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Bacton, Norfolk

Review of Bacton by john wilson on February 23rd, 2010
A totally unspoilt place. Wonderful for people of all ages. great beach to keep kids occupied. The local chip shop is outstanding, try the rock salmon! Handy as a base for exploring the broads, and coast, as well as the resort towns of Cromer, Mundesley,Sheringham, etc, and inland towns of North Walsham, Holt, etc. Weather is always great too!!

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Cley next the Sea, Norfolk

Review of Cley next the Sea by may on October 23rd, 2008
a joy to visit Cley and Glandford. Lovely old flint houses and charming people living there. The Swallows pub is the best in the village by far and the fish from the Smoke House is superlative. A relaxing place, full of birdwatchers and walkers. Not to be missed.

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Diss, Norfolk

Review of Diss by Janice Cargill on April 7th, 2009
The Mill is really worth a visit but there is no gift shop or cafe now. The Pub called The Horseshoes is located next door to where the cafe and shop used to be and is open from 7.00 to 11.00 for breakfast and 11.30am to 9.00pm everyday for main meals,snacks and specials. Also teas, coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drink and ofcourse real ales and draught Lagers.

Review of Diss by Bill Welch on August 29th, 2006
Member of 490th bomb group at Eye Enjoyed Diss after returning from missions to the Continent

Date visited: 1944

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Fakenham, Norfolk

Review of Fakenham by Fiona on October 17th, 2009
Fakenham is an amazing rural town. The people are so nice and the weather is sometimes good! I agree with Johannah. But don't go to Which Craft. They are evil in there. Go to Pedlars Gold. which Craft will take your money. Seriously.

Review of Fakenham by Johannah Kendall on November 19th, 2007
fakenham is the best town i've ever visited! it is absolutly beautiful with something for absolutly everyone! it has so many things for teenagers as well as children, adults and the elderly. i would highly recomend it.

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Flookburgh, Norfolk

Review of Flookburgh by Susan Young on August 24th, 2009
For many years now we have been visiting this lovely little village. We have stayed in the Havens Caravan Park every time and have had a relaxing and wonderful stay. We have used this park for a base to visit the wonderful towns and sites nearby and only within half hour of most places such as Windermere, Kendal, Ulverston and of course Grange over Sands. I would recommend this place to any of my friends especially walkers. I would also recommend the sticky toffee pudding that you could find in the local shop of Cartmel too.

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Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Review of Great Yarmouth by Susan Carter on July 13th, 2010
Great Yarmouth is a beautiful seaside town, but everything closes at 5 p.m. which does not make sense. I have just returned with my family (6 adults and 2 children). We were bored in the evenings, because all the main attractions closed far too early for the middle of July. The pleasure beach which we all loved closed at 5, all the attractions on the main pier closed at 5 p.m., golf was closed, sea life in fact it was like a ghost town. Be a long time till I return to Yarmouth. They need to get their act together and open later for the people that don't like visiting during school holidays.

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Harleston, Norfolk

Review of Harleston by P.R. Skinner on April 16th, 2007
My thoughts on Harleston - very favourable as it was my old stamping ground in my youth around the 1940's - early 50's. However I think the museum should include an email address as I'd like to contact them via that medium. I'll be visiting U.K. in the next 12 months and have a few items they might like - a programme for a 'welcome home ' dinner in the Corn Hall for servicemen in 1919, a 1939 cinema programme, a Harleston cycling club badge which belonged to my Uncle Holly Gardner, who was a bit of a champion cyclist in his time, and a few other bits of ephemera.

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Heydon, Norfolk

Review of Heydon by peters on February 13th, 2011
thank you,for the lovely meal we had tonight.gambas prawns to start,followed by ribeye peppered steaks, finished with an irish coffee.we both thoroughly enjoyed our evening,and the service was tip top,we hope to see you all again very soon,cheers.

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Horning, Norfolk

Review of Horning by Sheila Butterworth on March 14th, 2011
Horning is the BEST- I lived in Horning for quite a time but have been resiging in Australia for the past 12 years- now working out details to return in September- I was pleased to see that you accept dogs- I have a cavalier King Charles- very important to me. I will contact you later when I have the final details sorted. Regards. Sheila Butterworth

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Horsey, Norfolk

Review of Horsey by Paul on January 1st, 2011
Very poor, rude staff. Tried to make us go outside to the marquee with our 10 year old for a coffee in December and not polite with it. Needless to say we let them pour the coffee and then left. Not recommended if you have children, pass this one by.

