Owners of One of North Norfolk’s Best Cafés Retire

After discovering the joys of relaxing in their garden during the Covid-19 lockdown, Viv and Graham have decided to sell Deepdale Café and enjoy their retirement.

They’ve run the busy café with Sophie for more than 6 years, in which time they’ve fed royalty, the famous, and those who love the North Norfolk Coast.

Deepdale Café is at the heart of Dalegate Market, the busy independent shopping centre in Burnham Deepdale.  With an all year round footfall, surrounded by lovely independent shops, with lots of indoor and outdoor seating, the café is a brilliant opportunity for new owners with energy and enthusiasm.

“I’ve loved welcoming visitors to eat and drink at Deepdale Café, over the last 6 years.  The enforced rest from the lockdown made me realise that it was time to wear my slippers more often, enjoy my garden, and pass on Deepdale Café to someone with more energy than we have.” Viv, owner and manager of Deepdale Café.  “Amazing to think we’ve served so many meals in the last 6 years.  Going to miss the buzz and seeing the customers, but time to move on and enjoy other things.”

With the busy campsite and hostels next door, the independent shops around the site, bus stops, the Norfolk Coast Path, St Mary’s Church and the harbour of Brancaster Staithe all on the doorstep, the café is in a fabulous location on the A149 coast road.  Approximately half-way between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea.

The press & media report that staycations are set to boom post Covid-19, so the café is in the perfect place to enjoy Britain’s new found love of its own countryside and coastline.

“It’ll be sad not to have my regular chats with Viv, when wandering the site.  They’ve built up a good quality café, which our customers on the campsite love, particularly breakfast, setting you up for a day of walking or birdwatching in this beautiful part of the country.  We wish Viv and Graham a very happy retirement, Sophie the best of luck in her new venture, and look forward to working with the new owners.” Jason Borthwick, landlord of the café & Dalegate Market, and managing director of the next door Deepdale Backpackers & Camping.

Graham has hosted lunchtime live music at the café most months, their take-away fish & chips are simply delicious, seriously tasty selection of fresh cakes are always available, and there is an ever growing programme of events held in the village.  There is a great buzz to Burnham Deepdale, a very special corner of the North Norfolk Coast.

For anyone interested in buying this café business, they should see the full details of the sale on www.BusinessesForSale.com where they will find details of how to book a viewing appointment.

Deepdale Cafe remains open and looks forward to welcoming you for breakfast or lunch.

10th Annual Deepdale Christmas Market Raises Over £10,000 For Charity

The crew running the Deepdale Christmas Market are immensely proud to announce that over £10,000 was raised for charity from the 10th annual event.  11 charities were supported with various activities over the weekend.

St Mary’s Church Building Fund raised funds with their Christmas stall and café in the church.

The Crew of Deepdale Backpackers & Camping ran a charity café in the kitchen of the backpackers hostel, raising funds for St Martin’s Housing Trust and The Peoples’ Picnic, both helping homeless people in the local area.

Brancaster School and the Parents Association ran a tombola in St Mary’s Church on Saturday and Sunday.  Their fundraising will benefit all the children attending the local school.

Wells Community Hospital ran a tombola in St Mary’s Church on Friday, helping raise funds to supply local health care services.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust had a stand talking to visitors about their reserves and selling membership.

And new for this year we had three charities helping with the car parking in return for donations from car owners, the Benjamin Foundation (with help from West Norfolk Mind), the RNLI and Lions International (Hunstanton).

“We felt that supporting organisations that help the homeless was the right thing to do, particularly at Christmas time.  The Deepdale Backpackers & Camping crew all love to bake, and a charity café based around the music in the courtyard works wonderfully.  We hope to have a long term relationship with both St Martin’s Housing and The Peoples’ Picnic.” said Chris Haycock

Over 100 filled socks were donated by visitors for The Peoples’ Picnic, who will be gifting them to homeless people in Norwich over Christmas.  It’s not too late to donate yourself, and they are being collected in various places around the County.  You can put them in the crate at BrewDog in Norwich or Tesco in Aylsham.

On top of all that charity fundraising, Dalegate Market and the rest of Burnham Deepdale celebrated Small Business Saturday by hosting over 130 local artisans and producers across the weekend.  Tens of thousands of visitors enjoyed their Christmas shopping, and were entertained by local musicians and bands who played throughout the weekend.  Not bad for a village with less than 30 permanent residents.

A great weekend, and Dalegate Market does it all again in 2019 at the Deepdale Spring Market (Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March) and Deepdale Christmas Market (Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December).  All the details can be found online at www.dalegatemarket.co.uk