Where to find the best pork pies in North Norfolk
Our very local stockists… or, a food tour of the absolutely finest outlets in North Norfolk, which is proudly home to some of the best food in the UK. Pies sell out fast at all our stockists, so it's always worth giving them a call first if you're making a special journey...
Coast - Cromer And Sheringham
Henry's Coffee Store, Cromer - Comfortable coffee shop and shop, just beyond the church, where you can buy pies to eat in or take away. Recently featured on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet talking about their prize winning crab sandwich. Twitter @Henrys4Coffee
The Whelk Coppers, Sheringham- the place with the nicest sea front view in town. Extraordinary and beautiful teak lined tea room, from a 19th Century Clipper and gates, bizarrely, designed by Walt Disney who was friends with the original owners. A must visit. Twitter @whelkcoppers Instagram @whelkcoppers
The Black Apollo Coffee Shop, Holt. Serving the best coffee (and pork pies and cakes) in Holt, it’s become the place the locals meet people in. They have their own roastery too, so the coffee is exceptional. Opposite Boots the Chemist on the High Street. Twitter @theblackapollo
Natural Surroundings, Bayfield Hall, Glandford (look for the brown wild flower signs). Our neighbours on the other side of the Bayfield estate, where they enjoy a warm micro climate, and it’s our local plant shop for gorgeous wild and native plants. It’s also a nature reserve leading down to the beautiful River Glaven and, most importantly has a lovely cafe that you can buy our sausage rolls or a pork pie picnic ploughman’s in and take to eat outside as nature (probably) intended. Twitter @Natsurroundings
Back To The Garden, Letheringsett- Award winning farmshop and cafe, just outside Holt on the Fakenham Road and housed in a beautifully restored barn (featured in Matthew Rice’s great book Building Norfolk) with a famous cheese and deli counter. One of our nearest neighbours. Twitter Back_togarden
Picnic Fayre, Cley- (UK Deli of The Year finalist) One of the landmark shops on the beautiful North Norfolk coast road. A thriving business for the last 25 years – when we go to London for events, this is the place people who have visited Norfolk remember. Handy Coast Hopper bus stop just outside and wonderful cheese, wines and ice creams (and fabulous pork pies, including The Cley Pie!). Instagram PicnicFayre
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor’s Centre, Cley - the cafe with the other best view in Norfolk! Over-looking the stunning salt marshes, with telescopes available to use. Very close to Pie HQ so a great place to sneak down to for coffee and a cake.
Wells area and beyond
Stiffkey Stores Generally held to be the prettiest shop on the coast, it always has a beautiful display of cut flowers outside and fabulous things to buy indoors. Stiffkey also has the coolest “glamping” site in Norfolk. Recently glowingly featured in their own Country Living article. Twitter @stiffkeystores
The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, Wells. The most gorgeous railway journey across stunning countryside, in open carriages and slow enough to really see the wildlife up close. Highly recommended in my blog . Lovely small cafe in the signal box. Twitter @WWLRNorfolk
Walsingham Farmshop, Walsingham A beautiful flint barn farm shop in one of the most interesting and iconic villages in Norfolk. Just a couple of miles off the Coast Road. Twitter
Creake Abbey Farmshop, North Creake (two miles from Burnham Market). A beautiful food hall and cafe near the ruins of Creake Abbey and with some great shops in the building around the old farm. Also home to the largest monthly Farmers Market in Norfolk. Twitter @creakeabbey
Inland a bit
Rutlands Butcher, Melton Constable - (EDP Butcher of The Year – most years!) Renowned far and wide for being the nicest people in retail. And amazing butchers, as a look at their awards page will testify.
Heydon Tearooms, Heydon – lovely tearoom in one of the most picturesque private villages in Norfolk. You can walk in the grounds of Heydon Hall or just gaze at the village green and try to remember which films were filmed on location there. Twitter @heydonteashop
Algy’s Farm Shop, Bintree – along the Norwich Fakenham Road, a lovely, newly expanded, farm shop who stock a lot of their own farm grown produce when in season, including asparagus and pumpkins. Increasingly famous for their wonderful popcorn. And great pork pies all year round. Twitter @popcornalgy Facebook Algys Farmshop
The Greedy Goose - Manington Hall. Mannington is one of the loveliest small stately homes in Norfolk, noted and covered with romance and roses. The Greedy Goose is the tearooms (also gorgeous) serving lovely homemade cakes and our pork pies.
All the way along the coast