Great Walsingham Barns, Great Walsingham, NR22 6DR.
Tel: 01328 822 255.
Fairly understated in the complex of converted farm buildings on the edge of the pretty village of Great Walsingham, Walsingham Café has been serving exceptional lunches, coffees, teas and tarts since early 2011.
Co-Owner (with partner Nisa Copeman) Chef Paul Stretton is quietly making an impressive name for himself. Trained in Great Yarmouth, Paul has 20 years experience in baking. His tour de force: pies.
Paul and Nisa were already producing pies for sale from their home, when they heard that the premises were available, before taking the Café on. A mere year later and Paul’s Smoked Fish, Salmon & Prawn Pie won the Fish Pie category in the 2012 British Pie Awards.
Unpretentious and friendly without unnecessary whistles-and-bells, Walsingham Café welcomes all comers (we last ate their as a family with our pre-schooler), offering morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.
To accompany your tea or coffee, or for the lighter appetite, try the scones, cakes and sweet tarts – all baked in-house.
The lunches are inventive, delicious and plentiful, including the likes of soups, salads, tarts and, of course, pies. The dish of ‘hot pie with a jug of gravy’ needs nothing extra and is the perfect belly-warmer at any time of the year.
The café also offers a takeaway service – perfect for picnics or supper if you’re holidaying nearby.
Open Tue-Sun days a week 10am – 5pm. Closed Mondays.
Sunday lunches 12Noon – 5pm.