Good Housekeeping - Join Delia Smith for a tasty trip to Norfolk this autumn

Posted on 14 June, 2021

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Written by Roshina Jowaheer

Always wanted to learn a few cooking tips and tricks from a superstar? Well, here's your chance as Good Housekeeping is inviting you to join the ultimate trip for foodies.

This autumn and spring 2022, we're hosting a culinary escape to Norfolk, where you can meet cooking legend Delia Smith.

Having taught the country to cook for over 50 years and selling more than 21 million books, Delia is a national treasure known for her no-nonsense approach to cooking.


During our incredible five-day staycation, you'll be hosted by Delia for an incredible day of eating, drinking and learning for a full day workshop with chef Alex Mackay, cocktail expert Simon Atkinson and wine expert Jason Banner.

The fun-packed experience includes a three-course lunch with wine tasting, a cooking demonstration with Alex, cocktail masterclass and a special Q&A session with Delia and the team - this is your chance to ask the cooking legend about her kitchen secrets!

You'll also dine at Delia's Restaurant and Bar, and this is just the start of your Norfolk adventure.

As we don't do things by halves at Good Housekeeping Holidays, our unforgettable escape will allow you to take in the region's glorious countryside as you enjoy a ride on the Bure Valley Railway.

There will also be a chance to explore the breath-taking Norfolk Broads on a paddle steamer and you'll visit Blickling Hall, a National Trust stately home so grand it's fit for Netflix's Bridgerton.

And that's not all, as you'll visit coastal towns and villages on the North Norfolk Coast, including Burnham Market, and spend time in Norwich.

Highlights of this un-missable trip to Norfolk with Delia

Dine at Delia's

You'll tuck into a special dinner at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar, where meals to Delia’s exacting standards are served. Expect a seasonal menu that puts the emphasis on local produce. There'll be canapés on arrival and a three-course dinner, followed by coffee and something sweet.

A foodie day with Delia

The Food and Wine Workshop includes morning coffee with homemade biscuits, an opportunity to browse the gift shop for books and equipment, a three-course lunch with wine, a cooking demonstration with Alex, wine tasting with Jason, cocktail masterclass with Simon, Q&A session with the team, tea with cake, a book signing with Delia and Alex, and a goodie bag to take away.

Rail and sail experiences

You’ll ride the Bure Valley Railway through the countryside and cruise on the Norfolk Broads aboard the Southern Comfort Mississippi Paddle Boat, taking in the views as you pass cottages and windmills.

What's included?

  • A four-night stay at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich
  • A full-day food and wine experience at Delia’s Food and Wine Workshop
  • A special Q&A session with Delia Smith
  • Tours of Blickling Hall, Norwich and the North Norfolk coast
  • A Southern Comfort Paddle Boat ride on the Norfolk Broads
  • A meal at Delia’s Restaurant and Bar.
  • A train journey on the Bure Valley Railway
  • A welcome dinner, afternoon tea and lunch in a Norwich tavern
  • All transport and the services of a tour manager

Want to join Delia Smith on a fantastic foodie-themed staycation in Norfolk? Visit our holiday website for information about our November 2021 and March 2022 trips, and how to book with a £75 per person deposit.


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