Standing right by the local church, directly opposite the village green, the 300-year-old Bell personifies North Norfolk’s pubby heritage – although it’s currently reaping the benefit of a serious ‘gastro’-makeover that has added polished plank floors and chunky tables to its considerable charms. Local ingredients get top billing in this splendidly rejuvenated boozer, so expect unpretentious but well-rendered food along the lines of game terrine with fig and pear chutney, slow-cooked Briston pork belly with mustard mash and superlative fishcakes. To drink, sup ales from Norfolk breweries such as Yetman’s and Woodforde’s, or pick a glass or two from the well-chosen wine list. The Bell also does a mean Sunday lunch (book ahead). At the back is a sleek suntrap garden, and there are four stylish bedrooms if you can’t bear to leave.