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The Swan at Hilborough

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Brandon Road, Hilborough IP26 5BW, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rothley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can generally endorse what previous reviewers have said. Friendly staff, despite being very shorthanded and overworked at times, particularly during evening meal service. Good pub food, including breakfast cooked to order. Rooms simple but clean and good value, but in an old building such as The Swan there is very little soundproofing between rooms, and very creaky floors. We were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

18th Century, well maintained building oozing with character. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Excellent Full English Breakfast. The car park was very large and this was a popular venue for evening meals. Our room was adequate with only a small double bed. It unfortunately, was situated over the kitchen area which was very noisy. I was only... More 

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lincolnshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The booking for this great pub and accommodation was effortless and the owner speedily replied to some additional requests. When we arrived we had dinner there too which was lovely. Great home made tasty food and a lovely setting with great staff. However it went down hill when we went to go to sleep. we stayed in room 8 the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights in this delightful pub with my other half, and some relatives over from Australia, whilst visiting our daughter who lives nearby. This is a beautiful, old fashioned, English pub. Breakfast was excellent, rooms were good, apart from squeaky floorboards, but that's to be expected in such an old building. Location was also good for us, lot's of... More 

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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find as its on the main road through Hilborough. What a popular place this is when we arrived on a Saturday tee time all the outside tables had gone and all the tables inside had been reserved too.luckily we had booked a table and we couldn't fault the food or service considering how busy it was.The room we... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well presented pub with rooms to stay is situated on a bend going north to Swaffham. Don't drive by! It's worth the stop! Big car park. Lots of space to sit outside and inside. It's been beautifully renovated and makes for a super venue for lunch or dinner. We had a simple lunch, Cajun Chicken sandwich. The chicken was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stayed for three nights in two bedroom apartment, very clean and comfortable. Nice freshly cooked breakfast, never got to eat in the restaurant in the evening, but it was full every night we were their. We will be staying there next time we are norfolk

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Northwold, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Six of us decided to try this well received Inn for Saturday dinner.The menu was typical pub grub ( nothing wrong with that if cooked well)steaks,grills etc.We all had starters which were ok but lacking in quantity,certainly the amount of whitebait was very limited.Main courses arrived promptly and unfortunately three out of the six were wrong.Granted the errors were quickly... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We met friends at The Swan on their recommendation and we were not disappointed. Our meals were all really good, well cooked and plenty on the plates. My husband and I enjoyed our meals so much that we returned the following night for another meal. Service was excellent and staff very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Amesbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed at The Swan due to its proximity to Thetford Forest. We had bought tickets to see Sam Smith and found £65 for an overnight stay in the Hamilton Suite a good price. Due to a hiccup with a booking site the £65 also included full breakfast which is not normally what The Swan offer. When I mentioned this... More 

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