Norfolk is surely the place to be this September and October, as the annual Norfolk Food and Drink Festival gets underway with more mouth-watering highlights. Serving the best that Norfolk cuisine has to offer, this year’s edition of the festivities promises to show why it’s one of the most popular festivals of its kind in the U.K.
What’s different this year?
What was once a three-day affair in 2004 has grown into a month-long celebration that features the county’s local seasonal cuisine. Now in its second decade, the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival has transformed into a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote and support the county’s local food producers.
Not to be missed on your must-visit list is the Battle of the Bangers on 13 September, a sizzling battle for hot dog supremacy. You can also take part in celebrating the cream of the crop at Norfolk’s food and drink industry at the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2015 on 14 September. After attending these events and more, wrap it up nicely at the Acle Tasty Food and Drink Festival, where local dishes, chefs, and produce share the spotlight.
Where to Stay?
Don’t miss out on all the action. Arrange for accommodations at any of the delightful hotels in the area. If you want the complete Norfolk experience, choose a luxury hotel in pretty Burnham Market, one of the few places in the U.K. where you can still relive the charm of traditional English villages. The Hoste, Vine House, Railway House and Luxury self-catering Holiday Cottages are the place to be if you want to enjoy the ideal British hospitality in traditional surroundings. The Hoste Holiday Cottages offer luxurious accommodations for up to six people and if you don’t want to cook for yourselves, delicious Norfolk fare can be enjoyed in the bar or restaurants at The Hoste luxury hotel.
Year-Round Gastronomic Adventures
If you miss this year’s festival, there’s no reason to fret as you can have a taste of Norfolk all year long. Just like the locals, you can enjoy amazing meals served at the county’s renowned restaurants and hotels. How about some fish and chips made from the freshest ingredients? Fancy mouth-watering burgers made with locally produced beef?
Even vegetarians will find themselves at home in Norfolk, what with it being the area of England that produces the most vegetables and soft fruit, including blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. When you’ve had your fill of culinary delights, you can wash it all down with a glass of ale, cider, vintage wine, or the finest malt whiskey that you can find in The Hoste’s fine dining establishments.
You can, in fact, experience all these delights in hotels like The Hoste and its Luxury Holiday Cottages, which not only boasts of top quality accommodations and picturesque views, but also acclaimed restaurants where you can have an excellent taste of the famed Norfolk wine and dine experience.
Norfolk Food and Drink Festival changes direction as the food event enters second decade, Eastern Daily Press
11 reasons Norfolk is the best place to stuff your face in the UK, Metro