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Friday Night Christmas Dining on 7th and 21st December

Friday Night Christmas Dining in the Café with live music from Andy Cleveland

Join us on the  7thand the 21stof December for Christmas dining in the café.  We have a wonderful festive menu available which will be on the website shortly.

Call 01328 730 399 or email bookings@creakeabbeycafe.com

Christmas Dining at the Creake Abbey Cafe 2018

 

Private or Corporate Christmas Dinner at the Cafe in December

Book the Café for exclusive hire for your corporate or family Christmas gathering any available evening  in December.

For evening private hire a minimum number of 20 guests applies

We will also be offering the festive menu for pre-booked tables (at least five days in advanced) for lunch in the cafe seven days a week in December (subject to availability)

Call 01328 730 399 or email bookings@creakeabbeycafe.com

Christmas Dining at the Creake Abbey Cafe 2018

 

Christmas Farmers’ Market Saturday 22nd December 9.30am to 1pm

The Christmas Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturday 22nd December between 9.30am and 1pm.

50 of the regions 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. Father Christmas will even be making an appearance for an hour or so at 11am – a flying visit so be sure to come along and see him in his grotto with his sack of free goodies! We are delighted to be welcoming  Bon Produce, Simply Cake Company, OliveOlive, The 3 Witches Catering Company and Mr & Mrs Warwick to this market.

Please find below a list of all the producers booked to attend our  Christmas Farmers’ Market.

Main Barn
Alburgh Lamb – Superb cuts of local lamb and mutton
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
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
Bon Produce -Artisan biscotti, gluten free boncotti, bruschetta, authentic Moroccan couscous blends.
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

Tin Barn
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
Simply Cake Company – Artisan brownies
So Sweet – Handmade sweets
The Fruit Pig Company – Award winning pork and pork joints plus ready to cook cuts

Outside
Bespoke Cheesecake Creations – Brilliant and unusual cheesecakes
Castle Quail – Fresh, pickled Quails eggs, prepared Quails and seasonal game meat
Essence Foods
Essers of Wisbech
Jelly Cottage – Plants, planters and bulbs
Le Digestiv – Fermented vegetables
M&C Warwick – Walnuts
Manor Farm – Fresh seasonal vegetables and flowers
Mrs A’s Bakes – Macarons, meringues & marshmallows
OliveOlive – Olive Oil and Halloumi
Sarah Coxon Floral Design – Planted gifts/wreaths
The Almond Kitchen
The Little Blue Pupcakery – Home made dog treats and bakes
The Norfolk Oyster Men – Oysters and Champagne
The Pink Partridge Cake Company – Whole cakes, celebration cakes and gluten free cakes
The 3 Witches Catering Company – Sweet & Savoury Vegan Treats
THF Countryside
Tosier Chocolate – Bean to bar chocolate
Willie Weston’s Fish – Lobster, shell fish and wet fish

The following producers are unable to attend the Christmas market:
Martin’s Farm
Sandringham Apple Juice
Time for Tea
Good Taste
Grey Seal Coffee
Acropolis Foods
Fen Farm Venison
Floppy Chicken
Lincolnshire Poacher Cheeses
Norfolk Sharp

December Farmers’ Market Saturday 1st December 2018

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. We welcome back Great Walsingham Barn Pies, East Dene Farm and Essers of Wisbech

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

Main Barn
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
Taste Collectiv – Pestos, authentic sauces and marinades
Time for Tea – Whole cakes, slices and tray bakes

Tin Barn
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
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
East Dene Farm – microgreens
Essence Foods
Essers of Wisbech
Fen Farm Venison – Venison meat and freshly cooked burgers
Floppy Chicken – Deboned chickens for roasting with different stuffings
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
Norfolk Sharp – Mobile sharpening service
Rosie’s Catering – Home made pies
Sarah Coxon Floral Design – Planted gifts/wreaths
St Elvan Mead – Aged mead
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 December market but will be back on the 22nd December:
Aldburgh Lamb
The Almond Kitchen
Mrs A’s Bakes

