Great food and good value

The Banningham Crown is a traditional 17th Century timbered inn located in the quiet village of Banningham opposite the historic 14th Century church and village green. The building originally housed an inn with cart lodge and stables, a shop and separate cottage and was converted to its current form in the 1980's.


Run by the same family since 1993 the pub provides a traditional country pub atmosphere.

We focus on providing good quality food, friendly staff and excellent customer service.  Log fires and wood burners warm the pub during the winter months and the sheltered patio and gardens provide a great place for dining al fresco during the summer.  Food is served seven days a week at lunchtimes and evenings during the winter months and all day throughout the summer.  Our menus are produced in-house by chefs using seasonal and local produce.  This is complimented by great value wines from around the world and cask ales.

We also provide a separate area for private functions and meetings, free Wi-Fi connection, covered smoking area, disabled access, disabled toilet and large car park.

Local History

Banningham Village

Opposite the pub is St Botolph's Church where you can see the glorious hammer beam roof with 17 angels on each side. If you stroll through the village you may well come across the infamous snake pit!!! It is believed that Oliver Cromwell had a 14ft pit dug into which were put ten venomous snakes. He said that any man who had doubts about his wife was in his rights to throw her into the pit. If she escaped unhurt it proved her guilt! Located inside the pub are two historical maps from 1707 and 1747 of the Banningham Estate. Also on display is the Bible donated by Reverend Bickerstaff who was curate at Banningham from 1848-1851 famous for the hymn Peace Perfect Peace.


Live Music and Events

Live bands play at the Banningham Crown on some Sundays during the summer and an annual music festival, Bannaroo, is held in the paddock in August. Quiz nights are held on the last Tuesday of every month during the winter with proceeds to East Anglian Air Ambulance. Special events include Burns Night suppers and Norfolk Rib suppers. Traditional Morris Dancing takes place in June and on Boxing Day every year.


Family and Dog Friendly

We welcome children in our restaurant and have a separate children's menu. We have a small children's play area in the garden as well as a box of toys and colouring sheets to keep your children occupied during your visit to the Crown (unavailable during Covid). Dogs on leads are welcome in our Garden Room.

Giant Jenga and other garden games are available during the Summer for the kids and slightly bigger kids!

If bringing your dog along please let us know when booking as our dog friendly tables always prove very popular.

Do you recognise our resident dog, Mylo?