Each of Swaffham’s many pubs has a claim to fame.
The Horse and Groom had a gruesome past, as one of the landlords was found guilty of murder. The Pitcher family were the landlords for more than 100 years. One of these Pitchers was a lady called Elizabeth who ran the pub from 1830 to 1841; But then she retired and one of her sons, John, was found guilty of her murder in 1853 and transported for the rest of his life.
Now the pub has a more light-