Our Suppliers

good food depends on sourcing the best ingredients

We love our local suppliers and are proud to supply our menu from the following....

Suppler Details

Andy & Martin Frary - Norfolk Crab & Mussels

Andy was born and bred in Wells, a fisherman since 1975. He ran Wells' first commercial crab boat from 1980, and owns a local business and is committed to preserving the fishing industry of Wells and supplies our beautiful Crabs and Mussels as seasonally possible. Commissioner since January 2009. Appointed Chair January 2018.

Billy Ward - Norfolk Lobster

A local man of Wells has boat Predator since 2010 and supplies our stunning Lobsters caught out in our Seas and fresh fish as available

Richard Loose - Brancaster Oysters

Richard Loose started farming oysters in the 1970s. Now, almost half a century later, Richard is still doing what he loves best, where he loves best - oyster farming in the unspoilt North Norfolk coastline. It was in the mid 70s when he was given some oyster seeds to try on his father’s mussel beds, and from that moment on I was hooked. It took about 10 years for my oyster farm to become viable, and soon after I decided to give up the mussel farming and focus purely on oysters. Every year I put small seed oysters onto the beds, and from there it’s just a case of tending and nurturing them until they reach maturity. This process can take anything from 2 to 2 ½ years. I buy the pacific rock oyster larvae, which comes from a hatchery where the environment is controlled, so I know exactly where my oysters have come from and I know they are going to be of the highest standard.

Arthur Howell Butchers

Our local butcher is committed to supporting local produce and our monthly meat option proudly comes from Arthur's great selection. After winning the Farm Shop & Deli Award in 2016.

Swannington Farm to Fork

The Mutimer family have been rearing pigs outdoors since 1973 and in recent years have developed Swannington Farm-to-Fork into a multi-award winning rural business. The animals are reared to the highest welfare standards and we are accredited by schemes such as the RSPCA's Freedom Food Scheme, & the Red Tractor Assurance Scheme. Our meat has an exceptionally low "carbon footprint". All animals are slaughtered at the local abattoir just 3 miles away. The cattle, Pigs and Sheep are all very well looked after in the best conditions to get a great flavour . 2019 Winners of Field to Fork!

Johnny Cupitt

A young farmer from Blakeney who supplies the tasty Leaves, pea shoots and Squash

Soletrader & Direct Seafoods

Source the freshest fish from up and down our coastlines from their trawlers and Billingsgate Market

Drink Suppliers

Archangel Gin - Walsingham - A Gin that is handcrafted in the heart of Norfolk, half way between the great monastic houses and Castle - a truly holy Gin.

Bluck Shuck Gin - Fakenham

A family run business launched in 2015 The name Black Shuck was inspired by a 'ghostly' black dog that walked across Norfolk and Suffolk coastlines. Their aim to to create gins with pure flavours.

Greene King - Bury St Edmunds

An award winning Brewery that strives to create great beers and encourage young talent to strive in their academy.

Hallgarten Wines

Hallgarten is one of the UK’s leading specialist wine merchants, with over 80 years of experience importing wines from producers around the world and supplying the premium on- and off-trade. Hallgarten was named New World Merchant of the Year by the Sommelier Wine Awards in 2017 and European Merchant of the Year in 2018, has won the prestigious International Wine Challenge Wine List of the Year Award in 2015, 2016 and 2018 and the coveted IWSC Wine Importer of the Year 2018. Explore

Tiny Tipple Gins - Lowestoft

Two busy Mum's love creating Gins, Vodkas, Rums and Whiskeys in their allotment and from local Hedgerows.

Whin Hill Cider - Wells

Mark and Lisa create traditional Cider from apples just on the edge of Wells and produce a great range of tasty Juices and Ciders. It's so good they keep winning awards for them x

Winbirri Vineyards - Surlingham

Best in the World Bacchus is grown in this local Vineyard with young Winemaker Lee Dyer constantly winning awards for his stunning range of Norfolk Wines.

WhataHoot - Flitcham

A creation from a family distillery that believe WHATaHOOT it is to enjoy a creation of Norfolk's great botanicals.

Bullards - Norwich

Winner of World's Best Dry Gin in a small and passionate team.

St Giles - Norwich

St. Giles is an area in London that was synonymous with gin shops in the 18th century and it also happens to be a historic road in the fine city of Norwich, where Simon and his family have their own 18th century shop. This exceptional gin is hand-crafted using a delicate blend of exotic botanicals. We simply want St. Giles, our modern, elegant gin with its global flavour, to be the byword for quality and taste.

