User name:



Sign in with Facebook

Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW

Chat about:
Yet another list with Pangolin on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Ordnance Arms
Image posted by john mcgraw
Submitted on Tuesday, 5th September 2017
With picture contributions to 21041 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (2 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Ordnance Arms, Dereham

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Guist Bottom
Postal town: Dereham
NR20 5PF
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of The Ordnance Arms (Average Rating: of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Ordnance Arms

I really wasn't sure whether or not this pub would be open, given a number of contradicting opening times for drinks and food on the internet.

Nevertheless, I arrived late on Sunday evening to find what seemed like an empty pub. On closer inspection, the Thai restaurant at the rear was doing a roaring trade, presumably from local, repeat custom who were aware of the opening hours.

With a friendly barman and landlord, who seemed generally interested in my travels around the UK's pubs, in addition to an 85-year old deaf turkey farmer who rears the Queen's Christmas lunch, my visit here was a satisfying experience.

This pub certainly seems to merge the Thai restaurant part of the business with the local village pub part to create a well-run business that probably sees the place survive.

Whilst Greene King IPA & Abbot were the only 2 real ales available (Moon Gazer Jigfoot had run out earlier in the day and was being pulled through), the friendliness of the staff and locals in this pub made it my favourite pub of the day in Norfolk.

I only wish we had known for certain that the restaurant part was open, as we would certainly not have eaten earlier.

On 23rd September 2020 - rating: 6
[User has posted 379 recommendations about 379 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Graham Coombs left this review about Ordnance Arms

Nice and largely unspoilt country pub - has a plainish room either side of a small bar where conversation is the main entertainment. But behind that is a very ornate Thai restaurant, serviing very nice food. Handpumps include an Adnams and a Cottage ale plus a guest. The latter was in very disappointing condition, despite Good Beer Guide listing but the Adnams was fine. Eating recommended if you like Thai food, but do book.

On 30th August 2013 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2269 recommendations about 2217 pubs]

External web links for The Ordnance Arms

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Sheringham, 18.41 miles, 5 hr 55 min walk (show)
West Runton, 19.59 miles, 6 hr 18 min walk (show)
Roughton Road, 20.9 miles, 6 hr 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ordnance Arms, Stibbard
23rd Sep 2020, 15:25
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
10th Sep 2017, 10:30
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 September 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 September 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 September 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed