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Swanson House

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Main Street | Brough, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4BL, England
+44 17683 41221
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Swanson House offers the highest quality local fresh produce, cooked to...
Swanson House offers the highest quality local fresh produce, cooked to perfection. From Deer n'Dexter venison, to Bessy Beck trout and Wensleydale blue cheese, dishes combine classic English ingredients with modern flavours and techniques. To ensure all food is as fresh as possible, Swanson House is committed to a small, perfectly balanced monthly menu, supplemented by a calendar of special events. Our restaurant is fully licensed. Dining is by advance reservation and selection only. Private parties are welcome. Swanson House welcomes vegetarian guests.
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The Extra Mile

Pre-selected menu but still a good choice which ensures food is fresh. Stayed here when walking the Lady Anne Way and could not have asked for anywhere better. Pat made our route planning so much easier by offering to pick us up and return us the next day to split a long stage. This thoughtfulness... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
elpresidenty
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scotland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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English first
scotland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Pre-selected menu but still a good choice which ensures food is fresh. Stayed here when walking the Lady Anne Way and could not have asked for anywhere better. Pat made our route planning so much easier by offering to pick us up and return us the next day to split a long stage. This thoughtfulness summarises Swanson House where nothing... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A warm welcome. Delightful hostess. Outstanding food. A most enjoyable experience. Even better- only a few yards from our house!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Once again, Pat presented my wife and I another meal to remember! Excellent home cooked food delivered in a personable and friendly manner. The system for preselecting your food order should be commended for its quirkiness and high level of sustainability. The most efficient way to serve a meal that I have come across in any restaurant. Well done Pat!

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

An excellent New Years Eve dinner. A warm welcome followed by a very good meal beautifully served. At £28 a head for such quality would be impossible to match.

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Excellent home cooked food nicely presented. Small restaurant. Need to pre order 24 hours in advance

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were so pleased that at last tried this delightful little place. The little restaurant is quirky and quite unique really in how they do things. You can not just walk in blind or even book on the day so it seems. You have to pre order at least 24 hours before you see. Obviously this well eliminate wastage and... More 

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Earth, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were on a walking tour and had a B & B elsewhere in town (not near as nice as Swanson House B & B)...but we read the menu and wanted to eat there. We contacted the owner/chef who we were told to call Mrs. Pat. We asked if we could have a reservation for that night. We wanted to... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Fresh, local, seasons ingredients, cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Each one of those is very important, and it's wonderful to see a small restaurant focus on them, and strive to achieve something better, when it would be so much easier to do what so many other, disappointing, restaurants do, and buy it in. For starter I had the chicken... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Really lovely home cooked food . Had one of the best starters ever and great value for money which includes home made chocolates . If in the area a must place to eat was the best we found for miles and we ate at a few . Also the staff were so warm and friendly .

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

If you want to enjoy lovely home cooked food, this place is a must. We have always had lunch, which is excellent value for money, been on several occasions since 2011.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Street | Brough, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Kirkby Stephen
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 41221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 61
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Swanson House offers the highest quality local fresh produce, cooked to perfection. From Deer n'Dexter venison, to Bessy Beck trout and Wensleydale blue cheese, dishes combine classic English ingredients with modern flavours and techniques. To ensure all food is as fresh as possible, Swanson House is committed to a small, perfectly balanced monthly menu, supplemented by a calendar of special events. Our restaurant is fully licensed. Dining is by advance reservation and selection only. Private parties are welcome. Swanson House welcomes vegetarian guests.

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