The Rose & Crown

Snettisham, Norfolk

Rating: Good

Modern British | Pub with rooms

At the heart of a west Norfolk village, this whitewashed 14th-century pub with rooms certainly looks the venerable part. Inside, it's all brick and bare-boarded floors, twisty passages and low beams, while the wintry ambience is enhanced with crackling log fires. The kitchen doesn't go overboard with culinary modernism, but adds subtle contemporary touches to what is essentially country-pub terra firma, as in smoked haddock chowder with tempura soft-shell crab or pan-seared chicken suprême alongside charred chicory and black garlic aïoli. R&C classics are dependably robust (beer-battered haddock, the R&C burger and so on), while specials might include hake with Brancaster mussels, pancetta, peas and baby gem. And if you feel you could still bear a little more indulging after that, look no further than Key lime pie, the 'chocolate signature' extravaganza or sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and coconut parfait. Breakfast, Sunday roasts and bookable afternoon teas are further reasons to be cheerful. Real ales are from East Anglia's finest (Adnams, Woodforde's etc), while the short wine list kicks off at £21 (£5.50 a glass).

Rating: Good

Modern British | Pub with rooms

Dining Information:

Accommodation, Private dining room, Separate bar, Wheelchair access, Parking, Electric car charging, Family friendly, Dog friendly, Credit card required

Old Church Road, Snettisham, Norfolk PE31 7LX

01485 541382