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Earle Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Main Street, Heydon NR11 6AD, England
+44 1263 587376
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“skate wing” (3 reviews)
“crevettes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Heydon NR11 6AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here for a meal on our anniversary and had a great experience. Have since been back with our family when they were staying for a holiday and they all loved it. They are staying again soon so will be back. Great Food. Great...More

Thank bobjansteward
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here on a quiet night during the week to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had the dining room and log fire to ourselves, which was really nice. We all ate different food and it was all very good. I can't comment on the...More

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with the parents and were welcomed into a lovely fire-lit room. The menu was excellent and once we had ordered, our food didn't take too long to arrive. We all had something different and thoroughly enjoyed the flavours and decent portions. Friendly...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the Earle Arms over the years and the food is always amazing. We ate here last Thursday and the crevettes were excellent. My husband and I had the Cote de Bouef for two - wow it was the best meal we have...More

2  Thank MicheleandRoger
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We have visited the the Earle Arms on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food, beer and service are always 1st class and not over priced. The pub is very quaint with low beamed ceilings and hops hanging above the bar. Situated looking...More

Thank wl60mac
Reviewed 7 October 2017

What a horrible experience. My husband and I arrived to what we thought we would be a nice locals pubs but it was a horrible dated dingy mess. The staff were so miserable, probably because they had to work in such bad conditions and as...More

Thank PJNOLAN_64
theearlearms, Manager at Earle Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Believe me the experience of meeting you was far worse for us. And your rediculous comments aren't worth bothering about. You are obviously nuts but thankfully we won't have to put up with you again.

Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had heard this was voted the best pub in the country, so we thought we would treat our daughter and son in law when they came to see us, and we were all very dissapointed The food was ok thats all you can say...More

Thank Shirley D
theearlearms, Manager at Earle Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We are traditional country pub and we serve fresh, locally sourced food. I don't know what you were expecting to find, maybe the hanging gardens of Babylon, herds of wilderbeast roaming majestically across the plains. As for treating your daughter and son in law maybe...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Returning to the Earle Arms in Heydon, after a short break of 40 years, was to enter a time passage and go back to better days. In the 1970s I used to visit this wonderful pub, while I was a doctoral student at the University...More

2  Thank Philip L
theearlearms, Manager at Earle Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderfully written review. It's nice when people understand what we are about. You have known the pub far longer than me and am glad we didn't disappoint you on your return.

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Ever on the hunt for decent lunch places in Norfolk, and they are few and far between, off we plodded to the Earle Arms; went there some years ago, and it was then on a par with hundreds of other very average Norfolk pubs to...More

Thank norfolkbroad
theearlearms, Manager at Earle Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you so much for adding us to your list of venues. Please call in again soon.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Heydon is the quintessential English village, the church, the green, the Elizabethan Manor House. Elizabeth Bennett is just around the corner, refusing Darcy forever... The Earle Arms has a perfect position and lovely low bar rooms with real beams. The food is tasty, without quite...More

Thank peterpegnall
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Questions & Answers
16 July 2016|
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Response from harebrained | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a car park unfortunately many people elect not to use it in preference to parking on the road outside. There are signs saying please use the carpark so please do! It is a conservation village, wide farm... More
28 June 2015|
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Response from theearlearms | Property representative |
It does and also there are tables out the front.
Tanya S
25 June 2015|
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Response from theearlearms | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome in the bar but not in the dining room.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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This is a country pub and restaurant in the privately owned village of Heydon in Norfolk.
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