Bramble Cottage will be returning in April

Steak Night – Friday 30th November from 6pm, last orders 8.30pm

Steak Night at Creake Abbey Café with meat from Arthur Howell and live music from classical guitarist Andy Cleveland

 

We are delighted to have Andy Cleveland performing at November’s Steak Night! Andy is a classical guitarist, living locally in Wells-next-the-Sea. He performs South American guitar music by the great Paraguayan composer Agustin Barrios Mangore, as well as compositions by Brazilian composer Joao ‘Tex’ Guimaraes (aka ‘Pernambuco’). If you are not familiar with this guitar music then you are in for a treat!

 

 

 

MENU

Appetisers
Slow cooked baby back ribs with a Colman’s Mustard and Seville orange marmalade glaze – £6
Southern fried chicken goujons with garlic aioli – £6
Breaded and deep-fried Jalapeno chillies stuffed with a sour cream filling served with crushed avocado (v) – £6

Main Course
All steak served with beer battered onion rings, slow cooked vine tomato, garlic mushrooms and hand-cut chips.

8oz Sirloin – £18
10oz Rib Eye – £20
6oz Fillet – £24

or

6oz Steak burger with smoked bacon, Norfolk Dapple cheese and dill pickles in a toasted Brioche bun served with hand cut chips and house coleslaw – £13
Butternut Squash and lentil Kedgeree with wilted spinach and a poached hens’ egg (V) – £12

Accompaniments
Sauces: Peppercorn, Chimichurri, Béarnaise – £3 each
Hand-cut chips – £3

Dessert
Salted caramel chocolate tart with a chocolate ice cream – £6
Apple and blackberry crumble with crème anglaise – £6
Range of ice creams and sorbets available – 2 scoops £3.00

Booking essential, call01328 730399 (option 1)or email:bookings@creakeabbeycafe.com

November Farmers’ Market – Saturday 3rd November, 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. We are delighted to welcome back East Dene Farm, Jelly Cottage Plants, Floppy Chicken, Nelson and Norfolk Tea, Ollards Foods and The Almond Kitchen. A warm welcome to the Norfolk Oyster Men!

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

Main Barn
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
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
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
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
Bramble Flowers – Seasonal flowers
Castle Quail – Fresh, pickled Quails eggs, prepared Quails and seasonal game meat
Essence Foods
Fen Farm Venison – Venison meat and freshly cooked burgers
Floppy Chicken – Deboned chickens for roasting with different stuffings
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 & marshalmallows
Norfolk Sharp – Mobile sharpening service
Rosie’s Catering – Home made pies
Sarah Coxon Floral Design – Planted gifts/wreaths
St Elvan Mead – Aged mead
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
Tosier Chocolate – Bean to bar chocolate
Willie Weston’s Fish – Lobster, shell fish and wet fish

The following producers are unable to attend the October market:

Gemima’s Garden will be returning in the Spring

Essers of Wisbech will be returning at the Christmas Gift Fair and the December Farmers’ Markets

Aldburgh Lamb, East Dene Farm and Great Walsingham Barns will be returning to the December Farmers’ Markets

We hope to see you here!

Christmas Gift Fair – Saturday 24th November

Bags and wreaths (Small)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Gift Fair- Saturday 25th November 10am – 3pm

FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING

Over 50 stands bringing you superb Christmas gifts, including festive decorations and wreaths, food & drink, local art including jewellery, paintings and some carefully selected local crafts.

The Courtyard Shops will be full of stunning winter goodies including gorgeous children’s clothing, homeware and accessories from Marshes and Flint, stylish country clothing at Christopher William Country, antiques and Homewares at Home by Annie Lambert, lamps, blinds and decorative pieces at Utopia and art and jewellery at Fineline Frames. The Creake Abbey Food Hall will be bursting with festive cheeses, hams and other foodie treats.  Don’t forget that you can shop for AVEDA hair and body products and gorgeous fragrances and candles from Herve Gambs and Czech & Speake at Six Appleyard at Creake Abbey – our award winning AVEDA hair salon.

