While still the village local, this 18th century; the raison d'etre for a detour here is their excellent food, in pleasant relaxing surroundings.
You can have lighter dishes in the timbered bar, which in colder months has crackling fires these include the likes of 'Smoked Salmon with Scrambled Eggs' through 'Chunky Moussaka wit a Red Onion and Parsley Salad' and 'Smoked Dapple Ploughman's' to 'Rump Steak, Fries and Rocket'.
For something more substantial you can eat in their linen-clad dining room; where you can enjoy the likes of 'Escabeche of Red Mullet with Pine Nuts, with Sultanas and Butter Beans'; 'Warm Salad of Potato, Feta, Fennel, Parsley and Black Olives' from among the starters.
Perhaps 'Grilled Leg-of-Lamb-Steak with Handcut Chips, Aioli and Rocket'; 'Roast Cod with Chorizo and Lemon Risotto with Lemon Oil' and 'Confit Duck Leg, with Baby Potatoes, Salad of Green Beans and Pickled Peach' from among the mains.
The food offered is local, when possible and follows the seasons, but in summer months you might finish with 'Eton Mess'; 'Sticky Toffee and Date Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream' or 'Baked White Chocolate Cheesecake with Mango Purée.
In fine weather, eating al fresco on their vine-covered terrace is a particular treat.
The David Adlard Cookery School is due to open here during the Spring of 2010. So those who loved his excellent Norwich restaurant will be able to learn his technique, plus that of other visiting chefs.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00, Sun 12.30-14.30
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-21.30
- Seats: 40 in dining room
- Wine: an interesting list offers fair value
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: North Walsham
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, 25th Dec
- Outside eating