The Hare Arms

“Handsome country pub with a good vegetarian selection”



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Peacocks roam the garden of this ivy-clad pub named after the Hare family, who purchased Stow Bardolph estate in 1553 and still play an important part locally. Owners Pat and Deborah Palmer have retained the old-world charm of this former coaching inn, with fascinating memorabilia on display throughout the music-free, L-shaped bar, where guest ales partner those of Greene King. There's plenty to contemplate on the menu, so take your time choosing between, perhaps, slow-cooked beef ribs in BBQ sauce and steak and pork belly with grilled black pudding. Vegetarian options may include Moroccan bean burger. Gluten-free menus available.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

AA Pick of the Pubs
The Hare Arms


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £11.95
Opening times
  • Closed: false
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales

About the area

Discover Norfolk

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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