Tour historic King’s Lynn and enjoy supper with wine

PUBLISHED: 08:42 24 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:42 24 May 2018

The walk will explore Lynn's historic waterfront. Picture: Ian Burt

The walk will explore Lynn's historic waterfront. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town Guides are teaming up with the Rathskeller Restaurant for their next summer supper walk.

It starts at 6pm on Tuesday, May 29, with a complimentary glass of Pimms on arrival.

Town guide Ivor Rowlands will then give a short talk on the history of King’s Lynn, before setting off on a leisurely guided walk to discover some of the historical highlights near the restaurant, before returning for a 2-course supper with wine.

Town guides’ chairman Bob Price said: “The supper walks have proved to be a popular way for people to discover a little bit more about King’s Lynn’s history, while enjoying a leisurely evening out and a good meal in friendly company.

“We are fortunate in having several good quality restaurants along the route of our Historic Walk and it’s great that we have been able to team up together with the Rathskeller in this unique way.”

The walk will last about an hour and will cover Lynn’s trading history, the Hanseatic League and Hanse House, Thoresby College, Queen Street and Clifton House, South Quay and the Great River Ouse.

Lucy Lee from the Rathskeller said: “We’re pleased to be working with the Town Guides again this year.

“Our chef has created a special 2-course menu for the evening. We’re hoping for some sunny weather to show off our riverside location in the best light.”

The total cost for the evening is £25 which includes a glass of Pimms, two-course meal, glass of wine and a £5 donation to the town guides’ conservation charities that work to preserve and improve the town’s heritage.

The guides donated £6,000 raised from walks and private tours in their 40th anniversary year to eight organisations.

Beneficiaries were Hampton Court, the Worfolk Boat Trust, True’s Yard, Marriott’s Warehouse Trust, King’s Lynn Preservation Trust, Lynn Minster, All Saints Church and the Friends of St Nicholas Chapel.

Last year saw record visitor numbers, with more than 2,000 people joining one of their walks around Lynn.

To book a place on the supper walk call the Rathskeller on 01553 773713.

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