A deservedly popular pub, now under the same ownership as The White Horse in Blakeney. You can enjoy real ales, either in the bar or garden that overlooks the marshes and Cley’s well-known mill.
On the food front, the kitchen has built up an excellent network of local suppliers, including the local smokehouse (q.v.). A short seasonal menu is offered, backed up by daily specials from the blackboard. At lunchtime, you order from the bar, while during the evening a table service system operates.
An early summer menu listed ‘Cley smokehouse Prosciutto with Caramelised Pears & Walnuts’; ‘Crab Tian with Thai Mayonnaise & Mixed Leaves’; ‘Fried Halloumi Salad with Chicory, Beetroot, Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion & Herb Oil Dressing’ and ‘Ham Hock Terrine with Homemade Chutney & Toasted Bloomer’ amongst the starters.
‘Allards Red Onion & Black Pepper Sausages with Champ, Green Beans, Caramelised Red Onio Jus & Crispy Onion Rings’; ‘Fresh Fillet of Haddock Deep-Fried in Beer Batter with Pea Purée & Hand-Cut Chips’; ‘Pan-Fried Gressingham Duck Breast with Pommes Anna Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage & Red Currant Jus’ and ‘GoatsCheese, Pear & Spinach Parcels with Sundried Tomato, Black Olive & Mixed Leaf Salad’ listed among the mains.
Homemade desserts such as Crème Brulée, Crumbles & Pannacotta’s set the style; while those with a more savoury tooth should be tempted by their selection of Norfolk Farmhouse Cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.15; mains about £13 to £20
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains about £13 to £20
- Wine: a well-chosen list of about 30 bins – with about half being offered by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Sheringham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available