Pinkster & Hedgepig - Cambridge

The Pinkster Story - A kitchen table - A frustrated Accountant - A bowl of Fruit = Gin

Fenland Gins - Fenlands

Specialising in Flavoured Gins with a Modern Twist.

Barsham Barns Beer - Barsham

A Micro Brewery tucked away in a corner of Rural North Norfolk, a family run business creating Craft Beers with deep roots in the heritage and richness of the land it is built on.

Vryheid Gin - Wymondham

Oakvilla' first Gin and is Afrikaans for Freedom and celebrates a collaboration of Norfolk and South Africa. and now stocking their Heart of Oak.

Wild Knight Distillery- Beachamwell

And the name? We wanted to encapsulate a spirit of adventure and the heritage of England. We think Wild Knight sums up all the fun, enjoyment and traditional English spirit that we wished from our vodka. Our drinks journey continued with the launch of Nelson's Gold in 2017. This is a delicious caramelised spirit that has proved to be a real crowd-pleaser. In June 2018 we launched Boadicea Gin – Classic (blue bottle); a delicious, copper-pot distilled gin with notes of citrus, thyme and nettle which receives amazing feedback from lovers of premium gin. Boadicea Winter (red bottle) followed in the winter, and this April saw the launch of our distilled pink gin – Rosa, a delicious pink gin with subtle notes of peach and cherry. Our ethos is simple - we create authentic, premium spirits with real provenance and personality.

Malt Coast Beers - Wells next the Sea

Bracing seas, open skies and wild empty beaches. Pine forests, salt-steeped air and shimmering fields. Two brothers brewing a true expression of life on the coast.

Twelve Keys - Norwich

Twelve Keys Gin takes inspiration from the notorious works of Basil Valentine of 1599, early alchemists and the history of distillation unlocking a Gin that embraces the here and now. Embark on a journey of discovery with our intriguing balance of twelve carefully chosen botanicals.

Simon's Table - Diss

As a marmalade lover, Simon set out over 30 years ago to make a marmalade that would fulfill his requirements for a dark & tangy conserve – something he couldn’t find on a shop shelf. After a few mishaps, including a set so solid he struggled to get the marmalade out of the jar, he managed to produce a Seville orange and lemon marmalade that was rich, dark & tangy, a flavour like no other, devoured by family and friends.

English Whisky

About St George's Distillery St George’s is the home to The English Whisky Co. The beautiful distillery was designed and built by the Nelstrop family for the specific purpose of producing the very finest English Single Malt Whisky. Why England and more specifically Why Roudham, Norfolk? Well, there are only two main ingredients in whisky, barley and water and we have them both. We draw the purest, cleanest water from the Breckland aquifer deep beneath our distillery. Norfolk is one of the world’s premier growing barley regions, so our supply is plentiful and local. The only other thing needed to create the very best malt whisky is oak casks. We don't add colour, we don't add flavour, we let the barrels do that for us, so we have to buy only the very finest oak casks. Most of ours are supplied by direct from America, having first been used for the maturation of bourbon. We also mature in sherry casks, and various other wine casks. Our whisky is batch made by hand with no computers, filled into casks and then left to sleep until our distillers consider it perfect for bottling, which of course we do by hand - one bottle at a time.

Sunfire Gin

Sunfire Spirits is a family run business using the very best locally sourced ingredients to produce premium dry gin, sloe gin, fruit liqueurs and flavoured vodka. Our signature dry gin is hand crafted in the Norfolk countryside where we have carefully picked a unique selection of botanicals which infuse with neutral grain spirit in the neck of our traditional copper still to give our gin a distinct taste. Each batch is handmade in very small quantities by our master distiller to ensure each bottle meets our high standards!

Heart of Suffolk Distillery

The Heart of Suffolk Distillery was launched by husband and wife team Martyn and Karen Luke in February 2018 when a dream turned to reality. Both are local to the heart of Suffolk with Karen growing up just a half a mile from where the distillery has been established. Gin has been a passion of Karen’s for many years and more recently of Martyn’s and it was an easy decision, when naming their signature product, to honour Betty, Karen’s mother, who shared the same love and enjoyment of a good quality gin. Karen remembers her mother being a proper Suffolk girl; straight talking, strong willed and famed for her love of a really good gin. Karen knows she would have been delighted to think that a bit of her legacy goes into every bottle they make.

Pell & Co - Norfolk Broads

with a passion for design and enhancing your drinking and dining EXPERIENCE at our sites we had our own bespoke spirit range created. our products are produced from norfolk sugar beet for that extra unique touch and are all infused with hops! SIMPLY because we love beer and we love gin!
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