Welcome to the Norfolk Riddle


The Norfolk Riddle Restaurant is situated in the historic village of Little Walsingham. We pride ourselves on serving the finest quality local ingredients cooked with passion and flair by local chef and owner Neil Rutland.

The restaurant has been refurbished to create a relaxed dining space welcoming to all guests, young or old locals, or visitors alike, all of whom should find something to tantalize their taste buds.

Our dishes range from the finest locally sourced game from the local game keeper, mussels from local beds when in season, steaks from Arthur Howells Butchery in Wells-Next-The-Sea, warm sandwiches over lunchtimes and traditional roast lunches available on Sundays, with main courses starting at £12.50 it’s also very reasonably priced.

Don’t feel left out if you’re a vegetarian or have any specific dietary requirements, as we will always try to accommodate you as best we can. Children are well catered for with their own menu, dogs are also welcome into certain parts of the restaurant so they don’t feel left out either.

There is also a selection of locally brewed ales from the Norfolk Brewhouse in Hindringham, locally made ciders from Whinn Hill cider in Wells-Next-The-Sea, Fresh pressed apple juices from the Sandringham Estate as well as a good range of very reasonably priced wines to choose from supplied by Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines.


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Here at the Norfolk Riddle we have a small but dedicated team. All of our staff come from the local area giving them a wonderful insight into the history of the village and a good knowledge of their surroundings.


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We try where appropriate to source our ingredients locally, finding the finest quality produce from local suppliers and employers, this is key to the survival of this beautiful corner of the country that I’m proud to say is ‘where I’m from’.

This is why we use Barsbys Produce of Kings Lynn to supply us with our fruit and vegetables, they are a very focused supplier caring about finding fine local produce, as well as a great mix of produce from all over the country.

We use Arthur Howells Butchers in Wells-Next-The-Sea, who have been supplying quality locally sourced meat to the area since 1889 – and I have sourced meat from Arthur Howells in all of the kitchens I have worked in since 1995, We also use Walsingham Farm Shops to supply us with great quality meat from locally reared animals

Fish comes fresh daily from Coles of Kings Lynn, again very good quality and as local as it can be. They are also bearers of the royal standard showing that they have been approved to supply the royal households at Sandringham and Anmer Hall. If it’s good enough for her Majesty, then it’s good enough for me!

Beers and Ciders come from the Norfolk Brewhouse in Hindringham and Whinn Hill Ciders from Wells-Next-The-Sea.

All wines are chosen and supplied by Hallgarten Druitt & Novoum wines who are based in Luton  .

In my kitchen I like to treat each ingredient with care and respect, keeping recipes simple and just trying to bring out the natural flavours of the quality produce that we buy.



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