Welcome to the Horse & Groom at Tunstead
The Horse & Groom Public House at Tunstead is a traditional, family & pet friendly village Pub serving real Ales and homemade meals.
Located in rural Norfolk, but just 5 minutes from the stunning Norfolk Broads and nearby villages are the villages of Wroxham, Coltishall and North Walsham, we always have a wide selection of real Ales available and serve great value homemade food everyday (not Sunday evenings), with a 'Specials' board and themed evenings each week. Where possible we use ingredients from local producers including fruit & vegetables from the Landladys garden just a few minutes from the pub!
We have a family friendly Games Room with board games, darts board, pool table and fruit machines - it's a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy a drink.
If you are looking for somewhere to hold a gathering, a Party, Christening, Wake or even a Meeting, please give us a call as we have several different areas that we can host functions. Please ask if you would like to see a sample menu.
With a warm and friendly welcome you can be sure of a good time here in North Norfolk be it as a visitor to the beautiful Norfolk Broads or joining us for a special celebration.
Please note that we are pet friendly pub, if you wish to bring your dog you are welcome to dine in our 'Snug' area
Our landlady Gilly Foulds has lived in Norfolk all her life and was a farmer up until her retirement in 2012.
Having lived in Tunstead for many years raising her children, in 2017 Gilly decided to come out of retirement and buy the village pub to save it from closure, feeling that it was a vital part of village life. After a short closure for a much needed refurbishment Gilly re-opened the Horse & Groom along with a new games room.
The pub was first recorded as a drinking house back in 1790 with William Hewitt as the very first landlord. By 1841 the pub was known as the 'Wilkes Head' eventually becoming the Horse & Groom, the name has recently been reinstated after a period as The Olive Branch.
Tunstead is a relatively small village, yet as with many Norfolk villages our church St Marys is very large in comparison. Built around the 14th century is it well worth a visit. Nearby are the with the well known villages of Wroxham (home of the worlds largest village store..Roys) and Hoveton nestling on the nearby Broads.
A dog walkers haven abounds with everything from a few minute wander to a more lengthy pursuits.