The Parson Woodforde

4.7
135 reviews
£25 and under
British

Our restaurant is a lovely open-plan dining room where traditional oak-beams and contemporary furnishings create a harmonious and relaxing ambience. It’s the perfect setting for you to enjoy a romantic dinner, family celebration or night out with friends.

Our Head Chef and his brigade are passionate about food. Every dish on the frequently changing menu is freshly prepared from the finest ingredients – locally sourced wherever possible.

Norfolk is rich in great produce and our kitchen’s philosophy is based on seasonality, provenance and flavour. Game, fish, meat and vegetables are chosen with care daily. We have a close relationship with the finest suppliers in the county and they know that we insist on buying the best. We don’t do run-of-the-mill at The Parson but we do believe in offering great food cooked with passion and flair.

Kids’ meals, vegetarian options and special dietary requirements are all happily catered for. Please advise when making your reservation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 135 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local friendly pub, highly recommended

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GaynorR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing (actually we’ve been loads of times and never once had a bad meal!). Staff are all very friendly and any special requests are no issue at all.

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NicolaL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and every time the food and service are excellent. Stayed the night at the Parsone And it was very good value and the breakfast was again excellent. A friendly and welcoming environment and highly recommend.

CK
CarolineK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After asking why the service was slow, we were told one chef went home with a migraine. The chef on his own, done a fantastic job on our meals, which were excellent. Well done chef, food was fabulous.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on this day and also two days later whilst staying nearby. We took advantage of both their fish and steak evening specials, which were excellent value with two mains and great wine for £25. The mains were very good but I must say it was the desserts we had after which really stood out. There was an excellent choice of desserts and all those we tried were delicious! A special mention goes to the excellent lemon curd creme brulee with raspberry sorbet in a brandy snap cup! Only slight negative is that I have a picky husband who couldn't find a starter he would eat - he would have preferred something less 'chefy' or simpler on the menu, like whitebait. We received great service, including when I booked our second visit by phone with a very friendly lady!

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SueR
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Lovely food great service
I do think the ambiance was a bit old
You could do with light background music in the dining room people were whispering when talking to one another..whereas if there was a bit of music there would be more of an atmosphere
I could hear it faintly In The bar area
Service was fab

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

J
Julesm
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious, good selection of dishes to choose from. Only thing I would have limproved my rating was more veg as my dish came with tiny helping of spinach and asparagus.

CB
ChristineB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Main course food we received was good. Unfortunately the dessert I ordered didn’t arrive, when I went to query and cancel the order and asked why I was waiting so long. The manager came and explained that they had a problem with the brandy snaps and the kitchen hadn’t told her.

LR
LindaR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu had a good choice of meals. Service was friendly and efficient.
Fish cooked beautifully with good selection of accompanying vegetables.

MP
MarkP
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us having a business lunch at the Parson Woodforde. I couldn't be be any more complimentary about our whole experience. The welcome, ambiance, food, drink, service - everything was first class. Will 100% be back when next in the area.

AW
AmyW
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleasant evening. Vegan food menu great and they catered for our many dietary requirements as we would have hoped.

AJ
AnneJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not happy with the quality of any of our dishes and portions were unnecessarily large,I suspect to make up for it.
Service cheerful but considering the few diners the food took too long to arrive.
Wouldn’t go back.

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Ollie
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Portions good ,quality ok , not fine dining but main courses good value .Would visit again

PS
PaulineS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Staff were a bit slow but food was excellent. Would recommend.

TB
TonyB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was delicious, the staff were welcoming and friendly and the entire visit was a pleasure.

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vipFreddieF
Norfolk
9 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal for Fathers Day with very pleasant service!

CN
CynthiaN
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Covid 19 secure felt very safe. I had the Crab Tartlet followed by the Smoked Haddock Florantine both were delicious

RF
RichardF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely evening, great ambience, service, food and company of friends and family.

CN
CharlesN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it so we have booked again
I think that says it all

AT
AllanT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, my wife is lactose intolerant and the staff were very helpful. Very pleased, totally recommend.

KB
KBra
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely visit to the Parson as always,Alison is always so polite and professional,she has trained her staff to be the same.
The parson is a lovely country pub with lots of charm and the food is good value and quality.

DP
DavidP
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Booking worked perfectly, lovely setting outside. Staff very pleasant, attentive and friendly. Food excellent, recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to dine outside, the dark haired waitress was fabulous- nothing was too much trouble. Food great, we had the steak night special.

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Dianne
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very nice we thought it as a bit over priced for what it was a bit of a strange menu not many things l would like only two things l liked but that's personal taste.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and nice ambiance! Loved that I celebrated my birthday here!

RF
RichardF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the terrace in picture perfect weather for drinks before moving inside for dinner, our evening could not have been lovelier.
The waiting staff are particularly friendly and attentive at The Parson Woodforde. Cannot recommend them more highly. The King Prawn with chilli/garlic sounds very generic but theirs is truly outstanding. I could eat this for starter and main!

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gillfish
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely meal . Very relaxed atmosphere with all correct procedures in place for COVID 19 restrictions. Quite busy for a Monday with diners outside , inside bar and inside restaurant.
Waiting staff very attentive and pleasant. Waitress and chef went out of their way to accommodate a special request which ended up with me enjoying a wonderful meal . We mainly use this venue for Sunday lunches which are delicious, however the main menu is just fab (especially the fish) .
Nice selection of wines , although we didn’t partake this time .
Well done Parson Woodforde. Well worth a visit .

KB
KatherineB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely place. Outdoor seating was nice. Good food & prices (although I didn’t get much fish gratin on my plate - 2/3 was just vegetables). The service was great, very friendly staff.

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Garrybooty1970
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ah lovely evening again and fantastic service and very welcoming as always and we will be back again soon .

GS
GaryS
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food but the service was a bit slow

NT
NeilT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest meal we have had for some time, highly recommended for anytime of the day.

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Tracyr
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place whilst driving past on holiday so went on website and booked. So glad we did. Really lovely food and great service.

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Queenie
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful pub. The service was spot on and the food outstanding.

JH
JulieH
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service friendly staff clean and well organised for Covid regulations .
Food was lovely only one slight problem with two fish and chips meals , fish was great but chips and mushy peas could have been hotter

AP
AmandaP
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Third visit within a year. Always good service . Very clean. Lovely food . Highly recommended

GB
GarryB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You will certainly not be disappointed when you choose to eat at the Parson Woodforde. Happy to recommend, especially if you need somewhere who understands how to cater for allergies.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff Service excellent as was the food
Love this place

JC
JeanC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to The Parson Woodforde and had a really enjoyable evening. All the covid rules were followed by staff and customers and the meal (it was steak night!) was delicious. Also enjoyed a lovely dessert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice welcome. Unhurried experience

FAQs

The Parson Woodforde offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01603 881675.

The Parson Woodforde is rated 4.7 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.