College Farm is a medieval house situated in the village of Thompson three miles from the market town of Watton. It was built by Katharine's ancestors in 1349 as a College of Priests to serve St Martin's Church and the villagers of Thompson. The college was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1541 when it then became a private house.
College Farm sits in 17 acres of lawns and woodland on the edge of the village and is the perfect secluded venue for your wedding reception or private party. B&B accommodation is also available in our 3 newly refurbished en suite rooms.
Our Jacobean dining room is available for hire for private lunch or dinner parties and we also serve traditional cream teas in the garden (weather permitting) or by the fire in the dining room if it's too cold to sit outside.
We are currently converting some derelict barns next to the house and will be able to offer a new one bedroom unit which will be perfect for self-catering staycations or wedding accommodation, as well as a barn with loos, a shower and kitchen adjoining a party room suitable for smaller weddings and functions. Both will open out onto a private west facing courtyard. The new accommodation should be ready by Summer 2021. Please keep an eye on our website for progress with this exciting new project.
What is Westacre? What happens at Westacre and when? Where is Westacre? Well, a warm welcome awaits you at Westacre Theatre which has been offering inspiring, inclusive and creative excellence in the heart of West Norfolk for over a quarter of a century. And Westacre Theatre is probably the only all year-round rural performance venue anywhere in East Anglia.
Why? You find Theatres in towns and cities – where there are lots of people. But Westacre is different. In rolling countryside, Westacre Theatre’s scenic setting comes complete with landscaped lagoon. In the Summer, the sheltered South-facing terrace hums with audiences eager with anticipation.
Centrally located just 10 minutes’ drive from Swaffham, 20 minutes from King’s Lynn, and within half an hour of Downham Market, Watton, Dereham, and Fakenham it is easily accessible to most communities in West Norfolk.
But tucked away in peace and solitude; it remains one of West Norfolk’s best kept secrets. And once found, everyone always says how lovely it is and ‘Why didn’t we know about Westacre before?’
Westacre attracts all-comers so the volunteers, cast and crew are a happy band performing vital roles in its varied activities. Many of the team are long-serving troopers; once at Westacre people tend to stay for the friendship and fulfilment.
West End this is not and nor does it pretend to be. But The Westacre Theatre Company perform regularly to great acclaim – straight plays of immense integrity and magical musicals too. As you may expect, Westacre Theatre is more than just a stage. You can hear every word and see every movement from any of its 80 seats. The fully-equipped studio theatre is central to its all-inclusive ethos but there are many other parts too. And the sum of those parts is greater than the converted Chapel where Westacre Theatre was born 25 years ago and is truly a tardis.
Its own in-house productions are complemented by sourcing the very best Live! and Encore screenings via satellite from the likes of National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare, The Globe and Matthew Bourne. Fans of mainstream cinema are catered for under the Wednesday Flicks banner showing a carefully selected programme of contemporary films.
The Riverside Café-Bar serves relaxing drinks, light lunches and simple suppers. The light and airy Foyer Gallery hosts a continuous back-to-back varied programme of exciting art exhibitions from both up-and-coming and established artists based locally and further afield. Drama workshops are held weekly and in school holidays for young people from 6 to 18 years old. Popular art and craft master-classes are all in the repertoire and often over-subscribed.
There is ample free off-road parking (with surfaced spaces by the door for the less mobile). A flat floor throughout (including for a universal access loo) goes right to your front row seat in the Studio Theatre. Give us a look to see what we mean.
Performances and activities are presented in three seasons each year so there is always something new about to take off. www.westacretheatre.com is constantly updated so a visit there will provide you with the pointers you need about what is in store. But keep checking because fresh productions are being added all the time. And the value-for-money ticket prices have to be seen to be believed.
Westacre Theatre is overseen by a charitable foundation so all the support you give to Westacre (just by enjoying a cup of freshly brewed filter coffee, or acquiring that piece of art which caught the corner of your eye) will all go to the worthwhile cause of keeping Westacre Theatre sustainable and alive for the next generation. The cast and crew is a tiny team but they certainly make it all happen. Now they are on your radar, do different and try the Theatre that is different too.
Hall Farm Cottages offer a wide range of high quality self-catering, bed and breakfast and holiday cottage accommodation in the Norfolk Broads. Our spacious Norfolk Broads Holiday Cottages are situated between the villages of Horning and Ludham a short drive from Wroxham, an ideal base for your holidays and exploring the North Norfolk Coast.
