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Tel: 01359 230440
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 are usually raising funds for local charities through our quizzes. Because of the lockdown and current COVID-19 restriction we have been limited and felt it safer to resume the quizzes when the situation improves.
Feel free to come in, sit down and enjoy breakfast, a drink, have meal, a light snack, Tapas, Cake or simply a lovely barista coffee or hot chocolate and a sandwich. If you are working from home, why not come in and catch up on emails, have a business breakfast or lunch (we are open all day) using our superfast broadband. We are also family friendly, so provide a safe environment with an interactive kids menu for the children to enjoy, while you all enjoy your meal.
Our New Takeaway Menu – Great new takeaway dishes with some of your favourite items on the menu now available for take away. Gluten Free, Vegan and Veggie options too. A chance to enjoy our great dishes at home.
Call us to pre-order for collection from 12-6.30pm Monday to Thursday and Friday & Saturday 12-5pm. Not available on Sunday
Pre pay or payment on collection
Our lovely Gardens and Courtyard are open for you to enjoy. GARDEN TABLES NOT BOOKABLE. COME ALONG AND ENJOY THE NEW COURTYARD GARDEN. MEET FRIENDS, BRING FAMILY, EAT, DRINK AND RELAX.
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 and so much more now available to take away 12-6.30pm Monday to Thursday and Friday & Saturday 12pm-5pm. Phone ahead to pre-order.
We have special offer set menu* that is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 12-8pm. Exceptional value. Main Course £7.50, 2 Courses £12.50 or 3 Courses £17.50 from our special set menu. Follow the link above to see a sample menu.
GLUTEN FREE MENU
We are proud to provide a gluten free menu offering a large selection of dishes. We have also indicated our dairy free dishes. Please speak to your server if you have any allergies and we are always happy to provide information about the food on offer.
A GREAT PLACE TO MEET AND EAT
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
IN THE KITCHEN
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.
FILMING WITH FAMILYCARERSNET
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.