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West Norfolk pub named in top 50

The Duck Inn

Published at 2:56pm 6th January 2017.

A West Norfolk pub has been named 'one to watch' in the Morning Advertiser’s Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2017.

The Duck Inn in Stanhoe will attend the awards ceremony being held on Monday 30th January.

The current holder of the Number One position is the world famous Sportsman near Whitstable, Kent (2015-2016), and the previous occupier of the Number One spot was Tom Kerridge’s iconic Hand and Flowers (2012-2014).

The awards ceremony is being held on Monday 30th January at Hermitage Road Bar and Restaurant in Hitchin, Herts. The host for the awards is TV personality and award-winning chef Matt Tebbut (BBC Saturday Kitchen, Food Unwrapped, Market Kitchen) owner of the AA Restaurant of the Year Foxhunter Restaurant in South Wales.

Chef and owner Ben Handley said:

“We are over the moon with this coming on top of being awarded the 2017 Restaurant of the Year for the East of England by The Good Food Guide. The list of entrants in the Top 50 Gastropubs is testament to the quality of eateries up and down the country and we are all thrilled to be recognised with such esteemed company."

Owner Sarah Handley said:

"Wow, what an unexpected surprise, a fantastic way to start 2017! This recognition is a perfect tribute to our amazing customers and incredible team."

General Manager Sam Handley said:

"This recognition reminds us all just how special The Duck is, and is further motivation to take the business forward over the coming months and years."