Welcome ‘The Sea Word’

A change is coming to Dalegate Market during June. Creek, the shop between FatFace and Relish, has now closed, and in its place The Sea Word will be opening its doors in late June.

The Sea Word will be a brand new, bright and shiny seaside supplies shop, with more nautical puns than should ever be allowed. They will be proudly stocking the full Gone Crabbing range, alongside stacks of beach essentials, toys and games, buckets, spades, and nautical nicknacks to take to the gulls and buoys back home, putting the oooooh into souvenirs!

“I can’t lie, selecting stock for the new shop has just been great fun, we’ve been listening to what visitors and locals alike tell us they want from a seaside store, and hopefully we’ve ticked some boxes for them”, said shop owner Jules. “We’re really enjoying the chance to work with the team at Gone Crabbing, and we’ll be bringing back some of their classic designs alongside new favourites.”

The Sea Word joins the wonderful collection of shops & cafe at Dalegate MarketDeepdale Stores, Deepdale Cafe, FatFace, Relish, One Stop Nature Shop, The Hare & The Hen, Driftwood Glass Studio, Deepdale Visitor Information Centre, and the Pop Up Shops

“It’s lovely to have found a wonderful combination of continuity and new. The Sea Word will continue the presence of the Gone Crabbing range at Dalegate Market, but also offer a new selection for visitors”, said Jason, landlord of Dalegate Market. “And wonderful that we continue with a full collection of shops & cafe, making Dalegate Market a great stop on any visit to the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.”

More information and photographs of the new shop, The Sea Word, will be posted on the Dalegate Market website & social media in due course. But in the meantime the rest of the shops, supermarket and cafe will be open every day during June. – dalegatemarket.co.uk


Wonderful artisans and producers will be joining Dalegate Market in the pop up shops throughout the year. On 12th June Dalegate Market welcomes back The Pantaloons for their first visit this Summer, with The Importance of Being Ernest – Open Air Theatre. Burnham Deepdale has many other events throughout the year, including more Open Air Theatre, Deepdale Festival, rural workshops and much more. Take a look at events page on the website for details – dalegatemarket.co.uk/events/

Happy Retirement Viv & Graham!

Today we say bon voyage to Viv and Graham, who are retiring from running Deepdale Cafe. Been lovely to have you both involved with the business over the last few years, and we hope you enjoy a slightly less busy life without the cafe.

Having welcomed royalty and celebrities, plus thousands and thousands of visitors to the North Norfolk Coast, its time for someone else to serve the great coffee at Deepdale Cafe.

And so the search begins for the next tenant of the cafe. The place is fully furnished and fully equipped, and we will be happy to have a straight lease with a new tenant or potentially a partnership with someone. We are looking forward to a very busy future for Deepdale Cafe, surrounded by our lovely shops & pop up shops here at Dalegate Market.

More information is available here, please have a read and get in touch if you are interested in this superb opportunity.

Fully Equipped Cafe & Bakery on beautiful North Norfolk Coast for Rent

The previous tenants of Deepdale Cafe have now retired and their lease has ended, so the unit returns to us, the landlords, and we are looking for new tenants to take on this fantastic opportunity on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

The unit can sit around 50 people inside and 60 outside in 2 seating areas.

The property is fully equipped, with everything from fryers & grills to plates & cutlery. Tables & chairs are already there too. All the equipment has recently been serviced and is ready to be used.

The cafe is immensely popular with shoppers, campers, walkers, bird watchers and year round visitors to Burnham Deepdale. It faces the A149 coast road, the main artery of the North Norfolk Coast, so is in a fabulous location for passing trade.

The cafe is at the heart of Dalegate Market, home to independent shops, FatFace, pop up shops and events. Next door is the very busy Deepdale Camping & Rooms, which welcomes tents, motorhomes and campervans throughout the year.

We are happy to discuss rent terms with interested parties, as finding the right tenant is as important as someone who can pay the rent. We would consider both a stand alone tenancy and a partnership tenancy, so please do make contact with us if you would like to talk about opportunities.

Please take a look at the Dalegate Market website for more information about the location.

Anyone interested should make contact through the Contact Us page on this website.

Owners of One of North Norfolk’s Best Cafés Retire

After discovering the joys of relaxing in their garden during the Covid-19 lockdown, Viv and Graham have decided to sell Deepdale Café and enjoy their retirement.

