Enjoy a slice of Norfolk’s food and drink this summer

If you love good food and drink, Norfolk is the place to be this summer with fabulous new openings and events to savour the flavours of the brightest season.

Selection of bread on market stall love hunstanton

West Norfolk Food & Drink Festival, Hunstanton

Following the success of its first event, held in March, Hunstanton’s Mark and Rosie Kacary, owners of The Norfolk Deli and its sister café, have organised the West Norfolk Food and Drink Festival which takes place from 10am-3pm on Sunday 16 June. Billed as, ‘A celebration of local flavours, community spirit and the simple joys of exploration and discovery,’ the free event is set to take over the High Street with stallholders including Duration Brewing, Mushroomery, The Norfolk Pie Company, Heather’s Kettle Corn and M&M Sweet Treats. There will also be a street food area with Surfing Sombrero burritos, Pura Vida paellas, Chinese snacks from the Great Wall and cooling treats from Dann’s Ice Cream. Come hungry and ready to sip, taste and enjoy a smorgasbord of goodies from local makers – it’s going to be good!

Prize pig against straw backgroun

The Royal Norfolk Show, Norwich

Later in the month, the Royal Norfolk Show takes place on 26-27 June at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich. Organised by The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, as you might imagine, food and drink forms a centrepiece to the show with Suffolk-based Adnams sponsoring an emporium of more than 100 producers, many with delicious samples to enjoy as you browse the marquees! Norfolk favourite Woodforde’s Brewery will also be at the event, serving up its award winning beers and ales including the famous Wherry and Nelson’s, named after one of the county’s famous sons. While slightly further afield from Heacham Manor, the event is the largest agricultural show in the country and makes a brilliant day out, so do plan a visit if the dates coincide with your stay.

Food and Drink Festival Image © Holkham Estate

North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, Holkham

Later still in the season, Holkham brings together Norfolk’s food and drink family with the annual North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival on 31 August-1 September which takes place in the estate’s gorgeous Walled Garden. Now in its 15th year, the ever-growing festival is a real showcase event with a cornucopia of locally grown produce, meat, baked goods and sweet treats, along with a tipple or two to wash it all down. There’s a live cookery theatre, street food and plenty of family fun including children’s activities and face painting to keep everyone feeling jolly. Even if you aren’t able to make the show, Holkham runs its Feast in the Park from 15 July-29 August, with street food served daily and a peak of stands at the weekend accompanied by live music – sitting watching the stunning parkland vista as you tuck into a tasty bite and listen to the band, summer life doesn’t get much better!

Image © Holkham Estate

No. 82 Poached Egg and Asparagus Starter

Welcome to No. 82: Land, Sea & Air!

After a day spent exploring the coast, or perhaps for days when you don’t fancy wandering too far afield, our new No. 82 fine dining experience is just the ticket! Located on the first floor of The Pavilion with superb views across the golf course and Heacham Manor’s grounds, our chefs have created a fabulous menu of Norfolk-inspired dishes including a stunning crayfish and prawn cocktail, a Brancaster crab salad, plus a local cheeseboard for two. With a glass in hand, it’s the perfect spot to catch one of Hunstanton’s legendary sunsets and celebrate summer! Come on, what are you waiting for? Get yourself booked in and enjoy a summer break with good food, good drink and good company – we’re looking forward to welcoming you already.