That’s right, there is another tea room in Holt – it’s not all about Byfords you know!
The mild weekends have recently past have prompted me to head out into Norfolk in search of tea and cake, so obviously I headed for Holt!
In the interests of fairness, this time I headed to the Appleyard and Butlers. With a clean and light restaurant and a large patio area, shaded by a beech tree, making it a beautiful setting for any lunch.
The menu is wide, with specials and seasonal options – there’s a good choice of meals. There was a wide range of cakes too, with flapjacks and rich chocolate brownies.
A light lunch
Because the weather was so warm, I opted for a light lunch of a small crayfish Caesar salad (although the fish and chips was difficult to resist!). It sounded fresh and light – perfect for an unseasonably warm October day.
While it was presented well and looked delicious, it was a very small portion – the fish and chips was suddenly more appealing. Admittedly, the fish to leaf ratio was good, with a very tasty dressing (and probably not that healthy) and the soft boiled egg was perfectly cooked. I probably should have had it with something else, or gone for the larger portion, it would have left my appetite sated.
The restaurant also appears to have a well stocked bar, with numerous spirits and a great wine list, it would be a great place to have a romantic meal as well as lunch.
To read Butlers’ menu and directions, visit the website.