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Winner of the AA Friendliest B&B of the Year 2016/17

Food at the Old Bakery Bed and Breakfast and The Bakehouse Holiday Cottage

What nicer way can there be….
than to welcome friends with cake & tea?


Food–Breakfast—fry Up

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 a daily special such as Eggs Benedict or American Pancakes. We are very proud to have been given the AA’s breakfast award for the high standard and use of good local produce.

We 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.

Spring / Summer 2021 -Evening Meal Menu

This year we are offering two different menus for guests who wish to eat in. Menu A is available on Mondays and Wednesdays evenings. Menu B is on offer on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please note that occasionally, due to other commitments, we may not be able to provide this service.

We ask for at least 48 hours notice if you would like an evening meal and for you to let us know what your menu choices are. This allows us the time to source the ingredients.

Meals cost £18 per person for two courses (starter and mains or mains and dessert) or £23 per person for three courses. Tea or coffee after the meal is also included.

When booking please let us know what time you would like to eat (between 6pm and 8pm) and any dietary requirements.

Please also contact us if you would like vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free menu options.

Menu A (available Mondays and Wednesdays)


  • Broccoli and blue cheese soup
  • Mackerel pate served with toast


  • Greek Lamb with rice and seasonal vegetables
  • Fish pie with seasonal vegetables


  • Warm Chocolate Brownie with Ice-cream
  • Vanilla Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote


Menu B (available Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays)


  • Butternut Squash soup
  • Blue Cheese Mushrooms on toast


  • Spanish Chicken with seasonal vegetables
  • Cromer Crab Salad


  • Seasonal Fruit Crumble with custard or vanilla ice-cream
  • Eton Mess

We don’t have an alcohol licence but you are very welcome to bring your own wine, beer, cocktails etc.

We are not offering meals on Fridays and Saturdays in 2021.  However there are 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

The Queens Head, Foulsham

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.

Kings Head Steakhouse, Holt

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).

Byfords, Holt

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).

The Barn, Holt

Intimate bistro style, very good food.

Kings Arms, Reepham

A large foody pub. Over 300years old, six real ales as acknowledged by CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide.

The Dial House, Reepham

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).

The Anchor Inn, Morston

An excellent place if you need to eat before or after a trip to see the seals at Blakeney point.

Cookies crab shop, Salthouse

A seafood ‘shack’ that you best book. Fantastic seafood salads, only open until 4pm so ideal for lunch time.

The Blue Boar Inn, Ryburgh

Great food, lashings of vegetables all set around the bar.

Wiveton Bell, Wiveton

Another of those that you should book a month in advance. Very much more a restaurant than a pub.

The Crab Hut, Brancaster

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!