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“A step back in time”

Twenty Churchwardens
Ranked #22 of 35 Restaurants in Swaffham
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

A pub doing proper old fashioned school dinners type food in a converted school. Choice of 5 pies with veg and spuds and gravy. No fancy drizzles, herbs or sauces. Like walking into Lord Peter Wimsey's gate house, with loads of books and newspapers to read.

Very nice and relaxing place.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Unique (probably) as far away from a gastro-pub as you get.”
Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I called in with our children on our way to the norfolk broads for a weeks holiday. Its a old school village local, with old school village locals. In fact the bar and decor probably hasn't changed since the war. The landlady and cook are both very welcoming and friendly and they serve a fairly limited homecooked menu with nice pies. Children and dogs are welcome though they don't appear to have any high chairs which is a bit of a pain.

As I was driving I didn't sample the beer but they had a decent enough range and the locals were quaffing it happily enough.

If this was my local I would visit on a fairly regular basis but i'm not sure I would drive any distance to get here. It's good though that places like this can still be found.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Jimmyposhfan
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Proper Food”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is our favourite pub eaterie. Its such a quirky pub and full of local characters. We love coming here, always have the home baked pies with fresh seasonal vegetables, and the ladies NEVER disappoint! Menu is traditional and unfussy and sublime if you like home cooked. Nothing fancy, no nouvelle cuisine dribbly drizzles and snotty sauces! Its just lovely honest food.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank keziah c
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“Real food cooked the traditional way. Simply delicious!!”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

One of a very few pubs where things are done the traditional way. Forget your plastic its traditional cash only here but its worth the inconvenience definitely! Superbly kept beer and really delicious food including REAL homemade pies. The churchwardens pie is my favorite

  • Visited September 2013
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Norfolk
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great place full of characters”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Just go in sit and have a quiet drink and you can get sucked into the locals and their antics, comedy and conversation. What lovely people live around here

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Roland L
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