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“More than meets the eye”
Review of Norfolk Lavender

Norfolk Lavender
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Heacham
Certificate of Excellence
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“More than meets the eye”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

There is not just Norfolk Lavender, but also a farmers market shop, gift and home interior, a play barn for kids and animals to see. We also loved the gift shops and looking at all of the lavender. The staff here are all really friendly and willing to help. Great customer service.

Visited May 2013
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Keyingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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“Well organised lavender centre”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We visited Norfolk Lavender today...its been a few years since we called! The place is quite compact and everything in and outdoors is arranged well. Importantly the lavender plants are in good condition and the restaurant/kitchen serves good food. Perhaps some attention good be paid to wheelchair customers especially door openings.

Visited May 2013
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
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“Amazing cakes in the tearoom”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The most fabulous cakes! There's lots here for kids too at Farmer Fred's. Have lived less than 5 miles away for the last 13 years and ave only just visited. When the lavender fields are in full flower the smell and colours are fantastic. Lots of plants too, a wee bit pricy but very good quality and lots of choice

Visited August 2012
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loughborough
Level 6 Contributor
429 reviews
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“Scented garden walks and gifts”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The lavender farm has been at Heacham for many years but several recent changes have improved this garden centre tremendously. The gift and farm shops will tempt you to spend but apart from these there are many other free attractions to enjoy. The walks through the trees and around the mill stream are easy and delightful. The children's playbarn and farm do charge and are very popular and will occupy most young families for hours. The restaurant is clean, spacious and airy with outside seating on the patio and under the trees by the mill race. The chef was helpful in identifying gluten free options on the menu and the food was tasty and good value. The range of items was however somewhat limited otherwise of five star quality. Local ice creams in many flavours (including lavender) were available.

Visited May 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
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“Nice cafe area but food is a bit weak”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

The cafe eating area is quite nice for a garden centre, but there's often not much food to choose from, and sandwiches often non existent, which is weird for a cafe. They do good scones, and naturally a line of lavendar flavoured cake, but usually you want something more, and its frustrating seeing such lovely food sold in the farm shop on site and not seeing it turn up on the menu.

Visited March 2013
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WFSPartner, Owner of the Lavender Kitchen cafe restaurant on site at Norfolk Lavender, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for your very useful feedback. Depending on when you were looking to eat, we would hope to have plenty of choice of meals as well as snacks and a good choice of sandwiches. Between 12 and 3 we serve hot daily specials and regular dishes, all based around the produce available at the Farm Shop (for instance our home made meat pies). Both the farm shop and the cafe at Norfolk Lavender are run by Walsingham Farms Shop Partnership. We are currently in the process of reviewing the menu, and the way it is displayed - it may not have been clear from the menus and the signage that more food was available than what you could see out on display.
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