About Us

Hospitality is at our core

We’re a team of food lovers

The Honingham Buck is a hidden Norfolk gem. A 17th century inn, beautifully restored & sitting in the heart of the picturesque village of Honingham, only a stone’s throw from Norwich city centre. A traditional beamed bar greets you, with a cosy snug, ideal for a small gathering. Moving through the pub there is an informal but elegant restaurant. Nestled in the old coach house are 8 beautifully converted bedrooms. Whilst outside is one of the prettiest pub gardens in the county, overlooked by a covered dining terrace. Our menu offers perfectly executed pub classics alongside fusions from around the world put together by our extremely talented kitchen team. Our bar offers a stunning range of local beers from our Brewery partner, Lacons, Situated 25 miles away on the Norfolk coastline in Great Yarnmouth.

Old school hospitality is our core value. All we want you to do is pull up, walk in and relax. We will do everything else. Recently won the ‘Muddy Stiletto’ Best Destination Pub of the year award for Norfolk.

A Potted History

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Ancient Norfolk publican & restaurateur comes across hidden gem of a pub

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Said ancient Norfolk man decides to roll the dice again

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Beautiful pub sympathetically restored with 8 lovely bedrooms

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Partnership established with our brewery Lacons

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2015 opened our doors

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Lockdown – yawn! We invest even more in the pub

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The rest is history!

Our Big Brother Sugarbeat Eating House

Our big bro is situated just 10 minutes away. Located on the A140 just past Dunston Hall. Born a year before us and living within the walls of a stunning grade 2 listed old coaching inn, Sugarbeat is a bit more contemporary than its Sister whose character is much more traditional.

Capable of seating over 120 guests in a contemporary bright interior our big brother has three different dining areas, featuring seating booths and surroundings with a hint of an old-fashioned American diner about them, in addition there is a private function room capable of seating 30 guests with conference facilities.

Outside there is newly built outside bar and garden terrace seating a further 60 and finally a contemporary marquee seating up to 150 guests. It is a great space for all kinds of celebrations. Finally, if you need a great place to stay, he has four great value bedrooms also.

And at the heart of everything is our food, served all day from 9.00Am to 8.30pm. Delicious home cooked dishes featuring classic & modern dishes including an incredible breakfast menu & monthly changing specials.

For further details please visit the Sugar Beat Website or call 01508 471611

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your opening times?

Breakfast is served to B&B guests from 7.30am until 9.30am (Mon-Fri) & 8am until 10am (Sat-Sun).

Bar Open:

12 noon till 10.30pm (Sun-Thurs)

12 noon till 11pm (Fri-Sat)

Food Service:

12-2pm / 6-8.45pm (Mon-Sat)

12 noon till 6.45pm (Sun)

Are you Dog friendly?

We allow dogs in the pub but only in the bar area & our garden space, unfortunately, they are not allowed in the restaurant or B&B rooms.

Do you have a menu?

Our menu is updated regularly to use the freshest ingredients available to us. Please see the menu section for our sample menus.

Do you have rooms?

We have 8 beautifully decorated rooms to fit everyone’s needs. We have doubles, twins, walk-in showers, baths & garden view rooms.

What time is check-in and check-out?

Check in is from 2.30pm & check out is at 11am.

Are the rooms suitable for those with disabilities?

We don’t have a specific room for disabled guests however all our rooms are in the old stable block so have ground floor access. Rooms 1-6 have paths from the pub and car park. Whilst rooms 1,4,5,6 all have walk in showers & room 3 has an easy access wet room.

Do all the rooms have showers?

Yes, all rooms are en suite. Rooms 2 Encore, Room 7, Legacy & Room 8, 4 Kisses all have baths with showers over. All the other rooms have walk in showers with Room 3, Highlight Room having a wet room.

Do you have allergy free pillows?

Yes, all rooms have Hypoallergenic pillows.

Do all rooms have towels & bed linen?

Yes, all linen is Egyptian Cotton with high grade bath, hand & face towels provided.

Do you offer Room service?

No, we do not. Drinks are allowed in the rooms and we do not serve food or encourage guests to eat in the rooms. On the summer rooms 1-3 have terraces and guests can eat outside if they wish.

We stayed here for a few nights and it was absolutely lovely – and the staff are amazing. Although we didn’t make it for a meal, as it’s very popular and you need to book, breakfast was included with the room and it was delicious! Will definitely come back next time we’re in Norfolk.

Great dog friendly pub. Popped in today on way home with both dogs and had a warm welcome and a table in the bar area. Dogs had a big bowl of water brought over for them. We had the rib-eye steak, Cromer crab and the pineapple parfait desert. All were cooked to perfection and really tasty. Nice time was had by all would come again if weren’t heading home soon.

Excellent food, excellent staff and excellent ambiance. What an amazing meal we had. The service was spot on, checked we were ok and that everything was good, but not over the top. We live outside the area, so we took a chance. We had the crumble for after and it’s definitely the best crumble I have had.