In a part of Norfolk studded with dining gems, The Grove more than holds its own. A regularly changing menu by head chef Simon Marsh is led by the shifting seasons and features mainly locally sourced ingredients, either grown in the venue’s own fruit-and-vegetable gardens, or supplied by celebrated local producers. Choose from the likes of Cromer crab cakes with samphire and sweet chilli dressing; terrine made from Norfolk Black Spot pork and garden apples, served with homemade beetroot bread; or tender Norfolk quail drizzled in blackberry jus – with local cheeses a dessert that always delights. Of the two dining rooms, the most atmospheric is the stately, oak-panelled study, with its huge windows and original floorboards and fireplace. The Georgian-era dining room however, is also nicely turned out, and on-the-ball staff are equally attentive to each room. If you find the à la carte prices a tad steep, opt instead for the deservedly popular Sunday lunch or an indulgent afternoon tea.