Our Patrons

Vanessa Scott
Vanessa Scott


Director, Strattons Hotel

It is a great privilege to be asked to be a patron of the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival as the aims of it are essentially a key business driver for my own business – Strattons Hotel & CoCoes Deli. Put simply – the Festival aims to recognise and celebrate all that is special to the location that we operate in – from people to products to landscape which all combine to create the fabulous and unique visitor experience. So let’s celebrate the very best of Norfolk and champion this amazing food county!

Galton Blackiston
Galton Blackiston


Chef Proprietor, Morston Hall Hotel
Chef Proprietor, No1 Restaurant

I am both honoured and privileged to be a patron once again for the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival. Norfolk is blessed with great farming land and exceptional wet fish with its miles and miles of fabulous coastline. It’s so easy and an enormous pleasure to be working and living in such a marvellous county. When you know that the produce we can source is of the best quality it makes sense to use what’s in your own backyard.

Richard Hughes
Richard Hughes


Chef Proprietor, The Lavender House at Brundall
Director, Assembly House Norwich

I am really pleased to be involved as a patron of the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival. This is my 36th year cooking; I started at the Imperial Hotel in Great Yarmouth in 1977 and, although I have worked out of the county at times, my career has predominantly been here in Norfolk and I have been a supporter of food and drink in the county throughout that time. I am really honoured to be a patron, we are planning to put on a lot of events and as a patron I want to be actively involved and do as much as I can.

Chris Coubrough
Chris Coubrough


Owner, Flying Kiwi Inns

I’m pleased to pledge my support to the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival. It was a huge success in 2013 and I’m sure 2014 will be even better. Norfolk has a fantastic array of local food and drink and it’s great to have an event that celebrates this. I’m proud to be involved to help raise awareness of Norfolk as a food destination.

Nick Mills
Nick Mills


Managing Director, Brasteds

I am delighted and honoured to be a Patron of Norfolk Food & Drink Ltd. It has been wonderful to see it flourish from a weekend festival in 1994 to an all year celebration of Norfolk Food & Drink.

I have been an integral part of Brasted’s since 1991, well known for providing the highest quality in Norfolk Food & Service.

Being totally immersed in Norfolk Hospitality, I am very proud of all the county’s producers, suppliers and retailers that deliver such an abundance of the finest food, drink and service.

I am looking forward to supporting the many and varied events throughout the year; after all what’s not to love about Norfolk!