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“A proper village pub!”

Twenty Churchwardens
Ranked #20 of 34 Restaurants in Swaffham
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A proper village pub!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We've lived in the village for 14 years and are blessed to have a proper village local, you're always guaranteed good food, good beer and a good natter with fellow customers. Babs and the ladies do a super job and always make you feel welcome....the ChurchWardens Pie is a must to try!

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English first
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not many pubs like this left - enjoy.”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This quaint old fashioned pub is a real treasure. Not many of these left! It's one of our regular haunts, banter with the landlady is extraordinary, Babs is a 'one off' and an amazing lady. The food is home cooked and far away from the usual out of the freezer meals. If you like the old fashioned style with good food and humour, real ale too - this is the place for you. We love it, as do many of the friends we have taken there. Well done to the Twenty Church Wardens, it's food, liqueur and it's staff. Thank you.

  • Visited July 2014
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A pub doing proper old fashioned school dinners type food in a converted school. Choice of 5 pies with veg and spuds and gravy. No fancy drizzles, herbs or sauces. Like walking into Lord Peter Wimsey's gate house, with loads of books and newspapers to read.

Very nice and relaxing place.

  • Visited May 2014
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121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Unique (probably) as far away from a gastro-pub as you get.”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

My wife and I called in with our children on our way to the norfolk broads for a weeks holiday. Its a old school village local, with old school village locals. In fact the bar and decor probably hasn't changed since the war. The landlady and cook are both very welcoming and friendly and they serve a fairly limited homecooked menu with nice pies. Children and dogs are welcome though they don't appear to have any high chairs which is a bit of a pain.

As I was driving I didn't sample the beer but they had a decent enough range and the locals were quaffing it happily enough.

If this was my local I would visit on a fairly regular basis but i'm not sure I would drive any distance to get here. It's good though that places like this can still be found.

  • Visited March 2014
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Proper Food”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

This is our favourite pub eaterie. Its such a quirky pub and full of local characters. We love coming here, always have the home baked pies with fresh seasonal vegetables, and the ladies NEVER disappoint! Menu is traditional and unfussy and sublime if you like home cooked. Nothing fancy, no nouvelle cuisine dribbly drizzles and snotty sauces! Its just lovely honest food.

  • Visited October 2013
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