The Bedingfeld Arms: a good find
On a visit to Oxburgh Hall, a beautiful moat house in the stoning Norfolk countryside, my husband, my two daughters and I decided to try the local pub, the Bedingfeld Arms, which happened to be a 5 minutes walk from the hall. What a find!
The Bedingfeld Arms was built in 1783 as the coaching inn for the Bedingfeld family, still living at Oxburgh Hall. The Inn was taken over by Stephen and Catkin Parker in Early 2012 who took great pleasure in energetically refurbishing and transforming the building whilst maintaining respect for its history and natural charm.
As we came in, we were welcome by the smell of the wood burning in the fireplace, for me this is always the sign of a good and cosy pub. They had a good selection of well kept ales, Woodfords Wherry, Adnams Southwold Bitter just to name a few. We were lucky to have a table, as the pub was already packed when we came in. The members of staff were very welcoming and very efficient.
We all went for the Combo roast dinner, beef and pork with the crackling, served with Yorkshire puddings, sweet potato and carrot mash, parsnips and roast potatoes and a lovely silky gravy with a hint of tomato inside.
The desserts did not disappoint either, and dare I say, I am fussy about that part of the meal. Passion fruit tart and chocolate crême brulée.
We had a great meal… and a great time at Oxburgh Hall… so really worth a visit, especially with kids…
So if you’re running out of ideas of places to go this half term, I recommend a visit to Bedingfeld arms for lunch and Oxburgh Hall. At Oxburgh, there is a lovely wood for the kids to run around, plenty of activities and exceptionally for half term you also get a chance to visit the manor with an impregnable view from the top of one of their towers.