All Things Eating Out showcases fabulous independent places to eat out in Norfolk. Whether you are looking for an eatery with fine views over the Norfolk Coast, Countryside or City of Norwich, or a fine dining restaurant to make that occasion extra special , this category is full of fabulous independent Norfolk eateries, with many focussing on locally sourced produce.
Sheringham’s Little Theatre is closely connected in so many ways. Established for six decades, it comes with that hard-earned reputation for being an essential component of the coastal community.
Standing proud opposite the Town’s Clock Tower, it faces due North towards the sea that has shaped Sheringham’s history. A force to be reckoned with, both its summer repertory season and its traditional pantomime are legendary in the British theatre industry, reflected by the audiences filling the 160 brand new seats and who are happy to just keep on coming back for more.
Showcasing Sheringham’s stage and screen, it connects with people across wide ranging tastes. Both the Little Theatre Players and numerous touring companies perform a superb selection of classic plays as well as the best of modern material.
The satellite dish and full-size silver screen present a much sought after connection with world class ballet and opera. Fans of mainstream movies are not forgotten and are well catered for alongside maestros of music from all genres.
The service called Friendly Faces features an informal link for new-comers and those who feel daunted at attending on their own; tangible proof of the Theatre’s credentials for wishing to connect with all who choose to come along.
Open six days every week, the Hub Café provides a warm and welcoming destination, an amazingly popular venue for everyone to catch up over a cuppa and cake. For those who yearn for a closer involvement, there is a fun and enjoyable adult drama group, plus drama workshops for 6 to 16 year olds. Why go anywhere else when you can come to your local Theatre and be on a proper stage?
Sheringham has the benefit of regular direct transport connections with local communities and with Norwich itself by both bus and rail services. The Little Theatre has several car parks in the vicinity which are a level walk away. Morris Street is the closest at only a few minutes’ wander and is free of charge in the evenings. Once inside the Theatre foyer, it is a level access to the café, toilets and front row of the auditorium – making the trip out easier for those with limited mobility.
All the numerous events need a happy team on hand to ensure they run smoothly. Volunteers play an essential part, helping with a variety of tasks, including welcoming visitors, selling programmes or serving in the café bar. Anyone who has a couple of hours to spare from time to time would be genuinely welcome to join the team. Your contribution would help ensure the sustainability of your well-connected Sheringham Little Theatre for you, your children and your grandchildren.
Situated nearby to Loddon and Beccles our gardens surround Raveningham Hall, home to Sir Nicholas and Lady Bacon (and home to the Bacon family since 1735).
Enjoy the beauty of our varied and ever-changing floral seasons. The Gardens are set out as the Edwardian plans with large herbaceous borders surrounding a Victorian walled kitchen garden. In the 1960s the planting was enhanced by the inspiration of Priscilla, Lady Bacon an energetic plantswoman who collected many rare species from around the world transforming the garden over 50 years. The walled kitchen garden was brought back to full working order in the last 20 years and is now producing fruit and vegetables for the House. There is a fine late 19th century Boulton and Paul range of glasshouses, stocked conservatory and melon pits, all in working order.
A Millennium project by Nicholas Bacon to build a lake on the North side of the House is now firmly established as is an Arboretum that was planted after the destruction of a wood in the 1987 gale; this gave an opportunity to plant a large variety of trees and shrubs under a plan designed by the eminent plantsman Roy Lancaster. New additions to the garden include a Herb Garden, a Stumpery and a garden designed around Francis Bacon’s essays based on the passage of time.
The main specialities of the garden are snowdrops followed by bulbs in early spring, later in the season agapanthus are a main feature. Our Gardens are circa 10 acres all in a glorious 18th Century parkland setting with sculpture by Susan Bacon in and around the gardens. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Main Season Opening Times
We are open for both individual visits and Group Tours of 10-30 people.
Our Gardens and Tea Room are open throughout February 11-4pm (closed Saturdays) and on set days April to August. Please see our website www.raveningham.com for opening days & times.
Friends of Raveningham Gardens
Become a friend and visit throughout our opening times for just £20 per person.
Please contact email@example.com 01508 548480 for all enquiries, individual or group.
We look forward to welcoming you to our living garden.
The AA 4 Star silver Maids Head Hotel is renowned for being the oldest Hotel in the UK. The site has been providing hospitality since the early 12th century. With its long history of famous guests, including Edward the Black Prince, Catherine of Aragon and Queen Elizabeth I and tradition of service to the local community, the hotel is filled with character that sets it apart.
As an independent hotel we pride ourselves on excellent service, attention to detail and flexibility making our guests feel welcome and at ease whilst staying with us.
