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-byfords- - Byfords, Holt, Norfolk
-byfords- - Byfords, Holt, Norfolk

Byfords

4.6
4.6
2038 Reviews
£25 and under
British
A warm welcome to Byfords, a higgledy-piggledy world of pleasure consisting of an all-day continental-style café, delicatessen and posh B&B. We provide the best quality, attitude and atmosphere in a beautiful, unique setting.

No booking needed through the day, walk in and we will find you a table, bookings require for Afternoon Teas and advised for evenings.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Breakfast, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    01263 711400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea -£10 deposit

    £10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    This is for Afternoon Tea booking only- Please note the £10 fee is a deposit and the remainder will need to be paid at the property. Please let us know any dietary requirements at booking and bookings MUST be made 24-hours in advance.
    Afternoon Tea -£10 deposit photo
  • Byfords Jazz Night

    £10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Please note the £10 fee is a deposit- Come down to Byfords in Holt for a night of smooth jazz and cosy vibes! Talented musicians will take you on a journey through the classics with their expertly played instruments and soulful melodies. Sip on a cocktail or a glass of wine as you relax and let the music wash over you. With its cosy atmosphere and friendly staff, Byfords is the perfect spot for a night of jazz and relaxation.
    Byfords Jazz Night photo
  • Afternoon Tea Extravaganza

    £10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    PLEASE NOTE, We are unable to cater for ANY dietary requirements, you will have your table for 1h30m. The £10 fee is a deposit and the remainder of the payment will be taken on the day. Bookings MUST be made 48-hours in advance.
    Afternoon Tea Extravaganza photo

What 2,038 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Great for brunch

  • North Norfolk

    Best Overall

  • North Norfolk

    Best Food

  • North Norfolk

    Best Service

  • North Norfolk

    Best Ambience

  • North Norfolk

    Best Value

  • North Norfolk

    Great for brunch

  • North Norfolk

    Child-friendly

  • North Norfolk

    Good for groups

  • North Norfolk

    Healthy

  • North Norfolk

    Good for special occasions

  • North Norfolk

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • North Norfolk

    Most Booked

2,038 Reviews
  1. JulietteS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was made to feel very welcome, and looked after extremely well.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as ever nice food,nice service,always a good time very reasonable price

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  3. Happy

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening at Byfords. Staff were so knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. As for the food - amazing!! Absolutely delicious, hot and incredibly well presented. Lovely end to the evening as we won a cocktail with our golden Ticket.

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  4. KeithD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. Staff always so lovely and service is great. Nothing is too much trouble. Topped off with delicious food and a Norfolk passport discount. What more could a girl ask for. Perfection. ⭐️

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  5. ClaireP

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really tasty, great choices. We had a great meal.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu, great food, freshly made, and preseted well. Friendly staff,

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  7. KirstyK

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate at the all you can eat afternoon tea in November and were so impressed we booked again for February. We were sadly disappointed. We were seated on table 52 and the table was so small we had to ask for the tea stand to be taken away and we still didn’t have enough room. The scones were not warm and both disappointing. The cheese were sweet and the fruit ones just crumbled to bits when trying to spread them. The savoury selection wasn’t a patch on Novembers offering. The vegetable filo tarts were tasteless, the scratchings too hard and the pesto wheels were dry/dusty. Really disappointing as we are both more savoury than sweet. The sweet selection looked fabulous.

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  8. ChristineW

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. The food is wonderful. The staff are friendly and efficient

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  9. MelanieJ

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good meal great value for location too. Lots of choice on the menu for everyone. We all left feeling very full!

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  10. DeanW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely, consistent all-round. Great staff. We've been going for years, and hope to continue that trend.

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  11. CarolP

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always good and staff are always friendly and helpful.

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  12. Gigi

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love an afternoon tea at Byfords, and the front room area is perfect for the ambiance of a couple hours with endless tea and wonderful treats. High Tea is delicious with the extra savoury items, and the cakes, scones and biscuits were perfection as always. Will certainly be back again, and to the bakery on the way out.

