Along the same street you can secure a good hearty breakfast, lunch or high tea at The Burnhams Tearoom and Café that serves very responsibly priced food – not so Burnham Mark Up after all! You can get local food from Gurneys Fish Shop, Arthur Howells Butchery and Humble Pie Delicatessen selling fresh bread, cakes, local cheeses and honey as well as other wonderful specialist food.
Norfolk is famous for its plentiful pubs. If you like beer and gin, then there’s no shortage of local brands to look out for including Woodforde’s Wherry, Norfolk Gin, Bullards Gin and Norwich Gin.
On the doorstep are some picturesque places to visit. Park on Lady Anne’s Drive and walk to Holkham Beach (as seen on the Pride & Prejudice movie) via the pine woods or along the board walk, then enjoy a drink and the view at The Victoria Inn located at the entrance of Holkham Hall.
Explore the Norfolk Coast Path with a walk from Burnham Overy Staithe towards GunHill point overlooking the sea at Holkham and have a welcome drink at The Hero.
Head over to Brancaster Harbour and seek out The Crab Hut selling delicious prawn or crab baguettes, whelks, cockles. Just around the corner you will find the family-friendly Jolly Sailors and Brancaster White Horse which has stunning views overlooking the marshes. Watch the tide and the fishing boats come in with locally caught lobsters and crabs or a local fisherman giving a bag of baby oysters a drink following their delivery to the Norfolk coast from Morecombe Bay.
Further along the coast, visit the pretty village of Thornham for another experience of Norfolk fresh air and beautiful walks.
The lesser known Holme Beach is somewhere to put at the top of your list. It’s not as busy as the other well-known beaches such as Wells or Holkham but it is just as stunning, just be aware of the tides!
In this area there are many award winning places to eat and drink including the Thornham Deli, The Lifeboat Inn and The Orange Tree.
It’s easy to get around either by walking, cycling, by car or the regular Coasthopper Bus.