The Sedgeford Hoard

Norfolk has a very rich heritage and the historic village of Sedgeford dates back many centuries. During the Summer months the history can be relived at the Sedgeford Historical Archeological project  (SHARP) http://www.sharp.org.uk/ . One of the amazing finds over the past years is the famous Sedgeford Hoard. Its story can be found below.

Last Autumn I had the pleasure of being shown around the Lynn museum and there it was ‘our Sedgeford hoard’ for all to see. If you have the time during your stay please do go and visit the Lynn museum. This truly delightful museum tells the story of West Norfolk. Step back in time as you walk into a life size replica of Seahenge. This astonishing Bronze Age timber circle is the museum’s stunning centrepiece’ but there are many more collections to see.  The museum is open daily 10-5pm (closed on Mondays and Sundays). Entry is very reasonable and starts from £3.95 for an adult and £2.95 for a child. Family tickets and concession tickets are available.

 

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Norfolk’s best Horse events from April-June

NORFOLK’s BEST HORSE EVENTS APRIL-JUNE

For those who enjoy a spot of top quality horse racing, eventing or carriage driving, we really are spoilt here in Norfolk over the coming months. Whether you’re a keen amateur or aspiring competitor, the calendar of upcoming equestrian events provides fantastic, all-round entertainment for the whole family.

Horse Trials Burnham Market

Events kick off with Burnham Market International Horse Trials from 2 to 4 April – past competitors include Zara Phillips and other Team GB Olympians – and this year again some of the best event riders in the country will be in action in the dressage and show jumping arenas and testing their skills over Sussex Barn’s challenging cross country course. See your favourite athletes and enjoy over 50 trade stands and children’s activities – family day tickets start at £17 for 2 adults and up to 3 children on 2 & 3 April and £23 on the final day, children under 4 are free.

Get set for a superb day’s racing at Fakenham on Easter Monday and Tuesday, 5 May – not forgetting the stylish Ladies’ Day later in the month on 31st May. General admission to the course enclosure costs £10 and £15 for access to the Grandstand and Paddock – day membership costs £20 with children under 17 free when accompanied by an adult. Enjoy an array of refreshments, great shopping, a wonderful atmosphere and even a winning bet!

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There’s a plethora of country stalls and fun activities at the East Anglian Game & Country Fair at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich from 25 – 26 April. From falconry, dog shows, spectacular arena displays and cookery demonstrations – there truly is something for everyone.  Buy a family ticket for £36, 2 adults and 3 children (5 – 16 years).

The prestigious Houghton International Horse Trials take place from 28 to 31 May in the magnificent setting of Houghton Hall.  Welcoming over 700 horses each year, the event offers a further opportunity for all who love the sport to see a strong international line-up competing on home turf. With some 70 trade stands, it promises to be another brilliant day out – family day tickets start at £22.

At the end of June, enjoy all the skill, precision and expertise of horses and drivers at Sandringham Driving Trials from 26 to 28 June.  Entry is free on all three days and in the beautiful setting of Sandringham Park, it’s a thrilling and fascinating day out for all the family.

 

March 2015 – What’s on at The King William

 

 

italian nightThe King William adds exciting, international flavour to its dining with a special Italian evening on Wednesday, 11 March. Enjoy a glass of sparkling Prosecco as an aperitif, followed by a tempting selection of pasta dishes served buffet style – spaghetti, penne, tagliatelle and much more with mouth-watering sauces, salad and garlic bread. Round off your meal with a traditional Italian dessert – tiramisu, pana cotta or zabaglione ice cream – all for the fabulous price of £15 per person. If you fancy sampling some Mediterranean delights, please reserve your table by calling 01485 571765.

professionalphotos.mckenna 011The Inn opens its doors all day on Sunday, 15 March to celebrate Mother’s Day – food is served between midday and 9pm. There’s the full A La Carte menu to enjoy as well as tasty Daily Specials and Sunday roasts. It promises to be a busy day – make sure you book early and treat your lovely Mum.

For a relaxing lunch or supper during the week or winding down at the weekend, pop in and try the King William’s new Spring/Summer menu brimming with delicious, seasonal ingredients and the finest local produce – vegetarian and children’s dishes are available. Eat out in the Inn’s pretty Pergola and garden in the warmer weather and bring the dog along – dogs are welcome in the bar too on a lead. Don’t forget the Inn’s handy Takeaway Menu offered throughout the week.

Please note that as at Monday, 30 March dinner will be starting at the earlier time of 6pm every day. 

See www.thekingwilliamsedgeford.co.uk for more information on upcoming events, in-house art exhibitions and dining and accommodation offers. Follow us on Facebook, or Twitter for instant updates. Visit our Calendar for nearby events.

