Two country pubs in Norfolk are among the regional finalists in an awards scheme known as the "rural Oscars". 

The Countryside Alliance Awards have whittled down thousands of nominations to a shortlist of just five of the East of England's best pubs. 

The Fox Inn in Garboldisham and The Brick Kilns in Little Plumstead are the two pubs in Norfolk that have made the cut. 

Eastern Daily Press: The Brick Kilns in Belt RoadThe Brick Kilns in Belt Road (Image: Google)


Situated on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, The Fox Inn has been owned and run by the local community since 2016 after being closed for 10 years. 

It hosts a Saturday street food night and prides itself on its range of speciality local ales. 

The Brick Kilns was built more than 400 years ago and is owned and run by Paul and Mandi Anderson-Cowles. 

The menu features pub classics made using local ingredients including a range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. 

The winners are now chosen via a public vote and will represent the region at the national champions' reception at the House of Lords in June.