Holiday Cakes and Grazing Box

We love some extra goodies here at ERC and we are delighted to have teamed up with Paul who bakes for I'll Cook You Eat Bakes here in Norfolk.

You can now book a really yummy afternoon tea to be delivered, ready for your arrival.

Of course we have sampled these ourselves and found them to be absolutely delicious!

There is a vegetarian option available too (or just fish/veg).  And, his gluten free option has been very highly rated!

Afternoon teas are £18/head - there's a LOT in them!




You can also order rather a wonderful mixed box of brownies and blondies (these have also passed the rigorous ERC taste testing with flying colours!)

Mixed Brownie & Blondie boxes are £18





*New!* The Grazing Platter! An amazing combination of Paul's Mediterranean inspired bakes and freshly made salads and pickles, along with beautiful cut meats, dressings and more!

Order and individual box for £16
or a sharing platter for two for £30!

There is also the option of a tub of chilli and coriander infused praws to add (£6 for the shared box, £3 for the single box - just ask us)

*Delivery is a one off £6 for all orders*

Add any of these onto your booking or let us know you want to have them waiting for you and we can sort it out.

Already back home and want to treat yourselves anyway?  Take a look at his website for brownies by post!

Already booked and want to add any of these options?  Just email me and I'll sort it for you!

Holiday relaxation!!
Treat yourself to a massage or facial.

We have also teamed up with Sonya at Total Tranquility who offers some relaxing facials and massages in her peaceful little home spa in Happisburgh.  She has a special selection of massages and facials for our guests.


Already booked and want to add this option?  Just email me and I'll sort it for you!

Click on the link below to see what options are available.  You can add any of them to your booking form when you book your holiday.  And relax....


Total Tranquility Treatment list

Holiday dog bandana!
A little bit of colourful holiday fun for your dogs.

Lovely Dee at Slumbering Hound has made us some exclusive bandana designs.... with a seaside theme as we know how much our guests love the beach!   Let us know if you want to order one with your booking and it will be there waiting for you when you arrive.

These are handmade using quality 100% cotton fabric. They are double sided and top-stitched to keep their shape, are self-tying so you can achieve the perfect fit and are fully washable at 30 degrees.

X Small - £10   For tiny dogs and thin necks.
Small/Med - £12   For small to medium dogs
Large - £14  Got a bigger hound?  Try this size.

Already booked and want to add this option?  Just email me and I'll sort it for you!

And if you want to look at any of the other goodies that Slumbering Hound offers... there is a discount for East Ruston Cottages guests.  Pop over to the website

It's a bit fishy!
Rather delicious fresh seafood platters for your holiday.

We have been a fan of Fair Maiden in Happisburgh for many years and now can offer their wonderful platters to our guests.   Two sizes are available (see below) and you can add them to your order, pay for them at the same time as your holiday and then pop into to see Kirsty and pick them up while you are here.

They are made up of non seasonal fishy things - prawns (small, king size and crevettes), hot and cold smoked salmon, smoked mackerel and fish pate (larger one only).  See photos below for the details. If you want anything different to what is on the standard platters you will need to contact Kirsty direct.  Her tel number will be on the email you will receive when you place an order.

Obviously other items will depend on seasonal availability and you might be best to pick up any extra bits when you collect your platter.

Large platter (above) - £50 for 4-6 people                                              Small platter (above) - £35 for 2-4 people

Already booked and want to add this option?  Just email me and I'll sort it for you!

Wear ERC!

You can buy an ERC hoodie, zoodie or tee-shirt now, via our good friends at the Simple Design Company

A great range of colour choices and sizes. And they do a huge number of other doggy themed clothes too!  Definitely worth a look.  We make a little bit of profit on these but it's all added to our charity pot to help us support dog charities that you choose!

We love our repeat guests!

Here at East Ruston Cottages, we really do appreciate our repeat guests, some of you have been staying with us for years! AND we love to support our local small businesses.

