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Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 – Opening Times


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.


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)


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:

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

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

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



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

Christmas Dining at the Creake Abbey Cafe 2018


Katie Hargreaves ‘Umbra Collection’ Art Exhibition – Wednesday 17th October to February 2019

The Umbra Collection – Katie Hargreaves

Umbra translates to shadow, shade, spirit from Latin. Katie says ‘I wanted to recognise the merging of both the technique in the art but also the spirit of the subject so it was perfect. A lot of my work explores absence and presence through shade and light- it’s like the animal is just appearing, or disappearing, depending on your glass half full/empty situation.’
Katie hopes the collection is seen as snapshots of life, as with many wild animals, there are only a few seconds from catching sight of each other to them disappearing from sight.

Norfolk Restaurant Week – Monday 29th October to Friday 10th November, 12-3pm


Creake Abbey Café will be taking part in Norfolk Restaurant Week from Monday 29th October – Friday 9th November from 12am to 2.30pm (excluding weekends)

The Creake Abbey Offer:

Two Courses £18

Three Courses £23

Please follow the link to our menu:Norfolk Restaurant Week 2018

No passes, tickets or vouchers required. To avoid disappointment, booking is strongly recommended:

Telephone: 01328 730399 (option 1) or email:

Halloween Movie Nights at Creake Abbey – 26th & 27th October

Friday 26th October

Screen 1 – Ghostbusters

Screen 2 – Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire

Tickets £15.00

Gates Open at 6pm for great food and drink and live music, both screenings start at 7.30pm. Running times vary. Wireless headphones are provided. In case of bad weather the screenings will be shown under cover. Seating is on a first come first serve basis so arrive in good time to bag a seat. Hot water bottle hire is available. Bring a sleeping bag or blanket to keep really snuggly!

Saturday 27th October

Family Night – Hotel Transylvania 2

Individual tickets £7.00

Family Tickets £24.00 (2 adults, 2 children under 12yrs)

Cafe open between 4pm and 5.30pm for food on the terrace and in the Cafe provided by the Creake Abbey team – including loaded baked potatoes, spooky soups and a barbeque. Screening starts at 5.30pm and ends at 7pm. Rated U. Wireless headphones re provided. Bring a sleeping bag or blanket to keep really snuggly warm (even though the film will be screened inside a barn).

There will be pre film colouring and apple bobbing and a prize for the best dressed ghoul.

Booking is Essential:


October Farmers’ Market – Saturday 6th October, 9.30am to 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.

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

Main Barn
Alburgh Lamb
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
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
Tosier Chocolate – Bean to bar chocolate

Tin Barn
Candi’s Chutneys – Outstanding chutneys
Eastgate Larder Ltd – Medlar cheese & medlar jelly
Good Taste – Provencal delicacies
Grey Seal 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

Acropolis Foods – Olives
Bakeshack – Baked goods with an oriental twist
Bespoke Cheesecake Creations
Bramble Flowers – Seasonal flowers
Castle Quail – Fresh, pickled Quails eggs, prepared Quails and seasonal game meat
Essence Foods
Essers of Wisbech – Shrubs perennials & fruit trees
Fen Farm Venison – Venison meat and freshly cooked burgers
Floppy Chicken – Deboned chickens for roasting with different stuffings
Gemima’s Garden – Herbs
Jelly Cottage – Plants, planters and bulbs
Le Digestiv – Fermented vegetables
Lincolnshire Poacher Cheeses – Cheeses, raw milk and whey butter
Love a Taste
Manor Farm – Fresh seasonal vegetables and flowers
Mrs A’s Bakes – Macarons, meringues & marshalmallows
Norfolk Sharp – Mobile sharpening service
Old Coach House Fruit – Seasonal fruit
Rosie’s Catering – Home made pies
St Elvan Mead – Aged mead
The Pink Partridge Cake Company – Whole cakes, celebration cakes and gluten free cakes
Willie Weston’s Fish – Lobster, shell fish and wet fish

The following producers are unable to attend the October market but will return in November:

East Dene
The Almond Kitchen
Ollards Foods

We hope to see you here!