Today I decided to take a drive to Holkham Hall, thought it would be a great place to take the Dog for a walk.
Dogs need to be on lead at all times due the the many Deer in the parkland.
My favourite place at Holkham is the Walled garden, so I decided to take a walk there. A golf buggy is also available to ferry you to the garden if you don’t fancy the walk.
On the way you can see lots of happy pigs, sunbathing today!
The Walled garden is currently being brought back to its former glory, already it looks amazing!
The vegetable garden was full of the most amazing veggies ready to be harvested.
After an enjoyable walk around the garden we headed back to Holkham cafe
I was pleased to see a choice of gluten free goodies available. Brownies and cake slices from Honeybuns Bakery and Large slices of cake from Sponge. I decided on a pot of tea and a huge slice of Apple crumble Sponge cake and a tiny carton of Rodda’s clotted cream very indulgent ! But essential for research purposes. Not being able to resist I bought a slice of Honeybuns bakery Almond moon. I’m saving this for a picnic later this week.
I was pleased to see a long line of freshly filled Dog bowls outside the cafe. Much appreciated by my four legged friend.
The Sponge cake was very delicious, if a little over sweet. Love the combination of apple and cinnamon, great texture too. think you would be hard pushed to tell the difference between this and a regular gluten filled sponge cake. The clotted cream went brilliantly with the cake, felt like I was having a cream tea. Pleased I could buy the cream separately from scones.
The staff were helpful and friendly and informed me that they also served soup which was gluten free and usually dairy free too.
Will definitely try the soup next time I visit.
After over 2hrs in the sunshine I headed back along the coast with one very tired Dog.
Find more information on Holkham Hall here www.holkham.co.uk
For more information on Sponge gluten free cakes Perfect for occasional treats.