Give your elderly loved ones or senior friends a true taste of the town the next time you’re out for a midday meal with these great lunch spots in Mid Norfolk.
If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s that isolation is hard. Two years of having to hide away inside our homes has left many parts of our communities more cut off and alone than ever before, and no demographic has been hit quite as hard as the elderly. Social interaction and exercise are crucial for our mental and physical health, and it is crucial to remain connected; especially to our older loved ones, whom we so often take for granted.
To help get you out and about with your elderly relatives, why not take them out for a spot of lunch at one of these choice selections in Mid Norfolk? Few things bring people together quite like a good meal, and we guarantee you will not be disappointed at these venues.
The ‘Great British Pub of the Year 2021’, the Brisley Bell is a lovely country inn, serving great food, in the heart of Norfolk. Set in the village of Brisley, the multi award-winning Bell has views of the Norfolk countryside with its big, beautiful skies, and great walks directly from the pub.
The Brisley Bell is spacious and roomy with an incredible variety of menus. Working with local suppliers, their Michelin trained Head Chef creates meat led, fresh and seasonal dishes, full of fantastic flavours, combining classic English cuisine with global influences. Open Wednesday to Saturday, the Bell is the perfect lunch location!
The Lodge Griddle & Grill in Tuddenham is the ideal destination to enjoy a fabulous lunch! Relax in a warm, friendly environment and indulge yourself with a home-cooked meal from The Lodge’s varied menu, using locally sourced ingredients to ensure maximum freshness.
Featuring classic English pub dishes, alongside sharing platters and combos, the Lodge is a lovely venue to enjoy with all the family, it’s more than just a country pub. They also host regular events, including pub quizzes. Open from 12pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Nothing beats a classic British Carvery! The Greenstone Carvery is served fresh, with succulent slow-cooked meats, home-made Yorkshire Puddings, and veggies to suit the season. From burgers to pub classics, there are plenty of options for everyone. Open from 11:30am every day, visit the Greenstone today for quality time with your loved ones whilst enjoying a quality meal.
A coaching inn since 1783, the Bedingfeld Arms is a luxury B&B situated opposite the grandeur that is Oxburgh Hall. Open all day, their menus have a variety of wonderful dishes, all created using fresh, local ingredients, some even from their own vegetable and herb garden.
Oxborough is an incredibly peaceful village, perfect to visit in the summer, with a large beer garden on the grounds of the pub. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy a home-cooked meal uninterrupted, the Bedingfeld Arms is one of Norfolk’s best kept secrets.
Surrounded by fields, the Dabbling Duck in Great Massingham is the picture of the best of British country pubs. Step inside to a welcoming atmosphere and choose from menus ranging from casual pub classics to sophisticated seasonal dishes showcasing the very best of local produce.
Their menus and daily specials showcase the best of local Norfolk produce, taking game from local estates in the autumn and winter, and fish and shellfish from the Norfolk coast, to produce delicious pub classics and exciting modern dishes with influences from around the globe.
As they grow older, nothing becomes more essential to your elderly loved ones than companionship. Conversation, sharing memories and creating new ones together ensures health, happiness, and soundness of mind more than anything else that you can provide. So as you enter a post-lockdown world, make sure you bring your elderly relatives out with you – and treat them to lunch while you’re at it!