This enchanting, brick-and-flint built inn sits beneath trees at the fringe of the grounds of Norwich’s Anglican Cathedral, the builders of which lodged at the pub, licensed since 1249. It’s a refreshing step back in time, free of electronic diversions whilst rich with beers from Woodforde’s and Wolf breweries; spirits here include ghosts of lingering, long-gone former locals. Who can blame them when the food is as rewarding as the ales; visitors resting on a tour of Norwich’s finest can expect no-nonsense quality pub classics like filled large Yorkshire pudding, trawlerman’s pie, home-made curry or chilli. The hanging basket displays are stunning.
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
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About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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