With over 35 years of professional catering experience, we are available to cater for any event.
From small informal buffets to grand catering events, Special Occasions Catering can cater for all your requirements. With our excellent service, high quality food and competitive prices, your event will be one to remember.
We are a family catering company based in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, devoted to providing the highest quality in catering and event production. We benefit from nearly two decades of experience to offer our customers catering of the highest standard.
Our rural surroundings provide the inspiration for the fresh home-cooked dishes we create. Naturally, with such an abundance of produce on our doorstep, we can ensure that our recipes are fortified with the freshest local and seasonal ingredients.
Carway-Roe Events was created by myself after spending many years cooking in some of Norfolk’s and the UK’s best restaurants. I have a wealth of knowledge about food and flavours to make your occasion one to remember. I grew up in Norfolk and have great relationships with Norfolk’s best suppliers of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables; this means I can get the very best local and most flavoursome produce to create a bespoke menu to suit any occasion.
A ranch? In Norfolk? Think more Mexican hacienda meets country house and you get Cliff Barns. It is the brain child of interior designers Shaun Clarkson and Russell Hall and from the name you may get a notion of the playfulness and fun they had setting up the property.
Set in beautiful Norfolk next to a strawberry farm, Cliff Barns is an eight bedroom single storey ranch designed around a central courtyard.
The bedrooms are arranged along two and a half sides of the property with glazed corridors connecting everything internally. The living area, sitting room and boot room comprise the other one and a half sides. All the areas open out onto a central courtyard which houses the 10 seater hot tub with all weather canopy, BBQ, seating and games areas.
The living room has vaulted ceilings and a river rock fireplace and a great selection of squishy sofas and deep armchairs. There are floor to ceiling folding back picture windows opening out onto the patio, which truly connects the living space with the outside. The country kitchen has all the amenities you need to prepare your own menus and the dining/lounge area has a table to seat 18 at one end of the room and a cosy lounge at the other with a second fireplace – ideal for gathering prior to dinner. The open plan dining area can seat up to 50 for a larger gathering. Don’t forget to visit the Boot Room if you are looking to ‘dress up’ for dinner!
There are eight individually designed bedrooms and six high spec bathrooms in total.
Five rooms have either king-size or super king double beds, two further bedrooms have zip and link beds so can be either twin or double, and the bunk house bedroom has two sets of bunk beds sleeping 4 people, A total of 18 can sleep in comfort. You will have fun fighting over your favourite rooms!
Garden and hot tub
During your stay
Nearby you will find activities and days out to suit everyone. There are trout and coarse fishing lakes in Narborough, and Go Ape and Extreme Adventure Parks near Swaffham (15 mins). A rare breeds farm near Downham Market is great for younger families. Swaffham Golf club is a mature woodland course that welcomes non-members. You have the Sandringham Estate on your doorstep and many historic houses that are open to the public. Swaffham has a Saturday market with bric-a brac stalls, fresh fish and meat and local produce and if you are keen on leisurely boating, take a trip on the famous Norfolk Broads. For the foodies amongst you, Downham Market and the surrounding area are packed full of fabulous places to eat and drink.
Cliff Barns is located in Narborough, between Swaffham and Kings Lynn. The nearest train station is Downham Market.