Lucie Lucies... A few days by the sea with my man, @jmgcreative // Luxury fish pie, champagne, strawberries and Norfolk sunsets
We had a wonderful few days staycation by the sea in JMG’s mum and dad’s caravan. We ventured into Wells-next-the-Sea for fish ‘n’ chips. Bought some delicious smoked bacon and sage sausages from Arthur Howell’s Butchers and made some crackin’ bacon, sausage and fried egg butties for breakfast. We sat down outside the lovely little twin-run cafe Bean 2 the Coast for a cup of coffee and admired the cute decor and array of delicious cakes.
Another day we drove over to Cromer, strolled along the seafront pier and stopped for coffee and a bite to eat at Huckleberries. The drive along the North Norfolk coast is pretty beautiful and is smattered with windmills, lighthouses, huge expanses of beach and nature reserves. There are plenty of great pubs and quaint villages to stop at along the way too. A couple of weeks ago my uni girls and I went for a fab meal at The Hoste in Burnham Market.
There are lots of great village green grocers and fish mongers dotted along the sides of roads which sell fresh veg, fish and game. Make sure you stop off and shop the catch of the day.
We bought a great little luxury fish pie - cod, prawns and salmon topped with mash potato and cheese for just £4.75 - enough to feed two, some tasty thai fishcakes for a couple of quid, a bunch of asparagus and the best strawberries I’ve tasted in YEARS. But I can’t remember the name of the shop!?! All I know is that the lady who owned it was called Mrs B (see photo of what it looks like from the roadside) I think it was off the A149 on your left hand side as you drive from Cromer towards Hunstanton.
One of my favourite things about visiting Norfolk is the sky. It just seems so much bigger than anywhere else in the UK? Maybe it just feels that way because Norfolk is so flat. The sunsets are definitely worth visiting for too. You can almost set your clock by the sunset.
Photography © Lucie Kerley