A long lunch at The Hunny Bell

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Butternut squash soup at The Hunny Bell

When The Hunny Bell started following me on Twitter a year or so ago, I didn’t really think anything of it. To be honest, I hadn’t heard of Hunworth, the Norfolk village it’s located in, before.

But when I went out for lunch at the weekend and couldn’t get parked in Holt, my friend suggested that we try The Hunny Bell. She had visited last year and Hunworth is actually very close to Holt. She’d had a great meal and was keen to try it again.

All of that meant that when we rolled up at lunchtime I had high expectations. The large car park out the back was deserted and I could spy a little beer garden, which I would like to visit in the summer.

We headed straight for the bar as soon as we arrived. With beautiful wooden tables, flagstone flooring and a wood burner in the corner, it was so cozy and welcoming. In fact, I particularly liked the wing backed armchairs and wanted to take one home with me.

Comfort food

After settling at a table, we perused the menu and I finally selected the soup of the day, while my friend went for the burger with bacon and cheese. It turned up in good time and the bread roll was irresistible, still warm and fresh. The butternut squash soup was delicious too; thick, rich and lightly spiced, it wasn’t too sweet, like some I’ve tried. It was a generous portion too, so I felt like I’d had a substantial meal. Not bad for £4.95.

The burger and chips looked delicious, with good quality beef and crispy fries. The verdict was good, so I did have a small amount of food envy, it must be confessed.

I popped my head round into the restaurant on my way to the loo (which has rather fetching bee patterned wallpaper) and found beautifully decorated more formal dining venue. I consequently have plans to eat there again in the coming months. I will be sure to write another blog when I do!

You can visit The Hunny Bell website here to find out more.


Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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