The Swan Inn, Horning

The Swan Inn is an imposing beamed country pub and restaurant overlooking a sharp bend of the River Bure – its terrace is a popular place to watch the boats pass by and enjoy the views. The nineteenth century inn was the setting for two of Arthur Ransom’s (author of Swallows and Amazons) children’s books: ‘Coot Club’ and ‘The Big Six’.

The pub and restaurant belong to the popular Innkeeper’s Lodge chain and the en suite bedrooms have smart contemporary style and modern facilities. The welcoming restaurant has a roaring fire in winter and plenty of rustic charm. An extensive menu of hearty seasonal food and cask ales attracts visitors from all over the Norfolk Broads area.

Lying on the northern bank of the River Bure, in The Broads National Park, the ancient village of Horning is probably the most picturesque on the Norfolk Broads, and the perfect central location for exploring the miles of navigable reed-fringed waterways, windmills and nature reserves. The village has a riverside village green, shops, pubs and restaurants and a leisure centre with a small pool and gym. Several boatyards offer boats for hire for a day or more.

The celebrated North Norfolk Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty with sandy beaches, timeless flint villages and some of the best nature reserves in the country is a forty minute drive. National Trust Halls at Blickling and Felbrigg are also within easy reach.

For an enchanting mix of historic treasures, modern shopping and dining and a thriving arts scene, the cathedral city of Norwich is even closer, only eleven miles away.

Principal Contact:
Lisa Cook
+44 (0)1692 630316


The Swan Inn
10 Lower Street
NR12 8AA

52.7056709 1.4622028

swan horning

Selected Features

  • Double Room from: £69
  • Number of Rooms: 8
  • Beer Garden
  • Children welcome
  • Internet/Wi-Fi access
  • Log fire
  • Restaurant
  • Riverside location

Nearby Attractions

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