Stay in comfort, whilst exploring the beautiful coast.
Cromer has a lot of different sides to it. A town with over 22 independent coffee shops! A wealth of artists inspired by the wonderful views. Restaurants to cater for all tastes and budgets. Wet fish shops where the wares are truly caught that morning. Ice cream delights, a church which is well worth the visit to see the stained glass windows. A cinema that takes you back 30 years, but with all the great sound of today’s digital age.
A real must visit is ‘Wet dog’, a well stocked beach lovers/ surfers delight. Stocking brands like Animal, Billabong, Brakeburn with wet suits, longboards, and everything else your beach holiday could possibly need.
I love browsing the galleries, to discover the latest interpretations of the shoreline in different mediums. Actually one of the best times to visit is during the open gallery, which runs for two weeks every year (normally in June). There is a guide book and you can visit local artists in their homes and see their studios etc, there is absolutely no obligation to buy, but it is fascinating seeing how one view looks so different through different peoples eyes.
There are so many places to eat that I can not possibly list them all, but here are a few of my favourites:
Upstairs at No1 - 01263 515983 Amazing views of the sea and Cromer pier, I love the sharing tapas, which are always changing (Korean Pork Belly, Crab and Prawn Wanton, cockled popcorn, are some of the delights). If you’re still hungry you won’t find better Fish and Chips, or perhaps a Cromer Crab Burger, Fish Stew or Paella. Gluten free fish and chips are available on request.
Indian on the Cliff - 01263 514286 A family run restaurant serving Punjabi dishes. The service is a little slow, but the food is excellent!
Bann Thai - 01263 513913 Authentic Thai with all cooking overseen by Thai born Belle. Waiters wear colourful shirts and are very attentive. An extensive menu, but worth taking your time over.
Craft Burger - 01263 511559 Something for everyone here, from traditional beef, to pulled pork and veggie options. Free nachos and gherkins to nibble whilst choosing your dinner. Don’t forget if you keep your receipt you get 10% off next time.
The Red Lion - 01263 514964 Fabulous in Summertime or a winters afternoon. A great pub with a superb beer and gin selection.
The Old Rock Shop Bistro - 01263 511926 A lovely cafe serving breakfasts, light lunches, and If you buy any hot drink you can refill for just £1!
Hatters Tea shop - 01263 512340 Traditional tea shop, but also selling fab lattes! My favourite lunch is a cheese and ham toasted sandwich, mature cheese and thick ham, delicious.