Live acoustic session at Shuck's August Bank Holiday Monday
Come and join us on August Bank Holiday Monday for a live acoustic guitar session with local musician Neil. Make an afternoon of it, visit the beautiful Drove Orchards and pick some of the most delicious apples you'll taste, wander the shops, gallery and nursery and then enjoy some delicious Shuck's dishes whilst listening to some fabulous music. Bookings are strongly advised as we can fill up fast, so to book your restaurant table please call 01485 525889. Let's finish off the Bank Holiday weekend with a wonderful afternoon of good food, good vibes and good music.
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Small business grants information afternoon - September 12th
Any small businesses out there interested in getting financial help for their business??? Shuck's are proud to be hosting a meeting about the Small Grants Scheme at our restaurant at Drove Orchards on 12th September at 4pm. There will be representatives from The New Anglia Growth Hub to explain how these grants work and help anyone who is interested apply for the small business grant.
The Norfolk Cook Book
Shuck's are proud to be featured in the new fabulous Norfolk Cook Book featuring recipes and stories from many local eateries and chefs.
The books are available to buy from our restaurant now.
Hunstanton RNLI...one of Shuck's chosen charities of the year
Shuck's are proud to support the Hunstanton RNLI as one of their chosen charities of the year.
We have already held a fab collection day for them with members of the crew giving up their valuable time to come and help raise funds at our live music Sunday when The Fried Pirates played for our lunchtime customers. This helped raise over £130. We also held a collection when the fabulous JackDaw Duo played and this helped raise another £84.00. We are also donating 50p from every delicious Seafood Vongole dish sold.
Shuck's Needs You! Come and join our Team!
We are currently looking for enthusiastic, committed people with a passion for the hospitality industry to join our fab team.
We are looking for all levels of Front of House and Kitchen staff. Hours are full time/ part time and seasonal, with great rates of pay.
If you are interested please send your details for the attention of Beth Milner to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shuck's wins the National PRS Music Makeover Competition 2016!!
Shuck's was one of more than 280 restaurants from around the UK who entered The PRS competition to win a £5,000 Music Makeover along with a bespoke music consultancy from producer Steve Levine and exclusive event featuring PRS for Music members.
PRS said - "The calibre this year was extremely high, making it a tough choice for our judges to pick from the five finaliststs". More about the competition can be found here on the PRS website.
Shuck's Curry Night
Come and join us for Shuck's Curry Night every Wednesday. All our curries are cooked from scratch with love and include a Cobra beer, small glass of house wine or a delicious Norfolk Cordial 'Mocktail" soft drink. Treat yourself! All sides are home-made including our delicious Naan breads. We also offer our full menu on these nights too for those who want something different. Bookings are strongly advised as tables fill up fast. Book your table now on 01485 525889.
Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017
Absolutely delighted to be in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017 after only 4 months of opening! Here's what they had to say about us....
Elizabeth Carter, who is celebrating ten years as Consultant Editor of the Waitrose Good Food Guide, said: "From yurts to campsites, bike shops to shipping containers, the vessel in which a good restaurant sails is no barrier to entry in our guide. We look for great food wherever we can find it - and that's sometimes in highly unusual places. With an army of Good Food Guide readers on the ground, and our inspectors scouring the length and breadth of the UK, we check out as many recommendations as we can to make sure that no stone is unturned.
“When Phil and Beth Milner took charge of this yurt in Drove’s Orchards a few months ago, it became an immediate hit with our readers and is one of our strongest Reader Recommended entries for 2017. Phil is an acclaimed Norfolk chef with a fabulous reputation; his international menu is a mix of refined and rustic dishes, with the common thread being their absolute deliciousness. This unique, laidback venue is a real find and I expect our readers will embrace it wholeheartedly.”
Beth Milner, joint owner of Shuck’s at the Yurt, said: "We are absolutely delighted and overwhelmed to be featured in The Good Food Guide through recommendation from our customers. As a new business it means so much to be recognised for our great food. We hope to go from strength to strength and have exciting new plans for 2017 from our unique setting in the beautiful Drove Orchards."
Black Shuck Legend
The legend of Black Shuck is one of the oldest in English Folklore. Black Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog that is said to have roamed the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline and countryside for hundreds of years.
Legend has it that the large shaggy dog with huge flaming eyes haunts the coastline and can be a bad omen to anyone who lays eyes on the creature. Other accounts talk of the ghostly dog roaming the coastline looking for his master lost at sea and that he acts as a protector for lone women or lost travellers.
Philip is well known for his love of spicy food and has created a Naga curry paste that will be available at the restaurant soon. We loved the idea of it and our new restaurant being named after a Norfolk legend with a bit of bite!
Here at Shuck’s at the Yurt in Thornham we like to believe the more benevolent sightings and old Black Shuck as a more companionable animal! Read our old magazine articles we have on display from the 50s and 70s detailing the different versions of this legendary folklore tale and make your own mind up…..!