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Your Ostrich Host Heather Pizer-Inggs

The management team of The Ostrich Inn is led by Heather Pizer-Inggs.

Heather has moved from Cape Town, South Africa to lead and inspire the small team at the Ostrich Inn. She has a strong background in hospitality, having worked and managed several 5 star Relais & Chateaux properties in South Africa.  Heather most recently spent a few years working for Seabourn Cruise Lines as Guest Services Manager and grew her passion in providing exceptional service for all guests. She looks forward to continuing to build the team and make the Ostrich Inn the best Norfolk has to offer.

She is extremely passionate about providing an exceptional service for her guests, this is something she will ensure is present at every level.

The Ostrich Story

The Ostrich dates to at least 1841. It was once only one of seven inns in the village, and has been a hub for the community ever since. It has been known as both The Ostrich and Plume of Feathers.

The inn is an important part of the South Creake village and one which holds many beloved memories for the local community. The building is an Asset of Community Value and a Grade II listed building, which is continuing the operate as a pub and inn.

The Ostrich Inn opened its doors once again in June 2021, following an extensive refurbishment by Fakenham based luxury builders Grocott & Murfit & its sister company Arcadia Home & Living. 

The building, which has been closed since 2017, had fallen into a sorry state of repair and has been thoughtfully reimagined. The focus was ensuring that tradition is carefully blended with contemporary comfort and style for today’s modern guests.

Having hosted many events and helping mark so many special occasions over the years, the local residents are excited to have The Ostrich Inn reopened on its 180th anniversary year.

Black and white photo of the ostrich inn in the old days

Our Executive Chef Jes Paskins

Joining Teresa is the executive chef Jes Paskins. Jes is a true country boy at heart, which is why he has fallen in love with Norfolk. Particularly the wide-open landscapes and its rich larder of local produce  – especially the seafood!

Jes’ passion for cooking began when he was a young boy and as he grown older this has only intensified into an obsession. As a young man he has already successfully worked for a variety of health farms, preparing specialty meals for private clients. He then began working closely with Lord March at his private estate Goodwood. Eventually he worked for the Mosimann’s Club in London, one of the most prestigious private dining clubs in the world.

Jes’ culinary inspiration comes from his travels far and wide, including Italy, India and Thailand. He is looking forward to meet you and join his culinary adventures he has to offer.