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West Norfolk celebrates first ever Norfolk Day

PUBLISHED: 10:17 27 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:32 30 July 2018

On Norfolk Day the Stuart House Hotel in King's Lynn was holding it's annual Beer Festival, raising money for NARS (Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service). Pictured are (from left) Matt Roberts, Rob Colwell and Larry Russen. Picture: Ian Burt

On Norfolk Day the Stuart House Hotel in King's Lynn was holding it's annual Beer Festival, raising money for NARS (Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service). Pictured are (from left) Matt Roberts, Rob Colwell and Larry Russen. Picture: Ian Burt

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The day has started off with a bang - of thunder and rain, but the wet weather will not deter hundreds of people expected to take part in Norfolk day events across West Norfolk.

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In King’s Lynn, Beers of Europe, in Setchey will be hosting a free Norfolk beer and gin tasting day from 12pm and more of the county’s best brews can be enjoyed at the King’s Lynn Beer Festival at the Stuart House Hotel, in Goodwins Road.

The beer festival, organised by the Vancouver Round Table and Stuart House Hotel and now in its 21st year, will also be raising funds for the Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service (NARS).

On Norfolk Day the Stuart House Hotel in King's Lynn was holding it's annual Beer Festival, raising money for NARS (Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service). Pictured are (from left) Jordan van Noortwijk, Matt Roberts, Carl Smith, Larry Russen and Lisa Oakey-Smart. At the front is Rob Colwell. Picture: Ian BurtOn Norfolk Day the Stuart House Hotel in King's Lynn was holding it's annual Beer Festival, raising money for NARS (Norfolk Accident and Rescue Service). Pictured are (from left) Jordan van Noortwijk, Matt Roberts, Carl Smith, Larry Russen and Lisa Oakey-Smart. At the front is Rob Colwell. Picture: Ian Burt

Speaking at the event, Donna Purple said: “It’s going really well, there’s a good few people here and the sun is shining, we are keeping our fingers crossed we don’t get anymore thunderstorms.
“This is a great way to celebrate Norfolk and to raise money for charity.”

For those seeking refuge from the muggy weather can visit a number of pubs and restaurants offering Norfolk-inspired menus, including the King William IV pub in Sedgeford, Briarfields Hotel in Titchwell, The Lodge and Le Strange Arms Hotel in Old Hunstanton and the Downham Home and Garden Store restaurant.

The region is blessed with a beautiful coastline and vast open countryside with a thriving wildlife habitat. As the sunshine breaks through the clouds, nature-lovers can enjoy a day at Snettisham Park which is offering one free admission with one paying adult before 11am.

RSPB Titchwell Marsh Reserve, which is hosting an Easy Birding walk, is also offering free admission for anyone accompanying a full paying adult.

The Norfolk Day events at the Beers of Europe raised money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Picture: Beers of EuropeThe Norfolk Day events at the Beers of Europe raised money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance Picture: Beers of Europe

West Norfolk also boasts a wealth of history and heritage, which can be discovered at the Stories of Lynn, Lynn Museum, True’s Yard Museum and the Custom House with a special Norfolk Day ticket.

Visitors can also marvel at the historic significance of the county, including Houghton Hall, where the five-acre walled garden will be open to the public from 11am-5pm, and Sandringham House, where the Queen resides during her Christmas holiday.

Beers of Europe, in Setchey, King's Lynn, hosted a Norfolk beer and gin tasting event for Norfolk Day Picture: Beers of EuropeBeers of Europe, in Setchey, King's Lynn, hosted a Norfolk beer and gin tasting event for Norfolk Day Picture: Beers of Europe

A Norfolk Day concert, in collaboration with the King’s Lynn Festival, will be held at the Park House Hotel in the Sandringham Estate. Award-winning guitarists Julian Vickers and Daniel Bovey will be performing at 5pm at the historic hotel which was once the childhood home of Princess Diana.

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