Welcome to the Jenyns Arms

Public House & Restaurant

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Denver Sluice, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE380EQ

A 19th century public house set on the banks of the River Ouse. We are one of two family run establishments in the local area, celebrating over forty years at the Jenyns Arms. We offer a fine selection of food and drink in a stunning location. We hope you have an enjoyable visit.

Opening Hours
Day Afternoon Evening
Monday - Wednesday,
Friday, Saturday
Bar 11:30am - 3:00pm 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Food 12:00pm - 2:00pm 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Thursday CLOSED
Sunday Bar 11:30am - 8:00pm
Food 12:00pm - 6:30pm

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Located approximately two miles from Downham Market and situated next to Denver Sluice; a key flood defence for the Eastern region.

Watch boats sail past as they access the Wash through Denver Sluice or head South towards Ely and Cambridge.

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Food and drink are served throughout the establishment, all offering the same menus. There is the traditional bar & restaurant, a conservatory overlooking the river and the garden on summer days

Dogs are welcome, but only in areas stated by staff as we look to accommodate all our patrons.


Food is available at the Jenyns Arms during the times specified in our opening hours. A traditional bar menu & specials board are available on all days food is served. Other menus are also available on select days.

Restaurant Hours
Day Afternoon Evening
Monday - Wednesday,
Friday, Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00pm 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Thursday CLOSED
Sunday 12:00pm - 6:30pm


Reservations can be taken to dine during restaurant hours.

On Sundays, reservations are taken in sittings for our restaurant from 12:00pm. The sittings are 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

Please telephone on 01366 383366 to reserve a table.

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Bar Menu

A bar menu is available in the afternoon and evening with starters and main courses. Typical meals include scampi, lasagne, grills, salads and curries.

A children’s menu and sundries are also available in this menu.

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Specials Board

A specials board is available in the afternoon and evening with options that vary on a regular basis. Steaks, pies and poultry dishes are usually available as well as vegetarian options.

A special fish menu served every Friday afternoon and evening. Five different fish dishes are served every week and all include a bread basket for £10.90.

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Roast Lunches / Sunday Menu

A roast dinner is served on Sundays from 12:00pm. Roasts include beef, pork, turkey or leg of lamb. Our roasts are all plated meals, and all include Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables and gravy.

Roast dinners are priced at £10.50 for a regular and £8.50 for a small. Legs of lamb are priced at £12.50.

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Larger Functions

Special menus are available upon request for larger parties or functions. Other set menus will become available throughout the year, for example over the festive period.

With parties of 10 people or over we ask that meals are pre-ordered.

Please note we may ask for a deposit to secure the booking of a function. Please contact us on 01366 383366 for further details.

If you have a food allergy please enquire with the duty chef regarding the meals that are available.


Accommodation is available at Sluice Lodge, chalets adjacent to the Jenyns Arms. All chalets are en-suite and offer free wi-fi.

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There are four en-suite bedrooms at Sluice Lodge. Two double bedrooms, a twin room and a family room. The family room has a double bed and two twin beds.

All rooms apart from the family room are ground level access.

All rooms offer tea / coffee facilities and free wi-fi.

Please call on 01366 383366 to book a room.

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The room tariffs are as follows:

  • Double rooms: £60.00 /room/night.
  • Twin room: £60.00 /room/night.
  • Family room: £80.00 /room/night.

All prices include VAT and are charged per room.

Breakfast is charged separately and is served in the Jenyns Arms at a typical charge of £8.50 for a Full-English.


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We try to respond punctually to messages but for a quicker response please contact us on 01366 383366.

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Jenyns Arms, Denver Sluice

Downham Market, Norfolk

PE38 0EQ

(01366) 383366