Top Places to Eat Our at Norfolk Beach House, North Norfolk
We are obsessed with good food, eating out and shopping locally in North Norfolk and enjoying all that a local community has to offer. Nothing erks me more than going somewhere and being let down on the quality of the food, service or atmosphere. Here's a wide selection of great places to eat and shop for terrific local produce. They are only suggestions and we would love your feedback. In no particular order, but we like them all, from our local pub The Ship Inn in Mundesley to gastro experiences like The Gunton Arms.
The Vernon Arms
The Ship Inn, Mundesley is a great local but the Vernon Arms is an old favourite of ours. It has that pleasant mix of traditional pub feel, log fire, warm colours, locals, not messed about with feel and a good menu. Ok, not noted for its gastro food, but equally you can enjoy a good meal using local produce if you look at the menu carefully. It's popular so do book. Also great for a pint and a game of pool. If you fancy the long walk, take the quiet roads via Gimingham, out of Meadow House turn right and take next left before you get to the garage and Tesco express. Southrepps, Norfolk NR11 8NP 01263 833355 Website
All local 0m
The great thing about Mundesley is you can get literally everything you need locally in the vilage centre. Including fresh fruit and veg from Country Pickings, meat from the butcher and fresh fish from the small trailer in the car park. We even have the world's smallest hardware shop. But there's also a fully stocked Tesco Express yards from the house and the larger Waitrose and Sainsbury's just 4 miles away in North Walsham.
The Gunton Arms
Thorpe Market 6.5m
Ok, I might be biased here but I simply love this gastro pub just 6.5 miles away. It's owned by a London art dealer and it's on a deer park, so what's not to like! Stunning interior, quirky art, great food, it's pricey but not stupid and you get what you pay for. You must book it's really popular and they have rooms, so it's always busy. It's for that special treat, more than just for a pint, but that's ok to after a long walk. Tel 01263 832010 Thorpe Market, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 8TZ
Our local pub offering good pub food and has a cool 'The Catch' fish and chip shop. Great location in front of the beach and features a slipway straight onto the beach. Located between Meadow and Admiral House, closer to Admiral.
The Suffield Arms
Gunton Station 4m
The second pub for famous art dealer Ivor Braka of the Gunton Arms fame, its set to be the 'go to' pub after a 1M refurb. Expect a cool & quirky interior, great wine and beers and tapas, plus a fantastic walled garden.
North Walsham 4m
Shambles Cafe Bar Bistro is a fantastic family run coffee house and restaurant. Situated in the heart of North Walsham and serves locally sourced, fresh cooked food, with a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern twist.
Don't forget to check out the antique centre and Timeline Antiques in North Walsham.
Aylsham Meat & Bread
Market Town 12m
12 miles away is the market town of Aylsham and here you will find the award winning butcher G F White, for local meat and game. Just across the road is the fantastic artisan bakers Bread Source. Whilst in Aylsham check out the antique shops and then you must visit the stunning Blickling Hall. Enjoy a long walk around the lake before a well earned pint at the Buckinghamshire Arms and then head home to prepare all that lovely food.
Groveland Farm Shop
En route to Aylsham you can stop at the Groveland Farm Shop Located in a traditional Norfolk flint barn, the complex includes a restaurant & coffee shop, delicatessen, butchery, wine cellar, garden centre & gift shop, craft shop, car wash, hair & beauty salon, ladies boutique, plus shelves brimming with fresh local fruit and vegetables.
Georgian Mkt Town 17m
Famed for its boutiques, antique shops, art galleries and cafe's, Holt is a must stop destination and can be combined with a trip to the coast stopping at Cley and Blakeney. But to be honest you can spend a whole day here exploring (head down the back streets). Top places to shop for produce are North Norfolk Fish Co ,wine at Bakers and Larners and enjoy a coffee at Byfords.
If you like Antiques you'll love Holt.
The Dun Cow
This is my favourite drive to pub, as it's about 15 miles away, but wow what a drive. Take the A148 past Cromer to Holt and then drop down to the coast road (A149) in Sheringham towards Blakeney, you will pass it in Salthouse. Work up an appetite by walking around Blakeney or around Cley. But enough said, great location, stunning view, great food, lovely interior, good service. Salthouse | Norfolk | NR25 7XA | 01263 740467 Website
Holt Antiques Centre
Just outside Holt 15M
Holt Antiques & Interiors Centre houses many dealers & is an Autentico Chalk Paint Stockist too. You will find antique furniture, painted and country furniture, farm bygones, collectables, paintings, art, unique lighting, retro, vintage and industrial decor, rustic and handmade items, clocks and accessories for the home and garden ornaments, benches & architectural salvage. 2 mins from historic Georgian Holt town centre, free parking
East Runton 8m nr Cromer
Fantastic fish restaurant run by a husband and wife team. Fresh Weybourne crabs and lobsters straight from the sea onto your plate.
Definitely worth a visit, we advise booking.
Why not just stay in and order a fantasic seafood hamper from the cool guys at Thorham Oysters. Remember to pre-order as they have to deliver.
Other great eat out's
The Crown, Trunch 3m - just for a walk and pint, pretty village
The Corner House cafe, Mundesley - keeping it local
The Shambles Cafe - North Walsham, a cool must go to cafe
The Buckinghamshire Arms, near Aylsham - good food, stunning setting
The Saracens Head - about 8m on a good day - get lost in Norfolk!
The Walpole Arms, Itteringham 14m, good gastro food, a treat!
White Horse Neatishead on The Broads
The Red Lion, Cromer 7m, for the views and ok food
No1 Fish and Chips and Mary Janes - both excellent
Rocky Bottoms near East Runton, for amazing sea food (book)
The Rocket House cafe, Cromer - what a view!
Fancy a fry up? The Lifeboat Cafe and perfect morning view
Good coffee - Grey Seal and North Sea Coffee Cromer
The Kings Head, Leahringsett 18m, - good (gastro) food, big garden
Art Cafe, Glandford 20m, on the way to coast via Holt, simple and nice!
Morston Hall 24m, dig deep it's a Michelin 1 Star with a 7 course taster menu, but it's so worth it!
Mundesley, cafe, pubs, restaurants
All local 0m
Eating out in Mundesley
The Ship Inn: mundesley-ship.co.uk
Near esplanade, overlooking the sea, wonderful pub garden with play equipment for the kids, good pub food and very welcoming
The Royal Hotel: royal-hotel-mundesley.co.uk
Five minutes from Meadow House, recently revamped, Sunday lunches, very welcoming
Corner House Cafe
Lovely cafe just up the road from us, nice breakfasts, lovely for afternoon tea, lovely people
New Sage Chinese takeaway: Really excellent chinese takeaway about 7 minutes walk from Beach House, an absolute favourite with many of our guests
The Catch at The Ship pub and Fish & Fry shop in the centre of the village, about a 10 minute walk away.
Highly recommended in the local area (short drive away)
Gunton Arms: theguntonarms.co.uk
Our favourite gastro place, amazing food, art, atmosphere. 5 stars from us!
The Shambles Cafe / Bistro - a local fav of ours and a must visit whilst you are here
Vernon Arms: vernonarms.com
Good pub food, great building, great reviews, need I say more!
The White Horse, Neatishead - lovely pub just a short drive towards The Broads