From the tiny village of Ingham you can follow meandering lanes to the nearby Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a string of broadland nature reserves, renowned for rare birds. Before you head off though, you should check out The Swan. This ancient, flint-built pub and the majestic church that adjoins it are all that survive of the once-flourishing Ingham Priory. Slumbering beneath trim thatch, the inn was carefully transformed into a destination dining pub and restaurant a while ago, but drinkers are always welcome at the bar for real ales from the local Grain Brewery. Chef-patron Daniel Smith trained at Le Gavroche in London and Blakeney’s Morston Hall, and he sticks to his Norfolk roots with an award-winningly creative, modern menu, packed with seasonal local produce. A lazy lunch could start with Cromer crab salad or Yorkshire Blue and chicken dumpling with leeks and asparagus, followed by pan-roast sea bass with samphire, prawns and beans; or honey-baked guinea fowl breast with cabbage, potato and mushrooms. The menu includes useful matching wine suggestions.