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Easter Activities & Hunt – 11th to 15th April Inclusive, 10am to 4pm daily

Join us for our annual Easter Activities in the Summer House, just beyond the Courtyard Shops.  Open from Tuesday 11th April to Saturday 15th April inclusive from 10am to 4pm.  No booking required.

Kindly sponsored by Marshes & Flint – the little lifestyle store.

Children can enjoy an activity in the Summer House for £1.50 per child (to decorate a gingerbread Easter bunny biscuit with icing pens) and or go on the hunt which takes approximately 20mins. Map and prizes included.  Cost for the hunt is £3 per child.  Suitable for all ages.  Adults must accompany children on the hunt.

A free prize draw operated by Marshes & Flint will be available in the Summer House.

Curries by Ethnic Fusion at the Cafe – Friday 14th April

Curry at the Café!

Curries made by Ethnic Fusion

Set Menu to include:

Selection of Indian canapés followed by a main course and pudding….

Main Course includes
Lamb Roganjosh
Slow cooked Norfolk lamb marinated with caramelised onions and flavoured with whole spices: nutmeg mace, cardamom and cinnamon
Chicken Makhani (mild)
Tender chicken marinated in a creamy, buttery tomato sauce flavoured with fenugreek
 Aachari Vegetable Medley (V)
Mixed peppers, aubergines and courgettes flavoured with pickling spices and fresh vine tomatoes, ginger and fresh coriander
 Chana Masala  (V)
Chick peas cooked with roasted spices flavoured with whole spices, tomatoes and tamarind
Cucumber Raita, Naan Bread, Shahi Pulao Rice

Mango Parfait or a selection of sorbets

£30 per head to include all food.

Wine and beer available for purchase on the night.

Open from 6.30pm.  Last orders 8.30pm.

Booking Essential: 01328 730399,

Katie Hargreaves Art Exhibition at Creake Abbey Cafe ‘Momenta Collection’- February 22nd to April 4th

Katie Hargreaves Art Exhibition February 22nd to April 4th

Katie is a young artist, based in Downham Market, Norfolk and Liverpool. She has exhibited work previously at The Game Fair 2016; The Sandringham Game and Country Fair 2016; The Beretta Gallery, London; and The House of Bruar, Perthshire.

Katie is extremely proud to present her new collection of local wildlife and sporting art in her home county. She is passionate about wildlife and her trademark white background is used to invite a glorification of the subject and to instil absolute focus onto the living image.

In this exhibition, she has worked in the mediums of charcoal and chalk to create visually striking animals. Using her hands and a drybrush, the charcoal is applied to the paper to create stylistic black and white pictures.

“I believe art is about capturing a moment in time, an emotion, a movement, a snapshot of this fascinating world and celebrating the life that inhabits it.”

Farmers’ Market – Saturday 4th March, 9.30am to 1pm

The March Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturday 4th March between 9.30am and 1pm.

55 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.

Please find below a list of all the producers booked to attend our March market:

Main Barn
The Old-Fashioned Pudding Company – steamed puddings
Truly Rural – home made fudge
Bray’s Cottage Pork Pies (double stand) – award winning Norfolk pork pies
Naked Greenz – wheatgrass powder, smoothies and advice
Martin’s Farm – real chickens, hung ad free from growth promoters, hormones and antibiotics
The English Spirit Company – artisan small batch copper pot independent distillers
Bonallack Home Cooked – award winning granola, bread, ready-made foods and freezer food
Ian Wright pork – rare breed pork sausages, chops, roasts and bacon
Ethnic Fusion Indian Cooking – award winning curries, Indian treats and take away meals
Panther Brewery – artisan local beer
Alburgh Lamb – superb cuts of local lamb and mutton
Blackbird Cottage Handcrafted Fine Foods – outstanding handmade terrines using Norfolk ingredients
Hands-on-Preserves – pickles, chutneys and jam
Marsh Pig Charcuterie – quality British charcuterie; salami, chorizo, lomo, bresaola, coppa & jerky
Bread Source – artisan sour doughs, morning goods and traditional bread

East Barn
Sandringham Apple Juice
Time for Tea – whole cakes, slices and tray bakes
Ollards Foods – jams, chutneys and pickles
Great Walsingham Barns –  pies puds and tarts

Eastgate Larder Ltd – medlar cheese and medlar jelly

Pye Bakery – traditional bakery with breads, morning goods and pizza
Nelson and Norfolk Tea
Norton’s Dairy – milk, butter and cream plus specialist cheese

