Your Say - The best places to eat and drink in Dereham

People in Dereham, asked for the favourite places to eat or drink

We asked people in Dereham where to find the best places to eat and drink - Credit: Denise Bradley

With outdoor and indoor hospitality back open for three months now, people across Dereham and its surrounding villages have been rediscovering their favourite places for a cup of tea or a meal. Reporter Noah Vickers asked people in Dereham for the best spots to eat or drink.

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Harry Harvey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Harry Harvey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

Harry Harvey, who is in 70s, retired and living in Dereham said: "We've been to Spice Fusion a couple of times. The food there is nice and the Covid precautions were really well organised."

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Pat Baylis from Ashill. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Pat Baylis from Ashill. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

Pat Baylis, 86, who is retired and lives in Ashill, said: "We like going to Sweetleaf Café, down the high street. A bacon bap is what I usually go for."

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Diane Baylis from Ashill. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Diane Baylis from Ashill. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

His wife Diane, 77, agreed: "It's good value food and they're nice people. The café is always nice and clean too."

She added that her menu order there was a toasted teacake with apricot jam.

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Adrian Curston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Adrian Curston. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021


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Adrian Curston, who is 47 and lives in Dereham, said he was a fan of the town's Gregg's Café, located at the bottom of the Market Place.

Asked for his favourite order, he said he liked getting a sausage roll and a latte there.

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. David Rudling. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. David Rudling. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

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David Rudling, 77, who is retired and lives in Mattishall said: "There's a café in the village called Tabnabs, which I think is a naval expression." 

"It is a good place to go for coffee and cakes," he added.

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Jordan Collins, with her children, from left, Lilly, four; Skyler, tw

Eating out in Dereham vox-pop. Jordan Collins, with her children, from left, Lilly, four; Skyler, two; Gabriella, one; and Scarlett, two. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: DENISE BRADLEY/Archant2021

Jordan Collins, a 23-year-old full time mum who lives in the town said happy meals at the town's McDonalds were popular with her kids. 

"The Sunshine Cafe, near Iceland, is also good for hot drinks and breakfast," she said. 

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