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Celebrating our new Head Chef – Chris Marshall


The appointment of a new Head Chef at The King William IV Country Inn & Restaurant in Chris Marshall Head Chef at The King William IV, SedgefordSedgeford opens another exciting chapter in its culinary agenda.  Chris Marshall, 36, took on the role in early July after acting as sous-chef for three years. Building on the Inn’s excellent reputation for tasty, wholesome dishes, Chris is set to bring his innovative skills to the fore – introducing fresh flavours and quirky touches – keeping pace with all the latest food trends, hygiene and kitchen management.

Chris, who lives locally in Docking with his young family, has grown up around the kitchen and amongst a family with artistic tendencies – both his Grandmother and Father paint and he helped his Mother, in younger days, who managed the Refectory at Ely Cathedral. With an interest in cooking firmly established, Chris moved on to study catering at Cambridge Regional College. Before relocating to north-west Norfolk, Chris worked as sous-chef at Ely Golf Club followed by the position of Head Chef at the Lamb Hotel, Ely.

Owner of The King William, Nick Skerritt, is delighted to hand over the reins to Chris.

“We have established a superb reputation for our restaurant locally over the years, and I know Chris is keen to enhance this with his unique style.  Our vegetable and salad dishes have never tasted better. Our customers have a great deal to look forward to.”

Chris cites his ongoing interest in photography as a key factor in his imaginative approach to food presentation.

“I have helped to create many of the Inn’s current dishes and I do have my favourites – the smoked duck entrée, lamb noisettes and raspberry bavarois dessert – but I’m also wanting to blend this with my contemporary approach to flavour and appearance, hopefully to win some awards for my cooking and The King William in the near future – that’s what drives me. We have fantastic local suppliers and seasonal delicacies here in Norfolk which makes my cooking even more enjoyable.”

With his calm nature and modest determination, King William customers are guaranteed a feast for the eyes and taste buds when sampling Chris’s creations!

Check out for all the latest dining and accommodation news. To book a table and sample the Summer Menu call Reception on 01485 571765.



March 2015 – What’s on at The King William



italian nightThe King William adds exciting, international flavour to its dining with a special Italian evening on Wednesday, 11 March. Enjoy a glass of sparkling Prosecco as an aperitif, followed by a tempting selection of pasta dishes served buffet style – spaghetti, penne, tagliatelle and much more with mouth-watering sauces, salad and garlic bread. Round off your meal with a traditional Italian dessert – tiramisu, pana cotta or zabaglione ice cream – all for the fabulous price of £15 per person. If you fancy sampling some Mediterranean delights, please reserve your table by calling 01485 571765.

professionalphotos.mckenna 011The Inn opens its doors all day on Sunday, 15 March to celebrate Mother’s Day – food is served between midday and 9pm. There’s the full A La Carte menu to enjoy as well as tasty Daily Specials and Sunday roasts. It promises to be a busy day – make sure you book early and treat your lovely Mum.

For a relaxing lunch or supper during the week or winding down at the weekend, pop in and try the King William’s new Spring/Summer menu brimming with delicious, seasonal ingredients and the finest local produce – vegetarian and children’s dishes are available. Eat out in the Inn’s pretty Pergola and garden in the warmer weather and bring the dog along – dogs are welcome in the bar too on a lead. Don’t forget the Inn’s handy Takeaway Menu offered throughout the week.

Please note that as at Monday, 30 March dinner will be starting at the earlier time of 6pm every day. 

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Winter is coming…… stock up your wine cellar with first class wines

Wine, dine and stock up your wine cellar for the festive season –

Special Event Wednesday 26 November

Wine and fire

Start the festive season in style with an evening of fine dining and wine tasting at The King William on Wednesday, 26 November. This special event includes a three course supper for just £25,00 with complimentary wines to sample, and purchase at great prices ready for the Christmas holidays. Master of Wine, Mark Lynton, from Lynton Wines brings his wine selection and expertise to the evening. To book your table call 01485 571765 – and room if you wish – ask for our special accommodation deals for the event.

Cosy log fires and comfy sofas await – not forgetting excellent Real Ales and fine wines – The King Will again features in next year’s national Good Beer Guide. Please visit the website for updates on all events at the Inn, accommodation and dining offers – or please call in to discuss your Christmas party or special celebration.

