What looks like a traditional village pub hides an unusual multi-coloured interior and interesting modern paintings.
Eat in the bar, dedicated dining area or in fine weather their pleasant garden.
The kitchen, under the direction of Gareth Williams, offers a seasonal menu of mainly locally-produced food, and this is both of a high standard and modestly-priced for the standard on offer. Nearly everything is produced in-house.
A Summer menu listed 'Sweet Potato, Rosemary & Butternut Squash Soup'; 'Pan-Fried Pigeon Breast & Bacon Salad' and 'Deep-Fried Whitebait with Lemon Mayonnaise' among the starters.
'Adnams Beer-Battered Haddock Fillet with Mushy Peas & Chips'; 'Ham, Double Egg & Hand-Cut Chips'; Braised Neck of Lamb with New Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables'; 'Pan-Fried Duck Breast with Orange Mash, Chestnut and Raspberry Sauce' plus various steaks from the grill.
Traditional puds might include 'Warm Treacle Tart with Vanilla Seed Ice Cream & Raspberry Coulis'; 'Spotted Dick with Crème Anglaise' and 'Norfolk Syllabub'.
Their Sunday lunches, including traditional roasts, are particularly popular.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.30; mains about £9 to £16
- Dinner: Tues-Fri 18.00-22.30, Sat, Sun & Monday Bank Holidays 18.30-21.00; mains about £9 to £16
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Sheringham (14 miles)
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: Kitchen closed Mon. between Nov end of May
- Outside eating