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Sarah Caswell Exhibition, ‘Magnificent Spring Joy’ Thursday 7th February to Tuesday 11th June

‘MAGNIFICENT SPRING JOY’

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Caswell’s up-scale, vibrant flowers which evoke the joy of being alive and drinking in the Spring sunshine are making a welcome return to Creake Abbey.

Sarah is a Member of The Society of Botanical Artists, exhibiting annually in London and biennially at the Frankfurt Palmengarten. She has won the Peoples’ Choice Award twice. Sarah has exhibited annually since 2011 at the RHS Chelsea Flower show.  She has also exhibited across the UK (including Catto Gallery – Hampstead, Oxo Gallery – London Southbank, John Noott Gallery – Broadway).

Sarah fulfilled a major commission painting 36 pieces for the P&O Cruise ship Azura (launched April 2010) and was responsible for the seven metre long painting in the reception of P&O’s Britannia which was launched in March 2015 by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.  In 2014 her painting ‘Golden Sentinels’ was hung in the entrance hall of the winner of the RIBA Manser Medal ‘House of the year’. Other works are in private/corporate collections globally.

Sarah’s Studio & Gallery is in the pretty hamlet of Great Walsingham, surrounded by the North Norfolk countryside. You can visit Sarah there and see her working on new paintings. There is a permanent exhibit of original paintings in the gallery housed in a vaulted Norfolk barn.

Sarah continues to develop a growing range of items which depict her images including a wide variety of prints of all sizes and greetings cards. Her tableware, including melamine and glass tablemats and birchwood trays, is sought out for quality and durability as well as beauty. New to the range are limited edition, collectable, Italian silk scarves. Items can also be purchased online via her website – www.sarahcaswell.co.uk

Click here for the list of original artworks for sale in the show

Click here for a list of prints available for sale in the show

Click here for print size options

March Farmers’ Market, Saturday 2nd March – 9.30am to 1pm

Over 50 of the region’s best food and drink producers will be at Creake Abbey to supply outstanding fresh seasonal produce including meat, vegetables and fruit, cakes, tray bakes, dairy produce, artisan beer, apple juice, artisan breads, morning goods, puddings, pies, tarts (sweet and savoury), olives and prepared meals all made with the finest local ingredients.

Below is a list of all the producers booked to attend March Farmers’ Market

Main Barn
Aldburgh Lamb
Bakeshack – Baked goods with an oriental twist
Blackbird Cottage Handcrafted Fine Foods – Outstanding handmade terrines using Norfolk ingredients
Bonallack Home Cooked – Award winning granola, bread, ready-made foods and freezer food
Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies (double stand) – Award winning Norfolk pork pies
Bread Source – artisan breads and morning goods including sourdough
Ethnic Fusion Indian Cooking – Award winning curries, Indian treats and take away meals
Hands-on-Preserves – Pickles, chutneys and jam
Ian Wright pork – Rare breed pork sausages, chops, roasts and bacon
Martin’s Farm – Real chickens, hung and free from growth promoters, hormones and antibiotics
Naked Greenz – Wheatgrass powder, smoothies & advice
Panther Brewery – Artisan local beer
The English Spirit Company – Artisan small batch copper pot independent distillers
The Old-Fashioned Pudding Company – Steamed puddings
Tosier Chocolate – Bean to bar chocolate
Truly Rural – Home made fudge

East Barn
Great Walsingham Barns – Pies puds and tarts
Marsh Pig Charcuterie – Quality British charcuterie; salami, chorizo, lomo, bresaola, coppa & jerky
Nelson and Norfolk Tea – Tea
Norton’s Dairy – Milk, butter and cream plus specialist cheese
Ollards Foods – Award winning jams, marmalades, sweet and savoury jellies, pickles and savoury condiments
Pye Bakery – Traditional bakery with breads, morning goods and pizza
Sandringham Apple Juice – Apple Juices
Time for Tea – Whole cakes, slices and tray bakes

Tin Barn
Bon Produce – Authentic Moroccan Couscous blends
Black Cat Coffee – Award winning small batch coffee roasterie
Candi’s Chutneys – Outstanding chutneys
Eastgate Larder Ltd – Medlar cheese & medlar jelly
Good Taste – Provencal delicacies
Grey Seal Coffee – Locally roasted coffee
Leigh’s Bees – Raw honey, comb and set honey and honey products
Norfolk Charcuterie – Venison charcuterie
Rita Holland – Sheepskins and accessories
So Sweet – Handmade sweets

