Category: Norfolk

Thudding in the Norfolk woods

If you’re ever in Norfolk and fancy having a go at archery, there’s a patch of woodland opposite Voewood House in High Kelling, east of Holt. On most days there’s a sign at the roadside advertising archery; it’s a tight turn, but you can drive in through the gate.   The woods are owned by […]

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Freshest sherry, freshest crab

As well as eating in the café at Rocky Bottoms, you can buy their crabs and lobsters to take home. They’re landed at Weybourne Beach nearby, cooked and sold at West Runton, and we took our crabs back to Weybourne for lunch; “from boat to plate.”       The crabs from Rocky Bottoms were […]

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The name’s Hunworth (but you can call me Hunny)

The Hunworth Bell, Norfolk Known locally as The Hunny Bell, the pub was reopened by its new owners, Ben & Sarah Handley, in August 2017. On an early recce we were impressed by the “Bar Bites”. (To read my earlier post Click here) http://wp.me/p7AW4i-6a     We returned in November for dinner. I ordered chicken, which I […]

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Rocky Bottoms – “You shall have a fishy when the boat comes in”

  Easter weekend, 2018 and the weather was disappointing to say the least; at times the rain was unremitting. The sea off Weybourne beach was rough, and an uninviting shade of muddy brown. “Imagine if you were a crab or lobster in that water, you couldn’t see a thing” a local chef observed “It must be like […]

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Norwich: Russian Bling, Princes and Parsley

A weekend in Norfolk is normally an escape from the city, and we head straight for the coast. This time we wanted to stop in Norwich on Friday, to see the Russia Season exhibitions at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, contrasting art before and after the 1918 Revolution – Royal Fabergé and Radical Russia. I’d never understood the […]

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A hundred gins and counting…

I’m a regular visitor to Weybourne in Norfolk, and its village pub, The Ship Inn. The Ship used to have a pretty standard selection of spirits, which fitted neatly into the shelving behind the bar; the usual brands of whisky, brandy, vodka and gin. A couple of years ago a blackboard appeared outside saying “We love […]

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A North Norfolk Pub Crawl

Trawling the best of the coast Pubs in the late twentieth century served beer. Food was variable: crab sandwiches in season, the Three Horseshoes at Warham prided itself on its pies, and the King’s Head in Blakeney was owned by a couple of veteran troupers from the BBC’s Black & White Minstrel Show. They served […]

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