The Honingham Buck

4.5
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465 reviews
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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
A beautiful village pub recently fully restored with a historic beamed bar, cosy snug room & elegant restaurant. A classic English beer garden and seating area to the front are great for Al fresco drinking and dining. 8 Brand new bedrooms opened during the summer 2016. We are proud partners with Lacons brewery and feature their range of top quality craft Ales.

Our food features traditional favorites as well as some interesting and great tasting contemporary dishes. Bar snacks and nibbles together with starters, mains, puddings and a children's menu ensures there is something for all tastes and occasions. From a scotch egg & a pint to a lovely 3 course celebration meal!
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OT
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous roast dinner as always. Thank you A*

OT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My wife’s birthday, food good, ambience basic. Lighting poor, service basic.

JO
Isles of Scilly
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

FOOD GOOD, BUT THE TABLES FELT VERY CRUSHED TOGETHER NEXT TABLES CHAIRS TOUCHING OURS.

MP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good service and good food at a reasonable price. The limitation was that the dining room was very cold and although this was explained when we asked about it (a temporary boiler failure) no attempt was made to bring in a fan heater, for example. The temperature eased by the end of our meal but by then it was too late.

H
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for that special meal. It was relaxing, very friendly, excellent service but without any pomp. We had a late Sunday lunch and the food was delicious the best Yorkshire pudding I had.

OT
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food as always. Attentive and polite staff. Service just a little slow when it wasn’t busy

CW
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to the Honingham Buck - and I will definitely be back soon! What a wonderfully cosy pub, with the log burner roaring in the bar, and the soft furnishings giving a sumptuous and up-market feel. The attention to detail was all around. I was welcomed with smiles at the bar, and given a choice of whether I'd rather eat in the bar or dining room. I chose the dining room, as it was quiet. My Aunt arrived to join me, and we were brought menus, but we were not pressed into making quick decisions to order, which was lovely. We only wanted something light, so my Aunt went for the hummus and pitta bread, and I chose the tomato and roasted red pepper soup with a crusty roll and butter. Both were brought swiftly, and were delicious. We sat and chatted for sometime after we had finished eating, but we never felt rushed to vacate our table. In fact, we were made to feel very welcome. A wonderful lunch time spent with lovely company in a really friendly and welcoming environment. Thank you.

OT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and setting

MJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting and ambience. First class food. Very enjoyable evening will definitely come back

TK
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have become a local go this pub as the food, service and atmosphere are fab

Have already recommended this place to friends who are of the same opinion as myself and my family.

Carry on with the good work

JC
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and friendly service. Would recommend.

JA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food, would have been better with more vegetables especially considering the price.

JT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first visit to the Buck and we were not disappointed. There was a good selection on the lunch menu. The welcome and the service was first class. The food was very good and well prepared and presented and represented good value for money. We will definitely visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A little overpriced in our view. Food good but not exceptional. Unfortunately, two key items were “off” the menu: the pigeon and the burger. Why the latter I cannot imagine. The young lady who served us was excellent, knew the menu and was friendly and courteous - a credit to the establishment.

SC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, efficient and very attentive! Great ambience and decor. We had one concern with our meals and it was dealt with very well.
Very nice place to go for great quality food

ET
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First time there. Lovely atmosphere, feel good factor. Perfect village pub, with great food.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu and very well presented. The team were friendly and helpful. We will be going back again soon.

TR
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the food here is wonderful, very good attention to detail and very well presented. The service was not quite on par with our last visit, as we had to ask 3 times for some water for the table, and after asking if we wanted desert menus and waiting a while, we got them from the bar ourselves which was a bit disappointing as there were only 2 other tables dining at the time. but all in all a very good place to eat.

JB
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A perfect setting for a quiet Sunday Lunch. The Quality of the food and the service was excellent.

CT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food was very good. Service was also very good. The Buck really lets itself down with the tired and dreary decor. The door to the kitchen looked like it had seen better days. Very dull and dated interior.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only had a light meal but what we had was great and lovely cosy bar

LH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was lovely and we had a very enjoyable stay. Would definitely recommend.

B
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, the broccoli and Binham Blue soup was absolutely amazing, the roast belly pork was it's usual excellent standard, staff are all really efficient and friendly. Would recommend this place always.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Felt food not up to usual very good standard

K
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat, drink & relax. Feels a bit undiscovered as yet

LT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal on Saturday , ideal table choice for 3 in the restaurant , great service , never disappointed after numerous visits over a number of years !

OT
Norfolk
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars, this was an excellent meal, outstanding quality.

R
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new menu. Service brilliant as ever. Perfect place for Lunch or Dinner.

SY
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food even on New Years eve night busy little pub

CA
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First impression was lovely. Very welcoming. Lovely little place . Such a nice atmosphere. Food was perfect! We had the Sunday roast. Will definitely be back with all the family 👍🏻

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch

B
Norfolk
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to treat ourselves to a meal out after Christmas, Sunday lunch here did not disappoint. Smoked salmon mousse with crayfish cocktail and melba toast for starter, it was heavenly, went for the old favourite of roast belly pork, as always I skipped the seasonal veg and had extra cauliflower cheese, didn’t have room for desserts though. Will be back very soon

TG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We enjoyed our meal at the buck. Service was good but did fin the price quite high.

A
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.food was very well cooked and well presented. Always enjoy my visits,and look forward to returning.

SG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific venue and a huge change from when we visited 3 years ago.

Excellent service and gorgeous food

K
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service good food. Enjoyed my visit. You can find cheaper but this is not a McDonalds outfit.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food great beer great atmosphere

JB
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff very friendly and would go back

DP
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy eating at the buck. The food is delicious, not a vast choice, but beautifully prepared and presented. The beer is good- Lacons. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is a good buzz, and no annoying background music. There is a pleasant, cosy ambience.

d
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Been raving about this place to a friend for months so decided to take an extended lunch here. Starters were as expected 9/10 which brought much hope for the main meal.

Steaks for main were utterly disappointing fatty and tasted cheap not what you would expect. Garlic butter was just cold most of the meal was left. Not back in a hurry sadly as first experience was terrific