A real holiday destination that boxes above its weight, Burnham Market, nicknamed Chelsea on the Sea because of its top end feel, is one of Norfolk’s loveliest villages. Its Georgian buildings surround a huge green with mature trees, and in some years, a stream called the Goose Beck flowingthrough the middle.
Samphire picking takes place at Burnham Overy Staithe when it is in season from June to September. Also known as ‘sea asparagus’, this delicious fleshy plant perfectly complements any fish.
The Hoste hotel in North Norfolk is the place to indulge yourself, whether in the historic restaurant overlooking The Green or settled by the roaring log fire in the traditional bar.
Guests can enjoy the ultimate movie experience in the luxury 20-seater cinema, which shows three films daily. What better way to appreciate a classic picture than with a personal waiter on hand?
For full-on physical relaxation, don’t miss The Beauty Spa situated adjacent to the main hotel.
Following a workout in the air-conditioned gym, it’s the ideal place to enjoy a spa treatment, or take a moment to un-wind in the heated Spa Garden.
Gurneys is a rare breed indeed, the type of top quality fishmonger that is now scarcely seen on our High Streets. They sell the best in locally produced smoked fish, shellfish and wet fish mainly landed locally - the oysters and mussels are particularly good. They also have a kitchen where they make up a selection of fish products including fish soup, fishcakes, kiln roast simon and dill pate.
Gurneys Fishbox at Drove Orchards in ThornhamPE36 6LS
The Burnham villages have links to a high profile historical figure – Lord Nelson. Born in Burnham Thorpe, his father Edmund was rector of both St Marys and All Saints’ church during the late 18th-century.
Famed as the best place for breakfast along the coast road, the cafe is located at Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale and open throughout the year, offering lunches, great coffee, cake and afternoon teas.
Well behaved dogs on short leads, walkers, cyclists and visitors are all welcome, and you’ll find dog-friendly areas in both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
Set among the ruins of an Augustinian abbey founded in 1206, Creake Abbey is now home to a café and food hall, shops, studios and an award winning farmers’ market.
The Farmers Market is the 1st Saturday of each month (excluding January) and boasts more than 50 stalls of local produce held in two old Norfolk barns. Outside by the picturesque pond you can expect music and cookery theatre demonstrations at varying times throughout the year.
The market opens 9.30am- 1pm.
The shops at Creake Abbey are open from 10am to 4pm (to 5pm from Easter to October)
Regarded as one of Norfolk’s principal galleries, the Grapevine Gallery is about to enter its tenth year in Burnham Market in North Norfolk. Founded some fifteen years ago, and owned and directed by Alison and Peter Low – both architects by background - Grapevine’s reputation has been built on the quality of the work shown and its distinctive character.
Showing an eclectic mix of contemporary paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture, the gallery has always aimed to be both welcoming and interesting. The heart of gallery is a personal selection of the best of the region’s art, including artists such as Gerard Stamp, Michael Chapman and Neal French - a significant part of the portfolio is work from artists and potters across the country.
Open throughout the year, featured exhibitions are held at intervals; at other times you may expect to see a changing selection of work from our artists with further pieces available to view on request.