Roses round the door, fresh seafood and an AA Rosette – just some of what Anthony and Jeannette Goodrich’s splendid inn offers. Built in the 14th century for craftsmen working on the beautiful village church, its rose-hung façade conceals twisting passages and hidden corners, heavy oak beams, uneven red-tiled floors and inglenooks. Three charming bars offer Adnams, Ringwood and Woodforde's real ales on tap and 26 wines by the glass. Locally supplied produce includes shellfish and samphire from Brancaster, beef from salt marsh-raised cattle, game shot by men in wellies who drink in the back bar, local asparagus and strawberries, and herbs from village allotments. Lunch and dinner menus typically offer duck and pork belly rillette, burnt orange and fig chutney; mackerel fillet, cucumber and cashews; pan-fried sea bass fillet, salt and vinegar mash and warm fruit de mer dashi broth; and chocolate truffle tart with raspberry sorbet.
Everything you'd expect from a north Norfolk free house
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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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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