Norton’s Café-Bar

Everyone is welcome at Norton’s Café Bar. It is open everyday with the exception of closures at Christmas/New Year (see below). Norton’s Café Bar is normally open from 09.00 am until 11.00 pm during the Pilgrimage Season but in the winter months the time of closing may be 4.30 pm depending on the number of pilgrims in residence.

Christmas/New Year  2017/18

The Café-Bar is closed from December 24th - 31st (2017). It reopens for the New Year on January 1st - 3rd (2018).  It is then closed between 4th - 12th and reopens on Saturday 13th January.

Freshly Prepared Food

Breakfast is available from 9.00 am - "full English", bacon sandwiches, cereals, porridge, fruit juices, and toast and marmalade - until 11.00 am.

We serve a wide variety of homemade cakes, favourites being Norfolk shortcake, Nelson’s slice, Walsingham honey cake, Victoria sandwich and our wonderful scones - fruit and cheese - made daily. Gluten free cakes and chocolate brownies are also available.

We offer a wide selection of specialist beverages including fresh bean coffee, single-serve cafetieres, loose leaf and fruit teas, homemade lemonade and elderflower cordial.

There is a very popular light meals menu (available between 11.30 am and 4.30 pm) which includes a hot 'dish-of-the-day', home-made soup, a variety of sandwiches and panini, a hearty "ploughman's" with local Norfolk cheeses and a children's lunch-box.

Fully Licensed

The Café Bar is fully licensed and a wide range of wines, local beers/lagers (both bottled and draught) and spirits are on sale. For those pilgrims eating in the main dining room, drinks can be taken from the Café Bar up to the main Refectory.

With doors opening on to a garden terrace, Norton's Café Bar provides both indoor and outdoor seating. Although dogs are not allowed on the Shrine site - with the exception of "assistance" dogs - we are more than happy for all dogs and their owners to use the outdoor seating area.

Just for the Day?

Day pilgrims can also eat at the Refectory - either in the main dining room (advance notice required) or in Norton's Café Bar. If requiring to eat in the main dining room please book well in advance - tel. 01328 820523 or e-mail: