Good King Willy
The King William IV Country Inn & Restaurant, Sedgeford has recently unveiled its new Garden Restaurant, providing additional dining for 34. The restaurant has been themed around Norfolk's migrating bird-life, with original paintings by local artist Simon Trinder, and wood-carving of local birds.
A great backdrop to the south facing dining area with its full length windows providing fantastic views to the Sedgeford valley and hills beyond. A new Garden decking area and terrace adjoins the covered Pergola and its alfresco restaurant. Add to this some whizzy new state of the art kitchen equipment and Head Chef Richard Briscoe has never been happier!
Owners Nick and Lili Skerritt have also added 5 new ensuite bedrooms all with flat screen TVs, and 'king' size beds. They are thrilled with the additions and look forward to welcoming customers new and old, little princes and princesses, and well-behaved dogs.
The King Willy is fab for that Sunday Roast as well as fresh local fish, meat and real ales.
Source: North Norfolk Living Early Summer 2009
Norfolk pub unveils its new restaurant
A village pub on Norfolk's trendy eat-out trail has unveiled a stylish new restaurant. Behind the scenes more rooms for overnight stays and a brand new kitchen have been added to the King William IV at Sedgeford.
Owner Nick Skeritt declined to reveal how much he and wife Lili had spent on extending the pub, which employs 20 staff and now has 114 covers including an al fresco dining area and a lounge overlooking the historic Sedgeford Valley.
But favourites which have built up a cult following - such as the legendary secret pudding - would still be on offer. But we'll be keeping our most popular dishes people travel to eat here for, like the steak and ale pie and the sea bass, he said.We're not going to become a gastro pub and put things on the menu people can't understand.
North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham, said: I think what Nick and Lili have done here is really quite inspirational. It's been done very tastefully, to a very high standard. Although the hospitality industry is in for a tough year, I think quality will out.
Source: EDP 08 April 2009
New Extension Open
COMPLETION of five months of improvements on schedule by local contractors was celebrated at Sedgeford's King William country inn and restaurant on Monday.
More than 150 guests attended the opening of the new restaurant, kitchen, disabled facilities, five additional bedrooms and outside eating areas all ready in perfect time for the Easter holiday.
The guest of honour, NW Norfolk MP Mr Henry Bellingham, said it was welcome news to hear of a pub expanding and creating jobs for local people.
The owner, Mr Nick Skerritt, thanked JDS Construction, of Heacham, and all the firms and suppliers involved in the project. He said: "I'm absolutely delighted with everything and we opened exactly on the day I said we would."
He also thanked his customers for their loyalty and patience during the building work. All the pub's nine bedrooms are booked for the long weekend and Mr Skerritt said: "We are hitting the ground running."
Published Date: 10 April 2009
Photo Courtesy of The Kings Lynn News