They’ve run the busy café with Sophie for more than 6 years, in which time they’ve fed royalty, the famous, and those who love the North Norfolk Coast.

Deepdale Café is at the heart of Dalegate Market, the busy independent shopping centre in Burnham Deepdale.  With an all year round footfall, surrounded by lovely independent shops, with lots of indoor and outdoor seating, the café is a brilliant opportunity for new owners with energy and enthusiasm.

“I’ve loved welcoming visitors to eat and drink at Deepdale Café, over the last 6 years.  The enforced rest from the lockdown made me realise that it was time to wear my slippers more often, enjoy my garden, and pass on Deepdale Café to someone with more energy than we have.” Viv, owner and manager of Deepdale Café.  “Amazing to think we’ve served so many meals in the last 6 years.  Going to miss the buzz and seeing the customers, but time to move on and enjoy other things.”

With the busy campsite and hostels next door, the independent shops around the site, bus stops, the Norfolk Coast Path, St Mary’s Church and the harbour of Brancaster Staithe all on the doorstep, the café is in a fabulous location on the A149 coast road.  Approximately half-way between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea.

The press & media report that staycations are set to boom post Covid-19, so the café is in the perfect place to enjoy Britain’s new found love of its own countryside and coastline.

“It’ll be sad not to have my regular chats with Viv, when wandering the site.  They’ve built up a good quality café, which our customers on the campsite love, particularly breakfast, setting you up for a day of walking or birdwatching in this beautiful part of the country.  We wish Viv and Graham a very happy retirement, Sophie the best of luck in her new venture, and look forward to working with the new owners.” Jason Borthwick, landlord of the café & Dalegate Market, and managing director of the next door Deepdale Backpackers & Camping.

Graham has hosted lunchtime live music at the café most months, their take-away fish & chips are simply delicious, seriously tasty selection of fresh cakes are always available, and there is an ever growing programme of events held in the village.  There is a great buzz to Burnham Deepdale, a very special corner of the North Norfolk Coast.

For anyone interested in buying this café business, they should see the full details of the sale on www.BusinessesForSale.com where they will find details of how to book a viewing appointment.

Deepdale Cafe remains open and looks forward to welcoming you for breakfast or lunch.

10th Annual Deepdale Christmas Market Raises Over £10,000 For Charity

The crew running the Deepdale Christmas Market are immensely proud to announce that over £10,000 was raised for charity from the 10th annual event.  11 charities were supported with various activities over the weekend.

St Mary’s Church Building Fund raised funds with their Christmas stall and café in the church.

The Crew of Deepdale Backpackers & Camping ran a charity café in the kitchen of the backpackers hostel, raising funds for St Martin’s Housing Trust and The Peoples’ Picnic, both helping homeless people in the local area.

Brancaster School and the Parents Association ran a tombola in St Mary’s Church on Saturday and Sunday.  Their fundraising will benefit all the children attending the local school.

Wells Community Hospital ran a tombola in St Mary’s Church on Friday, helping raise funds to supply local health care services.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust had a stand talking to visitors about their reserves and selling membership.

And new for this year we had three charities helping with the car parking in return for donations from car owners, the Benjamin Foundation (with help from West Norfolk Mind), the RNLI and Lions International (Hunstanton).

“We felt that supporting organisations that help the homeless was the right thing to do, particularly at Christmas time.  The Deepdale Backpackers & Camping crew all love to bake, and a charity café based around the music in the courtyard works wonderfully.  We hope to have a long term relationship with both St Martin’s Housing and The Peoples’ Picnic.” said Chris Haycock

Over 100 filled socks were donated by visitors for The Peoples’ Picnic, who will be gifting them to homeless people in Norwich over Christmas.  It’s not too late to donate yourself, and they are being collected in various places around the County.  You can put them in the crate at BrewDog in Norwich or Tesco in Aylsham.

On top of all that charity fundraising, Dalegate Market and the rest of Burnham Deepdale celebrated Small Business Saturday by hosting over 130 local artisans and producers across the weekend.  Tens of thousands of visitors enjoyed their Christmas shopping, and were entertained by local musicians and bands who played throughout the weekend.  Not bad for a village with less than 30 permanent residents.

A great weekend, and Dalegate Market does it all again in 2019 at the Deepdale Spring Market (Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March) and Deepdale Christmas Market (Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December).  All the details can be found online at www.dalegatemarket.co.uk