Even though Big Sky Cottages offers everything you may need for a self catering break, holidays are for someone else to do the cooking! We have put a little list together of some of our favourite suggestions. Winterton has everything you may need whilst you are here including dog friendly pub, award winning fish and chip shop and a very popular tea rooms.
The Fisherman's Return
The Fisherman’s Return is a 300 year old brick and flint freehouse in the centre of the village and walking distance from all the cottages. They serve up to five real ales, and freshly prepared food. Being close to the sea, fish features prominently on the specials board. Well behaved dogs are most welcome.
The Highwayman at the Hermanus Hotel
With its distinctive thatched pastel roundhouses, the Hermanus has a fantastic view over Winterton valley and out to sea. There’s a choice of bar meals or you can dine in the Highwayman restaurant, and there's a popular Sunday carvery too. The restaurant has been under new management since 2015 and the food is freshly prepared and reasonably priced. The Hermanus is walking distance from all the cottages.
Poppy’s Team Room
Situated inside the village Post Office is Poppy's Tea Room, named after their in-house dog who is always around making friends. Poppy’s offers a wide range of homemade cakes, Norfolk tea and speciality coffees. A dog friendly and cosy atmosphere in the heart of Winterton.
Hidden away in Scratby just a couple of miles from Winterton, this lovely restaurant with separate bar and outside terrace is a relaxing friendly place to dine. The menu at Moments features steaks, fish, poultry and pasta.
Nelson Head, Horsey
The Nelson pub in the village of Horsey is a free house with a huge open fire in the bar area. There’s a full menu and daily specials. From the pub there is a number of beautiful circular walks, or the beach is half a mile away. From late October to early March there are hundreds of grey seals with their pups on the beach – an amazing sight. You can walk to Horsey from Winterton along the beach, or there is parking at the pub.
A 1940’s themed tea rooms offers an immersive atmosphere where even the staff dress in Second World War attire. But do not fear, the menu offers much more than a war time rationing would have allowed, with cakes, traditional lunches and a popular Sunday carvery. Poppylands as a true nostalgic trip out.
The Waterside, Rollesby
Open seven days a week during the day, the Waterside at Rollesby is a 15 minute drive from Winterton. Set right on the Norfolk Broads, the Waterside offers dining, boating and wildlife. They have a huge decking area overlooking the water with stunning views. Boat trips are also available.
The Boat House, Ormesby
Formerly the Eel's Foot, this pub has now been transformed into a great waterside venue set in 11 acres of parkland on the banks of Ormesby Broad. The Boat House is open daily offering traditional country fayre with evening specials.
The Smokehouse @ The Grange, Ormesby
Authentic American restaurant cuisine paired with a family run bar which is also dog friendly. The place to be for a big appetite where they smoke all their meat in their very own smoker. The Grange also holds a hugely popular weekly bike meet on a Thursday with BBQ and live bands and often have events on sunny weekends too.
The Greyhound, Hickling
Offering a roaring fire in the winter and a sunny front terrace in the summer, The Greyhound is a traditional village pub in the heart of picturesque Hickling. Dogs are given a very warm welcome in the bar area and the Greyhound also offers a further separate dining room beyond.
The Kings Arms, Fleggburgh
A beautiful country restaurant based in the heart of Fleggburgh. Hosting award winning chef Mark Dixon, The Kings Arms has beautiful menus to choose from including a classic bar menu, a’la carte and a superb seasonal tasting menu.
If you're celebrating something very special (and book in advance) then Pamela’s in the place to go! If you don't mind travelling a little further afield we recommend either The Ingham Swan or The Gunton Arms which are firm favourites.
Dunes Barn Waxham Barn
Sadly the much loved Dunes Cafe has relocated to Acle Bridge after losing it’s building at the Winterton car park during the September 2020 storms. Replacing the Dunes Cafe, two Airstream catering units have been positioned on the Beach Road car park so you can still get a great bacon butty if out walking at Winterton.