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SPEEDTRIPLE

Strumpshaw Huntsman

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Hi all,

has anybody any news on the Huntsman yet, is it re-opening soon etc, as Karen and i will be on Lightning from Sat 5th November and would like to go there if it`s open again?.

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I'm afraid that it is still closed. The last that I heard was that it will be December before it will be opened. Insurance, drainage, ground works, a whole raft of issues to be resolved. 

Resolved they will be in the fullness of time. I, like many other's look forward to the Huntsman opening again.

However when that will be is purely speculation.

Old Wussername 

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20 hours ago, Wussername said:

I'm afraid that it is still closed. The last that I heard was that it will be December before it will be opened. Insurance, drainage, ground works, a whole raft of issues to be resolved. 

Resolved they will be in the fullness of time. I, like many other's look forward to the Huntsman opening again.

However when that will be is purely speculation.

Old Wussername 

Hi Wusser, thanks for the reply.

i knew there were several delays, one being the insurance company WOULD`NT pay out until the local authority did some drainage works. I had hoped that had been resolved, but, like so many things, officialdom always drags things out. Looks like we`ll be eating in the pub at Blofield then.

 

 

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Hi, if you are interested the Indian Resturant ( Tamarind ) in Blofield Heath is petty good, but it is best to book.

Regards

Marina  :Stinky

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I understand that the Huntsman has published a Crristmas Menu and is taking bookings for December.

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22 hours ago, Chelsea14Ian said:

What pub in Blofield?Because the Kings Head no longer do food.

Oh, that is a shame. When we went in there last year, the food was superb. All local produce etc, which begs the question, why have they stopped doing food?.

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We went in September last year,we spoke with the Chef,who told us he was leaving.When we went there in the spring they didd not appear to be serving food.Then in the summer I phoned in the hope of booking a table for dinner and was told that they had stopped serving food.I think Brundall and Blomfield are missing aa trick in not serving good food.The Yare is our local pub.I like the pub,but wish they would change the menu.Its been the same for at least 10 years.As a chef I can't understand why you have the same menu for so long.Regarding the Kings Head,I can only guess they no longer want to serve food or they can't find a chef.Like you we went in a number of times and the food was good

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I have just gone on tripadvisor and indeed it confirms that they have long since stopped serving food.The restaurant is now a pool room.What is interesting,the reviews when they had food were 4 to five.Now are only 1.Some even suggesting not to go there

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11 hours ago, Chelsea14Ian said:

I have just gone on tripadvisor and indeed it confirms that they have long since stopped serving food.The restaurant is now a pool room.What is interesting,the reviews when they had food were 4 to five.Now are only 1.Some even suggesting not to go there

You are writing about the King's Head, Ian? Your comment above is under the title "Strumpshaw Huntsman"........

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23 minutes ago, Hockham Admiral said:

You are writing about the King's Head, Ian? Your comment above is under the title "Strumpshaw Huntsman"........

Indeed. 

I am sure that Ian referred to the Kings Head. The Huntsman has always had a good reputation and I can think of no reason why this should not continue after refurbishment.

Andrew

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What`s the name of the first pub on the left going from Brundall to Strumpshaw, i`ve heard it mentioned on the forum several times, but i can`t remember the name of it, AND, whether they serve good food or not, any ideas people?.

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Hi Neil

I think you mean the Shoulder of Mutton. It was in the Good Beer Guide until fairly recently, not sure if the quality went down or simply just stiffer competition from other pubs, the likes of the White Horse(s)

I believe they do meals and have a separate restaurant too.

Sadly I've never been in but I'm sure Andrew or one of our locals can advise.

 

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Hi Neil,

Is it the Shoulder of Mutton, Howard beat me to it.

We met John & Mary-Jane at a pub a couple of miles from Brundall, up Station Road to the tee junction and turn right, over the roundabout and it was on the left after a mile or so.

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Alan

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Hi folks, YES, it is the Shoulder of Mutton.I`l have a look and see if they have a website, and check out their menu.  Thanks guys.

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Just googled it, and it DOES`NT seem to have a website, though the reviews i saw on trip advier look pretty good, so i think we`ll be in there for dinner one or two nights.

If any forumites HAVE been there, what was the food and service like?.

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Ha ha, yes please let us know how you get on Neil cheersbar

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12 hours ago, SPEEDTRIPLE said:

Just googled it, and it DOES`NT seem to have a website, though the reviews i saw on trip advier look pretty good, so i think we`ll be in there for dinner one or two nights.

If any forumites HAVE been there, what was the food and service like?.

We were in there in the Summer, Neil. IMHO not as good as the Huntsman.

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Hi all,   Just thought i`d bump this up and ask if anybody has any info re whether the Huntsman is open again?. We`ll be on Lightning again in late April, so would like to return here for a meal on the Friday evening.

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I have heard so  many false alarms, but and it is a big but, it could be within the next two weeks.

Andrew

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Thanks Andrew,  We ate in there last July, and the food was superb, so hopefully they should be back up to full speed by April?.

 

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