Named after Tobias Norris, who bought it in 1617 for use as a bell foundry, this splendidly restored and renovated medieval hall house dates back to 1280. London Pride and JHB are permanent fixtures in the wood-floored bar, while guest ales are rotated regularly. Having started maybe with a plate of pigs in blankets with rosemary potatoes, your main course, from the rather imaginative menu, could be game casserole with herb dumplings; sag aloo pie; lamb kofta or beetroot falafel; or beer-battered haddock and chips. Stone-baked pizzas are cooked in ovens imported from Italy, their toppings ranging from spicy beef brisket to duck. Puddings include lemon posset and banana sticky toffee pudding. A large enclosed patio is ideal on warmer days. Note that, lunchtimes apart, there's a strict over 18s-only policy.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 12–11 (Friday to Saturday 12–12)
Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–2.30, Friday to Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–8
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6–9, Friday to Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–8
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in restaurant
Allowed in garden
From A1 to Stamford on A6121, becomes West Street, then East Street. After right bend right into Saint Pauls Street.