North Norfolk’s Holkham Hall This weekend’s Sunday Times Style magazine featured North Norfolk as a possible mini-break venue. The front page header reads: “Cornwall! Norfolk! Whitley Bay?” I turned the page and read: “North Norfolk increasingly plays host to an arty, intellectual crowd.” Very nice of them to say so! The article continued to heap praise: “Champagne sands and some of the most beautiful gardens in England make the North Norfolk coast a desirable retreat”. The gardens featured are those…
A new seafood restaurant is to open at Drove Orchard Thornham North Norfolk
Lifeguard Flag – supervised bathing area between the flags The warmer weather will soon be here. I promise! So, get the bathing costumes, the suntan oil and the beach gear sorted out ready for some relaxing days on North Norfolk’s beaches. Indications are that this tourist season in North Norfolk could see the highest number of visitors ever so you will need to get down onto the beaches early to get the best spots – in my case within…
Rocky Bottoms Seafood Restaurant just off the coast road at East Runton is worth a visit. The seafood is delicious and the surroundings are a delight.
Of the many eateries in Wells in North Norfolk, The Globe Inn comes out a clear winner for me. The recent refurbishment has been a great success and this is a comfortable and relaxing place to dine. The menu is varied, and The Globe serves excellently prepared and presented food made with locally sourced produce. Try The Globe when you are next in Wells – it must rate as one of the best North Norfolk pubs.
Sarah Sands, a journalist on the London Evening Standard, has been singing the praises of North Norfolk. In a very positive article about the Victoria Inn at Holkham she also extolled the virtues of North Norfolk in general.
Galton Blackiston the TV chef proprietor of Morston Hall is to expand his fish and chip restaurant in Cromer.
To the casual visitor Overstrand is a pleasant but unremarkable Norfolk coastal village. There is a good beach, a village shop and post office, a clifftop cafe and a good public house; a great place to spend a summer’s day. However, there is more to Overstrand than meets the eye. I will be detailing some of the village’s unusual features in a later article. The Sea Marge Hotel is an impressive building at the eastern end of the high street and is a unique place to stay and a great place to dine.
Galton Blackiston’s fish and chip restaurant in Cromer a winner!
The Ship Inn at Mundesley is an excellent seaside public house that is handy for the beach. With plenty of car parking and a grassed play area for children, plus unobstructed sea views from the restaurant, this is a very popular venue for locals and visitors to North Norfolk.