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Oxborough country pub reopens

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The Bedingfeld Arms country pub in Oxborough reopened its doors to the public on Thursday of last week.

Situated next to Oxburgh Hall, and owned by Stephen and Catkin Parker, the opening weekend was a huge success with the community joining them in celebration that the heart of the village had returned.

As well as a busy restaurant and garden, its 10 bedrooms were also well booked up with people enjoying a break in the countryside.

The pub was built in 1783 as a coaching inn for guests of the Bedingfeld family, of Oxburgh Hall.

The inn now boasts 10 en-suite bedrooms and fresh home cooked food – much of it home-grown, and an extensive wine list and local drinks.

The pub also has it’s own herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle which graze around the pub and feature in the pub’s famous burger, beef bourguignon as well on Sundays when they offer a different cut each week. This week it was sirloin, next week it is topside.

Catkin said: “We were lucky with the weather and had a great weekend with the garden in full flow and most of the bedrooms booked all the way through from our opening on Thursday to Sunday evening.

“On our opening night we were delighted by the support we received from our local community and the feedback from our new menu.

“This just kept going on all through to Sunday and both the kitchen and front of house team were very much in need of the break we have at the moment from Monday to Wednesday!

“We are still cautious and are restricting the amount of days we open.

“In July we will keep opening from Thursday midday for lunch through to Sunday evening. In August we plan to open from Wednesday lunch so that we can offer the Governments £10 off Eat out to Help out Scheme but if that proves very popular then we will be able to consider opening on Tuesdays as well.”

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