RestaurantsNorfolkStanhoePE31

survey result

Summary

£63
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Eating is simply a delight” at this “lovely old pub with quirky little dining rooms” and a menu that “focuses on top-quality local ingredients”. Chef Jeremy Parke and his wife Rachael, formerly of Relish in Newton Flotman and Number 29 in Burnham Market, took over after our annual diners’ poll in summer 2023 from Ben & Sarah Handley, who left after 10 years at the helm; we are leaving the ratings untouched, with Rachael saying the approach would remain largely the same, with the addition of small plates to the food menu and cocktails to the bar.

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It is great to see the ever-growing number of plaudits for this restaurant” – this family-run gastroboozer has an “ever-growing” army of fans (including Giles Coren of The Times). “Last visited in 2012” – a year before chef-landlord Ben Handley and his wife Sarah took over – “when we walked out after being ignored by the staff. Wow, how it’s changed! Buzzy atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, food interesting, fresh and perfectly cooked”. There’s now a garden room annexe to the 300-year-old pub to accommodate demand.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Good local produce is cooked imaginatively” from a “good if limited menu” at this “busy” but “efficient” gastroboozer; refreshingly, it's a true family business comprising chef Ben Handley, co-owner wife Sarah and his brother Sam as GM.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “delightful setting”, “friendly service” and “well-cooked food in good portions” – including “lovely puds” – this cosy pub-with-two-rooms has it all. It’s a family affair, too: chef Ben Handley met his wife and co-owner, Sarah, when they worked together at his parents’ pub in nearby Thornham, while brother Sam is general manager.

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Burnham Rd, Stanhoe, PE31 8QD

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The Duck Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Duck Inn Restaurant in PE31, Stanhoe by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Duck Inn restaurant.
Derek P
Good gastropub menu with a lively atmospher...
Reviewed 11 months, 5 days ago

"Good gastropub menu with a lively atmosphere, serving well presented food from and enjoyable choice of menu, served in a timely and pleasant manner. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.80 £19.50 £9.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Burnham Rd, Stanhoe, PE31 8QD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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