Find this deservedly-popular inn, dating back to the 15th century, in the centre of the village, close to the sea and 'rowing' ferry - which crosses the River Blyth to Southwold. It's now under new management, so reports please.
You'll find various timbered snugs with flagstone floors, traditional oak furnishings and open fires.
On the food front, you can eat in one of these bars, in a larger rear dining room or - in fair weather - the large & pleasant garden. They offer freshly-cut sandwiches, various Ploughman's plus their speciality of top-quality Fish & Chips, with Mushy Peas & their own Tartare Sauce.
If you'd like something more elaborate, you might find starters such as 'Half a Pint of Shell-On Prawns with Marie Rose Sauce & Dressed Leaves'; 'Grilled Sardines' and 'Warm Spinach, Tomato, Olive & Goats' Cheese Tartlet'.
Mains, such as 'Dressed Cromer Crab'; 'Free-Range Pork & Leek Sausages'; 'Homemade Lamb Burgers' and their own 'Smoked Haddock & Prawn Chowder with Chunky Bread' set the style - although there are blackboard specials, with the local catch well to the fore.
If you just fancy a pud, or need to round off your meal you might be tempted by 'Chocolate & Walnut Brownie with Maple & Walnut Ice Cream'; 'Fruit of the Forest Cheesecake with Sloe Gin & Damson Ice Cream' or 'Banoffi Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream'. While those with a more savoury tooth should be tempted by their 'Norfolk & Suffolk Cheese Platter'
Service is efficient, slick and friendly.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun 12.00-22.00; mains from £9.95
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-22.00; mains from £9.95
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups.
- Children's portions: Children's menu
- Nearest station: Halesworth Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available