The good pub guide review
With gaslit bar rooms that have panelling and painted roughcast walls hung with china plates and royalist photographs, this old-fashioned flint and brick pub has plenty of charm. Padded leather or upholstered wall seats and kitchen chairs around rustic pine tables on quarry tiles and several Victorian fireplaces contribute to the bygone atmosphere. Adnams Ghost Ship, Woodfordes Wherry and a guest on handpump and 20 wines by the glass served through a hatch by friendly staff; darts, dominoes, shove-ha'penny, cards and board games. There's a courtyard garden with flower tubs, a terrace with metal chairs and tables and lawns with picnic-sets. Four stylish, comfortable bedrooms are next door in what was the post office; two more recently refurbished rooms are upstairs in the pub. Dogs are made welcome (they have a basset hound called Lola) and they hold a pie and pint festival on the August bank holiday.
The good pub guide food review
The pub is well known for its traditional home-made pies such as beef and binham blue cheese or walnut, mushroom and stout (not Sunday). Other food options include filled rolls, roast beetroot, binham blue cheese and walnut salad, rabbit and pork terrine, chicken and cheddar croquettes with barbecue sauce, salt and pepper tofu with stir-fried vegetables and noodles, sausages with mash and onion gravy, beef burger with bacon and redcurrant jelly, beer-battered fish and chips, and puddings such as dark chocolate mousse with butterscotch sauce and pink prosecco jelly with raspberry sorbet.