The Swan Inn

Brandon Road, Hilborough, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5BW

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Rated 4 of 5

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Pub on site

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Battery charging
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Pub
  • Recycling facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • WC (exclusive use)

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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No Problems

Spent 4 nights here and have no complaints. Experienced none of the problems mentioned in the February 2019 review. We received a warm welcome, were shown around the site and left to settle ourselves. All of staff that we met whilst there were all very friendly. The grass pitches are behind an accommodation block which is a separate building to the pub. Facilities were clean and warm - 1 toilet and shower for site, located inside the pub, accessible between 8am - 11pm, but we were told that a key is available if needed, for a deposit. There were workmen staying in the onsite accommodation at the beginning of our visit, but we didn’t experience any of the problems mentioned in the previous review, nor were we disturbed by or aware of any early morning deliveries. We ate at the pub and were happy with the food and drink, usual pub fayre menu. It always seemed to be busy, so that seems a good recommendation. There is some traffic noise, the pub/site is on an A road, so if you prefer complete peace and quiet then this may not be the right site for you but it was not a problem to us The pub does have WiFi, password available in the pub and did reach us on the caravan area. Good location for visiting Thetford and Swaffham. Thetford Forest is good for walking but beware off the parking charges at the Thetford Forest/Go Ape visitors centre. Brandon Country Park is also good for walking and parking is much more reasonable. Oxbrough Hall National Trust Property is nearby and also worth a visit
Caravanner from Lincolnshire

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Sleepless nights, our worst site ever, views was work vans, Left early

Well i hate to say this but this was the worst site ive ever been on and i thought the last was bad till this 1, well i asked for hard standing, when we got there his hard standing was the back car park of the pub, The welcome was the worst ever, he wanted me to park under a low tree which would have damaged my van, the pitch wasnt long enough as our hitch stuck well out and was worried 1 of the lorries that turned up from 5.15 am or 1 of the work vans that left by 5 am would hit it, late at night big work vans turned up and parked all around us, and they left from 5 am and they wasnt quiet about it either, lorries pulled up right next to us from 5.15 am unloading making noise, chatting, banging doors etc, then what topped it for us was a big white van pulled in filled with huskies barking, yelping, wining for ages, so i phoned the site owner up who said they will sort it, i was fed up then as it had just woken our baby, it did quieten down for a while then it started up again so another call to the pub, at 11 at night i was so fed up with this very inconsiderate couple and their dogs that was staying in the pub i went out there ended up having a go at them myself, which seemed to work till 6am when they left the following morning, this finished it for us, so we moved on 2 days early, couldnt leave earlier as had a funeral in the area and needed to be local, site did give us a refund but probably only as i asked for it, didnt even get an apology, i had read previous reviews which only mentioned road noise, that wasnt a problem, I would not recommend this site unless you are deaf and blind, this site should be closed down,
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Great CL

We stayed just one night, we had the paddock to ourselves, so free to pitch where we liked. The site is to the rear of the pub in a grass paddock, much appreciated by our elderly greyhound. The facilities are excellent with a shower and toilet just for campers to use. The pub serves really good and varied food at a reasonable cost, they also have many guest beers, (we tried a few). Arrival and booking in was straight forward and simple, just park in the pub carpark and find the bar, we were shown where everything was and allowed to pitch were we liked due to being the only campers that night. Overall this is a great place to stay, some reviews mention the nearby road, we didn't find it a problem and really didn't notice the traffic at all.
Motorhomer from Nottinghamshire

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A great location.

Stayed here a couple of weeks ago. As the title, a great location for central Norfolk. The market towns of Swaffham and Fakenham are within easy reach. The surrounding countryside is wonderful, particularly the small lanes. The site itself was really good value for money, and having a pub on site which serves Woodfordes Wherry on tap.................. Well, what more could you ask for? Food excellent in the pub as well, and very friendly staff. For those who are not used to road noise, it can be a tad noisy as the A1065 runs next to the site. All in all, an excellent site and I will be back.
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1Night stopover

This place is brill food excellent, welcome brilliant was shown where pitches are and also amenaltes are as well on booking in, would highly recommend and staff brill as well

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