Oct 29, 2022 7:00 AM
The village pub has a new landlord, and he’s impressing his patrons with his improved cuisine.
Old Buckenham’s gamekeeper has been succeeded by experienced chef Paul Murfitt.
And now he wants to use his expertise to transform the business, formerly run by Woodford’s Brewery, into a more foodie destination.
“The first four weeks have been amazing. rice field.
“We’re focused on being a food-based pub, and what we offer is aimed at the community. We’ve tried to listen to what they want.
“The locals have been incredibly supportive and I appreciate that someone is trying to do something positive with it.”
With a menu that changes weekly, each dish is made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients.
From traditional pub fare to fine dining, Murfitt believes there is something for every occasion and price point.
“It’s a difficult time with prices going up and many pubs closing,” he said. “But I think people still want to go out.
“They just don’t want to spend a lot of money. But they want quality and that’s what we offer.
“We’ve worked hard to get the price right and we’re going to do a lot of deals.
“We also change the menu almost every week to keep it fresh and fresh so that we can come here three to four times a month.
The Gamekeeper’s Sunday Roast is also a hit, with tables filled most weekends.
Murfitt added: “Last Sunday we served 150 lunches and it was very popular.
“Everything is going well and we want to develop it further. I really appreciate everyone who has supported us so far.”