Food, glorious food
Food & Drink is getting exciting in Norfolk. It's warming up, lambs are ready to pop, rabbits are hopping, chicks are hatching and fishermen are busy out at sea. It all happens in spring – with the Spring Fling at the Royal Norfolk Show Ground on Tuesday 5th April - a fantastic food & farming event for young families. Pre-ticket sales only with tickets selling fast, which includes a delicious hog roast and a cup of local apple juice. It’s a massive event with lots of farm animals to pet, plus activities and stalls to keep you entertained all day.
This year sees the first Beccles Food & Drink event on Saturday 28th May with over 70 stalls set to bulge in the town square. Parking is offered down at the Quay with either a short bus into the centre or a 15-minute stroll with food bites on the way – I’ll definitely be there. For more information click here.
In each of my blogs I will be recommending a restaurant or two. Today, I urge you to visit Cookies Crab Shop at Salthouse, near Cley in North Norfolk. It’s an absolute foodie rustic gem. Don’t expect a large restaurant with white table cloths and a la carte service. It’s a shack opposite the beach road where you order your platters from the Deli counter and then sit either slightly squashed in the shop, in the summer house outside, in the marquis, or al fresco seating on the pavement. It’s full of charm. The lobster platter, when in season, is a must - it’s the cheapest & freshest lobster platter in the whole of East Anglia. Plus they do good old-fashioned puddings for dessert - scrumptious. They don’t seem to have a website but Salthouse does. Booking advised - 01263 740352 (you can also pre-book lobsters and crabs at busy times to avoid disappointment).
Until next time – enjoy Norfolk.
By Zena Leech-Calton