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Breckland pub well off the beaten track

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly

If you can’t place Breckland, it’s that region of gorse-covered sandy heath straddling south Norfolk and north Suffolk. Within its boundaries you’ll find this splendid, long and low, thatched 17th-century inn, and worth finding it is for its peaceful location and unspoilt charm. In the 18th century manorial courts were held here, dealing with rents, letting of land, and petty crime. It’s more fun here today. Beneath its steeply-raked thatch lies a series of low-ceilinged, interconnecting rooms served by a long bar at which the principal real ales are Adnams Southwold Bitter, Greene King IPA and Wolf Ale. The overall impression of the interior is of skew-whiff wall timbers, squat doorways, open log fires, rustic old furniture and farming implements. You’ll find picnic tables in the large rear garden, where dogs are welcome. The inn is an ideal base for walking the Peddars Way and the Great Eastern Pingo Trail - a string of lakelets (the pingos) left behind after the Ice Age.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11–3 6–11 (Sunday all day)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday all day
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30–9, Sunday all day

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival
  • Cider festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Exit A1075 between Watton and Thetford.

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