It may still be November but with reservations in high demand, it is time to start thinking about Boxing Day lunch. 

The Good Food Guide has named the best restaurants to book and three pubs on the north Norfolk coast have made the list. 

1. Stiffkey Red Lion

Where: 44 Wells Rd, Stiffkey, NR23 1AJ

Fakenham & Wells Times: Owners Liam Goldstone and Caroline CookeOwners Liam Goldstone and Caroline Cooke (Image: Stiffkey Red Lion)Described as "unmatched in the area and a class act" the Red Lion is led by chef Liam Goldstone and his partner Caroline Cooke, whose family have owned the pub for more than 30 years.

Mr Goldstone has previously worked at the Michelin-starred Morston Hall and handles ingredients with "expert care".

The Stiffkey Red Lion has not confirmed its Boxing Day menu but lunch will be served between midday and 6pm with meat and vegetarian options.

Bookings can be made via the venue's website or over the phone. 

2. The Jolly Sailors

Where: Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, PE31 8BJ

Fakenham & Wells Times: Head chef Nick Ramsay outside the Jolly SmokehouseHead chef Nick Ramsay outside the Jolly Smokehouse The Jolly Sailors in Brancaster Staithe has "all the ingredients for a please-all boozer".

The 18th-century village local serves a range of seafood specials including Brancaster mussels in the colder months. 

The Good Food Guide praises its "unpretentious roadside hostelry which is a relief from the many designer-led pubs".

The venue will be serving Boxing Day lunch between midday and 6pm and booking is available on its website via OpenTable. 

3. The White Horse

Where: Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, PE31 8BY

Fakenham & Wells Times: The White Horse offers a relaxed dining experienceThe White Horse offers a relaxed dining experience (Image: The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe)The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe is described as "quite a grand place for what is essentially a country pub".

With views over the marshland and the sea beyond, the restaurant serves locally sourced fish and shellfish and the Good Food Guide says that "visitors will find a positive cornucopia of dining options".

The White Horse will be serving food on Boxing Day between midday and 9pm from its usual menu.

Booking is available via email or on OpenTable.