The Orange Tree

“Contemporary dining pub in a coastal village”



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Formerly a smugglers’ haunt, this 400-year-old whitewashed inn has evolved over the years into the stylish family-run country pub it is today. Standing in the centre of the village opposite the church, The Orange Tree is a useful stop for walkers on the Peddars Way. Develop an appetite with a stroll to the local staithe, where working fishing boats still come and go through the creeks of Brancaster Bay, before returning for a pint of East Anglian-brewed ale. Chef Stuart Wasey makes the most of freshly landed local seafood but it’s not just the fish that justifies his claim that the restaurant is the jewel in The Orange Tree’s crown; the pub has a long-established relationship with local suppliers, and most of the meat is sourced from Norfolk farms. Children will love the climbing frame in the pub’s garden.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Orange Tree
High Street,THORNHAM,PE36 6LY
Phone : 01485 512213


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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