Producers attending this Gift Fair include:

All Handmade By Us Bird tables etc.
Aquila Crafts Bags, cushions and purses
Becca Lynn Illustrations Tea towels, aprons, cards, prints
Big Sky Bags Hand made bags, aprons and homeware
Birstone Forge Metal work
Bright As A Button Vintage & designer button jewellery
Cathy & Emma Crafts Handmade jewellery and hairbows
Country Market Cakes, preserves & crafts
Creakey Crafts Sea glass pictures and jewellery
Creative Crafts by Doug & Sue Crockery lamps, cake stands & bird feeders
CS Bespoke Furniture Handmade wooden items
DB Craft Creations Silver Cutlery Jewellery
Driftwood Birds – Norfolk Driftwood carved birds and fish
Essers of Wisbech Plants and shrubs
FireFly Designs Jewellery & gifts
From This To That Lamps
Gifts From Another Time and Place Restored / repaired / re-upholstered items
Hazel Millington Fused glass
Hearts and Crafts Mosaic cards
Henhouse Candles Handmade candles and diffusers
Henry Stephen Steel animal sculptures
Huffs Crafts Textfiles
It Makes Sense Handmade candles & wax melts
Janet Martin Fused glass
John Hartley Photography and driftwood crafts
Lyn Sandford Pottery Handmade and hand decorated stoneware pottery
Madaraff Raffia baskets, bags, leather accessories
Mandy Stolworthy Cord jute and cotton bowls & mats
Margaret Green Candles in cups
Margaret Lake Textiles
Marianne ley design textiles, lampshades and cushions
Marianne Nightingale Art Originals / framed prints / cards
Marilyn Fountaine Jewellery
Milk-Two-Sugars Mosaic mirrors and plaques
Moorend Moisturisers Goats milk soaps & moisturisers
Neal’s Yard Remedies Hand made organic health and beauty products
Nicola Garrod Hand painted acrylic canvases
Peggy Page Childrens clothes
Presence Home interiors & gifts
Puffin Cove Handpainted coasters, cards, magnets etc.
Rita Holland Sheepskin rugs and accessories
Ruff and Tumble Cotton towelling dog drying coats
Samphire Scents Scented soy candles
Sarah Burt Design Contemporary textile art
Sarah Coxon Floral Design Planted gifts / wreathes
Sarah Darnell Photography Wildlife photography
Sian Van Der Welle Vintage china, glass and small furniture
Susan Purser Hope Glass art and pictures
Swaffham Potter Ceramics / pottery
Sweet Pea Soft Furnishings Fabric noticeboards, cushions, bunting
The Dapper Dog Dog collars and accessories
The Johnsons Haand crafted dried flower cards and pictures
The Norfolk Olive Tree Company Olive trees
The Norfolk Stillroom Hand crafted linen sachets for wardrobes and drawers and soaps.
Tricia Francis Pottery Hand thrown kitchenware & house name plates
Tuffdogs Stuff Ltd Dog accessories
Turned out Nice Woodturning
Valerie Gordon Designs Aprons, pinafores etc.
Wood “N” Clay Wooden crafts & pottery
Yvonne Law Pewter Pewter, handcast shells, seed pots

Food & Drink

Archangel Distilleries Spirits
Candi’s Chutneys Outstanding Chutneys
Good Taste French goodies
Leigh’s Bees Raw honey & related products
Love a Taste Ltd Wine samplers
Mrs A’s Bakes Macarons, marshmallows and meringues
Panther Brewery Award-winning Microbrewery
Rosie’s Catering Home made pies
So Sweet Hand made chocolates
The Marmalady Marmalades, jams
The Norfolk Oystermen Oysters