A beautifully-situated pub where you can enjoy a pint of real ale or food that draws regulars from many miles around. With its elevated position it has splendid views across the tidal marshes and marvellous sandy beaches. On the food front, seafood is the main event.
An all day menu offers light meals such as 'Pan-Fried Salmon Fishcakes on Wilted Spinach with Sorrel Butter' and 'Pork & Leek Sausages with Creamed Mashed Potatoes & Onion Gravy' expands slightly over the lunchtime period.
In the evening there are further expansions with perhaps 'Brancaster Staithe Oysters in Tempura with Washabi Mash, Lemon Syrup & Tofu Broth / or Natural with Lemon'; 'Seared Local Asparagus with Soft Poached Egg, Grain Mustard Hollandaise Sauce'; 'Deep-Fried Calamari with Lime Mayonnaise & Tempura Tiger Prawns' and 'Dressed Cromer Crab with Lime Mayonnaise & Dressed Leaf Salad' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Grilled Orford Cod with Pancetta, Broad Beans, Peas & Local Baby Leeks'; 'Fresh Tagliatelle of Wild Mushroom. Pea, Spinach & Parmesan Garlic Cream'; 'Grilled Cutlet & Braised Shoulder of Lamb with Carrot Purée with Dauphinoise Potatoes & Thyme Jus' and 'Pan Roast Supreme of Halibut with Aubergine Purée, Caviar and Horseradish Cream Sauce' listed among the mains.
If you still have room - or would just like some pud - you might be tempted by 'Lemon Tart'; 'Passion Fruit Bavarois with Mango Coulis' or 'Milk Chocolate Mousse with White Chocolate Ice Cream'. While those with a more savoury tooth will enjoy their selection of Norfolk Farmhouse Cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains about £12 to £18 (plus All Day Bar Menu)
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains £12 to £19
- Seats: 100, plus 100 inside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has some choice under the £20 mark, plus about half a dozen by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible - plus Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Kings Lynn Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available