Derbyshire’s finest move to Shepherds Port
- By Elaine Bird
- 14 October 2020
Dave and Lorraine Hilton moved to Shepherds Port early this year having sold their Trip Advisor Five Star rated pub business in Derbyshire.
They have a long association with this area having holidayed here for many years and when the opportunity arose to take over the Shepherds Port Bar they jumped at it.
They opened just two days before lockdown so had a tough start to their much anticipated new life in Norfolk. Undeterred the couple set about installing a brand new kitchen at the premises which is just five minutes from Snettisham Beach.
Now dubbed ‘Lorraine’s Kitchen’, home cooked recipes that secured such great reviews at The Holly Bush in Merehay, are now being prepared and served for breakfast and lunch daily. Food service is a first for the Bar and the Shepherds Port park.
Another first is the introduction of the Cob with fillings ranging from Chips and Cheese to Beef and Stilton. Now anyone from Derbyshire, Cheshire, Leicestershire and the surrounding counties will be familiar with the Cob and it was a surprise to Lorraine when her first few customers were confused – so to save you from embarrassment I’ll tell you. The cob is simply a round crusty roll. Strangely, everyone knew what a baguette was!
Aware that some people remain nervous about eating out at the moment, Lorraine’s menu is also available for takeaway – and this includes a Sunday Roast for just £9!
Local chef Zach makes the comforting puddings that include apple pie, sticky toffee pudding and treacle sponge and Tracey also works alongside Dave and Lorraine in the business.
The bar is dog and family friendly and the couple have socially distanced the tables and installed partitions and hand sanitisers to ensure they are Covid secure.