Three businesses in West Norfolk are raising a glass in celebration after being recognised with prestigious food and drink awards.
The Old Bank in Snettisham has been named as the country’s Best Local Restaurant by the Good Food Guide.
And both the Bank House in King’s Lynn and the Rose and Crown in Snettisham have been named in lists of the UK’s top places to eat and drink by the Good Pub Guide.
The Old Bank is a family-run, bistro cafe and coffee shop and was praised as “a true, true gem” in the Good Food Guide.
It beat off competition from pubs and restaurants from all over the UK in order to scoop the award.
The guide also praised its menu.
Posting on their Facebook page, Old Bank owners Aga and Lewis King said: “We are so very proud.
“Thanks to our customers, team and suppliers who are all part of this huge success.
“And thanks to the Good Food Guide for this fabulous honour.”
Elsewhere in West Norfolk, the Bank House was named in the Good Pub Guide’s Top 10 Town Pubs for the fourth year running, while the Rose and Crown features in the Pub of the Year award, meaning it is listed as one of the UK’s top pubs for the seventh consecutive year.
Both are owned by Anthony and Jeannette Goodrich, who said they were “thrilled” with the news.
The Bank House was praised for its “excellent food” and “civilised, but easy going,
courteous and helpful service”.
The Rose and Crown was praised for its cosy, old world charm, its children’s play area, for championing local produce and for its “well-trained, interested staff”.
Mrs Goodrich paid tribute to the hard work and enthusiasm of the teams behind the success at both pubs and added: “The Good Pub Guide is generally acknowledged to be the industry bible and this is a terrific endorsement.”