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Popular pub with great food on the fringe of the Broads that's always packed with hungry punters.

The Brick Kilns

Norwich Road Little Plumstead Norfolk NR13 5JH 01603 720 043

We say

You can't miss the Brick Kilns, pink and proud on the Norwich road on the edge of the village of Little Plumstead. It's just about a Broadland pub – the village of Salhouse is just a couple of miles up the road – and although you can come in just for a drink, the focus very much on food, with separate menus devoted to fish, meat and even vegan and vegetarian choices.  The food isn't isn't gourmet fare, and we wouldn't especially describe the Brick Kilns as a gastro pub. But it specializes in  classy – and hearty – pub grub, served in generous portions, in an environment that's as cosy and friendly as it gets. No wonder it's such a big hit with the regulars, and no wonder you're well advised book or at least call before turning up. Fish mains include haddock, sole and excellent skate, all fresh from Lowestoft docks and cooked to order in whichever way you like; they also serve great local sausages, lamb chops liberally doused in rosemary and garlic and a mixed grill they describe as 'a major eating experience' (we haven't tried it, but who are we to argue?). The veggie menu meanwhile is a triumph, with a fine nut roast, fennel casserole and veggie toad-in-the-hole to satisfy even the most ardent non-carnivore. They also now do accommodation, with three newly refurbished upstairs rooms that are excellent value for money.

They say

Built over 400 years ago, this character pub has a charming interior with a wealth of oak beams and real fires in winter.

The popular restaurant serves traditional foods as well as fish dishes, grills and a 16 item award-winning vegetarian and vegan menu.  Daily Specials may be chosen from the blackboard or see our regular menus on our website The Brick Kilns

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How much?

Main courses from £9.25, fish dishes from £9.95. Double rooms from £65 a night.

Getting There

We are in the village of Little Plumstead on the B1140 Norwich to Acle road, 4 miles east of the Norwich ring road.

When?

Daily 11am–11pm. Food daily noon–2.15pm & 6pm–10pm.

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