Southern Enterprise Awards 2023

Situated in the small market town of Cley, The Three Swallows is an idyllic place to enjoy a quintessentially British pub menu and an array of classic beverages. Its traditional country location is just a short drive from the stunning Norfolk coastline. The venue has recently renovated its striking interior and offers a stunning garden area with magnificent, scenic views. From ordering a round of drinks to enjoy on the lawn to enjoying a delicious meal in one of its intimate dining rooms, The Three Swallows is ready to accommodate guests all throughout the year. Best Rural Pub 2023 - North Norfolk Matt Drew, the former manager of The Three Swallows, has recently stepped back into the role. With 20 years of industry experience behind him, Matt is excited to introduce his ideas to attract more tourists and locals to the venue. Over the year, The Three Swallows hosts many different visitors, from walkers, cyclists, and twitchers to families. The public house aims to deliver a memorable experience with its eclectic menu and unparalleled service. Matt Drew’s vision is for The Three Swallows to be the number one establishment to wine, dine, and stay in Cley. With all the charm of a traditional tap house, the atmosphere is enriched by the dark leather and rich wood panelling that surround its enchanting original bar. Guests are transported by the historic décor to a bygone Norfolk. With two beautiful open fireplaces, the venue invites guests to relax in comfort. The Three Swallows offers an extensive menu of authentic British classics, modern bistro dishes, and smaller plates. From Monday to Friday, the venue boasts a range of lunch classics, including traditional sausage and mash, delectable soup and sandwich, and honey-roast ham, egg, and chips. The Three Swallows is particularly proud of its scrumptious Sunday dinner. served with a choice of British beef rump, roast chicken, or butternut squash and lentil filo wellington. An ideal base to explore the Norfolk countryside, The Three Swallows offers four comfortable en-suite chalet-style rooms. The residences come complete with a writing and dressing table, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, toiletries, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. The Three Swallows brings guests a home away from home to relax and enjoy their rural escape. The venue caters for the whole family with dog-friendly rooms, allowing visitors to take in the scenery alongside man’s best friend. At The Three Swallows, staff strive to deliver excellence, passion, and loyalty to customers. These goals enable the business to reach new heights and provide consistently outstanding service. Manager Matt is dedicated to continued innovation, always looking to improve the venue’s service, food, and drink offerings. Through the introduction of new ideas and industry research, he hopes to create a unique experience for The Three Swallows dedicated customers. In its stunning garden oasis, guests can relax under the stretch tent and enjoy their dining experience on the patio and lawn. The garden welcomes visitors with festoon lighting, contemporary seating, and scenic views. The Three Swallows offers rustic pizzas from its wood-fired pizza oven and a selection of drinks from its garden bar. The outdoor haven is the perfect spot for guests to appreciate the spectacular countryside. Just a short drive away, walkers and ramblers can venture along the Norfolk coastal path of Peddars Way or explore the rolling hills of the Norfolk Broads. The Norfolk coast has over 50 pristine beaches to explore. There is an abundance of activities for families to enjoy, from shore fishing at Cley’s shingle beach to scouring the Cley Marshes for bird nesting spots. Whether a long retreat or fleeting visit, tourists and locals are spoilt for choice with many attractions and magnificent landscapes to explore. At The Three Swallows, a small, closeknit team works together to ensure operations run smoothly and guests receive a first-class experience. Although some days can present unexpected challenges, staff are committed to finding solutions that only increase their strength as a team. Christmas bookings have begun for the business, and reservations are filling up fast. Hotel rooms are being booked for 2024 as guests organise their weddings and other celebrations. Matt is excited to invigorate The Three Swallows with monthly quiz nights and plans to host more weddings and special occasions. We look forward to seeing how the business and its team will continue to attract and delight more tourists and locals in the future. For its consistent, unrivalled service and charming character, The Three Swallows has been honoured with this year’s award for Best Rural Pub – North Norfolk. Company: The Three Swallows Cley-next-the-sea Ltd Web Address: