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The Swan Inn

The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
+44 1502 476646
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (17 reviews)
“lemon sole” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (15 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 5 days ago

Today was the second time in a week since we have had a late Sunday lunch. Both times the food was brilliant. Today one had the roast beef and another the monk tails in garlic plus the fish and chips. All the food was well...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a Birthday celebration for my nephew Gavyn Hall, a party of ten, including two children and it did not disappoint. It was on Saturday 14th October. Various choices were pre-ordered and duly consumed, including sumptuous Halibut in Cheese & Prawn sauce, Haddock, salmon...More

Thank alan h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Swan Inn on Sunday 1st October we were a party 6 adults and 2 children, one adult wanted a Vegan meal. The Swan is basically a fish restaurant, although they do cater for meat eaters. The menu was quite varied and the...More

Thank michaelsellors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely lunch with a friend for her birthday. Friendly welcome and great value, having the 2 meals for £15 deal. Shall definitely be returning. Thank you! ☺

Thank Belinda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite having cycled quite a way I couldn't in the end do all their lovely food justice but they let me take away the cheeseboard very kindly (returned it the next day). Great atmosphere and lovely food.

Thank Hgfarnham14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 2nd time of eating here and was not disappointing. There was 3 of us for sat dinner. Two of us had the sea bass and chicken was the other dinner it was delicious. It would have been nice to have some veg...More

1  Thank julie s
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Have been going to Swan for years and have been sad to witness it's slow decline. Last night was an all time low. I ordered Turbot with roast new potatoes and peas. It arrived hidden under a sprig of green stuff. The fish was about...More

2  Thank Janet B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived with two friends and was warmly welcomed. Sunday lunch and few diners and we were a little worried. Three roast beefs and one fish and chips were ordered. The roasts consisted of undercooked vegetables, two small slices of beef and rather boring and tired...More

Thank jb332014
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Another great meal at the Swan. Love the fact that all the fish is freshly cooked to order and you have different sauces. Not many restaurants offer that type of service. I never mind if a certain fish has run out as I know that...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We returned rather nervously after two years absence as we understood the Swan had been 'revamped'. Specifically we checked the menu online and it looked as though the fish selection had been reduced so again we had our concerns ... but they were needless. We...More

Thank CRB160650
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Response from Julia W | Reviewed this property |
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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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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