News from our Business Members

09 July 2018
Pensthorpe Natural Park, in Fakenham, is celebrating three decades of nature conservation as the reserve toasts its 30th anniversary on 11 July 2018. Opened in 1988 as a waterfowl and wetland park, the 700-acre estate has grown to become one of Norfolk’s largest visitor attractions, having welcomed over 3million visitors through its doors. Founded by Bill Makins, one of Europe’s leading waterfowl breeders, who transformed the site following a multi-million tonne sand and gravel extraction, Pensthorpe has, since 2002, been under
06 June 2018
Families are invited to visit Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham, this summer and go on The Great Bear Hunt. Fairhaven volunteer Andy Usher has carved six bears out of wood from ...
06 June 2018
Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny (age 33), Head Chef at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich and Chef of the Year in the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2016, has reached the semi-final of the Craft Guild of ...
21 May 2018
A new Community Access Public Defibrillator (CAPD) has been installed next to the main entrance of the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich.   The family and friends of 18-year-old Tom Pottle, who ...
16 May 2018
One of Norfolk’s largest attractions is on the hunt for budding David Attenborough’s to join its Junior Board. Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, is searching for young nature enthusiasts ...
15 May 2018
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, at South Walsham, has opened a small provisions shop in its tearoom to provide 'essential essentials' for local residents and visitors on boating and ...
25 April 2018
The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, has achieved a Four Star Silver Award, for the first time, in its 2018 AA overnight inspection. The hotel's Wine Press Restaurant has retained its Two AA ...
13 April 2018
Six members of staff at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich have had babies in recent months. The new arrivals, parents and siblings were invited to the hotel for a special afternoon tea celebration on ...
14 March 2018
TV presenter, author and naturalist, Nick Baker, is set to open The Pensthorpe Conservation Trust’s* annual community event Wild About the Wensum on Saturday 12th May 2018. Intrepid explorer ...
12 March 2018
Paralympic swimmer, Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE and Councillor David Ward, Chairman Broadland District Council, will officially open the completed Main Bridges Path project at Fairhaven Woodland and ...
09 March 2018
Celebrate English Tourism Week from Saturday, March 17 to Sunday, March 25 at the historic Maids Head Hotel in Norwich. A classic English Afternoon Tea will be on offer, along with special English ...
07 March 2018
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden's ancient King Oak, believed to have been a sapling at the time of the Battle of Hastings and one of the oldest trees in Norfolk, has been given a 'trim' to ensure ...
07 March 2018
After living the high life at The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London, four flamingos have put their high society days behind them and have relocated to Norfolk.  Flamingos Bill, Ben, Splosh and ...
19 January 2018
Fairhaven Woodland Water Garden's gardeners and volunteers have embarked on their major winter leaf collection and dyke clearance project. The gardening team collects all the autumn's fallen ...
19 January 2018
Peter Rye, great-grandson of Walter Rye, who was owner of the Maids Head Hotel from 1889-1895, visited the hotel for lunch with Christopher Kitching, author of a new biography of Walter Rye called A ...
21 December 2017
The ever-changing kaleidoscope of light, patterns and colours waiting to be discovered at Pensthorpe Natural Park creates a rich vein of material for budding photographers. Wells photographer Julia ...
20 November 2017
For three years it provided a stunning backdrop for millions of TV viewers who watched entranced as BBC TV’s Springwatch showpiece provided a ‘through-the-keyhole’ view of nature. ...
08 November 2017
The Grove Cromer is teaming up with The Massage Hut to offer hotel guests and visitors holistic massage therapy seven days a week, in a tranquil wooden cabin surrounded by trees and birdsong. The ...
16 October 2017
Foresters at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden marked the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm today (October 16), by giving that great survivor, the King Oak, its annual close inspection. The King ...
18 September 2017
Hannah Barnes won a competition earlier this year, run in conjunction with City College Norwich Art and Design students, for an illustration of the Maids Head Hotel to be printed on new mugs, which ...
