"We got married yesterday at Dairy Barns and can honestly say it was the best day of our lives! We fell in love with the barns the first time we stayed in Swallows Nest 3 years ago, we loved it so much we booked it as our wedding venue after breakfast the next morning! Everything has been so well planned, Hannah does an amazing job in the lead up to the wedding and nothing was too much trouble. The wedding day was perfect - Hannah and the team are absolutely amazing and every single person there is worth their weight in gold. Everyone said how lovely it was and how brilliant all the staff were. The food was fantastic, the rooms are beautiful, everything is beautiful! We couldn't have had a better day, it was so relaxed and we couldn't have done it without their help and support  Thank you SO much xx"

Best Day of our Lives

Eating out In Norfolk

Eating out in Norfolk  and discovering fabulous little eateries is all part of the fun when you’re spending time away from home. There are lots of pubs and restaurants within easy reach of Dairy Barns and even more, though further afield, we think they’re well worth the effort.  So if you’re looking for somewhere to eat, please don’t hesitate to ask and we’re happy to help.  Opening hours are always changing so if you want to be sure always give them a call or check the website before going.

Within a 5-15 minute drive …

Everybody expects something different when they eat out but these are some of our guests’ favourites.  Please let us know what you think of them.

For good pub food and a friendly atmosphere where all are welcome try The Star, LessinghamFood is not served on Mondays or on Sunday evenings. There is a large garden and dogs are also welcome in the Lounge Area.  Serving a wide range of home-cooked food with recipes from around the world, vegetarian meal and a daily Specials board.  Sundays is a traditional roast beef with all the trimmings or veggie alternative.

If you want to feel special and have a wonderful restaurant meal, then it’s The Ingham Swan.  You’ll need to book to guarantee a table.  Chef/Patron, Daniel Smith takes pride in serving modern British food of the highest quality using fresh, seasonal local produce from the local area catering for meat lovers, fish eaters and vegetarians.  PLEASE NOTE THE INGHAM SWAN IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A MAJOR FIRE, THEY PLAN TO RE OPEN LATE 2018/EARLY 2019

Just a mile and a half away in the village you’ll find The Greyhound Inn, serving homemade pub classics, light-bites and traditional Sunday roasts. Usually open 7 days a week

If you’re in the mood for a curry, try out Oasis 2 in Stalham for a freshly made curry and a range of dishes from various regions around India.

The Crown at Catfield is an unspoilt traditional village pub serving real ales and home-cooked food.

The Boathouse in Ormesby incorporates a magnificently refurbished pub and restaurant with intimate dining areas as well as areas for larger groups. The interior is finished to the highest standard using natural finishes with subtle lighting for a warm ambience. Inside is a long bar with several large bay windows offering lovely views of the water. Exposed brickwork, two open fireplaces, pine floorboards and oak beams make for a welcoming spot.
The light and airy main restaurant has a wonderful vaulted ceiling and offers a contemporary dining space with classic touches

The Light House Inn in Walcott is family friendly and a stones throw from the beach.  It serves good pub food all day everyday from 12 – 10pm

A bit further afield, but well worth the effort …

Horning is always worth taking a wander along the river bank and if you’re a fish lover then we’d suggest you should visit Bure River Cottage Restaurant, a seafood restaurant serving the freshest fish from Norfolk and Suffolk with menus changing daily and all food is produced on site, including homemade bread and desserts.

The Recruiting Sergeant is an award winning pub and restaurant situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall (approx. 13 miles from Dairy Barns).  It is well known for its food quality food using fresh seasonal ingredients. The pub bar is open all day from 11am (noon on Sunday) with food served Monday to Friday – lunchtime and evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday.

The 300 year old dog-friendly Fisherman’s Return in Winterton on Sea is popular with both locals and visitors to this quiet little seaside village.  Food is freshly prepared and locally sourced where possible with fish featuring prominently on the Specials board.

The Station Smokehouse and Grill is located on the platform at Hoveton & Wroxham station, it opened for business in 2017 and offers a woodfire grill restaurant in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, hand made burgers, mega steaks, smoked meats all cooked over a live fire.