Food & Drink

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The Dabbling Duck, Great Massingham

Now listed in the The Good Food Guide they combine good food, good wine with a friendly village pub atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Families are welcome especially when weather permits into the large attractive gardens with children’s play-area. Well-behaved dogs are also allowed in the front restaurant and bar……they even have a doggy menu!

01485 520827 (10 minute walk)


Rose and Crown, Harpley

Situated just a few miles away from the north Norfolk coast.

The Rose & Crown Harpley is an ideal location to spend your evening and indulge in some great timeless dishes cooked to order from fresh and local ingredients.

01485 521807 (3 minute drive)


The Crown Inn, Rudham

All our food is prepared to order using only the freshest and natural ingredients, sourced locally from farmers, fishermen and traders.

By using seasonal ingredients not even we know what will be on our menu from week to week.

01485 528530 (10 minute drive)


The Brisley Bell Inn, Dereham

The Bell hopes to establish itself in the heart of Norfolk as a pub that’s 'definitely worth a visit'.

Great food to match the careful restoration, combined with a wide range of drinks to accompany any dish the chef conjures up.

01632 705024 (25 minutes drive)


Duck Inn, Stanhoe

For many years the go to gastro-pub with it’s imaginative food receiving loads of accolades.

Certainly ‘more restaurant than pub in its style’ but still deserves a place on your short list despite a fair few fresh recent openings. Booking essential.

01485 518330 Restaurant Bar (15 minute drive)


Rose and Crown, Snettisham

Still holds true to its long history as a coaching Inn with a traditional pub feel and warm hospitality.

‘Delicious food with a local slant’ and always very busy throughout the summer. A number of impressive awards hang off the walls. New chef in 2018 and offering pub meals and a restaurant menu with specials changing daily. Substantial garden with play area. Awarded the Good Pub Guide “UK Pub of the Year 2016”.

01485 543172 Pub (15 minute drive)


The Old Bank, Snettisham

Aga and Lewis run this cosy unpretentious restaurant/bistro.

‘Lovely for a relaxed intimate meal’ with a simple menu of imaginative and delicious food cooked by a talented chef and presented by a friendly and efficient team. Named best local restaurant in the East of England for 2019 by the Good Food Guide. Generally you have to book a long way in advance to get a table.

01485 544080 Restaurant/Bistro (15 minute drive)


The Gin Trap, Ringstead

With over 100 gins from around the world, The Gin Trap Inn certainly lives up to its name.

With a tasty menu this is a great lunch option on the North Norfolk coast. Holds very popular ‘Gin Extravaganzas’ throughout the summer so check out our What’s On page. We regularly walk there and back down the Peddars Way for a relaxed weekend afternoon.

01485 525264 Pub (15 minute drive)


The Neptune, Old Hunstanton

This unpretentious restaurant a much deserved Michelin star

This is now probably the best ‘foodie’ restaurant to visit on the Norfolk coast Dishes are subtle with delicious combinations (think beetroot tart , lobster salad, loin of veal, peanut butter mousse).You will need deep pockets but will be talking fondly about the Neptune for a long time to come. Advance booking is essential!

01485 532122 Restaurant (20 minute drive)


White Horse, Brancaster Staithe

A firm favourite with a lovely conservatory restaurant, sun deck terrace and adjoining dining area with spectacular sea views over Brancaster and Scolt head Island.

Great seafood with also ‘good bar choices including a delicious tapas menu’. Perfect for an early evening drink at sunset. For diners early booking is advisable.

01485 210262 Restaurant Bar (20 minute drive)


Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe

This pub is a real Norfolk institution and offers everything from delicious hot-from-the-oven pizzas to local Brancaster mussels.

Draws a substantial crowd on a fine summer days and a fair few muddy dogs. ‘Relaxed with a capital R’ and as they don’t take reservations a very good bet for a last minute meal.

01485 210314 Pub (20 minute drive)


The Orange Tree, Thornham

In days gone by great food and a lively atmosphere made this one of the most successful gastro-pubs on the Norfolk coast picking up many awards along the way.

The menu could include oysters, steaks and seafood with Asian, Indian, modern British or even fairground influences. A large outside gardens with play area.

01485 512213 Pub. (20 minute drive)


Lifeboat Inn, Thornham

This Norfolk stalwart has regained it’s mojo under new ownership.

An old coaching inn packed with character and local characters. Great for a walk on the beach and a summer lunch. A short stroll from Holme Dunes beach so a great bet for a lunch-time sejourne.

01485 512236 Pub (20 minute drive)


Erics Fish and Chips, Drove Orchards, Thornham

The smartest fish and chips on this part of the Norfolk coast.

Candle-lit canteen style restaurant with top-notch traditional fish and chips with a twist. ‘The black garlic mayonnaise is amazing’. No bookings and so fiercely busy during peak periods. A sister restaurant is to open shortly in Holt.

01485 525886 Restaurant (20 minute drive)


Socius, Burnham Market

The atmosphere is welcoming, informal but stylish.

The young team behind this venture have personality and an enthusiasm for good food. They have created an interesting menu which can be enjoyed tapas style or through the traditional three of four courses well presented dishes especially the Sticky King Prawns and the salmon with fennel. Early booking essential.

01328 738307 Restaurant (20 minute drive)


The Hoste, Burnham Market

The Grand-Daddy of them all and the biggest dining room on this part of the Norfolk coast .

Still continues to innovate despite competition becoming much stiffer in Burnham Market of late. Recently changed hands so watch this space.

01328 738777 Restaurant Bar (20 minute drive)


Twenty 9, Burnham Market

Burnham Market’s newest restaurant, opened in 2018 with much praise for the refurbishment of this beautiful Georgian House over three floors. Highly Recommended.

A buzzy atmosphere and open-fire cooked steaks are the ‘highlight of the menu’ . Responses on TripAdviosr to some guests also garner some interest.

01328 738498 Restaurant Bar. For our most recent feedback go to our Online Concierge. (20 minute drive)


The Victoria, Holkham

Part of the Holkham Hall Estate.

Just a few steps from the beautiful beach at Holkham Bay, makes it a popular choice for a spot of lunch in the large gardens.

01328 713230 Pub (25 minute drive)


French’s Fish & Chips, The Quay, Wells-Next-Sea

French’s award-winning chippy have been frying away since 1923.

Get them wrapped and then a couple of minutes drive up to by the beach to eat them amongst the brightly painted huts at sunset – perfect!

01328 710 396 (25 minute drive)


The Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market

18th Century Pub with a deerpark and excellent surroundings. Highly recommended, especially on a Sunday.

Stuart Tattersall cooks from local ingredients and seasonal produce. Venison from the deerpark and beef from the local herd at Blickling are cooked over a large open fire in the Elk Room. The Gunton Arms also has its own seafood, mussels and Cromer crab are caught by local fishermen.

01263 832010 (35 minute drive)