Particularly well run inn with log fires and interesting furnishings, imaginative food, a fine range of drinks and stylish seating on heated terrace; well equipped bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
As ever, our readers love all aspects of this excellent pub. The two main bars have distinct character and simple charm, with an open fire and woodburning stove, old quarry tiles or coir flooring, cushioned wall seating and wooden tables and chairs, candles on mantelpieces and daily papers. There are stools against the bar where locals enjoy Adnams Southwold and Broadside, Lancaster Bomber, Marstons Pedigree, Ringwood Boondoggle and Woodfordes Wherry on handpump; also, 14 wines by the glass, ten malt whiskies and local cider and fruit juices served by neatly dressed, courteous staff. A small wooden-floored back room has old sports equipment, the landlord's sporting trophies and photos of the pub's cricket team. The civilised little restaurant (decorated in soft greys) has cushions and picture mounts with splashes of bright green and flowers in old galvanised watering cans sitting on window sills. At the back of the building, two rooms make up the bustling Garden Room, with sofas, wooden farmhouse and white-painted dining chairs around a mix of tables, church candles in large lanterns, attractive striped blinds and doors that lead to the pretty walled garden. Here there are plenty of contemporary seats and tables under cream parasols, outdoor heaters, colourful herbaceous borders and a wooden galleon-shaped climbing fort for children. Bedrooms are spacious and well appointed and breakfasts very good. Disabled lavatories and wheelchair ramp. This is sister pub to the Bank House in King's Lynn.
Good Pub Guide Food
Using the best local produce, the top class food includes sandwiches, scallops with cauliflower and tonka bean purée, venison and black pudding scotch egg with parsnip and apple rémoulade, barbecue chicken and pulled pork burger with onion rings and fries, chargrilled halloumi with roast vine tomato and basil risotto, cod fillet with puy lentils and turnip and pancetta stew, pork fillet with jerusalem artichoke purée, burnt leeks, pommes dauphine and jus, and puddings such as chocolate torte with turkish delight and pistachio brittle and honey pannacotta with poached rhubarb, pear and granola.
Anthony and Jeannette Goodrich
Good Pub Guide Information
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