Cake for our guests!

We are delighted to have teamed up with Paul who bakes for I'll Cook You Eat Bakes here in Norfolk to offer guests a rather fulsome afternoon tea to be delivered for their arrival.  Of course we have sampled these ourselves (!) and found them to be wonderful!  You can also order rather a wonderful 1.3kg box of brownies and blondies (again, these have passed the rigorous taste testing by me!!)

Mixed Brownie & Blondie boxes are £18
Afternoon teas are £18/head - there's a LOT in them!
Delivery is a one off £6
To order just tick the box when you make a booking - easy!.

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

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!

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 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 meat 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

Famous for the cakes and the dog welcome biscuits.  The coffee is awesome too.  Breakfasts, lunches, ice creams and alcohol too. Funky and fun with great staff and a juke box.  They also sell local crafts which are available to purchase in the shop.

All about them here on their Facebook page

Causeway Butchers

A traditional butchers shop by a group of friendly women.  Situated on a working farm in Ingham and a short drive from Sea Palling and Happisburgh properties.  They produce their own pork, lamb and beef. Baked goodies too from pies to cakes.  Dog bones are available for a donation to the Sea Palling lifeboat.

See more about them on their Facebook page


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Cookes of Ingham 

A great local farmshop - family run - offering a really good selection of quality fruit, vegetables, and potatoes, 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 gifts and cards - many of which are made locally. One of the few places round here that you can also buy lovely handmade Norfolk soaps.

Broadland Angling & Pet Centre

Broadland Pets is conveniently located at the top of Stalham High Street on the edge of the Norfolk Broads (Broads National Park).  Parking round the back.

Dry dog foods, frozen and raw too (Natures Menu) as well as biscuits, chews and treats. 


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Sea-nic Prints

Paula is a friend and lives here on the fabulous North East Norfolk coast. Whilst walking her labradoodle Weasel, she loves taking photos of the fabulous beaches here in our wonderful "nook" of Norfolk and sharing them with you. Prints and card are all available to buy.

Visit her website and her lovely Facebook page


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.

And they have a Facebook page too


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We love our local businesses!

At a time when we’re all being affected by COVID-19, our local businesses need our support now more than ever.  Here is a selection of the lovely businesses and establishments we help support, by referring you to them to sample their tasty produce. They also welcome East Ruston Cottages guests, by offering 10% off your bill. Enjoy!


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The Lion Pub at Thurne

Riverside award winning pub. Lots of veer, cider and gin! Food served daily. Large Beer garden. Child and dog friendly. Boasting views of the broads and boat mooring right outside.  If you mention you're staying with ERC, you'll receive 10% off too!

How about following them on Facebook!

The Lighthouse Inn

Bar/Restaurant/Cafe. Our well-stocked bar features local real ales. Our restaurant food is freshly prepared and cooked by our dedicated team of chefs and served to you with table service only by our happy team of waiters. Our 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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The White Horse Pub, Neatishead.

Brew pub on the Norfolk Broads. The brewery is located through a glass panel in our restaurant so you can see where your beer is made whilst you eat. We also love dogs here nearly as much as we love beer, so allow dogs in all of the bar areas all of the time but not in our restaurant area.

If you mention you're staying with ERC, you'll receive 10% off too!

Their Facebook page is full of information


Nero's Kitchen is a charity project, with all money going to raising money for ELPIDA SHELTER OF HOPE.

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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.