The judges said they were looking for the “café, restaurant or hotel that offers an afternoon tea for customers that is a really pleasurable experience combining a choice of sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and more, with a lovely atmosphere, great service and a touch of luxury”.
Run by Cindy and Karl Halls, Heydon Village Tea Shop has expanded in recent months into an adjacent room, formerly part of the hairdressers that have now moved into Reepham.
This is a quintessential English tea room in a charming and unspoilt English village, where everything is made on the premises using quality and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients.
The menu comprises an impressive selection of home-baked cakes; light lunches include homemade soup, sandwiches and jacket potatoes. All food and drinks are prepared fresh to order.
Traditional afternoon teas are served daily, although booking is essential with 48 hours’ notice.
- Heydon Village Tea Shop is open Tuesday–Sunday until the end of October, from 10 am – 4.30 pm. Winter opening times (November–February): Wednesday–Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Open as usual up to and including Friday 22 December and then closed from Saturday 23 December to Tuesday 2 January inclusive, reopening at 10 am on Wednesday 3 January 2018. Tel: 01263 587211. Email