Camp Kenya Expedition fundraising 'restaurant takeover'!
Shuck's are very proud to host a 'restaurant takeover' on Friday October 6th, by two fantastic K.E.S. high school students who are fundraising for a 4 week expedition to Kenya. The Camp Kenya Expedition in 2018 will see the young girls take part in community development work, environmental projects and wildlife conservation - including rhino sanctuary maintenance, building classrooms and installing fresh water tanks.
Our kitchen have devised a tasty African themed menu for the evening and the two girls, Isabel and Katelyn, have arranged the whole evening and will be waitressing for the guests on the night. Come along and enjoy some great food, cocktails and raise funds for a worthwhile cause at the same time.
We can adapt the menu for Vegetarians and also for Gluten-Free. Please contact us for any further details.
If you would like to book your table please call Shuck's on 01485 525889 or email - email@example.com
Norfolk Restaurant Week - 30th October - 10th November 2017
Shuck's are proud to be involved in the fabulous Norfolk Restaurant Week again this year, in association with Norfolk Hideaways. Running from Monday October 30th to November 10th, we will be offering a special lunch and dinner menu at the set price of £15 for two courses and £20 for three. Check out the details on the Norfolk Restaurant Week website.
FREE live music at Drove's Apple Day
Shuck's will be hosting the fabulous Georgia Shackleton Trio in the yurt from 3pm on Drove Orchard's Apple Day on Sunday October 1st, in memory of our much-missed and loved colleague Andy Boyd. The music event is free, but we will be collecting for one of our chosen charities West Norfolk Mind. Come along and enjoy the activities at Drove's free event, then come and listen to some fantastic music at Shuck's. Book your table on 01485 525889.
Christmas Party bookings being taken now!
Book your Christmas party at our unique Yurt this festive period. We welcome groups of any size and large enough party sizes can have exclusive use of the yurt for their celebrations. Contact us now on 01485 525889 or email - contact @shucksattheyurt.co.uk.
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JACKDAW Duo are back!!!!
We are delighted to announce the return of the fantastic JackDaw Duo on Sunday 19th November. Come and join us for a FREE early evening of music from 5pm. The talented local duo of Sam Jason Cook on guitar and vocals and Simon Benefer on guitar, piano and vocals have been performing for over 10 years in a range of different musical collections. Again we are staging this great music night in memory of our deeply missed colleague Andy Boyd and collecting in his memory for one of Shuck's chosen charity causes - West Norfolk Mind. Last time the Yurt was packed out for these fabulous guys so don't miss out. Book your table now on 01485 525889.
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 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 and 2018
We were absolutely delighted last year to be in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017 after only 4 months of opening! Here's what they had to say about us....
“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.”
We were delighted to learn that we are also in the 2018 Guide out on September 4th 2017 and feature as a Local Gem - "a range of brilliant neighbourhood venues.....the places that sit happily on your doorstep, delivering good, freshly cooked food."
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…..!