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The Walpole Arms

The Common, Itteringham, Norwich, NR11 7AR +44 1263586243

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Main course: £14
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00

Food very good ,relaxing atmosphere

Brian Holden 03 October 2016
from Norwich

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A traditional country pub serving modern British cuisine, The Walpole Arms dates back to the 18th century and sits in picturesque Norfolk countryside. The pub is the only one in Norfolk to have won the coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand Prize for 10 years in a row.

The chefs have created a mouth-watering menu prepared using seasonal local produce. Favourites include chargrilled 21-day aged sirloin steak with mushrooms, oven-dried tomatoes, salad & triple-cooked chips, roast red pepper & mozzarella risotto ball with slow cooked tomato sauce, artichoke & shaved pecorino salad, and pan-fried guinea fowl breast & confit leg with a potato terrine, caramelised chicory & chorizo.

Complementing the Walpole Arms menu are an extensive wine list & a tempting dessert menu. The pub serves a traditional roast every Sunday, and quiz nights are held on Wednesdays.

The traditional bar area features Norfolk red brick, oak beams and a wood burner to keep you warm in those cold winter months. With a cosy seating area, the Garden Room opens out onto the vine-covered terrace, creating the perfect setting for al fresco dining.

The Walpole Arms in Norfolk is a 10-minute drive from Aylsham Rail Station.

The Walpole Arms

The Common, Itteringham, Norwich, NR11 7AR

Contact +44 1263587258
Reservations +44 1263586243

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4.5 (((() (based on 146 reviews)
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  • dinner (108)
  • lunch (92)
  • romantic (50)
  • private dining (33)
  • value (33)
  • al fresco (29)
  • child friendly (19)
  • luxury (17)
  • views (15)
  • large parties (13)
  • entertainment (9)
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  • trendy (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((((( by from Norfolk

    The Menu was varied with seasonal dishes. Our food was beautifully cooked and presented.

  • ((((( by from Holt

    Excellent experience, as always. Attentive staff and delicious food. Best burger I've had in England ever!

  • ((((( by from London

    Lovely service, food, atmosphere.

  • ((((( by from Mattishall

    My wife took me there for my birthday. We had not been there before, we were not disappointed. The food choice was excellent, I had the whitebait, the sirloin steak and the sticky toffee pudding - not all at the same time ! The food was presented promptly and was hot. My wife's choice was scotch egg, seabags and chocolate brownie - all excellent. The beer is Woodfords - wherry is one of my favourites, followed by a nice glass of Malbec. The staff were very welcoming and attentive without being fussy or overbearing. The wood burner was alight and giving just the right amount of warmth. All in all - great lunch. The building itself is well appointed and comfortable. Ample parking. Not inexpensive - but you don't mind paying when it is this good. Thoroughly recommended.

  • (((** by from Norwich

    Service was slow and had to wait 25 minutes for a bottle of wine. Food was average and the roast potatoes were old.

  • ((((* by from norwich

    My meal was exceptionally good and the service was excellent.
    However, my daughter's meal was somewhat disappointing - she is a vegetarian and asked for a roast without the meat. This was delivered via 3 bowls (mixed veg in one, artichoke in another plus 2 Yorkshire puddings on a small plate. She had to ask for a large plate to "amalgamate" her meal. I think some more effort could have been made with this meal.
    Also, we asked whether there was any vegetarian gravy - there clearly wasn't as no gravy was served. Surely, you must appreciate that vegetarianism is no longer a rare requirement and as a top restaurant I would have expected you to be able to provide vegetarian gravy.
    This marred what was otherwise a very nicely cooked meal with really delicious vegetables cooked perfectly.

  • ((((* by from Norwich

    Lovely meal. Although we all chose the Sunday roast there were other options on the menu if you didn't want that. Very cosy in the bar with the log burner on the go but decidedly cooler in the restaurant area which is where our table was. This is the second time we have had a table in this area and we came away cold on the previous occasion too. Service from all the staff was very good.

  • ((((( by from Norwich

    Fifth time I have been now, service is always very good and its always very busy. Menu changes so no favourite, but the food is definitely gastro pub or better, good choice for veggies as well last night, the bar itself is to die for, so many awesome old beams. Still my favourite place to eat in Norfolk.

  • ((((( by from Norwich

    Food very good ,relaxing atmosphere

  • ((((( by from Itteringham

    Excellent. The only downside was a large family party caused the restaurant area to be rather cramped and noisy. OK, one expects family occasions to be noisy, but the space did not really allow for it.

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