Food & Drink

Fran Hartshorne, Executive Head Chef

Fran has been thriving in the kitchen since 2005, stepping up to Executive Head Chef in recent years. You could say Fran is ‘home grown’ and has been on a great journey with us at The White Horse, she worked in the US for a number of years but Norfolk is where her cooking comes into its own. 'I feel the luckiest Chef on the Norfolk coast, creating in a kitchen that faces out across the stunning tidal marsh, it can’t get much better' says Fran. Passionate about seasonality and the provenance of her ingredients she aims to explore, experience and use every available local ingredient in her menus. There’s an abundance of choice, the pairing of which with Fran’s creativity takes local produce to its highest level. See Fran in Norfolk Table, a cookbook that celebrates the talents of 20 chefs along the coast. A great read including some of Fran’s delicious recipes. Avaliable to buy at reception for £19.95 it's the perfect souvenir following a meal or stay here at The White Horse.

Read Fran's interview with Muddy Stilettos


Fran's Roscoff Onion & Baron Bigod Tart recipe


Staithe Smokehouse

Following in the footsteps of 'Letzer's' you will find a traditional artisan fish Smokehouse situated in the garden at The White Horse which is owned and run by Phil & Fran Hartshorne, where you can buy award winning smoked salmon and many other delicioius fish product which has been smoked on the premises, 'low and slow' the traditional way.

There's a delicious menu selection whether you choose to dine in our award winning conservatory restaurant, terrace, bar, courtyard with gabion style tables filled with Norfolk blue flint, benches, parasols and heated walled/open lean to, or in summer Marshside Bar.     
You will enjoy a relaxed casual dining experience designed to welcome and encourage happy times with family and friends.
The menu changes regularly and dishes are prepared to order using the freshest ingredients, sourced from our wonderful local producers. 
We love to see dogs in the bar but not in the restaurant, however to book a table in the bar please contact reception



Restaurant & Bar - Reservations Required 


Restaurant & Bar - Monday to Friday 12noon to 8.30pm, Saturday 12noon - 9pm, Sunday 12noon - 8pm - A la Carte Menu. 

Front Courtyard - Monday to Friday 12noon to 8.30pm, Saturday 12noon - 9pm, Sunday 12noon - 8pm No need to book, first come first served.
Outdoor Terrace [weather dependant] - Monday to Friday 12noon to 8.30pm, Saturday 12noon - 9pm, Sunday 12noon - 8pm
 No need to book, first come first served.

Marshside Restaurant - CLOSED