You’ll find the 2021 Great British Pub of the Year in the medieval village of Brisley, between Norwich and the north Norfolk coast. Born in 2017, in the loving care of owners Marcus Seaman and Amelia Nicholsson the Brisley Bell has grown into a spacious country house-style pub and garden that welcomes everyone through its doors for delicious food and drink.
In the kitchen Michelin-trained head chef Herve Stouvenel works with local suppliers to combine classic British dishes with French technique and his experience cooking in Europe and the Caribbean.
To start, you might choose an avocado, pink grapefruit and crayfish cocktail, a grilled pheasant skewer or salt and pepper crispy duck salad with plum sauce. Steaks lead the mains, alongside calf’s liver, bacon, mash, greens and onion gravy and grilled seabass with chard. While desserts include chocolate brownie with pistachio ice-cream, mango pavlova and banana split.
And Sundays offer a set three-course menu for £30 complete with roasts.
There’s a range of cask beers on the pumps, plus a carefully curated wine list, cocktails and mocktails. You can stay at the Bell, too. There are six boutique rooms in the two-acre grounds.