The Ostrich Inn

“An impressive 16th-century coaching inn” - AA Inspector



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The Ostrich has stood on Castle Acre's green for over four centuries and looks all the better for its longevity; even the walls and ceilings that defied the ancient spirit level and plumb line are a delight. The decor is rich and warm, the bar bright. From a winter menu come duck and sweet potato hash cake with soft poached egg; braised ham hock, grain mustard mash, pineapple purée, charred corn, crispy hen's egg and cider sauce; and Ostrich Ale-battered haddock, chunky chips, mushy peas with tartare sauce. A June beer festival is held in the beautiful garden, which even finds room for a sandpit and a beach hut.

The Ostrich Inn
Stocks Green, CASTLE ACRE, PE32 2AE
Phone : 01760 755398


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • 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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