We visted The Gamekeeper Inn during our new years’ break in the wilds of the Norfolk countryside. The pub is located in the picture-postcard village of Old Buckenham which is about 20 miles from Norwich and a few miles outside of the local market town of Attleborough. It makes a perfect winter’s afternoon pit-stop as not only does it do a yummy roast, but it also has wood burning stove to warm you up after a bracing walk in the surrounds.
On our vist, the place was packed out and we were lucky to get a table. Roasts were the order of the day, all priced at a reasonable £10.95 with a choice of beef, lamb and pork shoulder on offer, all served with yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, gravy and traditional accompanying sauces. I went to the Gamekeeper Inn with no particular expectations and came out very pleasantly surprised indeed – the roasts were spot on! Freshly cooked, melt in the mouth meat, crispy potatoes and crunchy veg with a rich gravy. Portions were generous but not overfacing.
For dessert we opted to share a sticky toffee pudding and an apple and walnut crumble with custard. Again, both were delicious – particularly the sticky toffee!
A special mention should also go to the fact that the staff were incredibly welcoming to children – whilst there is a children’s menu, they are also happy to cook up something off menu/smaller portions of meals on the main menu and wrap up any leftovers to take home.
All in all this pub is a gem, should you happen to be in the local area. Note that on a sunday food is served 12-3pm only.
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