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.

Favourite shop

Richard Scott Antiques, Holt – full of exquisite glass and china beautifully displayed with a charming proprietor.

Favourite eatery

Chai Yo Thai Restaurant in Sheringham – seriously good vegetarian options and super friendly service.

Favourite walk

The ancient woods around Bayfield Hall recently enhanced by a brand new stretch of the river Glaven.

Favourite beach

Thornham, often overlooked and totally unspoilt. You can still sense the presence of Seahenge.

Favourite season

Spring in Norfolk is stunning: the smell of blossom on the air, bright green leaves and bluebells carpeting the woods.

Favourite memory

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.


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