We make our own jams & chutneys producing between 15 and 20 varieties mainly from fruit & vegetables grown by us.
We could go on forever about the food, we even make our own bread when time allows (and offer croissants baked first thing in the morning by us, just for your delight) but life is too short to be reading about it so book your stay with us and come and live it!
We have a passion for good food from our homemade cakes, served on arrival, through to the menu choice and the provenance of the food used. After all we are a Bed & Breakfast and if it is in the title of our business then it should be considered a major constituent of what we offer. We choose to buy as many of our ingredients as locally as possible but only if they are of the highest standard and luckily we have some excellent food producers right on our door step.
For example we buy our yogurts, cream & ice cream straight from the farm that it is produced on. Our bacon comes from a local butcher, Perfick Pork that rears his own pigs, cures & smokes them and produces his own black pudding too. Our sausages come from Rutlands a butcher that has a repertoire of over 40 different varieties, our eggs from a farm in the village and when we serve kippers they come direct from the Smokehouse in Cley.
We try to offer as interesting a breakfast menu as possible including The Old Bakery’s signature dish ‘The Great Snoring breakfast’, a toasted English muffin topped with a large Portobello mushroom with a tower of bruschetta and nestled on top some soft boiled quails eggs. A vegetarian friendly and tasty alternative to the Full English. We are very proud to have been given the AA’s breakfast award for the high standard and use of good local produce.
We try to use local foods as much as possible in our evening meals, Crabs straight from the Cromer fishermen, The Norfolk Sea Larder, and as many vegetables as possible which we have grown ourselves. Our homemade (and grown) Rhubarb & Orange crumble is frequently requested by our many returning guests. We are equally proud that we have recently been awarded the prestigious AA Dinner award. We ask for 24 hours notice if an evening meal (and menu choice made) is required to allow us the time to source the ingredients and there may be occasions when, due to other commitments, we may not be able to provide this service. However there are many, many excellent places locally to dine and we hold about a dozen of the local eateries menus for you to review before booking, which we strongly recommend you do.
Some of our preferred local eateries
A traditional pub with eating area, good value for money, big portions and a nice atmosphere. No food Sunday evenings or Mondays. The nearest place to us to eat, just 3 miles away.
Quirky, but filling, menu. If you want something out of the ordinary. (We have a 10% discount card for guests to use here).
Don’t be put off by the pub on the high street, go to the back of the pub for an excellent grill. (We have a 10% discount card for guests to use here).
Doubles up as a Cafe by day & a restaurant by evening, olde worlde character to it. Live Jazz on the last Wednesday of the month. (We have a 10% discount card for guests to use here).
A large foody pub. Over 300years old, six real ales as acknowledged by CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide.
Good for light lunches and very quirky interior. Everything can be bought including the chairs and tables that you are on! You absolutely MUST checkout the loos whilst there, All of them! (We have a 10% discount card for guests to use here).
An excellent place if you need to eat before or after a trip to see the seals at Blakeney point.
A seafood ‘shack’ that you best book. Fantastic seafood salads, only open until 4pm so ideal for lunch time.
Another of those that you should book a month in advance. Very much more a restaurant than a pub.
Open 10am to 5pm April to October The Crab Hut serves up a brilliant ‘house special’ sub, filled to the brim with whelks, mussels, prawns, cockles etc, beats anything from Subway. Once again, book ahead or risk going hungry!