Another tea room: Butlers of Holt

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Golden leaves [at Butlers of Holt] by Shandi Lee
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.


Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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