Eating out In Norfolk

There are lots of pubs and restaurants within easy reach of Dairy Barns, the Greyhound is the closest, 2 miles down the lane. There are even more great places though further afield that we think they’re well worth the effort.  So if you’re looking for somewhere to eat, please don’t hesitate to ask and we’re happy to help.  Opening hours are always changing so if you want to be sure always give them a call or check the website before going.

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Within a 5-15 minute drive…

Everybody expects something different when they eat out but these are some of our guests’ favourites.  Please let us know what you think of them.

The Star Inn, Lessingham
The Star Inn, Lessingham

For good pub food and a friendly atmosphere where all are welcome, try The Star, Lessingham.  Food is not served on Mondays or Sunday evenings. A large garden and dogs are also welcome in the Lounge Area.  Serving a wide range of home-cooked food with recipes from around the world, vegetarian meal and a daily Specials board.  Sundays is a traditional roast beef with all the trimmings or veggie alternative.

If you want to feel special and have a wonderful restaurant meal, then it’s The Ingham Swan.  You’ll need to book to guarantee a table.  Chef/Patron, Daniel Smith takes pride in serving modern British food of the highest quality using fresh, seasonal local produce from the local area catering for meat lovers, fish eaters and vegetarians.

The Ingham Swan
The Greyhound Inn

Just a mile and a half away in the village you’ll find The Greyhound Inn, serving homemade pub classics, light-bites and traditional Sunday roasts. Usually open 7 days a week but can vary depending on time of year.

If you’re in the mood for a curry, try out Oasis 2 in Stalham for a freshly made curry and a range of dishes from various regions around India. You can also order a delivery to the Barns.

Oasis 2, Stalham
Poppylands Cafe, Horsey

Poppylands Cafe, Horsey 10 – 3.30 7 days a week, this is a quirky tea rooms where it is all themed as if we are in the 1940’s!

The Boat House at Ormesby is a modern country pub, they also own the Waterside next door that offers great light lunches.

The Boathouse, Ormesby
The Light House Inn, Walcott

The Light House Inn in Walcott is family friendly and a stones throw from the beach.  It serves good pub food all day everyday from 12 – 10pm. They are usually open 7 days a week

The Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Walcott, in my families opinion the best fish and chips in the area, there are offering phone orders, click and collect and good old fashioned queuing. Its the perfect place to take a bottle of wine and enjoy your meal on the beach!

The Nelson Head, Horsey. Traditional country pub, child and dog friendly with a warm welcome and large open fire, a perfect place to head to after a walk on the beach to see the seals. Offering real ale and fresh local food cooked to order.


A bit further afield, but well worth the effort …

Horning is always worth taking a wander along the river bank and if you’re a fish lover then we’d suggest you should visit Bure River Cottage Restaurant, a seafood restaurant serving the freshest fish from Norfolk and Suffolk with menus changing daily and all food is produced on site, including homemade bread and desserts.

The Recruiting Sergeant is an award winning pub and restaurant situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall (approx. 13 miles from Dairy Barns).  It is well known for its food quality food using fresh seasonal ingredients. They host our staff Christmas meal every year and always do a great job!

The 300 year old dog-friendly Fisherman’s Return in Winterton on Sea is popular with both locals and visitors to this quiet little seaside village.  Food is freshly prepared and locally sourced where possible with fish featuring prominently on the Specials board. Serving food 7 days a week

Salhouse Lodge is located on the edge of the village of Salhouse not far from Wroxham, it re-opened after full refurbishment in Summer 2003 and is a family run pub and restuaurant set in an old rectory with large garden and patio area. Beautifully decorated and a large varied menu

The Rising Sun, Coltishall is located on the River Bure and is beside a beautiful large grass common where you can take a chair and watch the world go by. They are open for eating in but I enjoy ordering take away fish and chips or homemade pizza from there and sit on the common while people and boat watching. There is nearly always an ice cream van on the common as well, perfect for dessert!

The Kings Arms, Fleggburgh, didn’t disappoint. Beautiful and delicious food, friendly, attentive staff, and a good selection of Gin at the bar. It’s very much a restaurant, not a pub and a 20 min drive from us at the Barns, they serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week.