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Beer and brewing in Norfolk

2 April 2020

North Norfolk has the ideal conditions for growing malt barley for beer – a perfect combination of soil type, height (yes, in Norfolk!) and the maritime climate of salty sea frets (that’s mist to you and I). So it’s no surprise that Norfolk has over 50 breweries – putting it in the top three in the country. And with that number of breweries, you can tell that Norfolk likes its beer! Oh, and we have over 1000 pubs too.

Farmers' markets in Norfolk

30 August 2019

Diana Brocklebank Scott of Creake Abbey Farmers' Market tells us why Norfolk's farmers' markets are thriving! Plus your guide to where they are and when...

Cromer Carnival gets into the spirit as gin is launched to mark 50 years of this iconic event

31 July 2019

Cromer Carnival is getting into the spirit of things to mark its 50th anniversary by launching a special edition Cromer Carnival Gin. Crafted in small batches on copper-pot stills by former Cromer lad Laurence Conisbee at Wharf Distillery, the gin has been created to pay tribute to all that is great about this iconic event and seaside town.

Norfolk's top 10 foods

8 April 2019

Norfolk has some of the best fresh, seasonal produce you'll find anywhere, from Cromer crab to Brancaster mussels, artisan cheeses, and the best malting barley in the country, as well as an English whisky distillery. Of course, we're also renowned for our Norfolk black turkeys and this is the home of Colman's Mustard and Mint.

Bawburgh Kings Head wins ‘Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2019’

6 September 2018

The Kings Head in Bawburgh near Norwich has been voted ‘Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2019’ in The Good Pub Guide 2019. The Good Pub Guide is Britain’s bestselling travel guide, and is the only truly independent guide of its kind.

Vintage release for Flint Vineyard

27 March 2018

Norfolk-based Flint Vineyard, whose debut wines sold out within just five months, launches its 2017 vintage this Easter weekend, to coincide with the start of the summer tour season.

Why local is best

12 March 2018

Vanessa Scott of Strattons Hotel and CoCoes Cafe Deli, Swaffham gives us the benefits of eating Norfolk produce while you're here.

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