Eating out in North Norfolk
During your stay with us at Cranmer Country Cottages you’ll find plenty of local places to eat and drink, including pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and delis.
If the cook wants a break here are some recommended North Norfolk pubs cafes and restaurants – you’ll be spoilt for choice. During peak season holidays in Norfolk, you are advised to book in advance of your stay.
Most of our local restaurants have opened great all season outside dining areas in the wake of Covid-19.
Sculthorpe Mill (nearby!)
Newly refurbished award-winning pub/restaurant & our local!
“A local pub and 18th-century watermill has been given the Shoreditch treatment while retaining its status as a popular boozer” https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sculthorpe-mill-norfolk-review-best-hotels-m008c85nb
Great food, stylish interiors, beautiful setting.
The Ostrich Inn (south Creake)
Newly refurbished traditional Norfolk village inn with a focus on fresh local food. Local to Cranmer Country Cottages.
The Crown (East Rudham)
Stylish pub overlooking the village green with delicious new menu.
The Dabbling Duck (Great Massingham)
By the village green with a duck pond, this super local with good food, scrubbed tables and a bar that has been cut from a single slice of ancient Norfolk oak is only twenty minutes from the beach and the bird-rich saltmarshes.
Socius, (Burnham Market)
A wonderfully bright and modern tapas restaurant with sharing platters which has proved hugely popular in the area. Family Friendly.
Number 29 (Burnham Market)
Delicious food and fantastic service, Great menu.
The Hoste (Burnham Market)
Set in the centre of Burnham Market, The Hoste has been welcoming guests since the 1650s and is home to an award-winning restaurant as well as a luxury spa and there’s also a 20-seat cinema. Great place for celebrity watching!
The Crown Hotel (Wells-next-the-Sea)
The menu features traditional favourites, the best of modern British cuisine, and dishes influenced by the cooking of the Pacific Rim. A superb wine list complements the menus.
The Gin Trap Inn (Ringstead)
A wonderful restaurant serving good food and as the name suggests, a large selection of gins! Great outdoors area with children’s treehouse play area. Family Friendly.
The Old Bank (Snettisham)
The Old Bank is a small, family run bistro restaurant in Snettisham, North Norfolk, located just a few miles away from Hunstanton and the coast. Their main aim is to offer modern, fresh and imaginative food, using locally sourced produce whenever possible.
Rose & Crown (Snettisham)
A picture-perfect-pub-with-rooms in a small, rural village offering a friendly welcome and good food and is listed in the UK top ten pubs and in the Good Pub Guide 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. It’s popular with locals, returning guests and most recently Prince William who popped in for a chat, cider and chips! Family Friendly
The Duck Inn (Stanhoe)
A wonderful gastropub only 2 miles from the cottage (but unfortunately not walking distance due to the roads). It was listed as one of the top 50 UK gastropubs in 2019, and praised highly by Giles Coren in 2020, highly recommended. Booking essential.
The Wiveton Bell (Wiveton)
Consistently good cooking and pleasant atmosphere makes The Wiveton Bell one of the most popular establishments in North Norfolk.
Carpenter’s Arms (Wighton)
Innovative dishes using the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Located just 3 miles outside of the seaside town of Wells-Next-The-Sea, we have plentiful parking & scenic views across local pastures. The double-sided log burner makes the perfect place to while away a cold winter’s day whilst the large beer garden provides a tranquil place to soak up the sun.
The Brisley Bell Inn (Brisley)
This 17th century village inn, renovated from derelict and reopened in 2017 by owners Marcus & Amelia, retains many of its old charms including its characteristic community spirit. Great food by French chef Herve formally at the Walsingham Riddle.
The White Horse Hotel (Blakeney)
Local shellfish feature strongly, simply cooked mussels through the winter months and crabs in spring and summer. A blackboard of daily specials with the accent on fish compliments the printed menu. Good for families and groups. Cosy bar or larger conservatory.
The Neptune Inn Restaurant (Old Hunstanton)
The menu changes weekly depending on what game, fish and vegetables are in season. The chef, Keith Mangeolles, only uses fresh local produce. New England theme, great reputation.
The Moorings (Blakeney)
Fresh simple honest food – fantastic localfish, shellfish, game in season, delicious meat and vegetarian dishes, puddings, and a well-chosen wine list.
Situated on the High Street, close to the quay.
