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The Honingham Buck

4.6
4.6
920 Reviews
£25 and under
British

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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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:00 Mon–Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Phone number

    01603 880393

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    David Lovett

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for all types of private party from 6-60 you can enjoy the whole pub with the restaurant. Alternatively select the restaurant or snug for a more intimate experience. We can offer buffets, sit down meals for any occasion or budget

  • Private party contact

    Henry Watt: 01603 880393

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Parking Details

    Large car park on site with additional parking to the rear.

  • Entertainment

    Our team!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 920 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Norwich

    Best Overall

  • Norwich

    Best Service

  • Norwich

    Fit for Foodies

  • Norwich

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Norwich

    Romance

  • Norwich

    Special Occasions

  • Norwich

    Sunday Lunch

  • Norwich

    British

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  1. KH

    KevH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This gorgeous little country pub is an absolute delight. Excellent food, lots of interesting variety on the menu. Great beer/gin selections. Superb and attentive service.

  2. GR

    GnRG

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Interesting and varied menu nicely presented by friendly efficient staff

  3. SH

    SallyH

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We enjoyed our evening with you but did feel rushed We received the bill before asking for it and the waitress was back with the card machine before we had even looked at the bill. The food was lovely.

  4. M

    Mansun69

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Second time eating here and will be back again soon. Very good food (we had good burgers and excellent chicken supreme) in a cosy pub atmosphere, with friendly service. Lovely spot in the country village, within a short drive for Norwich and surrounding areas.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a warm friendly welcome, Food very good service excellent

  6. PH

    PatriciaH

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We shared the starter of Dauphioise, and wished we had ordered one each, delicious! Of our party I had the steak which was well cooked but a little tough. One had fish fingers and chips which were pronounced very good, one had the Hake and one the lamb, both of which were very much enjoyed. Portions were of a reasonable size and the service was excellent, will certainly go again

  7. MG

    MollyG

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was the first visit and definitely won't be the last. We went as a table of 6 and the food and service was outstanding. Will definitely be back soon

  8. B

    Babaliscious

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The welcome was warm. We were shown to our table. After 5 minutes we were asked if we would like a drink. The food was hot and of generous portions .Good selection of lacon beers and nice wines.

  9. WC

    WayneC

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you

  10. KC

    KeithC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Enjoyed our meal so much we've booked to go again next week. Interesting food choice with lots of unusual tastes and textures especially on the monthly specials selection Very nicely furnished, attentive service and food served promptly - I'd have liked it to go on for longer ! Looking forward to next visit

  11. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Due to non delivery of fish it made the menu choice very limited for us. A disappointment.

  12. SS

    SydneySal

    Warwickshire

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent Sunday Lunch at The Honingham Buck. From the moment of arrival we were warmly greeted. The service was friendly, welcoming & extremely efficient. The food was wonderful with melt in the mouth beef, lovely starters (one of which was readily adapted to my food allergy without a fuss) & we even ventured onto super deserts. I can highly recommend the chocolate sorbet to dark chocolate fans. I only wish we lived locally as we would go here regularly. However when visiting our son, who lives in Norwich, we will certainly return in the future. A real find !

  13. IW

    IanWakefield

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Efficient, friendly and professional service. Also a lovely ambience and great food, highly recommended.

  14. ST

    STEPHANIEM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, nice buzz to the restaurant. I’ll be back!

  15. MB

    MaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal- the menu was excellent, varied enough to make choices difficult!! Food was excellent too, tasty and well presented- would highly recommend

  16. AD

    AmandaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really delicious good, good choice, very well paced service. Enjoyable

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food, promptly served

  18. EH

    EllenH

    Norfolk

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best Sunday lunch we have enjoyed for a very long time. Perfect beef served pink and accompanied by a good selection of vegetables and a large, crispy yorkshire pudding. The cheesecake was also lovely. The dining room is beautifully furnished and fairly quiet given that it was fully booked with a large party sitting right next to us. Our only minor issue was the fact that wine is not served at 250ml. This wasn't explained to us when we ordered and meant we ended up paying for 2 x 125ml glasses each, which turned out quite expensive. Nevertheless we will definitely return and highly recommend this beautiful establishment.

  19. N

    Nelly

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cosy, elegant restaurant. Wonderful attentive but not intrusive service. Food was fabulous. These folks know what they're doing!

