The Blue Boar Inn – A warm welcome at this listed coaching inn

A brief history on the Blue Boar Inn

Built in 1685, the Blue Boar Inn has been at the heart of village life in Great Ryburgh for over 3 centuries.

This 17th century listed coaching inn, which abounds with period features, cosy corners and ingle nook fireplace, has been offering a warm welcome to travellers and guests since the reign of King Charles II – a tradition that owner James is proud to continue to the present day.

The Blue Boar Inn, Great Ryburgh, NorfolkThe Blue Boar Inn, Great Ryburgh, Norfolk(click to enlarge images)

The Inn has a long and varied history and this is reflected in the pleasantly rambling layout and differing floor levels of the building we see today. Like the village around it, The Blue Boar has seen many changes as the tide of history has swept by.

Stories tell of secret passages to the ancient church and friendly ghosts that walk at night. Where coaches once stopped to change horses a delightful beer garden now sits, and the roar of the recruiting sergeant, calling on the locals to join the fight against Napoleon, has been replaced by the happy chatter of customers.

The present

Since purchasing The Blue Boar in 2008 James has lovingly renovated this historic inn to create a unique blend of modern dining, first-class home cooking and traditional Norfolk hospitality.

James has brought the very best ideas of contemporary food and drink, mixed them with a liberal sprinkling of old fashioned and local recipes, which has resulted in a reputation for excellence that is truly well deserved. As a native of Norfolk, James has been keen to champion everything that is best about the county and its wonderful local food and drink. The results speak for themselves.

Why not come and enjoy a meal, stay in one of our comfortable cottage style rooms, or simply pop in for a drink. You will always be assured of a warm welcome.

Call us now on 01328 829212 to discover a real Norfolk welcome.