We are very proud of Gressenhall with its rich history, traditional village green with duck pond and its vibrant community spirit.  We hope you enjoy spending time here - and popping into The White Swan for refreshment!

Our lovely village of Gressenhall is set in mid-Norfolk, two miles from the market town of Dereham.
First recorded in the Domesday Book, the name Gressenhall apparently stems from the old English for ‘grassy nook of land’ – which is very fitting as nestling at the centre of the village is a beautiful Green complete with duck pond.
For more than 250 years, The White Swan has sat at the edge the Green and was once one of six pubs in the village. It was clearly thirsty work out in the fields in days gone by!
Across the Green from the pub is the village shop and, next to that, the Reading Room. 

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In the village you’ll also find a thriving Social Club and playing field, and the beautiful church of St Marys is a short walk away.
Our village is at the end (or beginning) of The Nar Valley Way, a linear walk of some 30 miles linking our village with Kings Lynn. There are also many shorter walks nearby including the river meadow in the neighbouring village of Beetley, and Hoe Rough, a SSSI site owned by Norfolk Wildlife Trust.


Gressenhall has an incredible community spirit and we are fortunate to have so many community groups in our village. The Gressenhall Singers, The Gressenhall Bell Ringers, Gressenhall Art Club, Gressenhall Community Car Scheme, Gressenhall Wildlife and Photography Group, Gresenhall Bowls Club, Gressenhall Gardening Club....and more. There really is something for everyone.

Whatever you choose to do in and around Gressenhall remember to pop into The White Swan for refreshment – we hope to see you soon!