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Nigel Wallace Exhibition at Creake Abbey Cake ‘White One Sugar’ – April 5th to June 20th

Exhibition ‘White One Sugar’ – Vintage Style Travel Posters by Nigel Wallace

Nigel started drawing this style of artwork about ten years ago and added Norfolk to his collection around five years ago. Little did he realise that the visits he made to Norfolk in the interests of research, would see the county become one of his favourite places to be – many a holiday has been taken to explore the beautiful places that have become the subject of his art.

Nigel is a Kent based artist and he has drawn many pictures of his home county – but Norfolk is fast catching up! He has so many now of Norfolk that it may even be time to move there! If you’re interested in the technicalities of the work, the drawings are not produced from photographs as some people think; rather, Nigel draws them freehand onto a sketch pad, which transfers his sketches, doodles and lines on to a computer screen. The drawings are then printed using high quality ink which will keep the artwork from fading, ensuring they look good for many years to come.

Frames Artwork Prices: ‘ White One Sugar’

Large £235.00

Medium £150.00

Small £115.00



Farmers’ Market – Saturday 6th May, 9.30am to 1pm

The May Farmers’ Market takes place on Saturday 6th May 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 May 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

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