Pubs & Restaurants

Lower Farm Bed & Breakfast | Harpley, Norfolk B&B

There is an enormous array of pubs and restaurants in the area, from Michelin starred, award-winning dining rooms to super child friendly pubs. Whether you fancy a quick pint after a walk on the beach or a five star menu, there really is something for everyone, and we will be happy to make our personal recommendations depending on what your preferences are.

Below is a little detail on our most local eateries. Below these we have included a list of some of our favourite places to go.

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The Rose Crown - Harpley

The Rose and Crown

Harpley (5 mins walk)
01485 521807

A traditional country pub in the heart of the village that welcomes, diners, drinkers, cyclists and walkers (human and canine!). An extensive menu of local produce and game served in a very cosy and welcoming atmosphere. There are no foams or veloutes on the menu here, just delicious, honest, excellent value pub food! Tuesday night is Steak Night where you get two for the price of one, and Thursday night is the extremely popular Curry night, booking ahead for both is essential. There is also a lovely enclosed beer garden to relax in during the summer months. The Rose and Crown is shut all day on Monday and Tuesday lunchtime. Ian also offers a limited number of take-away options.


Dabbling Duck Pub, Gt. Massingham

The Dabbling Duck

Great Massingham (2 miles)
01485 520827

This gastro-pub enjoys a commanding position overlooking the green and duck ponds in one of Norfolk’s most picturesque villages. The sophisticated menu uses local ingredients and great imagination, resulting in exciting dishes and flavour combinations to tempt any palate. There is also a large enclosed garden with a super children’s play area that is very popular for the barbecue lunches held over the summer months.

The Crown Inn, East Rudham

The Crown Inn

East Rudham (2 miles)
01485 528530

This award-winning pub stands on the village green and serves great food with a modern twist. The blazing log fire and large wooden bar make it very welcoming for drinkers and diners alike. Sunday lunches are excellent and very popular so make sure you book ahead.

Thams at The Dukes Head, West Rudham

Thams at the Dukes Head

West Rudham (1.5miles)
01485 528628

Tham is the hugely popular and genial landlord of this local gem. On offer is both a takeaway and restaurant Cantonese menu with Malaysian influences, and the daily specials are not to be missed. Traditional bar meals are also offered at lunchtime. Closed all day Monday and Tuesday lunchtime.

King's Head, Gt. Bircham

The Kings Head

Bircham (5 miles)
01485 578265

This attractive hotel has a more modern décor and ambience in the bar area and a large restaurant that gets very busy on Sundays. There is an extensive bar and restaurant menu, and the tapas style bar snacks are very popular, particularly amongst the locals!. There is a sheltered courtyard and a children’s play area to enjoy in the summer months.

Listed below are a few more of our favourites, but it is a drop in the ocean as there are so many wonderful places to visit.

The Neptune, Old Hunstanton

The Neptune

Old Hunstanton  (25 mins drive)

01485 532122

One for a special treat, fabulous Michelin-starred food in an intimate setting.

Morston Hall, Morston

Morston Hall

Morston (20 mins drive)
01263 741041

Owned by renowned chef  Galton Blackiston, another Michelin-starred gem that serves a spectacular set tasting menu.

The Orange Tree, Thornham

The Orange Tree

Thornham (20 mins drive)
01485 512213

A gastro-pub with an exciting menu featuring seafood with Asian and Indian influences.

The Lifeboat, Thornham

The Lifeboat

Thornham (20 mins drive)
01485 512236

One of the great stalwarts of the coast, people travel for miles to enjoy a bowl of the their mussels.

The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe

The White Horse

Brancaster  (20 mins drive)
01485 210262

Fabulous setting overlooking the marshes, fine dining restaurant or delicious tapas served out on the balcony.

The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster

The Jolly Sailors

Brancaster (20 mins drive)
01485 544080

Perfect for all the family, a huge outside garden and play area and brilliant child friendly menu, the best pizzas on the coast!

The Duck Inn, Stanhoe

The Duck Inn

Stanhoe (15 mins drive)
01485 518330

A popular pub with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere.

The Hoste Arms, Burnham Market

The Hoste Arms

Burnham Market  (20 mins drive)
01328, 738777

A veritable institution that everyone must visit at least once. Be warned though, parking in Burnham Market is almost impossible in the summer months!

Titchwell Manor, Titchwell

Titchwell Manor

Titchwell (25mins drive)
01485 544080

Fine dining in the restaurant and a more relaxed bistro menu in the Eating Rooms.

The Victoria Pub, Holkham

The Vic

Holkham (25mins drive)

Recently refurbished, the perfect place for a spot of lunch after a walk on glorious Holkham beach.


Lord Nelson Pub, Burnham Thorpe

The Lord Nelson

Burnham Thorpe (20 mins drive)
01328 738241

Visit the pub that produces the legendary Nelson’s Blood in the village of Nelson’s birthplace. Great pub food with an excellent barbecue and grill in the summer months.