Free gin and tea for readers at the Royal Norfolk Show

The EDP tea tent at a previous Royal Norfolk Show. Photo: Bill Smith

The EDP tea tent at a previous Royal Norfolk Show. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

A free cuppa for readers at the EDP marquee at the Royal Norfolk Show has become quite a tradition over the years, and new for 2017 people will also be able to enjoy a free taste of gin.

People will be able to enjoy a taste of Bullards gin at the EDP Gin and Tea Marquee. Photo: Sonya Du

People will be able to enjoy a taste of Bullards gin at the EDP Gin and Tea Marquee. Photo: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The EDP has teamed up with award-winning Norwich distiller Bullards to offer every reader visiting our marquee at next week's show a free taster of Bullard's world's best London dry gin or their new summer showstopper strawberry and black pepper gin.

Starting today, we are publishing free tea or coffee and free gin vouchers in the paper which readers can redeem when they visit our marquee - at stand 216 - on both days of the show next Wednesday and Thursday.

Cakes and scones will also be on sale at the marquee as well as a selection of soft drinks, and people can also enter a competition to win a beautiful Alexander and James 'Bertie' chair, courtesy of Norfolk furniture and homeware company Aldiss.

With just a week to go now until the show, the final preparations are being put in place for the annual two-day celebration of all that's great about our county.

People will be able to enjoy a taste of Bullards gin at the EDP Gin and Tea Marquee. Photo: Sonya Du

People will be able to enjoy a taste of Bullards gin at the EDP Gin and Tea Marquee. Photo: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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Mark Nicholas, show and programmes director, said: 'With the Royal Norfolk Show just one week away we are nearly set to deliver a spectacular celebration of Norfolk life with Food, Farming and the Countryside taking centre stage. Finishing touches are being made to the showground and we are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our visitors to our great County Show.

'A programme of events is available from the Royal Norfolk Show website which outlines where and when all the exciting events are happening and the Official Show Guide will also be available on both days to help visitors plan their day.

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Discounted tickets will be available to buy online until midnight on Tuesday, June 27.'

While the county is currently basking in sunshine and enjoying soaring temperatures, forecasters at UEA-based Weatherquest are predicting that next week will be cooler.

The EDP tea tent at a previous Royal Norfolk Show. Photo: Bill Smith

The EDP tea tent at a previous Royal Norfolk Show. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

James Wilby, from Weatherquest, said early indications for the Royal Norfolk Show days were that temperatures would be back to average for this time of year and that there would be a risk of showers, particularly on the Thursday.

See page 41 of today's paper for a free tea and gin voucher and a feature on food at the Royal Norfolk Show.

We will also be selling special goody bags with a copy of the EDP and Evening News plus crisps. a drink and some sweets.

The Royal Norfolk Show is taking place on Wednesday and Thursday next week at the Norfolk Showground.

For more information, including opening times and ticket prices, visit www.royalnorfolkshow.rnaa.org.uk

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