A north Norfolk gastropub has been named one of the best in the country for a quick and affordable bite to eat. 

Sculthorpe Mill, near Fakenham, has been featured in the prestigious Good Food Guide for its 'one-course wonders'. 

The bar and restaurant opened in a historic former watermill in 2021 and is run by sisters Siobhan and Caitriona Peyton. 

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The guide praises in particular the braised venison pie served with sprouting broccoli as one of the good-value dishes on offer at the restaurant.

Eastern Daily Press: The historic Sculthorpe Mill photographed in 1963The historic Sculthorpe Mill photographed in 1963 (Image: Archant)

The review says: "You expect plenty of countryside in north Norfolk but few settings can compare to this 'rural idyll' for sheer lush loveliness.

"The original building has been 'cleverly reimagined' and turned into a swish pub/restaurant with rooms where local ingredients and seasonal flourishes pepper the menu."

It also adds that the Sculthorpe Mill is "one to watch". 

The 18th-century building sits next to the River Wensum and has several guest bedrooms inside.

The restaurant is no stranger to high praise and has previously received an accolade from the Michelin Guide.