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Swanson House Main Street | Brough, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4BL, England
+44 17683 41221
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Appleby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh fruit salad tastes so much better when you haven't had to chop it yourself. A lovely selection of fruits, beautifully done poached egg on a muffin with bacon and excellent coffee. A great way to start a lazy Saturday.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went for the game night- good not party games! Excellent company, superb food, and very good value.

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Thank clocks90
Durham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

A wonderful evening of food, hospitality and gin on this special event night. The gin-themed menu worked so well. We started with a classic gin and tonic (Bombay Sapphire) then a sharing plate of Gin cured salmon gravlax and walnut toast; cucumber ribbons with gin and lemon dressing; gin game pâté and chicken terrine; pan-fried scallops with gin butter; and... More 

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Thank sisteriris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

In Brough for the bank holiday weekend and vintage vehicles but dodging the torrential downpour. Popped into Swanson House for a bite to eat and had the most amazing Watercress and Pea soup and a sandwich. It was only a simple cheese sandwich but elevated by the use of good bread and wonderful local cheese. We came back the next... More 

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Thank Terry O
scotland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Pre-selected menu but still a good choice which ensures food is fresh. Stayed here when walking the Lady Anne Way and could not have asked for anywhere better. Pat made our route planning so much easier by offering to pick us up and return us the next day to split a long stage. This thoughtfulness summarises Swanson House where nothing... More 

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Thank elpresidenty
Penrith, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

A warm welcome. Delightful hostess. Outstanding food. A most enjoyable experience. Even better- only a few yards from our house!

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Thank clocks90
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Once again, Pat presented my wife and I another meal to remember! Excellent home cooked food delivered in a personable and friendly manner. The system for preselecting your food order should be commended for its quirkiness and high level of sustainability. The most efficient way to serve a meal that I have come across in any restaurant. Well done Pat!

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Thank Anthony R
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

An excellent New Years Eve dinner. A warm welcome followed by a very good meal beautifully served. At £28 a head for such quality would be impossible to match.

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Thank David W
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Excellent home cooked food nicely presented. Small restaurant. Need to pre order 24 hours in advance

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Thank Katherine408
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We were so pleased that at last tried this delightful little place. The little restaurant is quirky and quite unique really in how they do things. You can not just walk in blind or even book on the day so it seems. You have to pre order at least 24 hours before you see. Obviously this well eliminate wastage and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$34 - US$51
Cuisine
British
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swanson House Main Street | Brough, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Kirkby Stephen
  • Phone Number: +44 17683 41221
Description
Swanson House offers the highest quality local fresh produce, cooked to perfection. From Deer n'Dexter venison, to Bessy Beck trout and Wensleydale blue cheese, dishes combine classic English ingredients with modern flavours and techniques. To ensure all food is as fresh as possible, Swanson House is committed to a small, perfectly balanced monthly menu, supplemented by a calendar of special events. Our restaurant is fully licensed. Dining is by advance reservation and selection only. Private parties are welcome. Swanson House welcomes vegetarian guests.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?