This village local, with old beams and wooden panelling, also offers good food and this is deservedly popular.
Starters such as 'Brancaster Mussels, Shallots, Leeks & Cider'; 'Grilled Squid, White Bean & Chorizo Stew'; 'Onion Soup with a Black Pepper & Gruyere Croûtons' and 'Oxtail Ragoût & Papardelle' (also offered as a main course) set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Pan-fried Skate Wing, Cavolo Nero, Ratte Potatoes & Salsa Verde'; 'Black Angus Côtes de Boeuf , Béarnaise Sauce & Fat Chips'; 'Gressingham Duck Breast, Savoy Cabbage, Bacon & Jerusalem Artichokes' and 'Saddle of Lamb with Gratin Potatoes & Green Beans'.
Robust desserts might include 'Treacle Tart & Clotted Cream' and 'Rum & Raisin Chocolate Pot with Vanilla Ice Cream'; while the more savoury-toothed will be tempted by their choice of farmhouse cheeses.
There is a large patio garden, which is used for fair weather dining. No children in the dining room on Saturday nights.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-15.00; set L from £12.50 (2 courses); mains about £15 to £25; set L Sun £23.50 (2 courses), £28.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.30-22.00, mains about £15 to £25; set D from £12.50 (2 courses)
- Seats: 80, plus 40 outside
- Wine: a concise list kicks off at around the £15 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible; but no children on Saturday evenings
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Roydon
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, all Mon; check Christmas openings
- Outside eating