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Bar food times: 12 - 3, 6 - 9

Popular food includes lunchtime sandwiches, twice-baked blue cheese soufflé with pear and watercress salad, duck and sweet potato hash cake, poached egg and home-made brown sauce, sharing platters, butternut squash risotto with parmesan, braised ham hock with grain mustard mash, pineapple purée, charred corn, crispy egg and cider sauce, cod with chorizo, butter beans, mussels and gremolata crumb, local venison loin with coffee, salsify, bacon and chocolate jus, and puddings.

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Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Piped Music
Piped Music
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Bar

Rating and Comments

3.5/5
47 votes cast
We had lunch on a November Saturday. The service was slow, the rooms were cold and we had to ask for heating. My food was average and the decor was tired. The village is very pretty.
Avoid on Friday & Saturday nights.
I went in for a (hopefully) quiet drink on a Friday night. The pub was soon invaded by about 20 or so well spoken youngsters who could only communicate by shouting very loudly. It became impossible to hold a conversation. They soon took over most of the bar area making it rather unpleasant. A local told me that this was fairly regular at weekend evenings and that they would stay until closing time.
The pub has accomodation, goodness knows what it must be like to try to sleep when this lot are in.
Visited for lunch 29 April 2011 - crowded front room with people watching the Royal Wedding, so noisier than usual, but big back room and garden seating were a very pleasant escape. Good menu (seafood platter and dressed crab salad both excellent) and choice of beers. Quite friendly staff.
Not sure I agree fully with two prior comments - I felt food was over-priced, particularly as you have to pay a supplement for vegtables with main courses, which cost £10.95 already.

Agree beer was wellkept (St Edmund Ale, by Greene KIng at £3.10 a pint), but only a couple of years after the place was re-furbished, it is already beginning to look shabby .. unless shabby-chic is the aim.

Few people in Wednesday lunchtime we visited, and atmosphere was spoiled a little by staff discussing operational issues in the open in the bar area.

Wood burner on a very cool May day was useful to keep place warm.

Won't be rushing back ... despite Castle Acre being a beautiful vilage, well worth a visit.
Very friendly and attentive staff made this fascinating building a good place for supper. The beer was well kept and some of the dishes (fish stew, lamb cutlets) were superb and well worth the price asked.
Very nice pub (which I mistakenly just gave it a 1 out of 5 stars rather than a 4) with pleasant garden in a super village setting opposite the green in the centre of Castle Acre. Very friendly and especially efficient young staff who even thought to bring to the table knives and forks for everyone even though not everyone was eating as they thought some would be sharing thier food. Good food though its not cheap though we thought the sandwiches were excellent value given the size and quality of the ingredients. Nice Green King IPA went down well wih the food.

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