Morston Hall (Morston)
Michelin starred chef Galton Blackiston’s restaurant with daily changing set menu for dinner, one sitting at 7:30 for 8pm. Lunches on Sunday only. Exceptional food in relaxing and elegant surroundings. Book at least a month in advance!
Titchwell Manor (Titchwell)
Gorgeous setting, right on the north Norfolk coast, close to RSPB Titchwell Marsh nature reserve. The chefs’ flair and flavours have earned them a reputation for exquisitely presented, innovative, modern European food. The finest local ingredients and cutting edge- techniques have won the hotel three AA rosettes.
The King’s Head (Great Bircham)
Stylish award-winning hotel restaurant, innovative and unfussy menus. Young Norfolk chef who uses local seasonal fresh produce.
The White Horse (Brancaster)
This is a hotel with bar/restaurant is located on the north Norfolk coast and has wonderful views over the salt marshes. Booking essential, especially in summer months if you would like to sit outside on the terrace. Family friendly.
The Bucks Arms (Blickling)
Delicious home-cooked food, great garden, generous portions! Children’s menu. Family friendly Popular during peak holidays. Advisable to book for inside tables. Garden tables are available on a walk-in basis – get there early!
The Anchor Inn (Morston)
Traditional coastal pub with great food and a warm haven for walkers along the coastal path. Muddy boots and muddy dogs are welcome!
The Gunton Arms, (Thorpe Market, Norwich)
Book ahead! One of our favourite restaurants, owned by art dealer Ivor Braka. Although it is a bit of a drive from the cottages the food and setting are spectacular. They rear their own deer so their venison dishes are always recommended. Book the Elk room for a luxurious lunch cooked on the open grill!
Cafes & Tea Rooms
Creake Abbey Café (North Creake)
Just 10 minutes from Cranmer towards Burnham market and the coast – a great place to try if you have arrived early for check-in. Large outdoor space for children to run off some energy! The Café is open for inside and outdoor dining. The same main menu can be ordered for taking away. The shop is a great place to pick up some goodies for your stay.
01328 730399 / 07801 418907
Byfords Cafe, Wine bar & Deli (Holt)
Restaurant, cafe and delicatessen serving locally produced food in a cosy setting. Lunches, teas and dinner.
The Lookout Cafe, (Holkham)
This cosy little cafe can be found on Lady Anne’s Drive, at the entrance of Holkham beach. Warm up after a windy beach walk with a menu of locally roasted coffee, tea and homemade cakes. If you can secure a spot outside, it also overlooks the nature reserve, making it ideal for birdwatchers.
Folly Tearoom (Holt)
Charming quirky café in a courtyard setting. Fantastic afternoon tea treat with vintage bone china crockery. Booking advisable.
Siding (Melton Constable) Bakery
SIDING is a bakery set in an old railway building and goods yard in Melton Constable, Norfolk. They make sourdough bread, pastries and pasta made from local flour. A great place to stop for coffee & pastries – Indoor and outdoor seating areas and shop.
The Jolly Sailors (Brancaster)
The Jolly Sailor has fully embraced the beauty of outdoor cooking. There’s a Smokehouse in the back garden offering smoked meat and fish, BBQ with seafood sourced from across the road and stone baked pizzas on offer.
The Victoria at Holkham
Trendy pub/restaurant close to the beach at Holkham. Menu relying heavily on the best ingredients the surrounding area has to offer and what is seasonally available, whether it be crabs from Cromer, mussels from Brancaster or venison, beef, game and eel from the Holkham Estate.
The Globe Inn (Wells-next-the-Sea)
Recently updated pub/restaurant owned by Holkham Estate. Simple home-cooked food available as bar meals or snacks, childrens’ meals, using local and seasonal ingredients. Dog friendly.
The Three Horseshoes (Warham)
Traditional Norfolk pub serving fine beers & wines and delicious home-cooked food. Lunches & evening meals. Famous for its puddings.
Beach Cafe at Wells-next-the-Sea
This relaxed café is ideally situated close near the picturesque beach at Wells-next-the-Sea, with its miles of golden sand and iconic beach huts. It serves fresh local produce from sandwiches and sausage rolls to cakes and coffee. During the winter you can sit inside by the wood-burning stove sipping homemade soup, whilst summer is for outdoor seating and Norfolk ice cream.