New family ownership at The Swan Inn Barnby

THE Swan Inn is situated in the fabulous village of Barnby, between Beccles and Carlton Colville, and is everything you would expect it to be. A warm welcome awaited you in the bar area at the family run restaurant. The staff are well drilled and friendly, and look incredibly smart yet contemporary in their matching ‘Joules’ outfits. It is sometimes the small details like this that can set the tone to a dinning experience. Taking a look around the interior you begin to piece together the things that have changed. The nets and fishing theme have gone and the whole interior has been freshened up with a

more modern feel. But it has not be wholesale changes, some features remain; such as the quirky boat in the ceiling and the sepia prints on the far wall of the main dining room. new owner Clare Wood, who had previously managed the Swan Inn for two years, has now been at the helm for 18 months. Clare has a wealth of experience in the industry and is aided in the day to day running by Zara Quantrill, Clare’s daughter, truly a family affair.

Apart from the revamped

interior there is an updated garden with a children’s play area and an outside kitchen with pizza oven and barbecue

(make a note for the summer months). The next phase are the rooms, which are on track to be open for the summer season. These will consist of one double room and one family room, which will have a separate master and children’s bedroom, making it an almost self contained home from home. The restaurant historically had always been hailed as the ‘fish’ restaurant and the current menu didn’t disappoint with the surf feel, but also gives a nod to the turf with a selection of steaks and vegetarian options. Check out the specials board for a selection of different options too.

The head chef, Lee Walding,

has a great history with the restaurant. He started his culinary journey in the kitchen of the Swan Inn as a fresh-faced 14 year old. He worked hard and absorbed the knowledge of his mentors until he moved on to further skills working in fine dining restaurants around the area including Southwold. He returned to his spiritual culinary home 18 months ago when Clare set sail on her tenure in charge. Lee is passionate about local ingredients and the fish is obviously one of the stars. With such fantastic local produce on hand keeping the dishes simple and letting the quality of the ingredients shine through is a special talent. His skills showcase these ingredients perfectly and certainly

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does them justice. All the ingredients which are needed to make a great restaurant are here and this shows in the food. not fine dining, not a gastro pub but something else. Great wholesome food... honest food. More than just a restaurant

with a pub on the side, you can also enjoy a whole host of other events such as theme nights. In March they host live music on 17th and a tapas evening on 27th. Add to this a beer festival on 27th July and a quiz night held on the first Tuesday of every month which, for an entry fee of only £8, also includes a fish supper, what is there not to like about that? Book in for a Sunday roast, which is normally roast

sirloin of beef and another meat choice, or join them for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday... or just pop in for coffee and cakes. Sometimes it is difficult to venture out to try new restaurants as we are all creatures of habit. However the Swan Inn is well worth the visit, you will not be disappointed. Excellent service with great food in a relaxed setting. Clare, Zara, Lee and the team are one big family and a corner stone of the village. You feel that the Swan is well loved in the area and is the heart of the community.

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