Posted by Amanda Loose

2016 looks set to be another exciting year at Drove Orchards, Thornham with three new businesses joining the site.

Shuck’s, the new venture from award-winning local chef Philip Milner and his wife Beth, opened in the yurt here at Drove Orchards this spring.

Philip, who has worked along the Norfolk coast for over 20 years, is offering a menu emphasising farm-to-table, making use of the freshest, seasonal produce from Drove’s extensive kitchen gardens and the orchards, just a stone’s throw from the yurt, plus locally sourced meat and fish.



Open every day lunch and dinner with breakfasts coming soon, Shuck’s offers a relaxed, unique setting, catering for all including vegetarians, gluten-free and children. Even four-legged friends will not be forgotten!

From a healthy smoothie or homemade cake to Shuck’s special burger, a stone-baked pizza or a Philip legendary curry, the emphasis will be on honest, rustic food. Parties can be catered for and takeaways will be available.


Follow Shuck’s on Facebook and @shucksattheyurt on Instagram and Twitter, call on 07747 828428. 

Plant lovers are also in for a treat. Green & Pleasant Garden Nursery next to the East Anglian Heritage Orchard at Drove, is opening its doors from 9am on Saturday 30th April.

Owners Ian and Catherine Mullard have a passion for producing plants that will transform your outside spaces into spectacular gardens.

Whether you want a blooming extravaganza or a tranquil haven, they’ve got just the right thing for you and are always on hand with advice and tips.

Ian and Catherine have a passion for the Dutch Wave school of planting design and stock a wide range of herbaceous perennials, grasses, trees and shrubs for all you budding Piet Oudolfs out there.

Green & Pleasant only sell plants that they’ve grown locally or have sourced from trusted local growers so you can be sure that everything they offer will thrive and bloom in your garden.

Open Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm.,

Finally there’s something new for art lovers too. Doric Arts is popping up at Drove throughout the season, presenting a diverse range of 20th and 21st century design and contemporary visual arts in a gallery context.

The large brocante style premises houses a constantly evolving display of antiques, interior and garden furniture, rugs, fire places, vintage clothing, kitchenware, objets d'art and soft furnishings which are complemented by artist-designed cards, accessories and gifts.

Doric Arts has extensive experience of exhibiting 20th and 21st century design, painting, sculpture, prints, photographs, film posters, jewellery and glass as well as work by local and international contemporary artists. The pop-up gallery will host a number of individual shows throughout the season in addition to the main collection.

07810 730607




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