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  13. Dar1379

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always visit Byfords when we are in Holt, but this time we brought my niece and sister-in-law for afternoon tea. The food is always amazing, but this time we had high tea, which was amazing and that's coming from someone who doesn't like afternoon tea! We couldn't eat it all so took 2 boxes of cake home! The service is always amazing and they are so friendly. We can't get wait to come back again

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  14. Couple

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff, food is delicious and rooms are just what you need for a comfy stay and enjoyable mid week break

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  15. Crackerscarokennyjordan

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious meal in lovely surroundings and served by the most pleasant and friendly staff

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food at reasonable price Lovely setting and friendly atmosphere Fantastic staff who were the real stars of the show Recommend to anyone and everyone

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  17. Richard

    Lincolnshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived a little early but they could accommodate us so we ordered our meal and came quickly and was very nice indeed

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  18. TeresaS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good courteous service with tasty food.pleasant atmosphere

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were very friendly and the food was good . Overall, it was an excellent experience.

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  20. Mike

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Second visit Food and service was good Very small table for 2 offered which was the same last time . We won't go again

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  21. PaulineA

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3 of us had curries which were fine but the naan breads were awful. They were thick, hard and not as all appetising. Our grandson had the simple pizza which was very bland. We all had a slice and agreed. Not of the standard we expected.

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  22. AndrewL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely food great service great . We live her so always use this restaurant

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  23. MelanieW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So lovely and food delicious! Thank you so much! ☺️

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always thank you for a lovely evening

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  25. LouiseR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food at a fair price and brilliant, friendly service. I thoroughly recommend it!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly & tentative staff. Food was delicious, fresh & hot. Excellent service all round. A favourable place to revisit time & time again 😊

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  27. CatherineC

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Plenty of choice, the food was all very tasty and everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff were very nice and service was very good. We Will definitely come again.

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  28. JanetteB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we stay at Byfords there’s no need to eat anywhere else. The dining experience here is fantastic and there’s also a deli with a tasty choice in pasties, quiches, salad, scones and more.

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  29. NannaF

    Devon

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first but definitely not last visit to Byfords. The restaurant is beautiful with fabulous beams and old brickwork. It really gas a great ambience. The staff were wonderful and nothing was any trouble. The food was delicious and plentiful. I highly recommend Byfords.

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  30. GinaD

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant meal, we chose a starter each and a main pizza to share, which was perfectly cooked.

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  31. JONNYH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service and food and great value for money too. Our first time eating at byfords and will definitely be back. Thank you

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  32. MaureenW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked the Byfords self catering apartment for a weekend break as it was my husband’s birthday. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. Booked a table at the restaurant, which was very easy to do online. I am gluten and dairy intolerant, so had to adapt a meal from the separate gluten and dairy free menus. Our Waitress was really helpful with this. Food was piping hot and absolutely delicious. Can definitely recommend Byfords accommodation and restaurant.

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  33. VJBH

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely meal, and were very well looked after. My friend has special needs and the staff were excellent with her, kind and patient. She had a wonderful time.

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  34. Suffolkgal

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a lovely setting with friendly, helpful staff.

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  35. DerekH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very relaxing great unhurried service with time to explain different options. From starters and main course the food was excellent and hot when served. The bonus was great value

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  36. RobertB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommded, having enjoyed Byfords on a number of occasions. Excellent service, good menu choices at reasonable prices.

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  37. Richard

    Lincolnshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely date meal couldn't fault anything will be back again

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  38. SimonB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great staff, lovely atmosphere, could have asked for a better afternoon.

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  39. LudmilaW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great romantic dinner with my husband on Friday evening! Lovely atmosphere, delicious food! Thank you.

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  40. TraceyW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Would go every week if I lived in Holt!!!! Excellent, all meals were excellent

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Byfords is rated 4.6 stars by 2038 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Byfords

1-3 Shire Hall Plain, Holt, Norfolk NR25 6BG

Additional information

  • Area
    Holt / Edgefield
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 08:00–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Breakfast, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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