• Pinkfoot Gallery Pinkfoot Gallery The Pinkfoot gallery represents a diverse collection of artists with work ranging from the abstract to the realistic, from oils to encaustic techniques.
  • Cley Smokehouse Cley Smokehouse Cley Smokehouse have been producing freshly smoked fish, shellfish, cured meats, and delicious home made pates for over 30 years. Everything is prepared and smoked on site.
  • Picnic Fayre Picnic Fayre John Pryor opened the Picnic Fayre Delicatessen set in the Old Forge, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk in 1984. It has gone from strength to strength over the years, winning awards and launching many of its own products.
  • Made in Cley Made in Cley Showcasing handmade pottery, jewellery and other handcrafted products Made in Cley is a gallery certainly worth a visit.
  • The George Hotel The George Hotel The George is a small locally run hotel which serves good food and drink till late 7 days a week.
  • Crabpot Bookshop Crabpot Bookshop A lovely little bookshop selling a wide variety of books open 10am til 5pm Monday to Saturday.
  • Cookes of Cley Cookes of Cley A cozzy little tearoom and B&B serving light lunches and coffee year round.
  • Cley Windmill Cley Windmill Cley Windmill dates from the early 18th Century and is a well-known landmark on the north Norfolk coast. The windmill itself has been converted into a guesthouse of immense character, charm and comfort.
  • The Three Swallows The Three Swallows Our 'Local'. A tradittional country pub serving good honest food and local ales and only a 10 minute walk away.

 

 

The poet Rupert Brooke was in Cley early in August 1914, staying with the Cornfords - the classics professor Francis Macdonald Cornford and his wife, the poet Frances Cornford - when news came that Britain had entered the First World War. Brooke had dreamt about the war and woke to find it a reality. He did not speak to his hosts all day until Frances Cornford said, 'But Rupert, you won't have to fight?' to which Brooke replied, 'We shall all have to fight'.

 

 

 

 

Cley next the Sea is a village, population of 376 on the River Glaven in Norfolk, England, 4 miles north-west of Holt and east of Blakeney It lies within the Norfolk Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. The medieval church of St Margrets is the largest church in the Blakeney Haven area. A ruined building on the marshes is known as Blakeney Chapel; despite its name, it is in Cley parish, and probably never had a religious purpose.

Despite its name, Cley has not been "next the sea" since the

 

 

17th century, due to land reclamation. Some of the buildings that once lined the quay remain, notably the 18th-century Cley Windmilll. The windmilll was owned by the family of singer James Blunt for many decades and operated as a bed and breakfast. Themill was sold in 2006, but continues to operate as a bed and breakfast on a non-profit making basis. It was used as a backdrop of the 1949 film Conspirator with Elizabeth Taylor. Cley Mill has often been depicted by local artists and was the subject of a painting by the 20th century English landscape artist, Rowland Hilder.

 

 

 

 

 
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