This charming pub, with exposed beams, must be a contender for one of the oldest refreshment establishments in the country as there is a Saxon well beneath the bar floor and it was first recorded as an alehouse in 1249.
As well as real ales, it now offers traditional home-cooked dishes, such as 'Elizabethan Pork' (casserole of pork with cider & rosemary, sprinkled with cheese); 'Steak, Mushroom & Ale Pie'; 'Home-Cooked Ham with free-range Eggs & Chips' and a rather smart 'Fish Pie'.
Their Sunday lunch, which includes Rib of Beef with all the trimmings, has seen them shortlisted for National awards.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-19.00; Sun 12.00-14.00; mains £6.95 to £7.95
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 12.00-19.00; main £6.95 to £7.95
- Wine: a short list has modest mark-ups
- Nearest station: Norwich Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Outside eating