The Earle Arms
The Street
NR11 6AD
01263 587376


Mon-Sat 12-3, 6-11 (closed Monday); Sun 12-10.30  



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The Earle Arms  

The 17th-century inn nestles in Heydon, one of only 12 privately owned villages in Britain. The village lies about 14 miles north of Norwich and also boasts a medieval church, shop, tearoom and blacksmith. The Bulwer Long family have been the owners in residence since 1640.

Despite being hidden away in deepest Norfolk the Earle Arms has still managed to attract a glittering list of punters, from Julie Christie and Alan Bates to the Monty Python team. Oliver Cromwell is also said to have stayed here and visitors today can sit outside beneath the “Cromwell oak” up which, as legend has it, the military leader made a hasty retreat when a bull gave chase.

There is a real fire for winter here and you can sit amongst the bustling atmosphere of conversation and relax.

The beer here is Adnams or sometimes from the nearby Yetman’s brewery.

Every inch of wall space in the dining area is covered in racing memorabilia and horse paintings. The landlord has owned a share in a racehorse.



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