  20. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, as always! One of the best pubs in east anglia! Thank you so much

  21. DW

    DebbieW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I had the roast pork and it was cooked to perfection. I personally found the vegetables (broccoli and carrots) a bit cold, roast potatoes and stuffing very nice and gravy tasty. Service was quick and the waitress was polite.

  22. B

    Butler

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as always, wouldn’t go anywhere else! The buck is our go to place and has been for a number of years

  23. D

    Dodger

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good menu, excellent food, and service, would recommend.

  24. N

    Nicray

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable

  25. BE

    BeckyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, lovely room. Overall a fantastic stay, would love to come again some time.

  26. MP

    MartinP

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    I had booked a table in the restaurant. This reservation had been confirmed, and a reminder was also sent to me sent the previous day. On arrival we were told a large party was expected in the restaurant and we would now have a table in the bar. The ambiance of the bar is far less attractive then that of the restaurant. I protested but to no avail. To be fair, I had requested a table in a quiet area. At first the bar had few customers but it became noisier. We did not see a large party enter the restaurant during the time we had our meal. Food and service were up to the Buck's usual high standard but we were very disappointed at the change of room, and the lack of notice for this. I would recommend The Buck , but with reservations because of this experience.

  27. P

    Paul

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary, thank you

  28. PG

    PhilipG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked online for a late Easter Sunday lunch. Only had 3pm available. We arrived a little early but no problem, we were seated in the restaurant and had a very enjoyable lunch. Great food and service. First visit but will not be the last .

  29. m

    markh

    Singapore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I'm on a quest to find the best Sunday roast, and this has to be up there!

  30. A

    Andrew

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    First visit since covid and it didn’t disappoint. Great menu and wine list. Perfect service

  31. M

    Mauricio

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Friendly helpful staff, good service, very attractive setting, interesting menu, enjoyable evening.

  32. G

    Giles

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service

  33. SH

    SimonH

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Food, Fantastic service. We'll be back!!

  34. JO

    JOHNB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    A very enjoyable lunch, with excellent service. Food was nice, but only average. I was disappointed that were no charging facilities for our electric car as we had done considerable mileage yesterday. As it happened we did not need a top up, but the knowledge that it was available would have been comforting..

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday roast beef was excellent, massive Yorkshire pudding. The sticky toffee pudding dessert was great too, 2nd time I’ve had it. My daughter has has the burger twice now and said it was one of the best she has had. It’s nice to see a good and interesting selection of ice creams and sorbets too, rather than the usual boring 3 flavours you get offered at most places. The decor is nice in the dining room, and the bar has a nice atmosphere as well. I would recommend and come back again soon.

  36. TB

    ThomasB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My birthday meal out was a meal to remember. I had a lovely starter and a rib eyed steak for my main which was cooked very well.i would definitely go back again for a special occasion. On the pricey side but was well worth it for the quality we received. Thumbs up

  37. S

    Susie

    Norfolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty meal with presentation of a high standard. Great service, warmth - gorgeous log burner with comfortable chairs. Desserts a little pricy.

  38. MP

    MartinP

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The hake main course was imaginative and excellent. The Sticky toffee pudding was Ok but a little dry and could have done with more sauce. House wine was good value, service was prompt, helpful and friendly.

  39. RW

    RonW

    Norfolk

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Venue full of character. Excellent imaginative cuisine. Terrific value.

  40. JL

    JLC123

    Norfolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Restaurant has had a makeover since we last went there and it is really lovely now. Soft furnishings and lighting combine to create a lovely cheque but cosy atmosphere. Service was excellent and they worked hard to adapt courses for several of our dinners which was appreciated. Lovely tasty food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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The Honingham Buck is rated 4.6 stars by 920 OpenTable diners.

The Honingham Buck does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Honingham Buck

29 The Street Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5BL

Additional information

  • Area

    Norwich

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–14:00 Mon–Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Large car park on site with additional parking to the rear.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David Lovett

  • Entertainment

    Our team!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01603 880393

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for all types of private party from 6-60 you can enjoy the whole pub with the restaurant. Alternatively select the restaurant or snug for a more intimate experience. We can offer buffets, sit down meals for any occasion or budget

  • Private party contact

    Henry Watt: 01603 880393

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