We know that when you visit a new place, you’ve got one thing on your mind. No not local attractions, not spending valuable time with your loved ones… It’s food (obviously). And more importantly, where can we find the best food. That’s why we’re taking you on a juicy journey through some of the UK’s finest low-key food festivals, to make your short break that bit more delicious. Next stop, Sandringham!
Fifteen minutes from the glorious eastern beaches of Norfolk, this foodie village enjoys the very best seafood of its shore-side county and just so happens to be home to one of the UK’s best (and most delicious) festivals. The Sandringham Food and Drink Festival is taking place at the Sandringham Estate – the much-loved Norfolk country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, and has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862.
Promising to be an inspirational event for any food and drink enthusiasts, chef stars Tom Kerridge, Galton Blackiston, The Craft Beer Boys, Jean Christophe Novelli and Sabrina Ghayour will be taking centre stage, with top tips and all the cheffy insights you’re after. Then there’s the Piazza, a fabulous area where you come to eat and relax and listen to live music. You can expect food halls, real ales, wine tasting (for the sophisticates amongst you!), The Bushtucker Trials (for the adventurous!), Crafts Corner, Children’s Entertainment and workshops, plus much more.
But where’s the action at, outside this extravagant affair? Luckily for you, we know all the best restaurants in this picture-perfect little village. So whether you’re after a spot of fine dining, a gastro delight or simply a homely tearoom for a good ol’ fry up, we’ve got the low down on Sandringham’s best places to eat right here!
Just 0.7 miles from Sandringham house, Feathers Restaurant is an affordable, pet-friendly pub with exquisite food. There’s a cosy log fire, the perfect place to wash down a sweet gin and T. Food wise, we’d recommend the puff pastry topped pies!
This time we’re 3.4 miles from Sandringham house at the beautiful Old Bank, the home of gourmet fish finger sandwiches, exquisite cakes and rustic homemade bread. This bistro (closed Monday and Tuesday) is all about providing an intimate service in their small, family run dining room, and most of all, serving up local Norfolk produce in a totally artful way.
Busy, bustling, and one of the hotspots of the area, this gorgeous tearoom is just 1.4 miles from Sandringham House, and is the perfect spot for an afternoon tea (just £8.95!). Founded and opened in 1996, this coffee shop pride themselves on serving almost 100% homemade, on-site produce, and has an extensive menu of English tearoom favourites. And why not nip into the garden centre to bag yourself some household treats!