My Norfolk – David Lane
David was born and raised in North Norfolk. He is co-owner of Art Café, a vegetarian eatery and gallery which has just celebrated it’s third anniversary. He is head roaster at Grey Seal Coffee, North Norfolk’s artisan coffee roastery. He is also a classical pianist.
Richard Scott Antiques, Holt – full of exquisite glass and china beautifully displayed with a charming proprietor.
Chai Yo Thai Restaurant in Sheringham – seriously good vegetarian options and super friendly service.
The ancient woods around Bayfield Hall recently enhanced by a brand new stretch of the river Glaven.
Thornham, often overlooked and totally unspoilt. You can still sense the presence of Seahenge.
Spring in Norfolk is stunning: the smell of blossom on the air, bright green leaves and bluebells carpeting the woods.
I helped the RSPCA to rescue a seal pup from Salthouse beach on Christmas Day – rather apt considering the name of our coffee company.
Reason to visit
There is a sense of being in a remote wilderness, a chance to escape to the middle of nowhere but with the benefits of civilisation never being too far away.
Best of all
The wildlife: hares, deer, otters, seals and osprey.