Outside
Acropolis Foods – Olives
Bespoke Cheesecake Creations – Brilliant and unusual cheesecakes
Castle Quail – Fresh, pickled Quails eggs, prepared Quails and seasonal game meat
Essers of Wisbech
Essence Foods – Home to Essence conserves & marmalade, Monty’s mustards & chutneys & Beetella; healthy chocolate spreads
Fen Farm Venison – Venison meat and freshly cooked burgers
Jelly Cottage – Plants, planters and bulbs
Le Digestiv – Fermented vegetables
Lincolnshire Poacher Cheeses – Cheeses, raw milk and whey butter
Manor Farm – Fresh seasonal vegetables and flowers
Mrs A’s Bakes
Norfolk Sharp – Mobile sharpening service
Rosie’s Catering – Home made pies
Sarah Coxon Floral Design – Planted gifts/wreaths
St Elvan Mead – Aged mead
Tap & Tipple – wine on tap to be taken away in reusable bottles
The Almond Kitchen
The Norfolk Oyster Men – Oysters and Champagne
The Pink Partridge Cake Company – Whole cakes, celebration cakes and gluten free cakes
THF Countryside
Whatahoot gin – hand distilled in Norfolk with Norfolk samphire and botanicals
Willie Weston’s Fish – Lobster, shell fish and wet fish

Bramble Cottage will be returning in April

Cardio & Core Family Fitness Fun

First Farmers’ Market of 2019 – Saturday 2nd February 9.30am to 1pm

Over 50 of the region’s best food and drink producers will be returning to Creake Abbey to supply outstanding fresh seasonal produce including meat, vegetables and fruit, cakes, tray bakes, dairy produce, artisan beer, apple juice, artisan breads, morning goods, puddings, pies, tarts (sweet and savoury), olives and prepared meals all made with the finest local ingredients. We welcome back Great Walsingham Barn Pies and Essers of Wisbech

Below is a list of all the producers booked to attend February Farmers’ Market

Main Barn
Aldburgh Lamb
Bakeshack – Baked goods with an oriental twist
Blackbird Cottage Handcrafted Fine Foods – Outstanding handmade terrines using Norfolk ingredients
Bonallack Home Cooked – Award winning granola, bread, ready-made foods and freezer food
Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies (double stand) – Award winning Norfolk pork pies
Bread Source – artisan breads and morning goods including sourdough
Ethnic Fusion Indian Cooking – Award winning curries, Indian treats and take away meals
Hands-on-Preserves – Pickles, chutneys and jam
Ian Wright pork – Rare breed pork sausages, chops, roasts and bacon
Martin’s Farm – Real chickens, hung and free from growth promoters, hormones and antibiotics
Naked Greenz – Wheatgrass powder, smoothies & advice
Panther Brewery – Artisan local beer
The English Spirit Company – Artisan small batch copper pot independent distillers
The Old-Fashioned Pudding Company – Steamed puddings
Truly Rural – Home made fudge

East Barn
Great Walsingham Barns – Pies puds and tarts
Marsh Pig Charcuterie – Quality British charcuterie; salami, chorizo, lomo, bresaola, coppa & jerky
Nelson and Norfolk Tea – Tea
Norton’s Dairy – Milk, butter and cream plus specialist cheese
Ollards Foods – Award winning jams, marmalades, sweet and savoury jellies, pickles and savoury condiments
Pye Bakery – Traditional bakery with breads, morning goods and pizza
Sandringham Apple Juice – Apple Juices
Taste Collectiv – Pestos, authentic sauces and marinades
Time for Tea – Whole cakes, slices and tray bakes

Tin Barn
Bon Produce – Authentic Moroccan Couscous blends
Candi’s Chutneys – Outstanding chutneys
Eastgate Larder Ltd – Medlar cheese & medlar jelly
Leigh’s Bees – Raw honey, comb and set honey and honey products
Norfolk Charcuterie – Venison charcuterie
Rita Holland – Sheepskins and accessories
So Sweet – Handmade sweets
The Fruit Pig Company – Award winning pork and pork joints plus ready to cook cuts

Outside
Acropolis Foods – Olives
Bespoke Cheesecake Creations – Brilliant and unusual cheesecakes
Castle Quail – Fresh, pickled Quails eggs, prepared Quails and seasonal game meat
Essence Foods
Essers of Wisbech
Fen Farm Venison – Venison meat and freshly cooked burgers
Jelly Cottage – Plants, planters and bulbs
Le Digestiv – Fermented vegetables
Lincolnshire Poacher Cheeses – Cheeses, raw milk and whey butter
Manor Farm – Fresh seasonal vegetables and flowers
Mrs A’s Bakes – Macarons, meringues & marshmallows
Norfolk Sharp – Mobile sharpening service
Rosie’s Catering – Home made pies
St Elvan Mead – Aged mead
Tap & Tipple – wine on tap to be taken away in reusable bottles
The Almond Kitchen
The Norfolk Oyster Men – Oysters and Champagne
The Pink Partridge Cake Company – Whole cakes, celebration cakes and gluten free cakes
THF Countryside
Willie Weston’s Fish – Lobster, shell fish and wet fish

The following producers are unable to attend the February market but will be back on the 2nd March :
Good Taste

Bramble Cottage will be returning in April

Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 – Opening Times

 2018

Friday 21stDecember                                                                         9am – 4pm                           

Saturday 22ndDecember (Farmers Market 9.30 to 1pm)    9am – 4pm

Sunday 23rdDecember                                                                      9am – 4pm

Monday 24thDecember Christmas Eve                                       9am – 3pm

(Last hot food orders 2pm)

Tuesday 25thDecember Christmas Day                                     Closed

Wednesday 26thDecember Boxing Day                                    Closed

Thursday 27thDecember (Butchery closed)                            9am – 4pm

Friday 28thDecember                                                                      9am – 4pm

Saturday 29thDecember                                                                 9am – 4pm

Sunday 30thDecember                                                                    9am – 4pm

Monday 31stNew Year’s Eve                                                         9am – 3pm

(Last hot food orders 2pm)

Tapas night – Friday 1st March, from 6pm last orders 8pm

           

This much loved event is returning again to the Creake Abbey Cafe in March with Spanish delicacies and robust Rioja!  Bookings from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

TAPAS MENU

Friday 1st March from 6.00pm

£5 per plate

Meat & Fish Dishes

Serano ham croquetas with pineapple pickle
Albondigas – Spanish style meatballs in a garlic and tomato sauce finished under the grill with mozzarella (gf)
Spanish style Chicken and Chorizo stew – Slow cooked thighs with chorizo, almonds, butter beans and olives (gf) (df)
Traditional Migas with fried hens egg and crispy bacon
Pesciato Frito – young white fish battered and deep fried, topped with parsley and lemon served with aioli.
Boquerones – Marinated Anchovies in Olive Oil and Garlic (gf) (df)

Vegetarian Dishes

Polenta Chips with shaved parmesan and a basil pesto dip (gf)
Patatas bravas – crispy potatoes, tossed in tomato sauce with spicy garlic and chilli aioli (gf) (df)
Wild mushroom croquette with red pepper dressing
Tortilla Espanola with a Romesco Sauce (v) (gf) (Spanish style omelette of sliced potatoes and onions)
Garlic sauteed purple broccoli salad with a poached hens egg and toasted pine nuts (gf)

Dessert

Crema Catalana (v) (gf) £5
Salted caramel chocolate tart with vanilla ice cream £5
Raspberry or lemon sorbet (v) (gf) £2.50

For the Table £2.50 per person

Toasted ciabatta with olive oil and balsamic reduction (v) (df)
A shot of classic Gazpacho (v) (gf) (df)
From our Deli house marinated black and green olives (v) (gf) (df)

Booking Essential: 01328 730399 (option 1) or email:  bookings@creakeabbeycafe.com

Hope to see you here!

Quiz Night – Friday 8th February – 6.30pm for 7pm start

Quiz Night – Friday 8th February, 6.30pm for 7pm start.

Join us for our monthly quiz night and pit your wits against our quiz master!!

£12pp including main meal, this month: classic Fish Pie with minted peas

Teams of any size welcome but only teams of four or less eligible for prizes.

Booking Essential – 01328 730399 (option 1)or email bookings@creakeabbeycafe.com

Live Stargazing Event – Tuesday 12th February 2019 5.45pm – 8.30pm

LIVE STARGAZING EVENT
Tuesday 12th February, 5.45pm – 8.30pm

       

Join us at the Café for an Astronomy Masterclass hosted by expert Astronomer Paul Fellows MA FIET FRAS
£25 per person to include a hot main course
5.45pm arrival for 6pm live stargazing outside (please wear warm clothes)
6.45pm supper followed by 7.30pm talk inside the Café. Event ends at 8.30pm.

Learn how to navigate the constellations and to recognise the principle stars, planets and other objects. Observe these using a number of different telescopes under guidance from Paul. Find the Moon, Mars, Uranus, the Constellations and The Great Orion Nebula. There will be a break for a warming supper provided by the Creake Abbey Café, followed by a lecture on the discovery of planets outsidethe Solar System.

If stargazing outside is not possible due to the weather it will be replaced with an indoor screen ‘planetarium’ so that Paul can take you on a virtual tour.

Paul Fellows is chair of the Cambridge Astronomical Association and presenter of the public open nights at the Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy. In 2005 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. The images above (of Earth’s Moon and The Orion Nebula) and all the images in Paul’s presentation are his own, taken from his back-garden observatory.

A one-course supper is included. All drinks, dessert, coffee & tea can be purchased as additional items.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL as places are limited. Please call 01328 730399 option 1
Email bookings@creakeabbeycafe.com www.creakeabbey.co.uk/events
Creake Abbey Café, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9LF

New Year’s Day Family Friendly Quiz

Tuesday 1st January 2019 – New Year’s Day Family Friendly Quiz

4pm for 4.30pm

Join the Cafe for their New Year’s Day quiz  and pit your wits against our quiz master.

£12 pp to include:

Classic cottage pie of Arthur Howell’s beef in a rich gravy or Vegetarian lentil and root veg cottage pie both served with mangetout, peas and chantenay carrots.

For pudding:

Champagne and raspberry trifle £5 (cold)

Classic apple crumble with homemade custard £5 (hot)

Teams of any size welcome but only teams of four or less eligible for prizes.

Booking Essential– 01328 730399 or email bookings@creakeabbeycafe.com

New Year’s Day Brunch in the Cafe

Come and join us in the cafe on New Year’s Day for a delicious brunch between 11am and 3pm featuring live music from Ed & Laura

Check out our delicious menu: 2019 New Year’s Day Brunch menu