Situated on the High Street just a short walk from Blakeney Harbour and a variety of shops, the…
Since the 17th century, this former coaching inn has been tucked away among Blakeney’s flint-built fishermen’s cottages, a short, steepish amble up from the harbour. The tastefully appointed, Adnams-stocked bar is stylish yet informal, the conservatory is naturally bright – both are eating areas, where the same menu and daily specials apply. For a light lunch choose perhaps a sandwich; a seasonal salad; or an Adnams Broadside and Walsingham cheddar croquette with rainbow beetroot and dressed watercress. For something a bit more substantial, how about a White Horse classic – Norfolk loin of lamb, slow cooked bon bon, smoked carrot purée, heritage carrots, dauphinoise potatoes, curly kale and a red wine jus?
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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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