This has to be the hardest to find inn/restaurant in Norfolk, however, the rally drive there was worth the brake pad wear and diesel. Well, finding country lanes with grass growing healthily in the middle sure made it seem like a rally course.
For those opting to use satellite navigation, you will probably find it quite easily. Go on, switch off your sat nav and have a go at getting there without taking a wrong turn – I dare you! Admittedly, I did pull one u-turn.
The Saracens Head is situated at the North East corner of Wolterton Park on Wall Road, roughly half way between the villages of Wolterton and Calthorpe.
We called in on Saturday evening and nearly regretted having not booked a table beforehand, fortunately, the very pleasant host promised to squeeze in a table for two, if we did not mind a little wait.
It was very much worth the incredibly short wait. We sat and had a drink in the reception bar area, where the waitress promptly came over to take our food order. A selection of Cley Smokehouse fish platter to share for starter, a main of local roast duck breast and a main of local lamb steak were eventually decided upon. The menu at the entrance to the building indicated how many miles each meal had travelled in order to arrive on your plate – which we liked.
The food, service and atmosphere was truly exceptional, so, The Saracens Head will most definitely be getting another visit fairly soon. It is well worth a try.
We would also highly recommend the Crème brûlée and sticky toffee pudding for desserts, if you are able too.