The current holder of the Number One position is the world famous Sportsman near Whitstable, Kent (2015-2016), and the previous occupier of the Number One spot was Tom Kerridge’s iconic Hand and Flowers (2012-2014).
The awards ceremony is being held on Monday 30th January at Hermitage Road Bar and Restaurant in Hitchin, Herts. The host for the awards is TV personality and award-winning chef Matt Tebbut (BBC Saturday Kitchen, Food Unwrapped, Market Kitchen) owner of the AA Restaurant of the Year Foxhunter Restaurant in South Wales.
The Duck Inn
2017 Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year for the East of England
Conde Nast Top 5 Norfolk Food Hotspots Finalist The Observer Food Monthly Awards 2016 2017 Michelin Guide
A family owned and run business on the north Norfolk coast, Chef Ben Handley and his wife Sarah have developed this 18th Century building into a true dining destination. With a passionate young team and a vibrant menu of locally sourced, seasonal produce, The Duck Inn has been racking up awards and recognition regularly.
The ethos is on quality, local food, expertly prepared and delivered by a happy team in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. North Norfolk is the perfect place to deliver.
A rustic-smart gastropub, serving the best in local produce and East Anglian ales. Friendly and efficient service perfectly compliment the incredible food served up by chef patron Ben Handley and his team. Norfolk favourites such as Brancaster crab, steaming bowls of Norfolk mussels, locally-smoked salmon with gingerbread are regular highlights; along with Chef Handley’s famous black pudding-scotched quail’s eggs. Sundays’ roasts of local pork and Holkham Estate beef are widely regarded as the best along the coast.
With two stylish bedrooms; there is always the option to enjoy a wonderful evening meal and fabulous wines from an extensive list, before staggering upstairs to unwind under the snuggly duck-down duvets.
More information available at www.duckinn.co.uk