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The White Swan has stood on the village green since the 1600’s and is in the final stages of a complete refurbishment. Being closed since 2018, the community was disheartened to learn that their local pub would be closing.

In early 2021, the community came together to get The White Swan reopened, involving the whole village. They have worked together to purchase, rebuild and bring The White Swan back to life. Reopening in May 2022, we want to bring you the best. Our drinks poured with perfection, our menu made unique, seasonal and made with passion. Everything sourced locally. We’re proud to serve you local goodness.

Dog Rules: Dogs only in bar area and beer garden, please leave note when booking that you require a dog friendly table!

Parking: Parking is limited.

As per all listings on Dog Friendly Norfolk, we accept well behaved dogs.



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  • Will S
    Will S
    3 months ago

    My partner and I had an early valentine's day meal booked for the white swan, and we were not disappointed. Most of the food was absolutely brilliant, and I really appreciate the use of local ingredients and game meat used in the game terrine and venison sausages! My only complaint was that the broccoli and blue cheese soup was more like water than a soup, which was a shame. Dessert option were fantastic, and our cheesecake and crumble were out of this world We would love to return! 4/5****

  • Claire Willis
    Claire Willis
    2 weeks ago

    We went here for the first time for my birthday lunch. The menu is small but it's definitely quality as opposed to quantity. There's a friendly atmosphere here and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will return without a doubt.

  • Andrew G
    Andrew G
    2 months ago

    Stopped here on a whim and my partner and I were given a warm welcome. Food was delicious and produce of high quality. Excellent choice of beers on tap. We were seated in the function room which was well appointed and comfortably warm. Service was excellent throughout and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

  • Anthony Trepniak
    Anthony Trepniak
    2 months ago

    Excellent pub; great beer and superlative food. I had the sea bream and my partner had venison sausages. Followed by cheesecake (shared). We both agreed that these were among the best pub meals we have ever had. We are staying in the area for a week and this place is a great find.

  • Sue Craney
    Sue Craney
    9 months ago

    Family invited us over to this lovely community pub- and we were all impressed! Quaint characterful - yet modern, it was sympathetically renovated . The White Swan's been in Gressenhall for over 500 years but in 2019 to save its future as the last remaining pub in the village it was purchased by the community. Over 6000 hours of volunteer work has created a beautiful village pub. Food is fresh and local. We had a buffet of mini fish, chicken and bowls of chips: was very nice, not greasy, was hot, moist, crispy and tasty. Generous portions. Bowls olives and cheese yum! I've been informed there was a good range of beers, many regional. Orchard Pig cider on tap (not local!) was pleasantly bubbly- medium dry/sweet, 4.3% Suitable for vegans and gluten free. Lovely community pub supporting local community with friendly staff. Fab place we'd go again.

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5.0 out of 5.0
Overall Experience 5.0
Dog Friendly 5.0
  • Dennis the Sprug
    Dennis the Sprug
    15th April 2023 at 8:47 am

    Came across this pub by chance when exploring the local area. Lots of dog water bowls around, and I was welcomed into the bar. My hoomans had an amazing lunch, and the pork belly bites they let me try were delicious! I’d recommend this pub to anyone or any dog, it was pawsome!

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