It’s well worth taking a day trip to the iconic north Norfolk coastline while you’re in the area. There’s something truly special about the wide-open skies, picturesque villages with flintstone cottages… and of course all those unforgettable Norfolk coastal pubs!
Why not head to The Morston Anchor for some woodfired pizza after a boat trip to see the seals? Or try The Pigs in Edgefield, a great family-friendly option with a fantastic ‘piggleplay area’ that’ll keep kids entertained for hours.
We think you’ll love The Victoria, one of the best pubs in north Norfolk for a Sunday Roast, which will be well-deserved after a walk along Holkham beach. Make sure to drop by the beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall while you’re there — there’s a woodland play area and amazing activities like horse riding, cycling and boat hire available to book.
The Kings Head in Cromer, Norfolk
There’s nothing better than a proper hearty meal and a nice cold pint (we recommend trying a local Moongazer) after a long walk with the dog. The good news for you (and furry friends, too) is that you won’t have any trouble finding dog-friendly pubs in Norfolk! Some of our favourites include The Golden Fleece in Wells (after a trip to see the beach huts, of course) and The Brisley Bell, a multi-award winning pub in a lovely little village.
Dog-friendly pub in Norfolk
If you’re looking for a real treat that’s upmarket and uniquely stylish, head to The Gunton Arms, just down the road from the famous seaside town of Cromer. This characterful pub is definitely one of the best gastro pubs in north Norfolk. It’s in the middle of a deer park and has an incredible wine list, a laid-back atmosphere and an impressive art collection.
The Earle Arms is a real hidden gem with a traditional feel, tucked away in the village of Heydon. It’s one of the best pubs in Norfolk with food options that’ll keep everyone happy, plus an open fire for extra cosiness.
If you fancy a trip to Norwich, The Racecourse is one of the best carvery pubs in Norfolk, with delicious options to keep the whole family happy and a huge children’s play area. Norwich also has some of the most idyllic riverside pubs in Norfolk, like the cosy 17th century pub The Adam and Eve.
Whichever one of these Norfolk country pubs tempts you the most, we’d always recommend you book a table in advance to keep things stress-free and easy.
Riverside pub in Norwich, Norfolk