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The Swan at Hilborough

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Norfolk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely friendly country pub, extensive menu, very tasty Sunday carvery with a good choice of beers. We have lunched here on weekdays and the occasional Sunday and have always enjoyed our meal hence the five stars.

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theswanhilborough, General Manager at The Swan at Hilborough, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I am glad you have enjoyed eating with us on several occasions, it is always good to see returning guests as well as new ones, we look forward to seeing you next time you visit The Swan Thanks again Paul Nelson Manager at The Swan

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a three night stay. Had a super time we stayed in the outside chalets. They were warm comfortable and clean and good value for money. We used the pub for breakfast dinner and one lunch and the food was good value for money and good food. Overall a really good stay and the thing that stood out...

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theswanhilborough, General Manager at The Swan at Hilborough, responded to this review

Hi Sue Thank you very much for your kind words about your stay with us, i am glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. I will be sure to pass on your message to all of the staff, we are always glad to get good feedback from our guests. Thank you again and we hope to see you in...

Thetford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my family (3 generations) for Sunday lunch to celebrate my birthday. I can honestly say it was a proper country pub in the proper meaning of the word. The first good sign was that it was busy with a good cross section of families and couples. The staff were excellent very very friendly but also very efficient...

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theswanhilborough, Front Office Manager at The Swan at Hilborough, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Andy, Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Birthday meal with us. Sundays are indeed a busy day, largely due to our popular carvery, and I am glad to hear that we managed to uphold our high standards with how busy it was. Thank you for...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night at the start of the half term holiday. We are a family of 4 with a dog. We had self catering cottage around the back of the pub. It was excellent, everything you could need. We ate dinner and breakfast in the bar with our dog and were made feel very welcome and the...

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theswanhilborough, Front Office Manager at The Swan at Hilborough, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Sharon, Thank you for your kind review, we are thrilled that you liked the barn so much and felt that you had everything you needed. The barns are a popular choice for families for that reason, they are like a home-from-home and offer plenty of space for families (especially families with dogs!). Thank you again for your comments...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We occasionally meet some friends for lunch and try various pubs and inns. We went to The Swan Inn as they welcomed dogs and our friends had just got a puppy. The staff were fantastic they went out of their way to make all of us welcome and reserved us a nice table tucked up a corner so that the...

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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Made to feel very welcome. Food was fantastic. Extensive menu, great selection for children. Puddings extremely tasty. Staff very friendly. Busy place so book in advance. We were lucky getting a table. Highly recommend for food, drinks, atmosphere, and service.

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theswanhilborough, Front Office Manager at The Swan at Hilborough, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are delighted with your comments. We like to think we offer an all round enjoyable experience from customer service to our delicious food so it is great to hear that we are delivering all this to our guests. We do get busy, especially over the weekends, so...

kjhkent
Reviewed October 21, 2016

We went into the Swan today to grab a quick lunch. We were met by frendly staff and our order was taken. It a freindly place and as my wife says typically Norfolk. We did not have to wait long for our food. It was well presented, hot and tasty. I had a Venison burger which was probably one of...

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theswanhilborough, Front Office Manager at The Swan at Hilborough, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. It is high praise indeed to hear that you think our venison burger is the best outside the USA seeing as it is the birthplace of the burger! Our venison (and beef) burgers are all sourced from the local butcher and we are always...

Reviewed October 21, 2016

We ate lunch here today. The food was fresh and well presented. Staff very freindly. We hope to move nearby next year and this will be a regular for food. I had a Venison burger which was one of the best of have ever eaten.

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Stayed with a friend for 1 night to visit Go Ape, Thetford forest the following day and was very easy to get to. Had a twin room which was lovely and clean, also had tea/coffee making facilities. Our evening meal was lovely, we managed to get a table even though it was really busy, had to eat early before all...

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theswanhilborough, General Manager at The Swan at Hilborough, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us here at The swan, I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and that you managed to sample our food although it was busy, we try our best to make sure everyone gets fed as quickly as possible. Thank you for your comments about the breakfast, I appreciate all feedback to...

Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed this past weekend with our baby in one of the barn lodges. Everything from booking to leaving was a fantastic experience. Welcomed and looked after with some of the best service and hospitality i have ever come across! After a long day of travelling they squeezed us in for dinner in their already full pub/restaurant, it did not...

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theswanhilborough, General Manager at The Swan at Hilborough, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your kind review I am very pleased to read the comments about the staff and i will be sure to pass on the praise to all of them. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again here at The Swan if you are travelling into the area...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about The Swan at Hilborough

Address: Brandon Road, Hilborough IP26 5BW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Hilborough
Price Range: $62 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Swan at Hilborough 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Have not stayed so can't say”
 of 5 bubbles pennyk299, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 in the converted barn. Very quiet, spacious and clean”
 of 5 bubbles kentishvisitor, Sep 4, 2016 | Read review
“Ask to not have the room over the kitchen as hot and a bit noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 406wendyb, Jul 11, 2016 | Read review
“We only had a meal in their restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles 204Helens, Jun 14, 2016 | Read review
“The barn conversion rooms are further from the pub and very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Holidays-A-Lot, Jun 14, 2016 | Read review
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