The Honingham Buck, Norwich

Pub, Restaurant and B&B

We’re a team of food lovers

The Honingham Buck is a 17th century inn set in the heart of the picturesque village of Honingham close to the centre of Norwich.

Our History

This traditional rustic gem has been a pub & inn since the 1600s from its early days as Ye Olde Buck and before that The Bell. Its rich history comes alive in Parson Woodfordes diaries where innkeeper John Buck left his mark in the late 1700s.

Hospitality is at our core

With its rich history, The Honingham Buck is the perfect place for those looking to experience a taste of authentic Norfolk hospitality. 

Inside you’ll find a traditional beamed bar with a cosy sung, ideal for small gatherings. Featuring an elegant restaurant, covered outdoor dining terrace & one of the best beer gardens in the county, we have just the right spots to enjoy a refreshing drink and taste some excellent cuisine!

Our Menus

Our menu offers pub classics alongside fusions from around the world. Put together by our extremely talented kitchen team, led by our head chef, David Lovett.

We offer a stunning range of local beers from our Brewery partner, Lacons. You can find them situated 25 miles away on the Norfolk coastline in Great Yarmouth.

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.

Recent winners of the ‘Muddy Stiletto’ Best Destination Pub of the year 2022 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 bro is situated just 10 minutes away. Located on the A140 just past Dunston Hall.

SugarBeat is a bit more contemporary than its Sister who is much more traditional.


Capable of seating over 120 guests in a contemporary bright interior, our big brother has three different dining areas. In addition, there is a private function room capable of seating 30 guests with conference facilities.

Outside there is a newly built bar and garden terrace seating a further 60, and 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, SugarBeat has four great value bedrooms.


And at the heart of everything is their food, served all day from 9.00am to 8.30pm. Offering a wide range of classic & modern dishes, including an incredible breakfast menu & monthly changing specials.

For further details please visit the SugarBeat Website or call 01508 471611

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your opening times?

Bar Open:

12 noon till 10.30pm (Mon-Thurs)

12 noon till 11pm (Fri-Sat)

12 noon till 9pm (Sun)

Food Service:

12-2pm / 6-8.30pm (Mon-Thurs)

12-2pm / 6-9pm (Fri-Sat)

12 noon till 6.45pm (Sun)

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