Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year award for Snettisham pub
Pictures supplied by the Rose and Crown.

The Rose and Crown, a 500-year-old inn nestled in the heart of the village of Snettisham, has been named Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2020.

The quintessentially English village pub, located on Old Church Road, has also made it into Britain’s top ten pubs for the sixth year in a row.

The Good Pub Guide praised The Rose & Crown’s “Impressive, imaginative food using the best local produce.”

“Not surprisingly, this lovely old inn is a favourite with so many customers. All aspects remain first class, from the well trained, friendly staff to the fine range of drinks and excellent food and on to the stylish bedrooms,” they continued.

The inn is owned by Anthony and Jeannette Goodrich, who also own the Georgian brasserie the Bank House in King’s Lynn. The Rose and Crown is helped run by manager Kim Tinkler and head chef Marcela Morales.

Jeanette says: “We love food at The Rose & Crown, and good food is at the heart of everything we do. Our menu combines traditional pub favourites and more exotic dishes.”

“Everything is produced by the outstanding team in our kitchen using fresh quality ingredients and the wonderful produce of the area wherever possible; samphire and mussels from Brancaster, oysters from Thornham, crabs from Cromer, local asparagus, salads, herbs and soft fruit.”

“Most of our suppliers come from within a fifteen-mile radius and deliver to us daily, ensuring ingredients are ultra-fresh and top quality. Kim, Marcela and I work together to ensure that our menu is balanced and incorporates the new trends in eating and the increased popularity of vegetarian and vegan dishes, not just amongst vegetarians and vegans.”

“Our menu includes tapas, sharing platters and dishes where the star item is the vegetable/ salad element and meat comes as an optional extra. It also remains true to our pub heritage, with our famous hamburgers made with prime Norfolk beef, and our spectacular fish and chips: deliciously fresh fish dipped in our own recipe batter. The menu always includes options for allergen related diets, and many dishes can be adapted to suit.”

Anthony says: “We greatly value our staff, both in the kitchen and front of house, who take such a pride in the business, and create the friendly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for which The Rose & Crown has become so well known. I am thrilled for all of them – they are a key element in winning this award, and it is a great endorsement of their dedication and hard work”.

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