An award-winning gastropub in the North Norfolk village of Itteringham that holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand has come to the market.
The 18th century Walpole Arms was named after the Walpole family that provided Britain with its first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole.
The country pub and restaurant is near the A140, the main route to the North Norfolk coast from Norwich, and a host of attractions such as the National Trust's Blickling Hall, Mannington Gardens and Wolterton Park.
It was the Morning Advertiser's Gastropub of the Year for Central England in 2005 and was voted one of the UK's Top 50 Pubs For Lunch by the Observer in 2006
The business turns over more than £560,000 a year (excluding VAT and planning permission to boost revenue by adding six en-suite letting bedrooms.
Period features in the 30-seat bar include a beamed ceiling, exposed brickwork and inglenook fireplace.
The 40-seat restaurant with bar servery and pre-dinner seating area leads out onto a vine-covered terrace while the first floor contains a two-bedroom flat that is currently used by staff and for storage.
The property sits in a 1.5 acre plot with a large car park, a front lawn, and lawns and terraces to the rear.
Offers in the region of £825,000 for the freehold are being invited by the Norwich office of Colliers Robert Barry.
By Angela Frewin