14 July 2017
Jenny Sadler and her mother Dorothy Watts and 10 other members of the Watts family and friends, joined the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman at the Maids Head Hotel on Friday, July 14 ...
03 July 2017
Nine common tern chicks, from four breeding pairs of adult birds, have hatched on the new floating breeding platform secured on Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s broad at South Walsham. ...
13 May 2017
The Grove in Cromer, owned by three generations of the Graveling family for the past 81 years, is the winner of AA’s Bed and Breakfast with a Story for 2017-18. Richard, Chris and Liz ...
27 March 2017
A new floating breeding platform for common terns was secured on Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden’s broad today (March 27) at South Walsham. It was attached to posts that survive from an old ...
22 March 2017
Simon Hunter Marsh has taken over as Head Chef at the Grove in Cromer and hopes to build on their reputation as one of the best eateries on the Norfolk coast. Simon started his career at Green ...
20 March 2017
Nelson’s Gold, a brand new spirit drink from Norfolk’s Wild Knight English Vodka, was launched today (March 20) at the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich.   The new spirit drink ...
28 February 2017
Students from Istituto Tecnico per il Turismo G.Mazzotti, Treviso in northern Italy, took part in a pancake challenge at the Maids Head Hotel, in Norwich, to mark  Shrove Tuesday.    The Italian ...
14 February 2017
The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has retained top platinum grading for its public toilets in the annual Loo of the Year Awards, along with a special Attendant of the Year Award for cleanliness.   ...
01 February 2017
What a difference a year makes, and 2017 is going to be a great year in Burnham Deepdale, with a new team running the hostels and campsite at Deepdale Farm, the return of Deepdale Conservation ...
30 January 2017
Inceptum Norwich, a business formed by a group of year 12 students at Norwich School, who are taking part in this year's Young Enterprise Programme’s company scheme, have produced and ...
12 December 2016
A framed Edwardian watercolour of the exterior of the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, painted by Walter Hayward-Young in 1908 for a series of postcards of the hotel, has been discovered in a loft in ...
28 November 2016
City College Norwich students Katie Carruth and Robyn Jackson, who won October’s Maids Head Apple Cake Bake off, returned to the hotel on Monday to take part in a Marie Curie Norfolk Knobbler ...
23 November 2016
The Grove in Cromer has been recognised by the Luxury Travel Guide as their Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year and commended for the high quality of food, amenities and accommodation. It comes on the ...
12 November 2016
Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day is a new children's book written and illustrated by Norwich author and artist, Sandra Derry. It is the first in a series of books by Sandra, who grew up on a farm, aiming ...
12 October 2016
A Norwich law firm was already an energetic teenager when, in 1841, the city gave birth to a new music society. During the following 175 years, Hansells and the Norwich Philharmonic have each ...
02 November 2016
In spring this year, our conservatory was knocked down and the patio that was just outside dug up. Mortons of Norwich came in and added a new roof with a huge central lantern. A wooden decked slope ...
26 October 2016
City College Norwich students, Katie Carruth and Robyn Jackson won the Great Norfolk Bake Off, celebrating Apple Day, at the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland on Tuesday, October 25.    Working in ...
10 October 2016
This week, the original creators of Deepdale Backpackers & Camping are back at the helm for the first time in seven years. Jason Borthwick and a whole new team, headed by Chris Haycock, are immensely ...
10 October 2016
Trevor ‘Tabs’ Taberham, Volunteer Wildlife Warden, began a full entomology survey of Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in May. It is the first time that an entomology survey has been ...
13 September 2016
The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has completed a £150,000 project to refurbish the public lounges and reception and create a new entrance on Tombland, including a revolving door. The Dean of Norwich, ...
04 June 2014
All Things Norfolk is a local independent business, owned and run by Norfolk people who are passionate about the County they proud to live and work in. All Things Norfolk promotes and encourages ...
