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The Loddon Swan Town Hall entrance hall original tiles


A peek around the Loddon Swan

The Loddon Swan – a beautiful pub with rooms in the heart of the broads – has spread its wings and opened 3 new boutique rooms in the Old Town Hall just next to the pub. 

And they look gorgeous. 

Loddon is just 25 minutes from Norwich City Centre, and is a pretty village built around the River Chet and a 15th Century Church. The pub itself dates back to the 18th century, when it was a coaching house owned by a Mr Tricker. Now, it’s a traditional country pub right in the heart of Loddon, which is as picture-perfect Norfolk as they come.

About the rooms

There are currently seven rooms in total at The Swan; As an AA 4-star inn, you can be guaranteed top quality in each. They are modern comfort at its best, with each one individually designed around luxurious king-sized or super king-sized beds. Although they’re all different, these are rooms designed to relax in: their country style is crisp and warm, with quirky features and carefully chosen linens that separate one from the other. The bathrooms are equally well appointed, with powerful showers, fluffy towels and toiletries as standard. The pictures speak for themselves:

About the food

With an emphasis on local ingredients, the pub restaurant at the Loddon Swan was recently awarded 2 AA Rosettes. The menus are created by Head Chef Jason Wright, who sources ingredients from local farmers, fishermen and producers to ensure only the very best in the region is served. Currently on the seasonal menu is chicken ballotine with a pea and mint fricassee, and smoked mackerel pâté (sadly we’ve just missed the soft shell crab burgers!). In addition to the wonderful menu is a great selection of well-kept ales, and ‘eclectic wine lists and spirits’. 

About the village

Loddon is a great destination from which to explore the broads. The Swan itself is situated on the main high street in Loddon it sits in a designated conservation area with a view of the Holy Trinity Church which dates back to 1490. It’s also just a short walk to the river Chet, which is full of wildlife, beautiful scenery and boat moorings. If you’re looking to explore a bit further, there are several round walks beginning at Loddon, including the famous Wherryman’s way: a 35 mile recreational route following the course of the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth – the perfect way to see the best in quintessential Broads scenery!


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