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Swanson House Main Street | Brough, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4BL, England
+44 17683 41221
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Durham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful evening of food, hospitality and gin on this special event night. The gin-themed menu worked so well. We started with a classic gin and tonic (Bombay Sapphire) then a sharing plate of Gin cured salmon gravlax and walnut toast; cucumber ribbons with gin and lemon dressing; gin game pâté and chicken terrine; pan-fried scallops with gin butter; and... More 

Thank sisteriris
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

In Brough for the bank holiday weekend and vintage vehicles but dodging the torrential downpour. Popped into Swanson House for a bite to eat and had the most amazing Watercress and Pea soup and a sandwich. It was only a simple cheese sandwich but elevated by the use of good bread and wonderful local cheese. We came back the next... More 

Thank Terry O
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14 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 

Thank elpresidenty
Penrith, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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

Thank clocks90
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 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!

Thank Anthony R
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank David W
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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

Thank Katherine408
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 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 

2 Thank whatnamecaniuse
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 

4 Thank Vanessa R
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Gareth B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$36 - $53
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swanson House Main Street | Brough, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Kirkby Stephen
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 41221
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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