There have been settlements here in Tunstead from Anglo- Saxon times and although there is no evidence of a Roman Settlement we do know that they passed very nearby with a Roman Road in evidence at Sloley.
Despite its size Tunstead had a Workhouse with quite a significant catchment area which was in existence from 1785 to 1924 with only a few structures remaining today for agricultural purposes
Our pub is first recorded as a drinking house back in 1790 with William Hewitt as the very first landlord. By 1841 the pub was known as the ‘Wilkes Head’ eventually becoming the Horse & Groom, the name has been reinstated by current owner Gilly Foulds after a period as The Olive Branch
Tunstead is a relatively small village, yet as with many Norfolk villages our church St Marys is very large in comparison. Built around the 14th century is it well worth a visit. Nearby are the with the well known villages of Wroxham (home of the worlds largest village store..Roys) and Hoveton nestling on the nearby Broads.
A dog walkers haven abounds with everything from a few minute wander to a more lengthy pursuits