Insider Knowledge:

Burnham Market

28th June 2016

1.Things you may not know

Burnham Market has had the nickname ‘Chelsea on Sea’ for many years. It is one of seven Burnhams in the area – the others being: Burnham Overy Town, Burnham Overy Staithe, Burnham Norton, Burnham Sutton, Burnham Ulph and Burnham Deepdale.

We have recently been very lucky to have had many Royal visits lately from Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.

2.Our favourite finds….

Award winning Farmer’s Market at Creake Abbey, held on the first Saturday of every month. With over 50 stall holders with lots of fresh local produce.

Pentley House Hat Shop- Norfolk’s  largest stockist of Wedding Hats. This store alone attracts visitors from all over.

3. Things to do with the little ones

Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in Fakenham was voted Norfolk’s Best Large Attraction in  both 2014 and 2015,  and is an exciting day out for all the family. Experience the beauty of the natural world on lakeside nature trails, woodland walks andstunning gardens. For adventurous families, join ‘Hootz’ the owl and journey around his WILD world discovering mirror trails, stamp stations, a larger than life bug walk and enjoy adventure play, nature’s way with Hootz House indoor play and outdoor adventure play.

Norfolk Lavender Fields in Heachemare a beautiful sight with walking tours and an on-sight distillery. A must see while in the area.

4. The best place for a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake

‘Humble Pie’ Deli (Rumoured to stock Kate Middleton’s favourite chocolate cake and also a popular choice for Jamie Oliver).

Tilly’s Café- Great for the family to get together over freshly homemade cake and coffee.

5.  The best place to get a good night’s sleep

The main attraction to the village is ‘The Hoste Arms’, named after Captain  William Hoste who was born locally (1780).

The Hoste’s popularity has grown over the years and attracts many celebrities from  across the country. It now also owns other hotels in the village; The Railway Inn and Vine House Boutique.

Or if you are thinking of a Coastal Getaway for a few days we have plenty of beautiful holiday cottages in the village.

6. The best place to find a good read

Brazenhead Gallery/Bookshop- Rooms are full of secondhand books (great for men to browse whilst their wives are shopping!)

If you only do one thing in Burnham Market then get off the beaten path and visit Brancaster or Holkham Beach for walking.

The award-winning beach that is Holkham is only three miles from Burnham and is very popular with dog walkers and horse riders.

Each year the Queen’s Household Calvary come to the beach and the horses are given a well deserved break. Watching then enjoy swimming in the sea is a delight.

It’s also Amanda Holden’s favourite beach to visit when she’s in Norfolk.

7. Finally…

After you’ve had a long beach walk with your four-legged friends and a spot of lunch in the village we look forward to seeing you pop in for a well-deserved shopping trip here at Joules of Burnham Market!


  • Jean Coley

    06.07.2016 at 14:23 Reply

    Always a pleasure to shop at Joules in Burnham Market.Staff are friendly and helpful. I nearly always find what I’m looking for here .


    28.11.2017 at 13:10 Reply

    I visited Joules in Burnham Market Saturday 25th November 2017.
    I enjoyed the shop very much as Joules is my favourite for my clothing etc.
    The shop was displayed well and it would be nice in the future for all Joules shops like Burnham Market to cater for size 20 please.
    An enjoyable day out for my mum and myself.

    Alison Blood

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