To all of our Priory Customers, we wish to inform you of the closure of The Priory Farm Restaurant.
After 30 years of trading our family business we have decided to start a new chapter in our lives and retire.
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our customers, suppliers and staff for your loyal support over the years. We hope you all have fond memories of your time at The Priory Farm Restaurant.
Stephen and Jeannette Teasdale
Prices may be subject to change.
Plain Roll 50p each • Garlic Roll 60p • Garlic and Cheese Roll 90p •
Gluten free Roll £1.00
Mediterranean prawns, tiger prawns and cocktail prawns served with iceberg lettuce and cocktail sauce
Smooth home-made chicken liver pate served with port sauce and granary toast
Fanned avocado, crayfish tails in a sweet chilli sauce and mixed leaves
Galia and canteloup melon with fresh pineapple and raspberry coulis
Layered beef tomato and soft mozzarella cheese, drizzled with olive oil and basil dressing.
Flakes of salmon with tiger prawns combined with lemon mayonnaise on a bed of mixed leaves
Tossed in garlic and herb butter, grilled loundza (smoked loin ham) and halloumi cheese
Shredded duck with cucumber, spring onion and plum sauce, wrapped in a floured tortilla
Six meaty wings dressed in our special BBQ and honey sauce
Tiger prawns, mussels, calamari and monkfish in a light creamy garlic herb sauce
Strips of Chicken breast served with our peanut, coconut thai flavoured sauce
Deep fried crispy and crunchy, with a tartare sauce dip
(Ideal for Two)
Chicken fingers, breaded mushrooms, potato skins, scampi, goujons, onion rings with a garlic mayonnaise dip
Please choose two accompaniments with all main courses including blackboard selection.
Home Cut Chips
Potato dish of the day
Today’s Mixed Selection
Diced Crisp Salad
Coleslaw with Cashews
3 Grain Rice
All our steaks are char grilled over an open flame, unless requested otherwise. Served with tomato, mushroom and onion rings
8oz FILLET £29.95
8oz SIRLOIN £24.95
10oz RUMP £21.95
12oz RIB-EYE £26.95
16oz T-Bone £38.00
Peppered, Stilton or Diane
STEAK AND TIGER PRAWNS
any of the above steaks topped with tiger prawns in garlic, herb butter add £4.00
STEAK AND STILTON CHEESE
any of the steaks topped with fried onions and stilton cheese
STEAK AND KIDNEY PUDDING
Popular suet pudding with rich gravy
Breast of Chicken with garlic butter, dusted in white peppercorns, topped with asparagus, coated with a cream sauce
Baked on the bone in a red wine and rosemary sauce gravy
Strips of Chicken in a creamy mushroom and mustard sauce
STEAK, ALE AND MUSHROOM PIE Diced beef in an ale gravy with mushrooms and puff pastry lid
Served with fried egg or fresh pineapple
Our Mega-Grill, sausage, pork, lamb, gammon, steak, fried egg
Now choose your sauce…
Sweet and Sour
Soya & Oyster Mix
Plum and Sweet Chilli
Lemon and Ginger
All Stir Fry’s contain the following ingredients…
Sugar snap peas, nuts, baby corns, spring onion, mushrooms, bean sprouts, peppers
All fish is skinned and boned, choose from…
GRILLED in lemon, wine and butter
GLAZED in a creamy cheese sauce
DEEP-FRIED in our crispy beer batter
LEMON SOLE FILLETS (2) £16.95 (1) £13.95
PLAICE FILLETS (2) £14.95 (1) £11.95
POACHED SALMON in lemon, white wine and butter £13.95
Puff pastry base with pan
fried mixed mushrooms, with asparagus and parmesan cheese drizzled with mushroom sauce
and topped with puff pastry
Red peppers stuffed with hot ‘n’ spicy roasted sweet potato, butternut squash, topped with chargrilled halloumi cheese
Layered with sun-dried tomato, aubergine courgette, leek and potato topped with beef tomato, white sauce and cheese
Drive along Herringfleet Road which is beside the Garage opposite the Priory Restaurant. Drive approximately 1 mile and turn right into the public car park. Walk the Herringfleet Hills, this is a picturesque stroll amongst trees with views of the Broads. Extend the walk to the Old Water Mill which has commanding views of the Waveney River. Drive back to the Priory Restaurant for a satisfying lunch.
Leave your car at the Priory Restaurant and walk down our driveway to the main road, turn right towards the River and turn right again at the Boat Shop and follow the path along the river edge. Continue until you reach Fritton Woods, walk through the woods and meet a road which will take you to the Decoy Public House. Either return via the main road or simply follow the original route back again to the Priory. By now you should be ready for a welcoming lunch or evening meal.
The remains of a 14th century Augustinian priory on a level site beside the River Waveney. St Olave’s Priory was established by Augustinian friars around 1216, under the patronage of Roger Fitz Osbert. The best preserved part of this small priory is the refectory undercroft, a beautifully vaulted brick building that was converted for a time into a cottage.
Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII the priory was owned by Sir Henry Jerringham. In 1547 Jerringham incorporated the monastic buildings into a new manor house on the site. This house lasted until 1784. In 1823 stone from St Olave’s was used to refurbish the parish church at Herringfleet. Two years later the refectory undercroft was converted into a cottage, which was inhabited until 1902.
Of the original monastery only parts of the refectory, cloisters, and church survive. To the north of these buildings part of Jerringham’s 16th century mansion can be discerned. The 13th century church, to the south of the cloister, consists of 5 bays. Parts of the columns that supported the roof of the cloister walk still stand, as do sections of the west wall of the cloister range.
An inventory taken in 1536 records little of value and the house was probably already in decline when it was suppressed a year later. In 1547 Sir Henry Jerningham converted the buildings to the north of the cloister into a private house but little of this survived when the priory was dismantled in 1784. Around 1825 the floor of the refectory undercroft was raised and the building was converted into a cottage which was occupied until 1902.
The hidden gem in this unassuming ruin is its 14th century refectory undercroft. Its vaulted brick ceiling is an important early example of the use of brick in England. Supported on Purbeck marble columns, it is still almost complete and retains much of its original plasterwork. The only parts of the church to survive are a stretch of the south aisle, the west wall and parts of the north wall. The foundations of some of the brick-faced piers that supported the cloister arcade are visible, but nothing remains of the west range except the flintwork cloister wall, which is pierced near the north end by a 14th century doorway. At the back of the refectory is a fragment of Jerningham’s 16th century house that escaped destruction, which includes a reused 14th century doorway.
We’re here to make you welcome and serve freshly prepared food to the highest standards at reasonable prices.