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Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Review of Kings Lynn by Dr Karen O on June 21st, 2009
A find in the Fens Somerville House Restaurant, Terrington St John A restaurant really does have to be first-rate for us to make a 240 miles round trip from Birmingham to near King’s Lynn in Norfolk three or four times, each year since 2003 (and regretting that we don’t live nearer so that we can visit monthly!). Situated a few hundred yards from the A47, between Wisbech and King’s Lynn, Somerville House is a haven of peaceful fine dining. Formerly a village doctor’s surgery in Church Road, in the village of Terrington St John, Somerville House, with owners Colin (the chef) and Mibette, provides some of the best evening meals and Sunday lunches in the Fens and the whole of north Norfolk. The format is simple and economical: Somerville offers a two- or three-course a la carte menu, changed monthly, for under £30 (excluding wine). This choice is supplemented by special evenings, including two-course ‘tummy-filler’ traditional meals (under £20) and four-course seasonal special evenings. The wine choice is extensive without being lavish, either in provenance or cost. There are always the chef’s informed recommendations on the menu, which we usually follow. One evening in late May, 2009, we enjoyed a special four-course ‘Spring Evening special’ for £35. It began with aperitifs in Colin and Mibette’s walled garden and orchard – the source of Colin’s plum chutney, to come in the autumn. The menu included an hors d’oeuvre of broad bean and sorrel flan. A further salad course was of local salad vegetables and quails’ eggs. A fish course of line-caught sea bass and double-baked Cromer crab soufflé followed. The main course was of roast spring lamb, with Norfolk asparagus grown a few fields away, complemented by local new potatoes and minted rhubarb puree. After a suitable interval, a strawberry and meringue slice was served accompanied by a palate-cleansing strawberry sorbet. The meal ended with freshly-made coffee and (our special request) blueberry and apple tea. Sublime! On another evening in May, for one of the ‘regular’ evening meals, we were, as usual, greeted by the front-of-house patronne, Mibette. Over an aperitif and exquisitely-prepared hors d’oeuvres, we mulled over a choice of a two- or three-course meal. No competition – it’s the three course every time! Typically, there are four choices for each of the three courses, including one vegetarian option. In six years, the standard has been consistently conscientious, and the menus have changed seasonally and imaginatively to avoid any hint of repetition. The unstuffy and friendly welcome from Mibette and Colin, has also been consistent, including end-of-evening personal farewell from Colin (as the chef). Some people arrive and leave Somerville House by taxi (easily arranged from Wisbech or King’s Lynn). Others, like us, travel from further afield without hesitation, remembering that the Somerville House post-code PE14 7RY extends the length of Church Rd. And we come back again and again, finding something new to savour. Paul Dolan and Karen O’Rourke, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, U.K. June 2009

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North Walsham, Norfolk

Review of North Walsham by Clive Miurts on July 17th, 2012
We recently visited Norfolk Park, run by The Dream Lodge Group, in North Walsham, Norfolk. What a fabulous holiday, even the kids didnt want to come home! The Lodge we stayed in was outstanding, definately 5 star accommodation! The park itself was beautiful and the on site facilities were great! The kids would definately recommend the outdoor heated swimming pool! We couldn't get them out of it! We dined in The Olive Tree restaurant on park, which was out of this world! Only just got back from holiday, but already looking at booking our next getaway with The Dream Lodge Group!

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Norwich, Norfolk

Review of Norwich by Emma on November 26th, 2006
I live in norwich and it's a great city. Lots of things to do, such as: cinema at Vue or Odean, visit castle museum, shopping on the famous norwich market or Castle Mall or Chapelfield shopping mall, clubbing in riverside, roller skating at Funkey Monkeys, dry slope skiing in Trowse, everything to entertain you!!! There is even The Forumn to go to, it's the city library, and you can use the internet for free for 60 mins. If you have a lapop of your own, you can use free wireless internet access in the city centre. There are hotspots around Norwich called "The Link" which you can connect to for FREE!!!! Great for business women or men.

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Reedham, Norfolk

Review of Reedham by colin hepburn on September 3rd, 2006
Just been to Reedham very nice area. The food at The Reedham Ferry Inn was ok but the service was atrocious, one waitress and a packed pub, we booked a table for 7 we were directed to the wrong table had to go to the bar after 40 mins to get the waitress, we were not the only one's waiting. The staff were all too young and had not got a clue. When I asked to see the manager I was told it was the chef and he was busy. It definitely needs the front of house sorting out. If you serve good food it is ruined by bad service.

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Scole, Norfolk

Review of Scole by p shelton on June 2nd, 2008
we had the pleasure of a few days at the scole inn this week. we had a fantastic time the staff were all great and helpful. we had a problem with our hot water and the manager at the time was so helpful she arranged for us to exchange rooms and offered to help us move.the room we found ourselves in was Emma`s room it was beautiful and very comfortable. A big thankyou to everyone concerned for a very ahappy break.

