Promising to put the ‘gastro’ into gastropub, the Duck Inn Stanhoe, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, is not short on accolades.
Not only has it been named on the 2019 Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list, it came runner up in the OFM Awards for Best Sunday lunch and was also a finalist in the 2018 GQ Food and Drink Awards for Best Pub.
In 2017, the pub was also among the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs One to Watch venues and made it onto the list for the first time two years later.
The award-winning honest gastropub serves the best local produce that can be found in the region, as well as East Anglian ales.
“Friendly and efficient service perfectly compliment the incredible food served by chef-patron Ben Handley and his team,” the gastropub’s website says.
“Norfolk favourites such as Brancaster crab, steaming bowls of Norfolk mussels, locally caught salmon with gingerbread are regular highlights.”
All of this can be found along side Handley’s locally famous black pudding scotched quail’s eggs.
As well as providing the nosh, the Duck Inn Stanhoe also two bedrooms for weary travelers or those who want to spend the night.
Friendly to vegans and vegetarians, the Duck Inn has four main menus, including lunch, dinner, Sunday and dessert.
On the dinner menu, you will find the likes of ‘Mr H’ classic scotch quail’s eggs with mustard and tarragon mayonnaise; cod cheeks with chorizo, Brancaster mussels, tonka bean veloute, leeks and caviar; and butter-poached breasts of local partridge, confit leg, butternut squash, baked potatoes and partridge jus.