ITTERINGHAM, Aylsham, NR11 7AR
Owned by a local farming family, this renowned rural dining venue is tucked away down narrow lanes on the edge of sleepy Itteringham, close to the National Trust's Blickling Hall. Its oak-beamed bar offers local Woodforde's and Adnams ales on tap, while menus champion top-notch meats and produce from the family farm and local artisan producers. Typical dishes include poached duck egg with spinach, black pudding crumb and butter sauce; the Walpole Pigs board - ham hock terrine, pork rillette fritter, pork belly, and black pudding with pickled pear, apple jelly and focaccia; and beef ribs with sauté potatoes and carrots. Leave room for vanilla crème brûlée; baked Alaska; or sticky toffee pudding.