18 July 2016
The Maids Head Hotel launched a new Norwich Summer Staycation package at the Royal Norfolk Show, with a ‘beach burial’, on the hotel’s stand.  Amy Elvin, the hotel’s wedding co-ordinator is pictured ...
24 May 2016
The Maids Head Hotel has launched Murtel Fish Ale, a new signature beer brewed by Woodforde’s, in time for the Norwich City of Ale festival, which runs from May 26 to June 5. The beer takes its ...
22 April 2016
The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich is celebrating the award of a second AA Rosette for the WinePress Restaurant, following the annual AA inspection, which rated the food offering at Five Star quality.  ...
11 April 2016
The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Brenda Arthur is officially launching the Maids Head Hotel's new outdoor seating area, overlooking Tombland, on Friday 15 April at a morning coffee event ...
07 March 2016
Two All Things Norfolk business members, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden and The Maids Head Hotel are celebrating English Tourism Week which is from 5-13 March. Fairhaven Woodland and Water ...
23 February 2016
With so much going on in 2016 at Dalegate Market, we thought we would provide you with an update on some of our events to celebrate Dalegate Market 10th year. There are the regular events like OAP ...
19 December 2015
Two Norfolk businesses are celebrating after being listed as finalists in the Countryside Alliance Awards, ‘The Rural Oscars’.  Friends Crawford White, of G. F. White Butchers in Aylsham, and Jason ...
15 December 2015
The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has won best English hotel loo, in the Loo of the Year Awards 2015.   In addition to winning the National Award for Hotels in England, the Maids Head’s toilets ...
17 November 2015
The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Brenda Arthur visited the Maids Head Hotel on Tuesday, November 17, to mark the completion of £1.3 million of refurbishment projects at the historic hotel, ...
03 November 2015
Representatives from the Quarantine Inspection Agency of the Republic of Korea (QIA) have visited a north Norfolk business to learn more about food safety processes in the UK. Catherine and ...
10 August 2015
A 70 year-old bill, in near perfect condition, for a one-week stay at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, along with a tariff card, has been donated to the hotel and provides a remarkable insight into a ...
30 June 2015
Guests at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich now have the latest iRiS guest services paper free app in their bedrooms. The iPad based system, a first for a hotel in Norfolk, gives guests the opportunity ...
18 May 2015
The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland is supporting the Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #HereforNurses fundraising campaign during the Norwich City of Ale festival. The hotel will donate 10p to the Cavell ...
18 April 2013
Chris Neave is the owner of Abracadabra Disco which has an excellent reputation in providing a highly individual service to supply the ideal entertainment to round off your special day. ...
18 April 2013
Ros Haywood owns and runs Valentine Studio Bed and Breakfast with her husband Nick. Valentine Studio is situated in the pretty village of South Creake, between Burnham Market and Fakenham, and offers ...
18 August 2012
PoundSeller is a new business that has been launched in Norfolk by Hannah and Matt. The Allthingsnorfolk team caught up with them to find out a little bit more about this innovative new Norfolk ...
18 April 2013
Kay Loombe is the owner of Victoria Goss, the pretty blue shop in Bull Street in Holt. Victoria Goss offers a selection of high quality, natural and inspiring products for bed, bath, beauty and ...
19 April 2013
Michael and Helen Shepherd own M Shepherd Optometrist in Long Stratton. The Allthingsnorfolk team caught up with Michael and Helen to find out a little bit more about running M Shepherd Optometrist, ...
14 February 2014
Glamping- glamorous camping - has swept the nation as the perfect way to relax, unwind and enjoy the country under canvas, yet with all the luxuries one expects from a high-class hotel. And the craze ...
19 February 2014
The Grove, owned and run by the Graveling family since 1936, only opened its doors to the public for lunch and dinner under two years ago... and now, under chef Charlie Hodson, has been awarded a ...

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