Baker & Larner
10 Market Place Holt Norfolk NR25 6BW
To find a department store is quite a surprise in any small town. To find one of the class and quality of Baker & Larner in a place the size of Holt is quite astonishing. But nonetheless this store is a Holt institution, and has been here here since the mid-18th century under one name or another. The most obvious and useful part of the shop for the first-time visitor to Holt is the food hall, which rightly has a fabulous reputation for quality and is the ideal location for picking up local delicacies, picnic food – they do wonderful local pork pies, home cooked ham and have an array of cheeses that is second-to-none – and stocks the sort of international food that are often hard to find in the country. It's the perfect venue for picking up provisions if you're self-catering and want to avoid the supermarket. They also have an extensive wine cellar, and run wine tastings throughout the year, and sell kitchenware, furniture, clothes, beauty products and more. You barely need to leave Holt for anything in fact – and indeed why would you?