The Walpole Arms
“Dining pub with inventive food” - AA Inspector
Owned by a local farming family, this renowned rural dining venue is tucked away down narrow lanes on the edge of sleepy Itteringham, close to the National Trust's Blickling Hall. Its oak-beamed bar offers local Woodforde's and Adnams ales on tap, while menus champion top-notch meats and produce from the family farm and local artisan producers. Typical dishes include poached duck egg with spinach, black pudding crumb and butter sauce; the Walpole Pigs board – ham hock terrine, pork rillette fritter, pork belly, and black pudding with pickled pear, apple jelly and focaccia; and beef ribs with sauté potatoes and carrots. Leave room for vanilla crème brûlée; baked Alaska; or sticky toffee pudding.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Main course from: £1
- 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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