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Earle Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street, Heydon NR11 6AD, England
+44 1263 587376
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great selection of dishes in a small pub that is at the end of the trail and seemingly has changed little in decades. Very tasty and good quality food freshly prepared including a nice offering of country fare.The lady looking after front of house seemingly does everything other than the cooking and is attentive. there is a daily board of... More 

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Thank Ken A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Read that this pub came second in bbc country files best country pub, so thought it was worth a visit. It was a Tuesday lunch and pub looks very scruffy from the outside, once you step inside its like stepping back in time. Rustic through and through, log burner, old tables and chairs and stone floors. The pub has two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The three of us had really delicious food served in bar area (with log burner). Chose from specials, venison casserole with dumplings, braised lamb with mint and smoked haddock topped with cheesy leeks. Very generous portions of high quality ingredients, served piping hot. Lovely setting on village green. Dog friendly too.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a great village pub with a good menu and excellent food too. We have been several times and never been disappointed, only, perhaps slightly with the service at times. The specials board is in the dining room and the bar staff seemed unwilling to tell us what was on it, we were eating in the bar, and it makes... More 

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Thank Rachael34p
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We had a lovely meal here, the menu is changed frequently and there is always a good choice. The service is faultless and the food is prepared and presented above what you'd expect.

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Thank Amanda M
theearlearms, Manager at Earle Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Hope to see you soon you lovely people. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here after driving all the way to Heydon to find the cafe was closed! However the pub was a great compensation!

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Thank Suzy C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Earle Arms is the focal point of this wonderfully unspoilt village. Like the village, the pub has changed little, thankfully unmodernised. It's a good choice for Sunday lunch, but that said, our experience was someone diluted by the long wait - shared by other diners - and the uncomfortably crowded feel in the main dining room and the bar... More 

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Thank Paulthediner
theearlearms, Manager at Earle Arms, responded to this review

Sorry about the wait, we were aware of this. The problem was that not only were we fully booked but some tables decided to turn up late which put us behind. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very quirky pub., not huge range of food, but worth a visit. Tiny bar, with one lady seemingly running it and waitressing.

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Thank allanwilliams1604
Norwich, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had heard about this place so tried it for lunch. It was very quiet but we were welcomed and given a table in the bar next to a roaring fire. Fine selection of food at reasonable prices. I had venison sausages and mash which were excellent.

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Thank CanaryHucks
theearlearms, Manager at Earle Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we ate here on sunday and i have to say it was such a quaint little place, but so friendly, olde worlde, but up to date cuisine, very friendly staff, lovely open fire burning and all superb, we will be back..

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Thank tinajb22
theearlearms, Manager at Earle Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have lots of game and winter stews and pies on the menu now it's getting colder. Please come back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Heydon NR11 6AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Heydon
  • Phone Number: +44 1263 587376
Description
This is a country pub and restaurant in the privately owned village of Heydon in Norfolk.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?