Whilst a list of places to visit and local eating places is very useful, there’s nothing quite so descriptive as a map. Whereabouts is that recommended pub and how long might it take to get there? What happens if your dog is taken ill; where is the nearest vets? Well hopefully all these questions will be answered by looking at the maps I’ve created. [Read more…]
Always looking to try new places on each Norfolk visit, the Recruiting Sergeant was our pub restaurant of choice for a Sunday evening meal.
A 12 mile drive through the countryside, via North Walsham, it took a leisurely 25 minutes or so. From the coast, go round the sharp bend at Coltishall, known for the quirkiness of having a garage on an island in the middle of the road, it’s just a few yards further along the road on the right. Opposite is the Farm to Fork & Fish farm shop, well worthy of a visit during opening hours, but it was shut and we were here to dine not shop! [Read more…]
Sugar and Spice is our local cafe and what lucky people that makes us! Claire, the owner, has worked in the hospitality industry for years and really goes out of her way to provide truly scrumptious food and great service from her young staff.
Recently moved premises, it is now located on its own site, a long defunct garage, then farm shop, but still on Coast Road, in Bacton where her first cafe was located. She has more seating space and more importantly a much larger kitchen to create all that wonderful food made with local produce. There’s even a working jukebox to add to the atmosphere.
Think of Norfolk, think of lavender; the two are intrinsically linked, therefore a trip to Norfolk Lavender has to be done at some point! Located in Heacham, some 50 miles away, it may not be on our doorstep, but the trip across the county takes in some beautiful scenery and is worth it just for the drive alone. Half a day allows enough time and so you can explore more of the west of Norfolk or the beautiful North Norfolk coastline as you journey home.
Cromer is one of my favourite towns to visit on a trip to Norfolk. Why is it different? Simply because it’s still full of individual shops where you won’t be buying something that thousands of other people have as well. Let’s go for a wander!