Elsing Rd, Swanton Morley, Dereham NR20 4NY



Opening under new management 20th May 2021

Menu & booking now available

Welcome to the first draft of the Darbys web site. We’ll be developing it over the coming weeks to keep you up to date before our opening on 20th May.


We’ve been big fans of this wonderful pub for many years, its traditional country charm, friendly atmosphere and reputation for great food and ales has made it a destination for all in Swanton Morley and beyond.  Darbys has quenched the thirst and filled the bellies of individuals, couples and families since 1988, and also served as a community hub for local clubs and groups. 

You may know us, Steve Garner and Jane Howard, from our other pub, The Cock in Dereham which we converted from a

former Moroccan restaurant and then opened in Jan 2020 to become a flourishing freehouse, (despite covid!). We also operate our self-catering apartments at Glendower Guest Apartments in Dereham (www.glendowerbb.com). Family members Elliott Garner and Tom Garner will also be heavily involved at Darbys. We’ll also need some new staff – details on our Vacancies page.

Booking is only for our downstairs dining room and upstairs Hudson dining room.


Please do not book for drinks or for tables located in the bar or outside areas as these are walk-in only.