The Langham Blue Bell

This gorgeous, higgledy piggeldy pub has recently been taken under the wing of The Harper hotel and is back at the heart of village life.

And it proved to be the perfect place in which to round off a weekend mini break in north Norfolk with Sunday lunch before heading back to the city.

Given a warm welcome by the lovely staff, we were shown to our table.

Decor-wise The Langham Blue Bell's rural charm has been retained, with stylish contemporary touches such as distressed leather chairs and bulbs with exposed filaments complementing the original features.

The menu is traditional with a twist too - including a goodly selection of pies with fillings ranging from salmon and samphire to curried squash and chickpea.

Roasts are served on Saturday as well as Sunday and my friend went for the veggie option of quinoa and barley - there was also roast shoulder of Norfolk pork and slow roasted sirloin of beef on offer.

They are served with - deep breath - seasonal greens, roasted roots, braised red cabbage, cauliflower and truffle cheese, Yorkshire puddings, roasted potatoes, smoked garlic mash and red wine gravy.

I chose the warm cheese and onion tart from the starter menu as my main. It came with radicchio and I selflessly helped out my friend with some of her sides.

The tart was moreishly savoury, the roasties were done to perfection and the cauliflower and truffle cheese is one of those dishes you keep having dreams about.

Keeping it local, we found a bit of space to finish off our meal with some scoops of Dann's ice cream.