Our Chefs understand that every guests needs are different and whilst creating our mouth-watering menus of local produce they will be happy to look after any dietary request. Our restaurant and bar staff are on hand to recommend the perfect wine to match your meal and will do so by course as required.
In addition to our bedrooms and restaurant the hotel we can cater for up to 120 guests in our versatile event rooms.
In 2019 we invested in 2 Bentleys and in 2020 we will be able to offer our Frolic 31 electric boat for cruises along the River Wensum to enjoy afternoon tea, or maybe drinks and canapes.
All of our event rooms have individual character, combining this with our flexible approach to events we can tailor make bespoke events to match our customers' needs.
The Maids Head Hotel were also winners of the Best Independent Hotel and Investing in Future Tourism Awards 2019.
Set in Norfolk’s Wensum Valley, Lyng is in a beautiful part of the country which is very popular with walkers and anglers, so once you have had enough of outdoorthe main street, and near to a stream in the charming Village of Lyng, The Fox Country Pub & Restaurant dates back almost 300 years.
Fully renovated, we’ve retained traditional elements such as the beamed ceiling, open fire and tiled floor that add to the warm, welcoming feel and contrasted them with modern styling. The resulting mood is fresh and eclectic without belying the business’s Country Pub origins.
Serious about food and drink, The Fox features a wide range of Real Ales and fine wines, together with a tasty menu formed from the best local produce. All dishes are freshly prepared and we believe that you will always find something that will appeal to you.
Children’s Menus are available and we can also cater for any special dietary requirements.
For brighter days, The Fox has an enclosed garden with lovely views of the church.
The Fox has off-road parking.
Barnham Broom is a luxury resort offering a warm welcome to all guests looking for an exceptional experience. With first class facilities and amenities, Barnham Broom boasts a stylish setting in the heart of the Norfolk countryside.
Conveniently located just west of Norwich, Barnham Broom is the perfect base to explore both the city and the surrounding area. The resort overlooks 300 acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside with 46 contemporary bedrooms offering comfortable, stylish and luxurious accommodation.
Two contrasting 18-hole golf courses, The Valley and The Hill, surround the River Yare Valley, offer a premium golf destination.
The Spa at Barnham Broom is a wonderful place to relax and unwind, offering a complete range of professional treatments and luxurious ESPA products. The Spa has recently introduced the luxurious range of Ytsara treatments and products, which are vegan and cruelty-free and are central to the new spa day.
The Vegan Spa journey offers a guilt free indulgence and treatment with a back exfoliation followed by a relaxing back massage and a deeply relaxing scalp massage. Afterwards guests can settle down to a vegan afternoon tea in the Valley Bar or out on the terrace, along with access to the swimming pool, relaxation pool, saina, steam room and loungers. The Vegan Spa day is available from just £75 per person.
The Edge Health & Fitness Club, with its state-of-the-art gym equipment, sauna, steam room, squash courts, tennis courts, fitness classes and heated indoor swimming pool, is the perfect place to improve your health & well-being.
Enjoy high-quality dining in the award-winning Brasserie or visit the comfortable lounge for afternoon tea or an indulgent cocktail or two. Or, come and relax at the Sports Bar, which offers a fantastic menu in an informal setting.
VTS Event Medical Services Limited are a provider of Event First Aid & Medical cover along with First Aid Training at competitive prices. No matter how big or small your event you should consider the health & welfare of your clients/visitors.
We are able to provide the medical cover to meet your needs at a very competitive price. Our Event Medical personnel have experience of covering events from set-up through right through to completion of the break-down, including the important event itself.
We are able to cover your event throughout Norfolk & the East Anglia region. Our personnel Event First Aiders. Advanced First Aiders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Nurses and Paramedics, with access to Doctors.
As part of any Event Medical cover contract/agreement, we will provide a dedicated Event (Medical) Manager who will oversee the planning and delivery of the Event First Aid and Medical cover. We will also provide an anomalised breakdown of Injuries & Illnesses our personnel have dealt with during the period of cover at regular/requested intervals throughout the event plus a written/typed report following successful completion of the event.
During the event (and our period of medical cover), we will ensure that medical treatment is immediately available and is provded to the highest possible standard in line with with current available guidelines for best practice.
We will provide suitably qualified personnel and ensure that they receive ongoing development relevant to their individual needs and the specialist requirements of the service.
We will monitor and audit our activity to ensure that we are providing the best possible service and develop new guidelines and protocols where necessary, as well as responding positively to any complaints, complimments and comments.
We at VTS Event Medical Services respect the confidentiality and autonomy of all our patients/casualties and will act in their best intersets at all times. We have a robust Equality and Diversity policy in place.
We aim to make our Event Medical service provision as unique as possible to the events, with the view that no two events are the same, carrying out our due diligence with risk assessments, and still able to provide the cover at a very competitive price.