The food that North Norfolk offers is known all over as there is an exceptional bounty of seafood and the land is fertile providing fresh fruits and vegetables. For superior artisan cheese or meat you can look out to the pastures that are full of sheep and cows reared for that purpose. The Burnham Market is home to Gurneys fish shop, the Hoste, the Grooms bakery, the Cley smokehouse, Picnic Fayre and Howell’s butchery.
For drinks or night out with friends, there are high-end bars, one of them being the Victoria in Holkham. One can experience fine dining and sample great local food at the Pigs located at Edgefield, the Wiveton Bell, the White Horse hotel located in Blakeney just to mention a few. The Michelin stars and the Mostorn Hall offer a dining experience that is on the upper scale.
The menus in the hotels are displayed at the doorstep and therefore you can make up your mind as you get in. One should not be surprised that one of the important events in the Norfolk food calendar is the North Norfolk food and drink festival. The festival is celebrated for a whole month and this year the festival will be four years old.
Last year the Viscount and Viscountess Coke granted kind permission and there were ten thousand visitors who filled the Holkam hall to capacity. This year they hope to have more visitors and the free event will have sixty stallholders who will be selling various things like cakes, ice cream, fruit, fresh juice, real ales, fish, poultry, fresh meat, honey, vegetables, cheese and one can also take home locally grown and distilled saffron.