A newly refurbished pub in a Norfolk village has won two awards as its reputation for top-notch food and service continues to grow. 

The Angel at Watlington, located between Downham Market and King's Lynn, was taken over by chef Richard Crouch and his partner Emily Phipps in September 2018.

They heavily utilise local produce in their menu, which includes game meats and seafood. 

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It has won several accolades and in 2022 it was included in the coveted Estrella Damm list of the top 100 gastropubs in the country. 

Eastern Daily Press: The Angel at Watlington pub Picture: Sonya DuncanThe Angel at Watlington pub Picture: Sonya Duncan (Image: Newsquest)

In November 2023, it was awarded two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence and at the start of 2024 it underwent an extensive refurbishment.

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This included new furniture and flooring, revamped toilets, a fresh bar layout and landscaping outside. 

Their latest wins are for 'best traditional pub' (west Norfolk) and 'restaurant businesswoman of the year' (East of England) for Ms Phipps inLuxlife Magazine's Restaurant & Bar Awards 2024.

Businesses were shortlisted through a nomination process and the winners were chosen by a judging panel and research team.