Dining Out


There are plenty of excellent pubs and restaurants in the area and these are shown below. We can do no better than quote directly from their website. Our local taxi firm, Tiny's Taxis (01328 856 314) are very happy to provide an exellent service to and from the restaurant of your choice if none of you fancies driving.
 

The Old Forge
Fakenham Road
Thursford
NR21 0BD

About 8 Miles

01328 878 345
This is a lovely 'bistro style' fish restaurant with plenty of local shellfish and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
It holds three AA rosettes for culinary excellence.  Local specialities include Cromer crab, mussels, scallops and dover sole.
 
For a sample menu, click here
 
The Crown Inn
The Green
East Rudham
PE31 8RD

About 4 Miles

01485 528530
Tristan and Paula McEwan and Paul Edwards are local caterers with an eye for quality. This friendly gastro-pub services delicious food and ales at a very reasonable price. See their website for details and sample menus here.

The Inn is dog friendly but it can be worth booking in advance at weekends.
 The Crown Inn - Rudham
Morston Hall
Morston
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 7AA

About 17 Miles

01263 741041
Morston Hall is an intimate country house hotel with its origin in the 17th century. It is located 2 miles from Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast.

Morston Hall has won great praises from regional and national press, including East Anglia Small Hotel of the Year, also for its outstanding cuisine. It is the only restaurant with both 3 red rosette's and Michelin Star award within a 50 mile radius.

Chef Galton Blackiston has created an extremely fine restaurant, much admired by Delia Smith.  This is a venue for special occassions or, perhaps, just top quality self-indulgence!

Booking is recommended - even for afternoon tea.
A sample menu is attached here.
 

The Hoste Arms
The Green
Burnham Market
Norfolk
PE31 8HD

About 9 miles

01328 738 777

 

The Hoste Arms is a seventeenth-century coaching inn offering 35 stylish bedrooms in Burnham Market, a stone's throw away from the beautiful North Norfolk coast, with its stunning beaches and walks.
 
Although situated on the village green in one of Norfolk's best known villages, The Hoste benefits from a country house ambiance, with a roaring log fire in the cosy front bar, a paneled dining room, light filled conservatory and pretty walled garden tucked behind the stylish Moroccan themed terrace.

The Hoste is very much at the heart of this well-loved village, and welcomes the local community and visitors and holiday-makers alike.

A sample menu is attached here.

 
 
The Kings Head
Holt Road,
Letheringsett,
Norfolk
NR25 7AR


About 14 miles

01263 712691

Following an extensive renovation in 2007, The King’s Head near Holt, offers a homely mix of original features and modern-day comfort in it’s bar and restaurant.
 
As with all the Flying Kiwi hotels and pubs, food of the highest quality is prepared to order using only the freshest, natural ingredients all sourced locally from farmers, fishermen and traders. We also have our own herd of cows which are currently being reared in the adjacent field.

Our enormous garden has it’s own bar and is the perfect place for children with a wonderful large ‘play’ castle, willow maze and climbing tower to keep them entertained for hours.

So whether it is a relaxing drink or an early morning coffee, The Kings Head at Letheringsett has it all.

A sample menu is attached here

 
The Blakeney White Horse
4 High Street Blakeney
Norfolk
NR25 7AL

About 17 miles

01263 740574
Our head chef Alex Stibbard, runs two menus from The White Horse kitchen a lunchtime snack menu and a constantly changing A la Carte supper menu.

We pride ourselves on supporting and being supported by local suppliers. Lobster, crab and mussel fishermen as the seasons dictate; butchers, graziers and Norfolk estates for meat and game; soft fruit, salads, asparagus and free range eggs from local small holders; increasingly cheeses from within the county. Rod and line caught mackerel and sea bass find their way to our door through the summertime.

Bread is baked daily in our own kitchen and all our delicious desserts are homemade.

We serve four real ales all from the region including one  from the local micro brewery run by former restaurateur, Peter Yetman and two from our favourite suppliers Adnams of Southwold.

A sample menu is attached here

 
The Globe Inn
The Buttlands
Wells-next-the-Sea
Norfolk
NR23 1EU

About 11 miles

01328 710206

 
The Globe Inn offers modern British pub food that reflects the area where its chefs live and work. In early summer, enjoy the tenderest asparagus and sweet early strawberries, the first sea bass of the year, spring lamb and vegetables, then tasty crab, samphire and the freshest mackerel straight out of the sea. While in autumn, try sea trout and local mussels. As autumn turns to winter, take comfort in warming winter food of wild game from Holkham Estate, roasted winter root vegetables and jugs of richly stocked gravy.

The Inn has quickly become known for its Steak Night every Wednesday, when diners can choose from Holkham Estate-reared rump, sirloin.

The Globe's kitchen also caters for little appetites, making homemade dishes such as little fish and chips and baked pasta. Any special dietary requirements can be accommodated given some notice. There is also a small dining room, which is available for private parties of up to 16.

A sample menu is attached here

 
Byfords 
1-3 Shirehall Plain
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 6BG

About 15 miles


 01263 711400

 
With its wonderful atmosphere and friendly service, Byfords is the perfect place for well earned time off with friends, family and loved ones. This popular Holt café is open all day, every day, and is ideal for every occasion. Try one of the filled croissants or our famous full breakfasts to start the day; cappuccino and a big Byfords’ scone for Elevenses; a bowl of fresh salad, deli boards and anti pasti at lunchtime, an indulgent traditional afternoon tea, treat the family to early evening pizza & pasta, or book a wonderful evening meal by candlelight.

Byfords’ menu has international influence and uses fresh, local, seasonal ingredients presented in a quirky cafe style. So much of the enjoyment at Byfords is created by the atmosphere and we try to enhance this with the food and service, with both being casual and informal, but delivering great quality.

Live jazz plays on the evening of the last Wednesday of each month.

 
Jollyfarmers
1Burnham Road
North Creake
Nofolk
NR21 9JW

About 6 miles


01328738185
Built originally as a coaching Inn the Jolly Farmers has been welcoming guests since the early 1800's, these days we offer good food and drink in traditional surroundings with a warm and convivial atmosphere. The pub is divided into 3 small rooms all featuring mellow woods, pine tables and leather chairs, pamment tiled or wooden floors and large open hearths or woodburners.

We like to think of the Jolly farmers as a village pub and eatery, still believing in the traditional values of a 'local' but also offering an exciting dinning experience with menus and specials boards offering an impressive choice of dishes that cater for most tastes and appetites. Local suppliers provide all the meat, game and fresh fish that is used in creating both contemporary and traditional dishes. Crab and lobster menus in the summer, mussel menus in the winter all purchased direct from the local fisherman.

The drinks are also taken seriously, two or three real ales served straight from the cask (CAMRA Good Beer Guide), a carefully selected wine list and some very fine ports and malt whiskies are also being offered. 

Closed all Monday and Tuesday.