Our Inspector's View
Just a short hop from the coast, The Neptune still has the look of an old inn, with its creeper-covered Georgian façade, but it’s a top-notch restaurant with rooms these days. Much of the glorious regional bounty around these parts finds its way into Kevin Mangeolles’ kitchen and onto a fixed-price carte and full-works tasting menu. The dining room is a smart, intimate space, with a neutral colour scheme and tables dressed in white linen. The cooking has classical roots, loads of good ideas and those local ingredients to the fore; Brancaster mussels, for example, with Serrano ham and apple, or Norfolk quail and truffle terrine. Main course suckling pig is accompanied by cabbage, butternut squash and dauphine potato, while British and French cheeses come with biscuits and grape chutney, or there might be almond iced nougat with strawberry, coconut and lime. The smart wine list has good options by the glass and half bottle.
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Facilities – at a glance
Top-notch regional produce in charming restaurant with rooms
- Seats: 20
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Days Closed: Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 1.30
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 6
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 18
- Cuisine style: Modern European
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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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