- A feature from the August 2017 issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine
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Kevin and Brenda Davis enjoy a lunch at The Golden Key, Snape
We have often visited Snape Maltings and eaten at the Plough & Sail but never at The Golden Key. Perhaps this is because as you drive to the Maltings you pass the turning for the pub without even realising that it is there. Anyway when we heard that twins Alex and Oliver Burnside, who have run the Plough & Sail for over 5 years (and will continue to do so), had taken it over, then we decided to rectify this and pop out for lunch.
The Golden Key is a lovely traditional pub with Inglenook fireplaces and a wealth of exposed beams. Alex and Oliver have completely renovated it with fresh paintwork and reupholstered the furniture but still retained the traditional feel. Alex says that they want to establish a popular country dining pub with a relaxed atmosphere and a reputation for great food.
Well the atmosphere is certainly welcoming and relaxed, how will the food fare? There is a good choice of starters and mains on the menu with further selections on the blackboard. The emphasis is on good local seasonal produce. We took our drinks outside to the front garden and made our selections.