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Picture-postcard dining inn

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AA Pick of the Pubs
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From the tiny village of Ingham you can follow meandering lanes to the nearby Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a string of broadland nature reserves, renowned for rare birds. Before you head off though, you should check out The Swan. This ancient, flint-built pub and the majestic church that adjoins it are all that survive of the once-flourishing Ingham Priory. Slumbering beneath trim thatch, the inn was carefully transformed into a destination dining pub and restaurant a while ago, but drinkers are always welcome at the bar for real ales from the local Grain Brewery. Chef-patron Daniel Smith trained at Le Gavroche in London and Blakeney’s Morston Hall, and he sticks to his Norfolk roots with an award-winningly creative, modern menu, packed with seasonal local produce. A lazy lunch could start with Cromer crab salad or Yorkshire Blue and chicken dumpling with leeks and asparagus, followed by pan-roast sea bass with samphire, prawns and beans; or honey-baked guinea fowl breast with cabbage, potato and mushrooms. The menu includes useful matching wine suggestions.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11-3 6-11
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner opening: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Woodforde's Wherry, Nelson's Revenge, Grain Oak and Redwood
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Getting here

From A149 through Stalham to Ingham

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