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Here’s our guide to one of our favourite areas of Norwich: the Lanes. With its beguiling mix of boutiques, galleries, beauty salons, cafes and restaurants, there’s plenty to explore here to create a truly unique and exciting itinerary, and the entire area is very closely interlinked with easy access from one area of the Lanes to another – it’s so easily walkable, and makes for a great day (and night) out!
Mark Twain said ‘Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see’…
Make the most of Half Term and Valentine's Day, or just book a spontaneous trip away; Norwich has some lovely hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties to relax and unwind in. Once you're here, head out for some food and make sure you make the most of Norwich's brilliant shopping offer.
Don’t lament winter, make the most of the chillier weather in the city’s snug pubs. Norwich may no longer have a pub for every day of the year, but we still have plenty to offer! Here’s our favourite pubs and bars to enjoy a warming drink in and feel just like a local!
If you like to think of yourself as a bit of a gourmand, then Norwich is the city for you - particularly in wintertime with delicious, hearty dishes designed to warm you up. With a plethora of delightful restaurants, food stores, delis and other eateries, you can really indulge your foodie fantasies – and here’s how to do so in true Norwich style.
Norfolk has an abundance of charming restaurants which serve up amazing dishes using local produce and ultra-fresh ingredients. The festive period is a great time to try something different on special menus, from fine dining to eateries offering a more casual experience.
To me, there’s nothing quite as satisfying than sampling a variety of delicious Thai dishes, freshly cooked with plenty of flavour. New restaurant Giggling Squid ticks all the boxes: it packs a real punch with its beautiful décor and amazing food, serving up an array of more unique dishes alongside the old favourites (I love to try new things but will never tire of a Masaman Curry).
You may already be aware of ‘hygge’; the concept is becoming more and more prevalent here in the UK, having picked up the pace recently. It originates from Denmark (in fact there’s no straight translation for this word into English) and, if you’re not familiar with the term, it’s basically about embracing life – all year round, but particularly during the colder months when moods can dip as much as the temperature.
As we head ever further towards Autumn and the harvest festival time of year, it’s the perfect time to take a look at the real gems we’re lucky enough to have on our doorstep.
So we know we always wax lyrical about how brilliant the food offer in Norfolk is, but that’s because it’s just so great!
Sometimes a break is all about the food; it’s not about how far you’ve travelled. It’s about getting together with friends or a partner, to really savour the taste and aroma of a glorious meal (with wine) usually involving tasty local produce. And enjoying a delicious meal out is usually best rounded off with just a short walk to your room!
Are you sick of having to choose from restaurants’ one or, occasionally, two veggie options? Had enough mushroom risotto to last a lifetime?
It’s arrived! The new Norwich Food & Drink Guide is here – the city’s guide on where to dine in Norwich!
Though we all love being cooked for, sometimes it’s lovely to be able to prepare your own food with time to spare whilst on a trip away. So here’s our round up of 13 (a baker’s dozen, if you will!) great self-catering cottages and apartments, all with kitchens in which to whip up a tasty meal made with local produce!
We often talk about things to do in terms of daytime activities and attractions - and though there’s certainly plenty to keep us all occupied during the day, Norwich has a vibrant and exciting array of evening and nightlife entertainment to enjoy. So, we’ve compiled our 5 favourite ‘nights out’ in Norwich – have a read, be inspired and get planning!
Norfolk’s leading brewery, Woodforde’s, has done it again with a fantastic new guest ale now added to its already hugely popular range of cask conditioned and bottled beers.
Summer is officially here, and with that comes lazy days in pub beer gardens, enjoying a tasty pint in the sunshine and catching up with friends.
By now we’ve no doubt you know Norwich is the city, not only of stories, but also of secrets. Secrets waiting to be told with a fascinating history to be shared - it’s what makes Norwich the vibrant area that it is today.
Father's Day is looming. Whether you want to show your appreciation for dad or grandad (or in fact any father figure in your life), avoid the mad scramble for socks and lame cards - we've got a whole host of Father's Day treats that will get you in their good books for at least a few months!
“Norwich once had a pub for every day of the year, and a church for every Sunday.” On any given day in the city of stories, you’re sure to hear someone repeating this old adage with pride. But how true is this maxim?
There's no excuse to stay in; May is a month jam-packed full of exciting events, the city is literally bursting with fun things to do. So if you fancy spicing up your free time here are some great suggestions to get stuck into!
Norwich is a city that welcomes the hungry. A cornucopia of cafes, restaurants, bars and stalls lines the streets and lanes of the city, each one inviting you to stop, try, venture inside. With choices so numerous, even the hungriest traveller needs a guide though to lead them through this culinary landscape and so we discover a small part of the city in the Norwich Lanes: the area of Gaol Hill, St Giles and Upper St Giles.