Carvery, there is nothing better on a Sunday afternoon that is unless it is a PIEVERY. Walking into a busy restaurant at The Ffolkes in Hillington, Norfolk, this is what we found. A very helpful and accommodating FOH Manager was able to squeeze a table for us between his busy bookings.
Sitting down we were given our menus and also told about the Norfolk Passport, a free to sign up to card that gives you discount across the county at named locations. This made our Sunday lunch even cheaper! Winner! After ordering the Pie Carvery which I have decided to call a Pievery, we made our way to the trays of food waiting for us.
You have a choice of pies (one per person). The piea are Beef Brisket in Greene King IPA, Chicken, Cheese and Leek , Shredded Lamb and Fish pie. I chose the Beef Pie which was a proper pie! None of this stew with a lid nonsense here, a pie is only a pie if you can pick it up and eat with your hands if you so desire.
Having chosen your pie you are met with an array of vegetable accompaniments to garnish your pie with. I chose, Courgette and Mangetout, Roast Potatoes (obviously), Roasted Carrot and Parsnip and Cauliflower cheese, mainly because i rarely make it at home. All of this smothered in some beef gravy, because why not and it is Sunday!
All of this for £11.95 (not including drinks). With the Passport however £10.76, not only does this little card get you discount on the food and drink you consume you get 10% off the room prices at The Ffolkes too! This left me thinking about a mini break in Norfolk one weekend using my passport to get a discounted hotel and some awesome Pievery.
I cannot recommend The Ffolkes highly enough, the service was fantastic, we felt very welcome and being told that if we signed up to the Norfolk Passport we would get money off the bill was an added bonus. So if you’re headed down that way or fancy something different (It’s only an hourish from Cambridge) do stop there for lunch it’s worth the trip!