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The Swan Inn

The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
+44 1502 476646
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
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“halibut” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“dover sole” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
The Swan Swan Lane, Barnby NR34 7QF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A good menu with plenty of choice and beautifully prepared food. Decent portion sizes. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Norwich8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a number of times in the past. Lovely little pub with warm and friendly staff members. However although the food has always been good its nothing special. This visit i was surprise by the food. The menu looked different to the last time...More

Thank muddytoads
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been here a number of times over the years the food was always very good however on last visit It wasnt. Potted prawns smelt and tasted off and was hard and cold with thick layer of fat across it. The lobster was tough and...More

Thank BAM1690
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been for lunch a few times in the last year we thought we'd try dinner. A warm welcome by the friendly staff was a great start to our evening. They were knowledgable about the food content and preparation which was great for accommodating my...More

1  Thank sal303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit for quite a while and after reading some of the recent reviews we expected to see changes from before. Indeed there were changes but all for the better. A warm greeting followed by quick and excellent service led to my wife ordering Fish...More

Thank KeithandMargaretH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't been since last year and went last Sunday evening. We ordered different main fish dishes and they were both perfectly cooked. The décor is a lot lighter and brighter so for us it feels fresher. Yes there is less choice on the menu...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with the family, after dragging them around a local walk. Worth doing in that neighborhood. We shared a platter of calamari and whitebait..both crispy. All of then had the excellent value fish and chips, fresh non greasy and large, what's not to like!...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch today having no been since early last summer. Liked the improved decor - much lighter. Tried the special which was very good value. My only disappointment was the reduced selection of fish which is such a shame, I feel it has lost...More

Thank MallinEastAnglia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic venue, great food, warm welcome after a fairly stressful journey, lovely staff. Fish was very fresh, nothing was too much trouble. Great choice and seasonal.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jade this was not your fault, sorry to you and your friends for this review, but tonight was so awful that my friends and I and everyone we know will never come back. Donny Cole you will know that a group of gentleman have been...More

4  Thank chinaplates
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Is there a children's menu?
July 25, 2016|
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Response from Julia W | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is.
Is The Swan Inn dog friendly?
December 17, 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
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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.