Where to: Eat Out and Shop Locally
We are obsessed with good food, shopping locally 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.
The Vernon Arms
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
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
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
The Crown, Trunch 3m - just for a walk and pint, pretty village
The Corner House cafe, Mundesley - keeping it local
The Buckinghamshire Arms, near Aylsham - good food, stuning setting
The Saracens Head - about 8m on a good day - get lost in Norfolk!
The Walpole Arms, Itteringham 14m, good gastro food, a treat!
The Red Lion, Cromer 7m, for the views and ok food
The Rocket House cafe, Cromer - what a view!
The Kings Head, Leathringsett 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 1 Michelin Star on no choice, but v-good!
The Ingham Swan 6m, I hear it's very good, so tell me!
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.
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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, really great food and very welcoming
The Manor Hotel: manorhotelmundesley.co.uk
Five minutes walk from Beach House, has a nice menu and good feedback on Trip Advisor
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!
Vernon Arms: vernonarms.com
Good pub food, great building, great reviews, need I say more!
White Horse Overstrand: whitehorseoverstrand.co.uk
Get in early here, Sunday lunches are a must! These guys just go from strength to strength!
Red Lion Cromer: redlion-cromer.co.uk
A fabulous place to stop off for lunch in Cromer, with just lovely sea views, cosy in winter, the food is wonderful, staff attentive.