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  • Writer's pictureGabriella Walker

Best places to work remotely in Norfolk

Updated: Apr 13

When we first moved to Norfolk, I googled "best places to work remotely in Norfolk, UK". I can't find the article now but it basically said something along the lines of "you're best off renting a cottage with good wifi as there's literally nowhere to work remotely (especially in North Norfolk)". I'm pretty sure what they really meant was that they hadn't found any official co-working spaces to work remotely. Norwich does have them (although I've never used them as I haven't found a dog friendly one yet and I love to take our dog Luna with me on our adventures) and there's actually one due to open just next month in North Norfolk which is dog friendly (hurrah) but I've actually loved finding quiet, cosy spaces in cafes, pubs and hotels (with strong, reliable, free Wifi) and finding my own little remote working spots...and I think it's about time I shared them.

All dog friendly 🐶

North Norfolk

George & Dragon, Cley - afternoons working here make my heart happy. Nipping to Picnic Fayre for some goodies to take home later, before perching myself next to the log burner at The George & Dragon tapping away on my laptop is some serious soul food. Especially when it means we can have the most stunning walk out onto the coast path for views of the windmill after, watching Luna run around and play.

Blakeney Manor, Blakeney - recently refurbed and with the most amazing views of Blakeney duck pond and beyond to the marshes, this is a brilliant all day spot to work from. I'm here pretty much every couple of weeks either meeting a client or working remotely. There's something about Blakeney which just frees my mind and helps the creative juices flow and this is my favourite spot here.

Blakeney House, Blakeney - a gorgeous boutique hotel that's tucked away just offer Blakeney Street. They open to their lounge to the public from 1pm every day, but don't serve food at lunchtimes, so it's beautifully quiet in the afternoons. Perfect if you have video calls you need to do where you can't risk there being background noise. Book yourself in to stay for dinner in the evening too and you won't be disappointed (their Head Chef is Raymond Blanc trained and oh my goodness the food is good).

The Cliftonville, Cromer - This is my most regular remote working spot. Not just because it's in the closest town to where we live but because it's so wonderfully set up for remote working. Their lounge is HUGE. Is totally separate to the restaurant so there's no loads of background noise. There's a choice of comfy sofas or proper tables and chairs and the views out over the sea are pretty special. Locals get 10% off all food and drink too.

Fig & Olive, Cromer - Sitting in the window here with the view of the church is pretty special. The coffee is brilliant, there's loads of healthy snack options and you get the added bonus of being able to do a cheeky treat shop before you go home (it's actually a deli and is PACKED with incredible stuff - you definitely won't be able to leave empty handed).

The Seed, Creake Abbey - a brand new dog friendly hot desking space that's due to open on 7th May at the beautiful Creake Abbey. With walk-in day pass options and monthly membership, this will be a brilliant (and much needed) option for those who want / need the connection of working with others.

Star Plain, Holt - I'd always struggled for a nice quiet remote working spot in Holt until I found Star Plain. Ever since I stumbled across it in between meetings one day last summer though I've been obsessed. They have a resident dog who is just the cutest and comes to say hello while you're working. There's quiet little spots. The coffee is brilliant. The cheese toasties are insane and you HAVE to visit the deli next door before you leave. Absolute cheese heaven.


Wrights Cafe - Talking of cheese toasties, Wrights does some incredible ones. It's not the only reason I love working from here though. The bar seating along the windows is such a perfect spot. Although it's probably a little busy for video calls, it's perfect if you just need to do emails / presentations / writing / design / content etc.

Mitre Coffee - The most perfect remote working spot. Free parking. Light and airy building with lots of space. Different zones and seating options. Great coffee and lovely staff. We spend a lot of time here working, have most of out clients meetings here and have recommended it to literally everyone I know who is either self employed or a remote worker. Never too busy to concentrate though despite how many people I've told!

Sanctuary Coffee - Although temporarily closed, I'm so hoping this place reopens (I'll be keeping a close eye and will update here). Sister to Mitre Coffee, its set in a church building and its just the most beautiful space. I've had so many wonderful days here working remote. It's just the most perfect spot.

Connought Kitchen - The food here is crazy good. Like I think about the chicken sandwich on their menu most days good. It can get busy in here but outside of core breakfast and lunch hours its the perfect spot to work from. It's also a five minute walk from Mitre Coffee so a perfect remote working day for me involves switching between the two.


Bread Source at The Dial House, Reepham - I love this space so much. It's the perfect location for meeting my South Norfolk clients as it's half way between me and them. It's such a light airy space with so many different rooms and hidden corners and more space than you could ever wish for. No matter what time of work you need to do, you'll find a corner that suits your needs here...and the pastries are out of this world.

Hotel Wroxham - This is the perfect remote working spot in winter. It gets slightly too busy in season to concentrate for me personally (but my brain does needs quite a lot of quiet to think). There's the option of both comfy sofas near log burners or proper tables and chairs by the big floor to ceiling windows that look out over The Broads.

I'll keep adding to this list too and finding more places across the whole of Norfolk so keep coming back for more inspo.


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