 

 

 

 

Winter is coming…… stock up your wine cellar with first class wines

Wine, dine and stock up your wine cellar for the festive season –

Special Event Wednesday 26 November

Wine and fire

Start the festive season in style with an evening of fine dining and wine tasting at The King William on Wednesday, 26 November. This special event includes a three course supper for just £25,00 with complimentary wines to sample, and purchase at great prices ready for the Christmas holidays. Master of Wine, Mark Lynton, from Lynton Wines brings his wine selection and expertise to the evening. To book your table call 01485 571765 – and room if you wish – ask for our special accommodation deals for the event.

Cosy log fires and comfy sofas await – not forgetting excellent Real Ales and fine wines – The King Will again features in next year’s national Good Beer Guide. Please visit the website for updates on all events at the Inn, accommodation and dining offers – or please call in to discuss your Christmas party or special celebration.

Ian Ward and his Fabulous Norfolk Photography

Gallery Restaurant Photography Exhibition by Ian Ward

Customs House Kings Lynn Norfolk

Customs House Kings Lynn Norfolk

Ian is a local photographer born and bred in Great Bircham. He has a lifelong passion for the history that surrounds this area and the natural beauty it contains. Ian has had many images published in the national press, main stream magazines and is the main photographic contributor to the local KL Magazine. He does not take images specifically for publishing purposes, just images that reflect his love of the area. Ian lives in South Wootton with his wife. Teresa and his three children, Stephanie, Ben and Harry. He hopes that you enjoy looking at his work and it inspires you to visit areas depicted in his images.

Winter Warmer Menu Out Now

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Delicious Comfort Food – Out Now
Introducing our brand new ‘Winter Warmer Menu’ with all Your favourites!

Welcome to our Country Inn. Choose from an extensive a la carte menu, brimming with local delicacies, or indulge in traditional Winter Warming Pub Classics – Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available. All can be enjoyed in either our Gallery Restaurant which welcomes families, our cosy dog friendly bar or the bright and airy Garden Restaurant with adjoining Conservatory. Check it out on http://tinyurl.com/pvfmkb8. Book your table now on 01485 571 765.

5 ways to love November

Autumn in Norfolk UK

There’s no need to wait until Christmas to have a wonderful time.

Love Life today and enjoy Autumn in all its Glory.

Here are 5 ways to simply enjoy November to the full.

1) Mmm! Mussels…
Take a refreshing walk along the beach or through the colourful woods at Sandringham and then sit back and relax with the family by a cosy log fire in our bar, and enjoy a bowl of steaming Brancaster Mussels – making Winter all the more welcoming!

2) Clever savings! Winter Dining Restaurant Promotion (From 1 November).
For every £25 you spend in the restaurant (incl. Pre- Christmas parties!) we reward you with a £2.50 gift voucher – so when you’ve finished all your Christmas shopping you can still treat yourself to a great meal out.

3) MSM (Monthly Set Menu)
Introducing our brand new MSM Menu bringing you Great Food at Great Prices. Together with Tuesdays Curry & a Pint evenings at only £10, Your Dining Club Member Benefits, special event nights (see below) & our fabulous Daily Take Away service you can really start planning some regular days off in your kitchen.

4) Event Nights!
Wednesday 13 November 2013 – Mussels Night
Unlimited ‘Moules et Frites’ – Only £15 per person – Cooked & Served to order in 4 delicious sauces – Discover your favourite – Book your table now on 01485 571765

Wednesday 27 November Italian Night
Fun evening with a two course buffet of delicious Italian dishes. Only £17.50 per person. Proceeds & Raffle on the night in aid of the new Sedgeford village Defibrillator. Bring Your Friends & Book your table now on 01485 571765

5) Great Value 3 night Shortbreaks.
Classic Double Room Only £250, Superior Double Room Only £275.
This rate is for 2 persons and includes our award winning breakfast.

Enjoy your pre-Christmas and festive celebrations with us!
Plan ahead and book your special event now to avoid disappointment.
Call us now on 01485 571765

* Pre-Christmas Dinner Party – from 1/12 for parties of just 2 – 60 persons
Includes Voucher Scheme, Grand Christmas Prize Draw, Pre Dinner Cocktail for
Dining Club Members, festive crackers. See our website for menu.
* Christmas Day Lunch – Sorry! Sold out! – Reserve list only
* Boxing Day Lunch/Dinner – only a few spaces left!
* New Years Eve Dinner – set menu – bookings taken now.
* 3 Night Accommodation Christmas Package – Sorry! Sold out! – Reserve list only

For full details of all of the above see our website on www.thekingwilliamsedgeford.co.uk. or call us and book now on 01485 571765.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to The King William Country Inn & Restaurant!

Nick & Lili Skerritt