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

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

  The view from The Whelk Coppers

The view from The Whelk Coppers

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

Holt Area

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

The Partridge Tearooms at Holt Garden Centre, High Kelling. The best garden centre in the area with a charming tearoom, focussing on local produce. Twitter @holtgardenc Facebook @Holt Garden Centre

Cley

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

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

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

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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 

  Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

Wells and Walsingham Light Railway

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.

Christie and Son cheese stall. Reepham Market Wednesdays, Fakenham Thursdays, Dereham Friday and Swaffham Saturday Twitter @Christienadson

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

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 @Marginsholidays