"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


Our favourite suppliers

We take great pride in offering a true farmhouse breakfast at Dairy Barns and believe in local, fresh, free-range and handcrafted.  There is something for everybody – for those who want something light, we have cereal, bread, yoghurt, fruit and our own homemade waffles.  We do eggs both scrambled and poached and of course that great British favourite – bacon sandwich.  But for those who believe that nothing can beat a Full English to start the day – you can have the works!

We are proud to work with some wonderful local suppliers and we’d like to introduce you to a few:

  • Hickling Eggs

    A new supplier for 2018, Hickling Eggs are a free range egg enterprise run by the Norman family.  They supply really fresh eggs to us and if the hens are feeling enthusiastic there are usually some double yoke eggs as well.  They have a little shed in village selling their eggs so you can always get some to take home.

  • Hewitt & Grant, the family butchers in Coltishall

    Tom and Mathew provide all our sausages and bacon.  Traditional butcher sourcing a wide range of locally farmed meats who have been in business since 1974 so they know what they’re doing and our guests certainly seem to think so too.  Tom always looks after us as the Dairy Barns holds a special place in his heart as he married here a couple of years ago!

  • A G Meale & Son in Stalham

    A G Meale provide us with lots of fresh fruit and veg.  Currently, eleven members of the Meale family help to run the business which even has a Pick Your Own too.  Unfortunately, we rarely have time to do that but guests might like to pay a visit and take home some delicious fresh seasonal Norfolk produce.

  • Kate Willcox of Parties & Pickles

    Kate makes award-winning jams and marmalades on the family Aga in Heydon, North Norfolk and we just love her delicious ‘Seville Orange Marmalade with Stem Ginger’ which scooped a coveted Silver Medal at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards & Festival.

  • Groveland Fruit Farms at Bodham

    The good folk at Groveland have been making fabulous apple juice for more than 15 years at their family run farm based in North Norfolk from apples grown in their own orchards and pressed by them too.  Our guests love it.

  • Truly Local at Stalham

    Truly Local is a super little shop which is run as a “not for profit social enterprise” who only source produce from within a 35 mile radius and choose carefully for quality, freshness and ethical standards.  They provide all sorts of nice things including much of our lovely fresh bread – perfect for toasting with Kate’s special marmalade.   We’re also rather fond of their wonderful chocolate brownies.

  • Adnams of Southwold Tomato Ketchup

    Although probably better known by many for their beer and spirits, Adnams also have a Cellar & Kitchen range and we use their fabulous Tomato Ketchup which is fruity with subtle herbs and spices and we think it’s just perfect with a Full English.