Sandringham Apple Juice

Tin Barn
Grey Seal – coffee
Essence Foods – mustard, herb jellies, sauces and infused sugars
So Sweet – handmade sweets
Leigh’s Bees – raw honey
Candi’s Chutneys – outstanding chutneys
The Fruit Pig Company – award winning pork and pork joints plus ready to cook cuts
Good Taste – Provençal delicacies
Rita Holland – Sheepskins and accessories

Acropolis – olives
Jelly Cottage – plants, planters and wreaths
Esser’s of Wisbech – plants and shrubs
Home cooked 4 You – ready made meals
Belle Bantams UK / Vale Farm Eggs
Lincolnshire Poacher Cheeses – cheeses, raw milk and whey butter

Fen Farm Venison – venison meat and freshly cooked burgers
The Pink Partridge Cake Company – gluten free cakes
Chilli Fundamentals – homemade chilli sauce, chilli pickles, chilli jellies and condiments
Barky Bakes- home-baked, gluten free dog treats
The New England Boar Company – wild boar charcuterie
Crush Foods / Algy’s Norfolk Popcorn
Simply Cookit – dinner kits, meat rubs, spice mixes, marinades and baking kits
Manor Farm – fresh vegetables and flowers
St Elvan Mead – aged mead
Woodsfruits – fresh loose shiitake mushrooms
Willie Weston’s Fish – lobster, shell fish and wet fish

My Secret Kitchen – balsamic vinegars, spice blends, chocolate powders, sugars and baking spices
Norfolk Thai Food
Bakeshack – pies with Asian flavours
THF Countryside – chopped wood and fire accessories

Norfolk Sharp
Norfolk Country Cottages

Hope to see you here!


Quiz Night – First Friday of the Month

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

7pm for 7.30pm

£10pp including a main meal.

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

Booking Essential – 01328 730399 or email

Jonathan Stroulger Photographic Exhibition at Creake Abbey Cafe: “Sixteen” from October 21st 2016 to February 21st 2017

Jonathan Stroulger Photographic Exhibition at Creake Abbey Cafe: “Sixteen” from October 21st 2016 to February 21st 2017.

All works can be delivered FREE of charge to your door within 7 working days of purchase.

All images are available in different sizes, for further details contact:

Steak Night, last Friday of the month from 6.30pm

The last Friday of the month is steak night. photo 2

Join us from 6.30pm, last dinner orders at 8.30pm.

We have fantastic Norfolk bred fillet, sirloin, rib-eye and rump steaks on the menu, as well as a range of other seasonally inspired dishes.

Please follow the link for the March menu: Steak Night – 24th March 2017

This month we are delighted to offer diners a ten-minute presentation on the Longhorn cross and the butchery at the Creake Abbey Food Hall

by Clifford Prior, Director of EH Prior & Sons at 7.30pm.

To book call 01328 730399 or email

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Fabulous Fridays

First Friday of the month: Join us for our monthly quiz night and pit your wits against our quiz master! £10pp including a main meal. Teams of any size welcome but only teams of four or less eligible for prizes. Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm. Please book on 01328 730399 or email



Last Friday of the Month : Join us for our monthly Steak Night from 6.30pm. Last dinner orders 8.30pm. Booking advisable. Give us a call on 01328 730399 or email




Art in the Café

We’re delighted to be the venue for the latest solo exhibition of large-scale, vibrant paintings by celebrated local artist Tracey Ross.  “My work explores the horizon — drawing inspiration from the huge skies and ever–changing light and atmosphere of North Norfolk.  Capturing the raw energy of nature and a sense of joy are important aspects of my work.”  The exhibition will be on display until 18th October 2016 and all works are for sale. Daily, during Cafe opening hours.

Click here for more details.


Gift Hampers from Creake Abbey

We are now have a display in the Food Hall of a wide range of Gift Hampers from £25 to £250.  We offer free delivery in North Norfolk or make a charge for UK wide post and packaging.  For instance;

norfolk hamperA Taste of Norfolk in a 12” Willow Hamper, sustainable, natural, strong and durable.

  • Jar of  Honor Thistlefield’s Red Tomato Relish – a North Norfolk producer
  • Jar of Candi’s Parsnip and Chilli Chutney (as served on our Platters in the Café) – Norfolk
  • Jar of Norfolk Lavender Marmalade

£25 in the shop or UK delivery £6 p and p.







Christmas is not complete without a good cheese board, says Peter Bone, resident cheese expert.

Here are his top tips for buying and keeping cheese this Festive Season.   Click here: Peter cheese tips