A Norfolk pub has won a coveted title by the editors of the Good Pub Guide 2015. The Rose & Crown Pub was named Pub of the Year for the first time for its traditional pub atmosphere, beer and locally sourced food.
Owned and run by Anthony and Jeannette Goodrich since 1995, The Rose & Crown Pub has a loyal following of both locals and visitors, who come for the welcoming, convivial ambiance, friendly staff, excellent beers and good food. Anthony commented on the award “ To keep The Rose & Crown Pub a proper local drinking pub at heart has been our guiding principle throughout. We are first and foremost a pub, albeit one serving great food and with delightful bedrooms, and that is what gives The Rose & Crown Pub its very special atmosphere.”
The Rose & Crown’s three bars are the oldest part of the building, with low beams, open log fires and cosy corners. A good selection of real ales is served, including Adnams, Woodfordes Wherry and London Pride. The wine list is carefully chosen by a local wine enthusiast and many wines are available by the glass. The Rose & Crown Pub offers a good range of local organic fruit juices, and in summer beer and Pimm’s is available by the jug in the garden.
Running a good pub is no mystery for the couple, Anthony & Jeannette Goodrich also own and run Bank House in King’s Lynn. A Grade II* listed Georgian merchant’s house in the heart of historic King’s Lynn, Bank House is now a stylish and relaxed eleven bedroom townhouse hotel, with adjoining bar and brasserie.