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Parson Woodforde

Church Street Weston Longville Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5JU

They say variety is the spice of life and at The Parson Woodforde we are offering lots of choice in our newly refurbished traditional country pub!

The Parson Woodforde opened for business on October 12th.

We have spent the last year extensively refurbishing The Parson Woodforde to bring you a new and improved restaurant and bar that we know you’ll love just as much as we do!

The Parson Woodforde is under new management with Pub Manager Mark Cullum and Head Chef David Smith looking forward to welcoming you to our lovely country pub and restaurant.


They say variety is the spice of life and at The Parson Woodforde we are offering lots of choice in our newly refurbished traditional country pub!

We serve a range of Norfolk cask ales and beers including Grain Brewery Best Bitter, Wolf Brewery Straw Dog and of course Woodforde's Wherry. We also have Calvors lager, brewed in Suffolk, together with a range of continental beers. We have a great wine list available both by the glass and the bottle and a broad range of soft drinks so you're sure to find something you like. And we also serve Paddy and Scotts coffee together with a range of tea and infusions.

Why not sit back, relax and enjoy a drink with a bite to eat from our ample pub menu. We are open from 8am serving Continental and English breakfasts to eat in or takeaway. Ask us for a take away coffee or bacon sandwich. And service continues throughout the day and evening.

We look forward to welcoming you in our comfortable bar.

Breakfast served Mon - Sat 8-11am. Bar food available Mon- Sat 12-9.30 pm & Sun 12-9pm.


Our large family restaurant has been refurbished to the highest standards and is the perfect place for our chefs to show off their culinary talents!

Head Chef David Smith and Sous Chef Matt Lock have developed a superb menu of starters, main courses and desserts for you, together with a range of lighter bites from the Bar Menu. Ingredients are sourced locally and almost exclusively from Norfolk. We’re proud of our roots... let us bring you a taste of Norfolk!

Restaurant service available Mon - Fri 12-2.30 pm & 6-9.30pm, Sat 12-9.30pm & Sun 12-9pm.


The Parson Woodforde has a rich history. The building impressively dates back as far as 1827 and wasn’t always called The Parson Woodforde...

Opening in 1845 as the Five Ringers, it was renamed The Parson Woodforde as recently as 1987 after a certain Mr James Woodforde became somewhat of a local legend!

James Woodforde was born in 1740 at the Parsonage in Somerset, the son of Reverend Samuel Woodforde, Rector of Ansford and Vicar of Castle Cary.

He left Somerset to study at Oxford in 1758 and later became a Fellow and Sub-Warden of the New College which led him to Weston Longville, Norfolk when he obtained college living in 1774.

For nearly 45 years he kept a diary recording his relatively ordinary life in 18th century rural England, but his love for food and drink really shone through in his entries.

We share the Parson’s passion for good food and good drink so what better way to reveal the wonders of his life and his diaries than through the pub.

We hope to bring you a little bit of Norfolk history in our traditional freehouse and restaurant.

Hours of work

Opening times
Monday to Saturday: 8am - 11pm
Sunday: 12-10:30pm

Food served
Monday to Saturday: 8am - 11am and 12pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12-9:30pm

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Whether you visit the Parson Woodforde to sample a real ale after a long day on the Broads or to enjoy dinner in the restaurant I think you will leave feeling pretty satisfied. We ate at the Parson Woodforde Saturday evening (you def need to book as it was extremely busy) and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely return. I had the Pigeon to start followed by the Pork belly - both dishes were delicious and the meat cooked to perfection. My friends had Chicken, vegetarian option and Bass all 3 dishes again looked amazing and judging by the empty plates at the end must have tasted equally as good. If my partner were to surprise me with a return trip to the Parson I would be delighted!

Andrew McDowell,East Harling