Broads tourist attraction opens ‘village shop’ in its tearoom
A Norfolk tourist attraction is offering an extra service for its visitors – and the local community.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham has opened a shop in its tearoom to provide “essential” items for residents and visitors holidaying in the area.
It follows the closure of the village shop last September.
Louise Rout, Fairhaven Garden manager, said: “Some villagers asked us if we were going to run a shop, but we don’t have enough room. However when visitors on boating holidays came up from South Walsham Broad at Easter and asked if we sold bread or milk, we decided that we would experiment with a small range of ‘essential essentials’ for visitors on holiday and also our local residents.”
Provisions on sale include bread, milk, tea, eggs, baked beans, sugar, baby wipes, toilet rolls and juice. If demand grows Ms Rout said the range could be expanded.
The shop is open daily from 9.15am to 5pm (and until 9pm on Wednesdays) from May until the end of August.