Ten 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
Southrepps 4m

The Ship in Mundesley is fine for a pint and fish and chips etc. but we consider the Vernon Arms as our local, 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 our gate turn right and take next left before you get to the garage and Tesco express. Southrepps, Norfolk NR11 8NP 01263 833355 Website 

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


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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.

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.

The Dun Cow
Salthouse 15m

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 

Groveland Farm Shop
Roughton 6m

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.


Other great eat out's
Georgian Mkt Town 17m

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 ArmsItteringham 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!






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.


Holt Antiques 


Shirehall Plain 


Bayfield Hall Stables  then a coffee at Art Cafe







Mundesley,  cafe, pubs, restaurants
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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: facebook.com/pages
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

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 

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