothing but gives us great personnel reward.


Our Most Recent Hero

Tina Stubley, Deputy General Manager, The Old Bridge Inn

"Firstly I would like to give a special mention to Dan Garlick and Ellen Scott.  I was on holiday for 4 weeks this month which was only possible due to the hard work of these 3 people. Dan newly promoted to Duty Manager (a week before I went on holiday), well done and Ellen who returned to work for us part time in January. Thank you to them and the team for their hard work whilst I was away.

Tina has however been my hero this month taking charge of the Old Bridge for 4 weeks. She has done a fantastic job with some very busy days, we all know what happens when the sun decides to come out in Holmfirth.  The staff have done nothing but praise her since my return to work saying how supportive and how great she has been.  My first week away she went above and beyond (as she always does) not having a day off, making sure she was there for the staff and various meetings that were taking place.  She even moved in on her days off wanting to make sure she was here for the team if they needed her. Thank you Tina for your hard work.