denoting a place that people will make a special trip to visit
The beauty of living in this part of England is that you only come here if you intend to. There is no ‘just passing through’ Norfolk en route to somewhere else. No detouring through the Suffolk coastline while driving to London. Instead, East Anglia is a destination, and rightly so.
Even driving across Norfolk is a journey that needs to be planned; from South Norfolk, where the nourish offices are, to the North Norfolk Coast is at least a 2½ hour round trip. But the rewards when you get there make it worth the drive, as does the beautiful countryside that we see along the way.
All across the region are hidden places that people head to with intent. A determined drive to go to a certain point to meet friends and family. And while some are on our doorsteps, some are a little further away, making it a special trip.
We love a destination pub and with our spring cover story, you have not one but two to whet your tastebuds! The Dukes Head at Somerleyton and The White Lion at Wheatacre have undergone some changes and with a new Executive Chef at the helm, they have firmly put themselves on the map as the place to visit now the days are longer. The chance to meet Duke, our cover star, is worth the drive alone!
From distillery and vineyard visits to pubs and restaurants far off the beaten track, our nourish family is full of them – and aren’t we so glad for it! As spring prepares to arrive, and colour lands back on our plates, we can be grateful that, once again, we have so many brilliant producers and creators in our part of the world.
Life may be a journey, not a destination, but in East Anglia, they are one and the same thing. Happy exploring.
Samantha & Hanneke
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