A delightful pub/restaurant, which was originally a coaching inn. The two, parlour-type rooms are full of interesting bric-a-brac, roaring log fires in winter – and also regularly-changing, high-quality exhibitions of local artists.
The food offered is cooked with care and enthusiasm with maybe 'Brancaster Smoked Salmon & Prawns Marie Rose'; 'Wolterton Rabbit Terrine with Spicy Apricot & Toast'; 'Sauté of Mushrooms with Wild Garlic & Cream on Toasted Brioche' and 'Local Asparagus with Parma Ham, Poached Egg & Dijon Dressing' amongst early summer starters.
Perhaps 'Herb-Crusted North Sea Cod, with Parsnip Mash & Lemon Sauce'; 'Roasted Duck Breast with Pineapple, Chili, Soy Sauce & Basmati Rice'; 'Slow-Roasted Belly Pork with Mashed Potatoes, Chorizo, Chick Peas & Tomato' and 'Warm Green Pea and Wild Garlic Ricotta Cake, with Tomato & Basil Salad & New Potatoes' to follow.
Local fish, Cromer crabs and seasonal game figure prominently.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Dark Chocolate & Pecan Nut Tart with Honey Ice Cream'; 'Treacle Tart with Double Cream'; 'Crème Brulée' or their selection of local ice creams.
There's a pleasant walled garden to the rear, which makes a pleasant setting for fair weather eating.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Weds-Sun 12.00-14.00; mains about £10 to £21; set L Weds-Sat £12.50 (2 courses), £18.50 (3 courses); set L Sun £2.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sun 18.30-20.30; mains about £10 to £21
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available