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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
“Voted the nation’s favourite family pub, our 18th century village local on the Norfolk coast serves real ales from our microbrewery Brancaster Brewery, home cooked wholesome food, great pub clasics including Jolly Smokehouse specials, local seafood, stone baked pizzas and ice cream from a garden beach hut (and not forgetting the largest selection of rum on the coast!) Families, muddy or sandy boots and muddy paws welcome in our pub which is at the heart of village life in scenic North Norfolk, just across the road from Brancaster Staithe harbour and beach. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Lodging
“Head east along the coast from Heacham, and you'll find Brancaster. The beach is stunning with miles of golden sand and is great for dog walking. These miles of flat sands are also ideal for kite surfing (in designated areas). Nearby are the tidal salt marshes of Scolt Head. When the tide is out you can see an old shipwreck, the remains of SS Vina which was used by the RAF for target practice before the Normandy landing.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“Lovely views across the marsh - ask for a window table. There are few places with a sea view along the coast - so this is really worthwhile. Good local produce - including crab and new potatoes, and beautiful piuddings. You can also book for afternoon tea - perfect after a walk. In summer you can sit outside on the patio. There's also a nice bar with no views, the localpapers and nice scrubbed tables. Pick up a dressed crab for your own dinner at a shop in the village. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Lodging
“Burnham Market… otherwise known as "Chelsea on Sea' is a great place near to the coast to stop off to browse through the variety of small shops around the green. The Hoste one of our favourite places for a quick drink or spot of lunch.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Village
“Slightly further up the coast has a very classy feel high end shops but also lovely coffee shops and a lovely pub with good seasonal fayre.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Here at Socius our ethos is simple: to create a memorable food and drink experience in a completely relaxed environment. Located in Foundry Place, just off North Street, Socius offers locally sourced produce in dishes which change to reflect the seasons. Our food is served on small plates and designed to share – as a modern British take on tapas. Our open plan restaurant and kitchen was designed to create a unique and sociable dining experience where guests can enjoy the food and drink on offer, whilst watching our team at work. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Gurneys was set up by Mike Gurney around forty years ago when he learnt to grow oysters in the creeks and how to smoke fish. Our first fish shop in Brancaster was just ten square feet and was known as the Hole in the wall. It was the first fishmongers on the coast road. In 1992 we opened up in Burnham Market selling the very best in locally produced smoked fish, shellfish and wet fish, mainly landed locally.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Deepdale Cafe at Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast, offering breakfasts, lunches, teas, coffees and cakes. Open Every Day, Monday to Sunday, from 7.30am to 5pm in the Summer and 8am to 4pm in the Winter.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“Our restaurant and bar offer some of the very best dining on the Norfolk Coast. Where possible, our ingredients are all locally sourced and being so close to the sea we offer a fantastic array of fresh fish and seafood dishes to satisfy your crustacean cravings! Lunch and dinner are served daily in the restaurant and bar. Take a look at our menus below and if you feel inspired, why not book a table? We offer some dog-friendly tables, as well as a delightful large patio area to enjoy food al fresco when the weather is warm. The Ship also boasts a large car park which can be found at the rear of the Hotel”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“The beach on the North side of Scolt Head Island is one of the best beaches we've found in the world, simply stunning. Take the ferry from Burnham Overy Staithe.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great seafood – fresh lobster, crab and much more – and baguettes to go. Fresh filled baguettes and local seafood are available from the Crab Hut in Brancaster Staithe Norfolk. Crabs, Lobster & Whelks from their own boat.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Little neighbourhood bistro with big personality serving plates of proper food using classic French techniques and British produce. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Sailing and Powerboat school. Marine shop selling all the gear and Kayak Hire in the harbour across the road”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Our very own bike hire service with a range of adult and child bikes. Cycling is a great way to explore the local area.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend