Just over a mile from the centre of Holt you’ll find the delightful “Back to the Garden” comprising a shop, deli counter, butcher and a restaurant. Much of the food sold here is reared or grown on the Astley Estate farm, including Angus-sired beef, venison, lamb, chicken, geese and turkeys. Rare breed, outdoor-reared pork is locally sourced to guarantee high welfare standards and provenance.
A range of organic vegetables from cavolo nero to rainbow chard, butternut squash and glorious carrots is grown on the farm and picked often to ensure the produce tastes its best.
Too tired to cook? As well as a selection of cheeses, salami and other cold meats, at the deli counter you can choose from an eye-catching array of food prepared in the kitchen including pies, flans, hearty salads plus traybakes, cakes and other dessert goodies. The shop also sells artisan breads, locally produced pickles, chutneys, oils, organic dairy products, chocolate, and so much more – including locally produced alcoholic drinks, cordials and mixers. It really is a haven for any discerning food lover.
The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and lunch every day (7 days a week!) using as much Estate produce as possible. In good weather there is the option to sit and enjoy your meal in the beautifully maintained garden. On the last Friday of the month during the high season, Back to the Garden holds music evenings – with food – to highlight the talents of local bands and the regular Friday “Fish & Chips” evenings are very popular. The venue is also available for private hire in the evenings. In high season from Easter onwards, making a reservation in the restaurant is recommended.
NB – there is a charging point for electric vehicles.
Address: Back to the Garden, Fakenham Road, Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7JJ
Telephone: 01263 715 996
This review reflects my honest opinion about Back to the Garden. I did not receive any payment or other inducements for it. This review was previously published on the Great Food Club website – http://www.greatfoodclub.co.uk