This former 17th century coaching inn close to the tidal harbour offers good food in pleasant surroundings and as they also offer comfortable bedrooms makes an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.
You can eat light meals in the bar, conservatory or in the evening more formally in the ‘Long Room’. Lunch brings the likes of snacks ranging from ‘Fried Whitebait’ and ‘Herring Roes on Toast’ to more substantial ‘Ham, Egg & Chips’ and ‘Fish Pie with Fresh Vegetables’. Freshly-made sandwiches are also offered.
The kitchen repertoire expands in the evening into starters such as ‘Home-cured Gravadlax, Pickled Cucumber and Sweet Honey, Mustard & Dill Dressing’; ‘Chicken Liver Parfait, Peach Chutney & Toasted Brioche’; ‘Smoked Eel with Buckwheat Blini, Horseradish Cream & Beetroot Relish’ and ‘Smoked Chicken & Black Pudding Terrine with Cornichons & Toast’.
While dishes such as ‘Braised Beef Brisket with Horseradish Msh, Wilted Spinach, Wild Mushrooms & Red Wine Jus’; ‘Deep-fried Fillet of Fresh Cod with hand-cut Chips, Minted Pea Purée & homemade Tartare Sauce’; Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast with Fondant Potato, Pumpkin & Squash Purée, Celeriac Rémoulade and Chicken & Bacon Mousse'; ‘Open Ravioli of Tallegio, Roast Squash, Cherry Tomatoes, Fine Beans, Wild Rocket & Lemon Oil’ might figure among the mains. Game figures prominently in darker months.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by ‘Vanilla Crème Brulée with Tuile Biscuit’; ‘Warm Chocolate Fondant & Pistachio Ice Cream’; ‘Pear Tart Tatin with Stem Ginger Ice Cream’ or their selection of English farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.15, light meals only - from about £7 to £14
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00, mains about £13 to £20
- Seats: 100, plus 40 outside
- Wine: a list of around 60 bins, offers half by the glass, and has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Sheringham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Sun & Mon, 25th Dec
- Outside eating
- Rooms available