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Day and Night

PUBLISHED: 08:06 04 August 2014 | UPDATED: 16:27 04 August 2014

The Green at Hunstanton. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Green at Hunstanton. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Julian Cruttenden, director of sales and marketing Larchwood Foods at Fincham, shares his ideal day out.

Larchwood Foodssales & marketing director,  Julian CruttendenLarchwood Foodssales & marketing director, Julian Cruttenden

DAY – I would take a ride on my motorbike with some of my biking friends through the fields of rapeseed, out towards Hunstanton and then gently follow the coast road all the way to Cromer. I have been riding a motorbike for 25 years and on a sunny day there is no better feeling than being out on the road following the sea. We would stop in Wells for fish and chips on the quay and watch the comings and goings before heading on our way.

If I was with my family I would make the same trip but obviously in the car, and would stop for an early lunch at the Berney Arms in Barton Bendish, it serves fantastic food and cooks using our Mr Hugh’s oil.

Then we would take a walk on Brancaster beach, one of my favourite places, before making our way to Blakeney for a spot of crabbing with the children, or if it’s a nice, calm day, take a boat out to see the seals on the point.

The Berney Arms in Barton Bendish   Picture: Matthew Usher.The Berney Arms in Barton Bendish Picture: Matthew Usher.

NIGHT – After a lovely ride all the way down the coast on my motorbike, my friends and I would find a nice old world pub, where we enjoy some food and a few local ales and settle in and stay the night. Then I would extend my perfect day by another few hours and would enjoy a nice walk on the beach followed by a hearty breakfast, before winding my way back to Hunstanton. Early every Sunday morning, dozens and dozens of bikers gather by the green to take a look at each other’s motorbikes and generally have a good chat. It’s a good atmosphere and we always have a cinnamon doughnut from the kiosk right on the sea front.

Larchwood Foods of Fincham, near Downham Market, won the title of Plough to Plate Champion at last year’s EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards. The category, sponsored by Easton and Otley College, celebrates individuals or businesses with the ability and vision to produce and market quality food products in the region.

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