Fritton Arms, Norfolk

The Fritton Arms

The Fritton Arms in Fritton, Norfolk re-opened its doors in late 2014 after an extensive refurbishment and now offers nine elegant bedrooms and a lovely restaurant serving locally sourced food. Head Chef Stuart Pegg roasts meat in a wood-fired oven and also serves an extensive range of homemade pizzas as well as an unusual range…

Valley Farm Vineyard, nr Halesworth, Suffolk

Valentine’s Wine, Made in Suffolk

If your plans for Valentine’s Day include opening a bottle of something sparkling, then you could choose a Suffolk-produced sparkling wine from Valley Farm Vineyards in Wissett, near Halesworth. Owners Elaine Heeler and Vanessa Tucker specialise in growing grapes for still and sparkling white wines as well as still and sparkling blush. An ideal bottle…

Withersdale Cottages, Waveney Valley

Special Offers at Withersdale Cross Cottages

It’s always nice to be able to go on holiday and take your pet pooch with you to enjoy long country walks and relaxing evenings in your cosy holiday cottage. And even better when your holiday cottage of choice has a special offer on too. That’s exactly what is available at Withersdale Cross Cottages on…

Raveningham Hall, Norfolk

Snowdrop Season at Raveningham

Early February will see the start of the snowdrop season and what better place to see them than on the Raveningham Estate in Norfolk.  An elegant, Grade II listed building, Raveningham Hall, has been home to the Bacon family since 1735 and the 500 acre parkland has ancient natural woodland, a beautiful garden and 18th century…

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Walking in the Waveney Valley

The festive season is traditionally a time where it’s all too easy to over-indulge. With turkey-laden tables (and all the trimmings); Christmas pudding laced with brandy butter for dessert; copious cups of tea accompanied by mince pies and Christmas cake; the odd glass of wine or champagne and before you know it, the pounds have…

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Winter Walks and Festive Fun

Winter is a wonderful time of year for a bracing walk through the countryside; the landscape looks dramatically different as the leaves fall from the trees and the earth feels crisp with frost beneath our feet. It’s a great time for bird watching too and you might be lucky and spot Little Egrets, Tree Creepers,…

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Christmas Cheer in Harleston

Harleston in the Waveney Valley is the place to be on 5th and 6th December for catching some Christmas cheer this year. The grand switching on of the lights takes place on Friday 5th December at 6pm. This promises to be a glittering affair with the town centre filled with craft and food stalls and…

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Dickleburgh Christmas Tree Festival

The 11th annual South Norfolk Christmas Tree extravaganza, with 50 decorated Christmas trees, is set to take place at All Saints Church in the village of Dickleburgh. South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon will officially open the Christmas Tree festival at 5pm on Saturday, 29th November. This year’s theme is ‘Signs and Wonders’ of Christmas and…

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Gentle Walks Before Tea & Scones at Earsham Street Cafe

The owners of Earsham Street Cafe in Bungay have produced a walking leaflet with three walks, starting and ending at their cafe in the centre of town. Choose from a 1 mile,  2.5 mile or 5.5 mile walk through the countryside surrounding Bungay and then return to the cafe for a scrumptious scone or homemade…

St Peters Brewery, Waveney Valley

Brewery Tours at St Peter’s Brewery

If you are looking for an outing with friends in the run up to Christmas, what about a brewery tour of St Peter’s Brewery near Bungay in Suffolk? Sitting adjacent to the 13th century St Peter’s Hall, the brewery has built a reputation for excellent quality beers, using water from their own deep bore hole,…