Winner of Gourmet Britain's "Best B & B / Restaurant with Rooms" Award 2012
What was the the village local (The Bull), is now a popular restaurant with comfortable bedrooms - but still maintains a small bar area.
Although it's been extended and moderrnised, as much of the old charm as possible as been retained in the beamed dining room, and real effort has gone into creating a relaxing and pleasant feel.
On the food front top-quality local seasonal produce has been sourced - indeed a plate of mixed Fruits de Mer is a speciality, but needs at least 24 hours notice.
Starters such as 'Carlingford Rock Oysters with Shallot & Red Wine Vinegar & Lemon'; ' Twice-Baked Goats Cheese Soufflé'; 'Norfolk Pork & Apple Terrine' and 'Thai Beef Fillet Salad with Spicy Vegetable Salad' set the style on a Spring menu.
Maybe followed by 'Roasted Rack of Lamb with a Cumberland Sauce, Celeriac Fondant & Confit Garlic'; 'Half a Red-Winr-Braised Wild Rabbit with Horseradish Mashed Potato'; 'Tenderloin of Pork Dijonaise witth Bubble & Squeak' and 'Grliied Fillets of Lemon Sole with Buttered New Potatoes and Petits Pois Purée' amongst the mains.
To finish, there are puds such as 'Chocolate Panna Cotta'; 'Pear & Frangepane Tart with Pink Rhubarb Compote & Vanilla Ice Cream' and 'Iced Mango Soufflé with Raspberry Sorbet' - plus English & Continental Cheeses.
If you plan ahead, you can stay in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-14.00; set L Tues-Fri £17 (2 courses), £20 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 7.00-21.30; set D Mon-Fri £20 (2 courses), £25 (3 courses); plus à la carte menu - mains about £17 to £27
- Seats: 60, plus an outside terrace
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off at around the £18 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Diss Rail (4 miles)
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Sun, L Mon & Sat
- Outside eating
- Rooms available