Welcome to The Norton Dog

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Opening Hours Mon-Sat 9-11pm Sunday 12-8pm

Serving Food Mon-Sat 9am-9pm Sunday 12-6pm

The Norton Dog

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Tel: 01359 230440

email: info@thenortondog.com


The Norton Dog

The Norton Dog (The Dog Inn), Ixworth Road, Norton, Suffolk. IP31 3LP.

Enjoy a friendly welcome and freshly prepared food in comfortable surroundings. With the all day opening hours, seasonal menu, daily specials and extensive wine list you can enjoy good food from local, regional suppliers. We have a regularly changing menu which provides the highest standards of freshly cooked food, drink and service.

The open fireplace and oak beams and furnishings compliment the traditional 17th century building, creating a warm inviting feel. Our recent redecoration will add to your comfort and enjoyment.

At The Norton Dog we get involved in supporting the community and local charities. So look out for our events throughout the year.

Feel free to come in, sit down and enjoy breakfast, a drink, meal, light snack or simply coffee and a baguette. Why not come in and catch up on emails, have a business breakfast or lunch, using our free fibre optic wifi. We are also family friendly, so provide some books and games and an interactive kids menu for the children to enjoy, while you all enjoy your meal.



Take A Virtual Tour


Why not take a virtual tour of The Norton Dog, you can view both the interior and exterior of our beautiful 17th Century building inside and out in full 360° and also in Mobile VR on the Google Cardboard and Samsung VR.

Just click the play button to explore the different areas of our interior and you can also wander around our gardens, which is very popular and a lovely place to relax and while away time.

Click on the hotspots (the blue circles) in any of the views to see more information about us and features of The Norton Dog.



Takeaway – Fish and Chips £8.00 (Gluten Free option available) you can phone ahead and place your order. We can do this Monday to Saturday between 12pm and 6pm, just call ahead or pop in.



Foodie Mondays – Exceptional, best offer than ever before from our special menu. 2 courses £12.50 or 3 courses £17.50. Follow the link above to see the sample menu.



We are proud to provide a gluten free menu offering a large selection of dishes. Please speak to your server if you have any allergies and we are always happy to provide information about the food on offer.





Our Food Philosophy

We believe that to achieve fantastic tasting food you only have to look on your doorstep. So with that in mind we have chosen to source our ingredients from local, regional suppliers who share the same passion for quality as we do.

Our butchers source all their meat from farms in East Anglia where they are naturally reared and traditionally butchered. We like the fact that their meats are not treated with additives, growth enhancers or antibiotics. We are very proud to be associated with Ludham Butchers, offering rare breed meats, as one of our butchers. We have known these butchers for some years and can rely on them.

Among the meats we offer

  • Our beef is dry aged and hung for a minimum of 30 days
  • Our pork is rare breed Gloucester Old Spot, Berkshire, and Dingley Dell
  • Our chickens are barn reared, our eggs are truly free range
  • Our lamb is truly English reared on meadow grassland

Our fishmongers supply us with some of the best fish and shellfish from the region including: River Deben Mussels, Dressed Cromer Crabs, Norfolk Lobsters and sustainably caught fresh fish

View the full menu

Our old friend Simon at Procters in Ipswich provides an excellent selection of sausages, all of which are gluten free.

Wherever possible our vegetables are sourced within the East Anglian Region, where we believe the best produce is grown. We endeavour to always use fruit and vegetables in season, dependant on quality and firmly believe British is best!!

How lucky we are to have such great local suppliers and producers to share with you. We hope you will think our efforts, to source the best produce, is worthwhile.

Enjoy your meal.

Michael and Sharon





As the seasons change, then it all changes in the kitchen. Look out for the Specials Board and the Desserts Board changing to bring you all that the new seasons offer.




At The Norton Dog

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with The Dog at Norton, Suffolk. Yum, Yum!

A Great morning making this gluten free dairy free chocolate cake with Family Carers Net. Great alternative to Christmas Pudding and sooo moist and lovely. A Nice recipe from Shane May! Happy Christmas Familycarersnet and all associated with it.