Review of Scole by Poole on February 9th, 2008
We were told this Inn was full of history and character and decided to make a visit and have some lunch. Yes, loads of character but we won't be going there or reccomending it to any friends. The place is in need of serious TLC, a good cleaner and a decent cheff.. We had to wait over an hour for our food and when it arrived it was awfull.. The fresh hadock wasn't fresh but freezer burned and over cooked and very greasy. The thai chicken curry looked like a green porridge containig frozen peas and soggy courgettes.. The toilets were terrible. The ladies flooring had been taken up and this is supposed to be a venue for weddings? One more thing, your poinsetia plant in the reception hall needs replacing! We complained to the staff on duty.

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Sculthorpe, Norfolk

Review of Sculthorpe by Susan King on April 1st, 2009
We have just come back from a three day weekend at Sculthorpe Mill and we had a very relaxing time. The rooms and gardens are beautiful and the mill has great character. The food was well prepared, if not exciting and we would certainly consider another longer stay.

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Sheringham, Norfolk

Review of Sheringham by Sally Lloyd on February 20th, 2008
Sheringham is a lovely market town with a beautiful beach, lots to do, great shopping, a brilliant little theatre and plenty of places to eat at. There is always a good atmosphere all year round with weekenders and holidaymakers livening up the place! The market every Saturday and Wednesday (March-October) is well worth a visit.

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Swaffham, Norfolk

Review of Swaffham by Bill Davis on May 7th, 2009
We are actually newcomers to Swaffham. We arrived in 1996 from Hertfordshire.Checking the place out on the internet, it is steeped in history.So many places of interest in a very small radius.As with most places in this country it can be too close to register.I am not sure the locals appreciate what they have on their door step.I could be wrong, of course. My son-in -law, when visiting us and we are in town passing little alleyways and such says 'What is down there?' He is disgusted if I say I don't know! The church of St Peter and St Paul can fill a good few hours. And that ceiling! I have to say it had declined some in the last few years.Too many shops have closed and we have too many of the wrong kind of shop.I am in constant touch by e-mail to friends in New Zealand and they love the place, even though they have not been here.Kingdom did help to spread the word and put the town in peoples minds.I love telling people where I live and have grown quite protective of the place.

Review of Swaffham by sadie white on April 22nd, 2009
i am 13 years old i go to hamond high school which is in swaffham so i do visit it regally. I do not like Swaffham that much mainly because what types of shops it has like for example ok im not mean or nothing but swaffham does have to many charity shops in it. there is 2 chemist which is good because it sells a verity of products like make-up food drink medicines ect i like that but now woolworths has gone and turning into iceland this now mean there is another supermarcket and swaffham already has netto and waitrose. meaning there is less shops to buy other stuff like books magazines sweets ect thank you for listening

Review of Swaffham by Roger Goodchild on August 27th, 2006
Visited Swaffam for the first time in August 2006. A beautiful market town with a newly refurbished market place. Excellent FREE parking in the town centre with superb facilities. The cleanliness and lack of litter was particularly noticeable. Visiting the Market Cross 17th Century inn is a must. Whilst there a visit to the ECOCENTRE is well recommended, and if you have the stamina climb the 305 steps or so inside the ENERCON 66 wind turbine to the viewing gallery (approx 98 metres above the ground)- now you really can see Norfolk!! This is the only wind turbine you can ascend in the UK! The guided tour by James was excellent as is his knowledge of the turbine. We shall definately return and this time visit the ICENI village close by.

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Thurne, Norfolk

Review of Thurne by Sal & Kev on March 30th, 2008
Thurne is a lovely little place to visit. We went there in February 2008 in our motorhome and found the perfect place to stop overnight, namely in the car park of the Lion Inn. Sid was the perfect host; attentive and accommodating, and we had an absolutely scrumptious meal in the large restaurant. Kev is still drooling at the memory of his gammon steak, and the scampi I had was light and tasty, with the chef's own homemade tartare sauce. Yummy! Our mini holiday was completed with a walk along the river, even though it was freezing cold! Bracing, I think you call it.

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Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Review of Wells-next-the-Sea by chris on November 6th, 2008
best place on earth we come all the time fantastic place

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Wreningham, Norfolk

Review of Wreningham by Ian on June 1st, 2009
I visited the Bird in Hand last Friday (29/05/09) following a recommendation from a friend. I called to book a table for 20:30 but was running a little late so called to inform them we would be 10 minutes late. When we got there at 20:37 we were told there were no tables available despite calling. There was a careless attitude from the bar staff member and only offered a table in the bar or wait until a table came free in the restaurant. We had to wait 20 minutes before we were offered a table for our party of only 4. Once seated we had a nice meal with good friendly service from all the waitresses. Despite this I’m afraid I will not be returning in the near future due to the fact I went out of my way to inform them I was running late and they didn’t seem to act upon it or even offer any apologies.

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