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The Swan Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Barnby €€ - €€€ , Seafood, British
The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
+44 1502 476646
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“dover sole” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

15 years ago we booked a table for our anniversary at The Swan. We arrived 10 mins early and two hours later we were sitting on a bench in the bar and had still not been shown to our table. It was crowded, overbooked and...More

Thank badger2237
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited The Swan many times over the last 15 years as the choice of fish for my partner is exceptional. Until our last visit on 5th August I had gone along with a heavy heart knowing that the options for me, as a...More

Thank Ali S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't booked ahead despite being a party of 11 people, but thought we'd chance it. All of our food arrived at the same time, piping hot and all orders were correct and very generous portions. The staff were lovely and made us feel very welcome....More

Thank Dani R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit here and will definetly return. Friendly staff, great menu, and the food was very good. Good portion sizes and reasonably priced.

Thank NorfolkMax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't mislead anyone by saying that going to the Swan is a culinary experience but what they do they do well. I hadn't been to the Swan for years and they always tended to specialise in fish dshes - the menu had the same...More

Thank petermack2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had my birthday meal this week . A new menu came into being a few days previous so it was a joy to see my old favourite back on the menu, halibut cheese and prawn sauce. They had crab cakes which one of my party...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up at the pub without booking as a large group and they were very accommodating, staff were excellent, friendly, and food was delicious!

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Swan Inn after a lovely 8 mile walk along the Angles way. I had a lovely fish finger sandwich and some crispy of onion rings, I would happily visit again! :D

Thank Sebby6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel as though I need to do this review after th last time we went was totally gutted how things had changed we decided to give it another try and so glad we did specials back on the board staff excellent and meal was...More

1  Thank rixh06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place and people. The decor, service and food was fabulous. The food was very tasty, hot and plenty of it. We would recommend this lovely restaurant to anyone. +1 for the lovely cats in the surrounding gardens.

Thank LumpyAndPeanut
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25 July 2016|
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Response from Julia W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is.
17 December 2015|
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Response from Julia W | Reviewed this property |
I think it is totally unfair of what Stuart E said about the Swan, we often eat regularly at the Swan and have never had a bad meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Barnby
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 476646
  • E-mail
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT As of February 2016, local fish merchant, Sam Cole has taken over the Swan Inn from his father, Donny Cole. Over the next we months you will see various changes as we go through our planned refurbishment. The majority of the menu, and all of the old favorites will remain the same! Sam personally selects all of the fish from the early morning Lowestoft Fish Market, ensuring the finest, freshest fish that the Swan is famous for! You are guaranteed a warm welcome from Clare & our team.
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