Thursday, 21 July 2016

Coach and Horses Thorpe Road

The Coach and Horses on Thorpe Road is a proper pub, with a traditional wooden interior and its very own Chalk Hill Brewery  on site! The beers they produce are a real hit and you can book tours to go and have a look and learn more about what them.

The menu is EXTENSIVE.... If you are indecisive then you need to allow yourself plenty of time to choose, eventually we went for the wedges with veggie chilli and a portobello mushroom and halloumi burger (with skin on chips)

The food arrived quickly and tasted great, personally I think they do the best chips in Norwich! Coincidentally I was talking with a friend a week earlier about how Norwich doesn't really have many pubs you can go go have food at anymore and how we have become a city of bars, restaurants and pop ups but we were wrong THIS IS IT... If you want to go to a great welcoming pub with delicious home cooked food and beer brewed on site The Coach is for you!


Friday, 15 July 2016

The Norwich Gift Emporium

I've been meaning to catch up with the guys at The Norwich Gift Emporium for a while now and I was not disappointed when I did, there is literally something for everyone in the cosy Norwich Lanes shop.

I was greeted by Sarah who explained the ethos of the shop was to support and showcase local makers and crafters, herself a local maker (of really cute crotchet cacti) Norwich Gift Emporium gives a platform to sell which wouldn't otherwise be there for independent makers.

Of course I loved the cacti 'Pot Pals' that Sarah makes, I can certainly think of a few people who might get those for Christmas (did I really just say the C word) I also adored the lampshades by Marianna Ley.

Not content with selling, The Norwich Gift Emporium also runs lots of workshops, from Crotchet, Lino Cutting and Doll Making!



Thursday, 7 July 2016

Mr Postles Apothecary

Mr Postles Apothecary is located in the heart of Tombland just over the road from our glorious Cathedral, well known for it's extensive and quirky cocktail list (which I may or may not have sampled several times in the past) Mr Postle's has now upped it's game in the food stakes!

Under new management and with a new chef team who were previously at No 79 on Unthank Road where we ate last summer, I knew it was going to be good and was excited to see what they had to offer! Being a vegetarian it is always a pleasant surprise to see a menu with something different, and the veggie selection here was amazing we went for olives, hummus, a halloumi filo parcel, gnocchi with a beetroot aioli and brie wedges! Beautifully served and super delicious, my favourite was the gnocchi with beetroot aioli!

With lots of little dishes divided into Meat, Fish, Veggie and Cheese it is the perfect menu for ordering and grazing with friends whilst enjoying a drink or two. For those of you who do not like to share food (we totally get that!) there is more substantial offerings and I think I will definitely be back to try the Halloumi hanging kebab!

Of course we tried a cocktail, a classic long island ice tea topped with dry ice for me, and a Hollywood long island ice tea topped with Prosecco for the husband! He loved his, but I was definitely more keen on the classic, I only had one but could easily sip on those allllll afternoon!

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