Whether it is simple home-cooked food, fine dining, morning coffee or simply a pint of local beer, there is no shortage of wonderful places to eat and drink in the surrounding area.
You don’t need to visit a fine restaurant to find good food, as there are plenty of opportunities to sample ‘true Norfolk fayre’ in the local towns and villages, with the many gourmet cottage industries, roadside stalls and regular monthly farmers’ markets.
Wander down to the harbour in Wells and see the day’s catch as it comes into land, or drive along the coast and purchase fresh Cromer crabs, mussels, cockles and whelks from one of the many roadside kiosks. The local smokehouse at Cley supplies delicious fish and meat products using oak woodchips and if you are partial to smoked eel, it is definitely worth a visit.
Try the local delicacy of this coastline, succulent marsh samphire. Harvested at low tide from the tidal marshes it was once called the poor man’s asparagus and is now enjoying popularity among head chefs in top restaurants around the country.
The Victoria Hotel at Holkham, which is owned by the Holkham Estate, offers an excellent and varied menu taking advantage of the abundance of fresh local produce from the area.
For convenience food Wells offers an international flavour with a Chinese take-away and of course, don’t forget to sample the true taste of a seaside holiday, and enjoy the local fish and chips from the quayside.
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