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Three Swans (Market Harborough)

The Three Swans is a hotel in the centre of Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

One of a number of coaching inns that still survive in the town (another is the Angel Hotel further up the High Street). the Three Swans was originally known as simply the Swan.

From the street, it appears to be 18th century, but it is first mentioned in 1517 and is probably earlier than that.

The excellent inn sign was originally simply the Swan. The inferior outer swans were added to the original sign.

The hotelier in the 1930s was John Fothergill, an eccentric character who wrote a book entitled "Confessions of an Innkeeper". He is believed to be the inspiration for Basil Fawlty.

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