Our aim is to provide you with luxury accommodation at affordable prices in the heart of the broads. These holiday cottages provide disabled access, with dog friendly accommodation available upon request. There are also options if you are on holiday with the children, of any age. If you have a specific requirement please tell us, if we can’t help, we’ll know a man who can. The Hall Farm team will be pleased to help you anytime.
Our luxury self catering cottages include - WiFi Internet access available from your holiday cottage. - Spacious lounge with comfortable furniture and colour Flat Screen TV (Freeview). - Dining room with pine furniture. - Fully fitted kitchen with Microwave and Dishwasher. - Downstairs bedroom (twin or double) with roll-in en-suite shower room and WC. - One or two further bedrooms on first floor (twin or double). - Bathroom with shower and WC on first floor.
On your doorstep, just a stone’s throw away from your accommodation are pubs on the river, boat hire, shops, churches, fishing and an adventure playground to name but a few.. You can hire our holiday cottages for as little or as long as you desire.
Please feel free to contact us anytime. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Welcome to Dalegate Market, the independent retail site with shops & Deepdale Cafe in Burnham Deepdale. The shopping centre is on the A149 coast road, approximately half way between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea in the heart of the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. The centre is a major North Norfolk Coast hub, offering a place to relax, shop, eat, drink and connect with friends and family.
There's great food and drink from Deepdale Café, offering breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee and cake. The shopping site is home to mainly independent shops - Deepdale Stores supermarket & fuel station (petrol & diesel), Fat Face clothing & accessories shop, Gone Crabbing Norfolk clothing & souvenirs shop, Relish jewellery & accessories, One Stop Nature Shop, The Hare & The Hen gallery (and Philippa Lee pottery workshop), and Driftwood Glass Studio The shops are joined by Deepdale Bike Hire, Norfolk Hideaways holiday cottage agency and Deepdale Visitor Information Centre (TIC).
Dalegate Market welcomes Pop Up Shops a week at a time throughout the Summer and at various other times of the year. Dalegate Market is also home to two of the major North Norfolk Coast events - Deepdale Christmas Market and Deepdale Spring Market.
Dalegate Market is popular with visitors, tourists and locals, whether they are shopping for the essentials like bread and milk, or spoiling themselves (or others) with presents and gifts such as jewellery, clothing, binoculars, art and crafts. Come and join us for some retail therapy for wonderful items that you won't find on the high street.
The site fits well with the tourism accommodation facilities of Deepdale Farm next door, which include Deepdale Backpackers Hostel, Deepdale Camping and Deepdale Groups Hostel. There are also many other things to do and see in the village - Brancaster Staithe & Burnham Deepdale.
Our loyal band of customers already know how good the food and drink is at The Fur and Feather Inn - it's what keeps them coming back. Don't just take our word for it, we're featured in the Good Pub Guide, CAMRA's Good Beer Guide and nominated for local awards. Here's why...
It's a beautiful setting to eat or drink, a thatched pub, in one of Broadland's prettiest villages. The atmosphere is as traditional as the setting. Friendly staff behind the oak topped bar, the day's newspapers on top of it. A welcoming fire and no TV, juke box or pool table. Next door is Woodforde's brewery. We serve their award winning ales straight from the cask.
A great place to come for a drink but the Fur and Feather is probably defined by its food. Here traditional meets modern, whether you choose to eat in the restaurant, the bar or large garden. Our chefs have built up a countywide reputation. Steak-and-kidney pudding fans have been known to travel from as far as Fakenham and Lowestoft after hearing about ours!
It's traditional English fare all home-made, seasonal and local where possible. There's always more than 20 main courses to choose from and menus change regularly and our specials boards change daily. Where possible, we use local suppliers. Coxford's butchers at Aylsham make our half pound burgers especially for us. It's all complimented by an exceptional wine list.
Howard & Son is the longest established fishmongers in Norwich (Est 1889). We are proud suppliers to restaurants, pubs, hotels, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes and retail trade. We offer a wide range of fresh fish, smoked fish, shellfish, frozen produce, game, poultry, deli foods, free range eggs, soups, pates, sauces and more. We are always expanding our range of products, if we haven't got what you are looking for, do not hesitate to ask and we will try our best to source it for you.
We have a retail shop on Fye Bridge Street next to the King of Hearts coffee shop with free parking available in our car park on fishergate. In our shop you will see a wide display of deli foods, pates, soups, jars, sauces and our fresh fish display.
We offer a vacuum packing service perfect for work fridges and home freezing!
Our staff are always happy to help so come in and ask any questions you may have, have a browse of our product lines and take a product leaflet.
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