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...

 John and Vic at Picnic Fayre

John and Vic at Picnic Fayre

Picnic Fayre(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 pies!).

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.

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 @walsinghamfarmshop

MarGins A company combining walking and glamping on the gorgeous Norfolk coast. And very sensibly supplying our pork pies as sustenace after the day's exertions. Twitter

Artemis Coffee Shop, Cley, Perfectly situated behind the Pink Foot Gallery and with the best view of Cley marshes. Twitter Artemiscafe

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

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

Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor’s Centre, Cley - the cafe with the 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.

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. Opposite Boots the Chemist on the High Street. Twitter @theblackapollo

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

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

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 a pork pie picnic ploughman’s in and take to eat outside as nature (probably) intended. Twitter

Town Deli, Sheringham a splendid deli full of good things to buy on the main street in Sheringham.

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.

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. Twitter @Henrys4Coffee

The Grove, Cromer – Gorgeous hotel, a moment’s walk from their extensive garden onto the cliffs overlooking the sea and golden beach. Twitter @TheGroveCromer