Winter is a magical time here at The Grove.
As the nights draw in and the weather changes, we fully encourage guests to view The Grove as a home away from home. Enjoy brisk winter strolls, darker evenings, hearty seasonally inspired dishes and robust warming wines. Cosy blankets and a crackling open fire to curl up in front of all help to ensure that you can embrace the colder months here at The Grove.
Take advantage of our pamper package offering dinner, bed and breakfast for two and one full body massage. Spend the day, sitting in our sunny Orangery bar, swimming in the pool, having your massage and relaxing before dining in style.
Walking the North Norfolk coast in the winter is exhilarating. Often a couple of degrees warmer than inland, the beaches are beautiful and deserted, the scenery is just as picturesque and there are plenty of cosy pubs to snuggle up in for a warm coffee or hot chocolate.
Seal trips are also a must. Norfolk boasts the biggest seal colony in Britain, and winter is the perfect time to watch the pups. Seals regularly come up onto the beaches all up and down the Norfolk coast, or take a trip from Blakeney or Morston to see them off shore.
December also brings a month of celebrations and festivities. Just a few miles away along the coast is the Deepdale Christmas Market, an extremely popular event, with over 50 stalls offering presents, decorations and great local food and wine produce. Less than a 30 minute drive away is the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, the largest Christmas show in the country. This begins in early November and runs through to the end of December and is the largest Christmas show in the country. Set amidst the magical surroundings of nostalgic mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers – the 3 hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety.
At The Grove, we also hold a Christmas Carol Concert just before Christmas. This is free to enter, and we sing around the outdoor tree, while drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies – it’s all very festive. 22nd December 2020.
The Grove also offers the perfect Christmas getaway, with packages throughout the Christmas period. More details here.
Cromer’s Boxing Day dip is legendary and worth watching if you are not brave/crazy enough to take part. Thousands of people descend on the beach and brave the North Sea for the sake of various charities, dares or just fun, apparently.
New Year’s Day firework display from Cromer Pier is simply the best way to bring in the New Year. It truly spectacular to watch such amazing fireworks over the water. Find our more about The Grove’s New Year’s Eve celebrations here.
Cromer Pier’s Christmas Spectacular is not to be missed, with it’s classic variety acts, it is a fun-filled evening for all, and a real treat to go to the theatre at the end of Cromer’s famous pier.
We close our rooms and restaurant for a couple of weeks in early January for a lick of paint, and reopen with a celebration of Scottish Culture for Burns’ night, which is 24th January.
The end of our winter season is marked by that most special night of the year – Valentines Day – and every year we offer special packages for couples looking to treat themselves to a romantic getaway!
Our menu changes seasonally, winter dishes and hearty and healthy, including locally sourced venison, chicken and beef, the garden slows in produce, this time of year, but we still have some brassicas, root vegetables, and apples. You can see our current a la carte menu here.