Find this red-brick Palladian villa, dating from 1700, down an unlikely alleyway. It's now a boutique hotel and excellent neighbourhood restaurant - specialising in local and organic food.
After delicious canapés, perhaps begin with 'Mushroom Paté with a Wild Mushroom Salad and Crispy Leeks'; ' Cley (smokehouse) Mackerel and Anya Terrine with Griddled Green Vegetables and Sweet Chili Jelly' or 'Pan-Fried Castle Acre Chicken Livers on Garlic Croûtes'.
With maybe 'Roast Scallops with an Asparagus and Parsnip Sauce'; 'Shoulder of Papworth Pork with Nicola Potatoes, Creamed Celeriac and Caramelised Falstaff Apples or 'Smoked Haddock Risotto with Parmesan and Provençale Sauce' to follow.
A taster course of locally-made cheeses follows.
Finishing with desserts, such as 'Espresso Mousse Pudding with Chocolate and Chili Sorbet' or 'Poppyseed Cheesecake'.
Service is friendly, professional and informed.
No mobile phones in dining room.
- Lunch: Sun only12.00-14.30; set L Sun £30 (2 courses), £35 (3 courses); mains £12 to £25
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains £12 to £25
- Seats: 20, plus 12 outside
- Wine: a concise list, is usefully listed by style, and offers good-value bottles, kicking off at around £20
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: please enquire
- Nearest station: Watlington, Kings Lynn or Downham Market Rail (each about 13 miles)
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon-Sat; 18th to 27th Dec.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available