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“Best Meal Ever and Excellent Service”
Review of Swanson House

Swanson House
Price range: $36 - $53
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We booked our meal at Swanson house nearly 2 months ago for a romantic meal as part of our mini honeymoon, It turned out to be one of the best meals we have both ever had!

Philip and Pat were amazing hosts, very polite and also very helpful.
We had to pre order from the menu sent to us to ensure that everything was available and fresh.
We both ordered the following
Broccoli and Black Dub Blue Cheese Soup, with Herb Bread Croutons (v) - Delightfully Creamy and fresh

Cumbrian Rabbit, Bacon & Black Sheep Ale Stew with Garlic & Herb Mash - Melt in your mouth rabbit, full of flavour

Sticky Upside-Down Chocolate Pear Gingerbread with Cream - Pure indulgance but did not feel naughty after it


Broccoli and Black Dub Blue Cheese Soup, with Herb Bread Croutons (v) - Delightfully Creamy

Local Game & Redcurrant Pie with Thyme and Red Onion Sauté Potatoes - Crispy pastry, excellent cuts of meat and cooked to perfection

Plum & Almond Tart with Homemade Vanilla Custard - Perfect pastry with a sweet hint of heaven

Sorry the above descriptions may seem a bit OTT but I really insist that you book a meal here, it is the best food we have had from a restauraunt in quite some time, its some homely and makes you feel warm inside.

Phillip and Pat even reccomended local attractions and also told us about the history, and events in the area, as well as just generally chatting it was like dining with long lost friends.

I wish them both the best for the future and we hopefully will be visiting this establishment for years to come

If you are ever in the area please ensure you book here as you will not regret it

Lee and Tash

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Very good meal, only opened recentlyI wish them every success with their new venture

1  Thank Biggles1948
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

Be sure to book Swanson House Restaurant if you are in the area - and if you are just visiting they do B & B as well. The menu changes seasonally so this was our first taste of the Autumn Menu (Oct-Nov) which you need to select from 24 hours in advance. I chose local smoked trout pate with smoked salmon, crab cakes and local cheeses from the menu, all home made, at £21 including coffee/tea and chocolates/fudge. Other choices included rabbit stew, chicken and vegetarian option. The short wine list represents good value and there are also quality bottled beers. Access to the restaurant is good for the less mobile (ground floor loo suitable for disabled) and seats comfortable. Traditional linen cloth and napkins are typical of the attention to detail from the welcoming hosts. Everyone we have taken to Swanson House has been back!

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1  Thank sisteriris
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

I stayed the night at Swanson House B and B. Mr and Mrs Jones were first class hosts. The rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable, and the food was excellent and very good value. I can thoroughly recommend it.

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1  Thank Laosher
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

The food was imaginative, beautifully cooked and served well. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and would recommend Swanson house to anyone who is staying in the area.

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1  Thank cricket27
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