Two Norfolk restaurants have been named as local gems in the Good Food Guide. 

The publication has today released its selection of current favourites, with The Dabbling Duck in Great Massingham and The Lifeboat Inn in Thornham making the cut.

Choices were based on value for money, informal settings and "delicious" cooking.

The guide refers to The Lifeboat Inn's "magnificent roasts", with particular mention of the Yorkshire puddings, the "attractive bedrooms" and "hearty British school" food.

Fakenham & Wells Times: The Lifeboat Inn in ThornhamThe Lifeboat Inn in Thornham (Image: Newsquest)The inn, which is more than 500 years old, was named among Britain’s top 20 pubs for winter in 2019.

Steeped in history, the Lifeboat Inn was built as a cottage with two outhouses and became a 16th-century smugglers' alehouse.

The Dabbling Duck is no stranger to an award, being named one of the best in the UK last year and receiving another mention in the Good Food Guide earlier this year.

Fakenham & Wells Times: The Dabbling Duck in Great MassinghamThe Dabbling Duck in Great Massingham (Image: Newsquest)The guide describes it as "everything you could want from your local pub" with "ever-buzzy atmosphere" and "admirably capable young staff".

The pub is also quite a hotspot for the rich and famous. 

Famous faces who have visited in the past include Sir Alan Sugar, Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton.