Nothing says summer quite like a barbecued steak or cucumber sandwich. Well, maybe fish and chips under the summer sky or a sharing platter filled to the brim with seaside favourites. Or perhaps grazing boards and freshly made pizzas in a pub garden. We hope you find something here that ticks the box for you this summer.
The Rupert Brooke's Afternoon Tea is inspired by Grantchester meadows, wild flowers and nature, with a nod to the Cambridge scholars and poets who once sought out peaceful spots by the River Cam to read, write and contemplate.
Try the Ten to Three Cream Tea, named after one of Rupert's poems, or enjoy the full Afternoon Tea experience with a glass of fizz. A perfect treat on a summer afternoon, for parties big or small.
FISH, CHIPS & A PINT
Would it really be summer without a trip to the Suffolk coast for a paddle in the sea and a visit to The Ship at Dunwich for a nice big portion of fresh fish and chips washed down with a local Adnams Ale!
Enjoy a large portion of the seaside favourite, line-caught fish and chips with a pint of ale, for £19.50 - that's a pint of your favourite Adnams ale for just £1.50!! We have plenty of garden seating for catching the summer rays, drinks served from our Field Bar and garden games and even a treasure hunt to keep the little ones entertained. Don't forget, all Chestnut pubs are dog-friendly.
If the smell of sizzling steaks and the anticipation of a barbecued feast is what gets your mouth-watering in the summer months then look no further than The Packhorse Inn for their show-stopping mixed grill.
As part of their Thursday night celebration of rare breed steaks the mixed grill takes centre stage. Perfectly grilled sirloin steak, Merguez sausage, Dingly Dell pork belly, lamb chop, BBQ corn, charred hispi cabbage with crispy onions and Bearnaise sauce. The mixed grill will also be available Monday - Saturday and can be pre-ordered in advance if you don't want to risk missing this treat.
When the sunshine and balmy nights arrive why wait until the weekend to enjoy great food and summer cocktails? There is no need to wait until Friday with four of our pubs celebrating mid-week with a Wednesday special.
Every Wednesday tuck into two courses from our main menu and a cocktail at The Weeping Willow, The Eight Bells, The Carpenters Arms and The Rupert Brooke for £30. To view the pub menus and learn more click on the links above.
Not many would argue that as soon as the mercury rises a visit to a pub garden is one of the most popular pastimes in this country. The Three Blackbirds garden is a sun trap and the perfect spot to sit, sip and graze from afternoon into evening.
The Three Blackbirds Garden menu includes their popular grazing board - smoked bacon croquettes, paprika humous, chicken terrine, halloumi fries, toasted sourdough and olives, pub classics, light and fresh avocado salad and summery sweet treats like a strawberries and cream parfait.
Look out for the Wiveton Bell's Terrace menu launching in early July!
The Coastal Platter is making a return to the menu at The Globe Inn for the summer. We consider ourselves to be very lucky to have such incredible provenance on our doorstep on the Norfolk coast, and our Coastal Platter celebrates just that.
Available from the 14th of July and throughout the summer months, find a spot on our spruced up front garden overlooking The Buttlands or on our festoon lit terrace and enjoy the taste of the Norfolk Coast.
WOOD FIRED PIZZA
Our wood-fired pizza ovens fire up at The Globe throughout the summer and The Cricketers continue their popular pizza night every Wednesday evening.
Keep an eye on our socials for when we'll be firing up The Globe pizza oven.
To reserve an indoor table at a Chestnut pub click here. We do not reserve tables in our gardens or on our terraces due to the changeable weather. However, if you have an indoor table reserved and wish to sit outdoors we will happily seat you outside if there is space.