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...
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.
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
Blakeney Deli Run by the lovely Nick in the beautiful harbour village of Blakeney. Wander up the High Street to find them and grab a picnic and a bottle of something chilled and head for the marshes. Twitter @blakeneydeli
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.