To say thank you, I would like to give you a little something back. I have teamed up with some of our local dog-friendly businesses to offer you a £10 voucher to spend when you are here. After you've booked, we'll send you an email asking which voucher you would like, and leave them waiting for you when you arrive!

Smallsticks Cafe

Smallsticks Café is a very short walks from the beach at Cart Gap and an easy clifftop walk from our Happisburgh properties. It's a family-run business and pride themselves on friendly service and great home-cooked food.  Much of the menu is sourced locally - breakfast, lunches and cakes are all awesome.  Dogs welcome in the suntrap courtyard and in their new 'beach huts' - perfect if the weather is less than great.

And click here to see their Facebook page too!

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Dunes Cafe, Waxham Barn

Dunes Cafe Waxham Barn is a stunning country cafe sat alongside the historic Waxham Barn and a very short walk to the beach.  If you are staying in Sea Palling this is an easy walk along the beach.

Dogs are welcome in the huge courtyard, plenty of parking and a wonderful atmosphere, sitting in the shadow of the amazing old threshing barn - the biggest for miles around.

Tavern Tasty Meats

Tavern Tasty Meats is a Norfolk butcher specialising in traditional breeds. As well as great meats they sell all sorts of other foods - bakery goodies, jams and pickles and more!  Bones for the dogs too.

A short drive from Trunch and North Walsham.  Great for the summer BBQs!

They have a Facebook page too!


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Sugar & Spice

So famous round here for the cakes and the dog welcome biscuits.  The coffee is awesome too.  Breakfasts, lunches, ice creams and alcohol.  Funky and fun with great staff and a juke box.  They also sell local crafts which are available to purchase in the shop.  One of our faves!  In Bacton.

All about them here on their Facebook page

Causeway Butchers

A traditional butchers shop by a group of friendly locals.  A short drive from Sea Palling and Happisburgh.  They produce their own pork, lamb and beef. Baked goodies too from pies to cakes.  Dog bones are available and the cost is a donation to the Sea Palling lifeboat. #keepingitlocal

See more about them on their Facebook page


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Cookes of Ingham 

A great local farm shop - family run - offering a really good selection of quality fruit and veg, homegrown and locally selected for freshness. A wonderful selection of other foods from cakes and preserves to chocolates and yoghurts, ice creams and more.  

Alongside the foods, they sell all sorts of other local gifts and cards.  One of the few places round here that you can also buy lovely handmade Norfolk soaps.

Meale & Sons Farm shop & Vera's Cafe

A great farm shop growing a huge range of plants, fruit and vegetables, including their delicious tomatoes that are available from April to October.  They try to stock local products where possible and have a huge variety of food and non food items on the shelves.  Vera's Coffee Shop is tucked round the back and does great meals and cakes as well as being fully licenced.  Dogs are very welcome at the tables on the lovely patio overlooking the garden and living wall.  They use their own grown or local ingredients where possible and everything is made on the premises, just outside Stalham.

And they have a Facebook page too


Doggy Diner

A cafe dedicated to dogs in Cromer!  Lovely coffee, cakes and snacks for humans and special treats for dogs too.   Well worth a visit if you are in Cromer. Find out more here Doggie Diner


The Lighthouse Inn

Bar/Restaurant/Cafe.  The well-stocked bar features local real ales.  Restaurant food is freshly prepared and served to you with table service only by our happy team of waiters. The Coffee Lounge is open all day serving coffee, homemade cakes, and specialty teas as well as light lunches. And if you're staying with ERC, just let the team know and receive a 10% discount.  Dogs welcome of course!

Great Facebook page too! 

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Neros Kitchen

Home-made Dog Biscuits - ALL profit to Animal Rescue.  Made with love and NO preservatives or additives. Available from:- Jan's house in Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh, Norfolk. NR12 0QA.

Most of our guests and owners dogs have sampled Nero's treats and LOVE them.
Visit the Facebook page to find out more.