Ian Ward and his Fabulous Norfolk Photography

Gallery Restaurant Photography Exhibition by Ian Ward

Customs House Kings Lynn Norfolk

Customs House Kings Lynn Norfolk

Ian is a local photographer born and bred in Great Bircham. He has a lifelong passion for the history that surrounds this area and the natural beauty it contains. Ian has had many images published in the national press, main stream magazines and is the main photographic contributor to the local KL Magazine. He does not take images specifically for publishing purposes, just images that reflect his love of the area. Ian lives in South Wootton with his wife. Teresa and his three children, Stephanie, Ben and Harry. He hopes that you enjoy looking at his work and it inspires you to visit areas depicted in his images.

Winter Warmer Menu Out Now


Delicious Comfort Food – Out Now
Introducing our brand new ‘Winter Warmer Menu’ with all Your favourites!

Welcome to our Country Inn. Choose from an extensive a la carte menu, brimming with local delicacies, or indulge in traditional Winter Warming Pub Classics – Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available. All can be enjoyed in either our Gallery Restaurant which welcomes families, our cosy dog friendly bar or the bright and airy Garden Restaurant with adjoining Conservatory. Check it out on Book your table now on 01485 571 765.

5 ways to love November

Autumn in Norfolk UK

There’s no need to wait until Christmas to have a wonderful time.

Love Life today and enjoy Autumn in all its Glory.

Here are 5 ways to simply enjoy November to the full.

1) Mmm! Mussels…
Take a refreshing walk along the beach or through the colourful woods at Sandringham and then sit back and relax with the family by a cosy log fire in our bar, and enjoy a bowl of steaming Brancaster Mussels – making Winter all the more welcoming!

2) Clever savings! Winter Dining Restaurant Promotion (From 1 November).
For every £25 you spend in the restaurant (incl. Pre- Christmas parties!) we reward you with a £2.50 gift voucher – so when you’ve finished all your Christmas shopping you can still treat yourself to a great meal out.

3) MSM (Monthly Set Menu)
Introducing our brand new MSM Menu bringing you Great Food at Great Prices. Together with Tuesdays Curry & a Pint evenings at only £10, Your Dining Club Member Benefits, special event nights (see below) & our fabulous Daily Take Away service you can really start planning some regular days off in your kitchen.

4) Event Nights!
Wednesday 13 November 2013 – Mussels Night
Unlimited ‘Moules et Frites’ – Only £15 per person – Cooked & Served to order in 4 delicious sauces – Discover your favourite – Book your table now on 01485 571765

Wednesday 27 November Italian Night
Fun evening with a two course buffet of delicious Italian dishes. Only £17.50 per person. Proceeds & Raffle on the night in aid of the new Sedgeford village Defibrillator. Bring Your Friends & Book your table now on 01485 571765

5) Great Value 3 night Shortbreaks.
Classic Double Room Only £250, Superior Double Room Only £275.
This rate is for 2 persons and includes our award winning breakfast.

Enjoy your pre-Christmas and festive celebrations with us!
Plan ahead and book your special event now to avoid disappointment.
Call us now on 01485 571765

* Pre-Christmas Dinner Party – from 1/12 for parties of just 2 – 60 persons
Includes Voucher Scheme, Grand Christmas Prize Draw, Pre Dinner Cocktail for
Dining Club Members, festive crackers. See our website for menu.
* Christmas Day Lunch – Sorry! Sold out! – Reserve list only
* Boxing Day Lunch/Dinner – only a few spaces left!
* New Years Eve Dinner – set menu – bookings taken now.
* 3 Night Accommodation Christmas Package – Sorry! Sold out! – Reserve list only

For full details of all of the above see our website on or call us and book now on 01485 571765.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to The King William Country Inn & Restaurant!

Nick & Lili Skerritt

Easter Colouring Competition Winners 2013

Easter Colouring 2013



We are delighted to announce the lucky winners of The King William Easter Colouring Competition 2013. Thank you to all budding young artists for taking part. The number of colouring pages to judge was immense and proved a tough job on our panel of judges.


Congratulations to Emily C. who has been voted best over 6 year old colourer, and to Olivia K. for best under 6 colourer. Your fabulous work was unanimously selected by our panel of judges and is displayed in the King William for all to enjoy.


Very well done to Olivia, (see photograph)  who proudly shows her winning entry & prize of an Easter basket full of chocolate & Easter crafts goodies.