Monday, 5 October 2015

Free From Gluten in North Norfolk

Followers of this blog will be aware we visit North Norfolk a few times a year.  This is not just because of its easy accessibility to us by car or the scenery which we love but also due to the ready availability of tasty gluten free food when eating out.

We've blogged about the Art Cafe at Glandford before but it really is an absolute favourite of ours and, with the discovery this year of their "awesome frangipane" cake, but the apricot slice was also a massive hit in July.  We have even made a day trip from the Midlands there for Sunday morning coffee and cake.  The coffees and drinks on offer are also worth travelling for - the latte is always spot on the right temperature for drinking and the perfect milk to coffee ratio for me.  J loves their 'dark hot chocolate'.
A new this year find is Eric's Fish and Chips at Drove Orchards, Thornham.  They are open 12-9pm every day and always have gluten free battered fish and chips on sale.  Also, we've tried the pineapple fritter which was crisp and juicy.  Taking Peppie dog with us means we haven't 'eaten in' at Eric's but we have made use of their picnic benches, handily outside, and also driven to nearby Hunstanton beach with take away.

Also found, much to B's delight, was a range of gluten free local Norfolk ales.  They are produced at the Poppyland Brewery, a micro brewery based in Cromer. B bought a selection and enjoyed them all. 

We also like visiting the National Trust's Felbrigg Hall as their cafe is dog friendly and they sell gluten free cakes from Baked to Taste - always a welcome find on our travels.

Leaving you with a pic of J about to 'dig in' to his haddock and chips... lovely, crisp gluten free batter.  We aim to travel back for more F&C as a treat sometime over the next few months... we may even try out eating indoors!

Through a twitter conversation, have been reminded we forgot to add that at the Art Cafe site, Manor Farm Barns Glandford, there is a huge changing places accessible disabled toilet.   Well maintained and clean, it's a surprising find but one that many may find useful to know about.

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