Raise a glass to Norfolk drinks with the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival

Winbirri Vineyards, Surlingham. Soon to be Norfolk's biggest vineyard, run by Stephen Dyer and his S

Winbirri Vineyards, Surlingham. Soon to be Norfolk's biggest vineyard, run by Stephen Dyer and his Son Lee.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLYCOPY:FOR:EDP2© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2010 (01603 772434) - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC 2

If you enjoy the occasional tipple then be sure you don't miss the fabulous events taking place as part of the festival celebrating some of the best wine, beer, cider and ale produced in Norfolk. Cheers!

Redwell Brewery, Norwich that has received correspondence from Red Bull requesting that they change

Redwell Brewery, Norwich that has received correspondence from Red Bull requesting that they change their name. Pictured left to right directors Amy Hancock, Patrick Fisher, Benjamin Thompson and Michael Baxter. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

Once upon a time Norwich famously had a pub for every day of the year. Those days may be gone, but there are still plenty of fantastic places to enjoy a drink with friends in and around the city, including locally produced ales.

Beer at the Panther Brewery at Reepham.; Photo: Bill Smith

Beer at the Panther Brewery at Reepham.; Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant © 2011

When not explore some of them from September 5-8? Visit the six pubs taking part in the Festival Ale Trail, collect stamps at each one and you can win a City of Ale lapel pin badge.

Simply enjoy either a half or pint of ale in each of the pubs listed below (they all offer excellent food too), fill in your details and present your stamped card (no later than September 14) at either the Adam and Eve or the Trafford Arms and receive a limited edition City of Ale 2013 lapel pin badge while stocks last.

You can pick up your City of Ale Trail in the Norwich Food Festival leaflet which is available from outlets across the city.


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The pubs taking part are:

The Adam and Eve, 17 Bishopsgate.

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Take 5, 17 Tombland.

The Vine Tavern, Dove Street.

The Lamb Inn, Orford Place.

The Murderers , 2-8 Timber Hill.

The Trafford Arms, 61 Grove Road.

For more information about the City of Ale Trail visit www.cityofale.org.uk

The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, has teamed up with the Winbirri Vineyard at Surlingham for a special festival preview event on Friday, August 30.

A tour and tasting at the vineyard will be followed by a three course Norfolk menu at the Maids Head, featuring Norfolk Dapple soufflé, rump of Smallburgh lamb and Norfolk rhubarb parfait, with each course matched with a Winbirri wine.

The cost is £60 per person including transport to and from the vineyard, tour and dinner at the Maids Head Hotel. Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Phone 01603 209955 or email events@maidsheadhotel.co.uk

The four delightful sins - cheese, chocolate, local ale and wine - will be celebrated at the Library Restaurant, Guildhall Hill, Norwich, on Thursday September 19.

Local brewery Humpty Dumpty Ale will be showcasing their wares alongside the restaurant's long-standing cheese supplier and a Norfolk chocolatier, with some delicious wine specially chosen for the evening. Phone 01603 666919 or visit www.rafflesrestaurants.co.uk

Take a sneak peek into the world of brewing on a tour of the Redwell Brewery at Bracondale, Norwich, on Saturday September 21 from 1pm. There will also be a delicious barbecue courtsey of the Harbercue Smokehouse.

Tickets cost £7. To book, contact the brewery on 01603 624072. www.redwellbrewing.com

The Banningham Crown will be serving up a delicious three-course menu of Norfolk dishes including Cromer crab, Hevingham chicken and Groveland apples paired with ales and ciders produced in the county on September 26 and 27 (6-9pm). It costs £21.50 per head, including ales and ciders.

Booking is advisable - phone 01263 733534 or email enquiries@banninghamcrown.co.uk

The Panther Brewery in Reepham is teaming up with the Bell Hotel to offer a fascinating tour of the brewery on Saturday September 28. Plus there will be a barbecue courtesy of South Fork Farm who use the waste malt from the brewing process to feed their rare breed animals and local producers Candi's Chutneys, Bread Source and Brays Pies will be in attendance. Free transport to the event is available on an old 1954 Bristol Bus from Norwich in front of the Theatre Royal. Admission costs £10 per head. Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Phone 07766 558215 or 01603 871163 or visit www.pantherbrewery.co.uk

For the latest listings visit www.norfolkfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

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