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The Three Blackbirds in Woodditton reopens
After a devastating fire in 2018, The Three Blackbirds in Woodditton has risen from the ashes and this month (on the 14th March) the gorgeous 17th century pub reopened. Yours truly went to the Early Bird launch event and I can confirm that it is absolutely gorgeous and well worth a visit. The pub now has nine new bedrooms in the barn, as well as stylish new interiors throughout, which are a glorious mix of traditional charm meets modern styling.
Two Magpies Bakery opens café in Norwich
Much-loved Suffolk bakery and member of Muddy’s Little Black Book, Two Magpies Bakery, has spread its wings and opened a new shop and café in the city of Norwich! The new bread and cake-filled café opened in February 2020 and provides daily fresh Sourdough bread, viennoiserie, cakes and a delicious brunch menu. Everything is freshly made on-site using high quality ingredients, plus there are plenty of vegan and gluten free options. So, if you’re holidaying in nearby Norfolk, the good news is you don’t have to go without your daily Magpies sourdough bread.
Thriplow Daffodil Festival cancelled
Thriplow’s annual daffodil festival, which usually attracts thousands of visitors by the busload has been cancelled… yep, it’s another victim of coronavirus. Even though the event takes place outside, because of the amount of elderly people who attend and the crowds it usually attracts, it’s been deemed safer not to go ahead. The daffodils aren’t going anywhere though, so if you want to get an injection of Spring head to Thriplow to admire the carpet of bright yellow flowers.
Brand new sleep retreat
Can’t sleep, want sleep? We can’t think of a more relaxing place to try and sort out your insomnia than the gorgeous Swan Hotel in Lavenham. This luxury hotel is hosting its first sleep retreat from 22 – 24 May to help you to rewind, reset and reprogram your busy mind. The two night retreat lead by a leading hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner includes eating sleep-inducing foods, yoga, meditation, food education and the Weavers’ House Spa’s Sleep Well Massage. From £361pp incl. all meals. Happy snoozing!
Bedford Lodge named best hotel in tourism awards
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket, Suffolk (read my review of the spa here) has been crowned Best Hotel at the Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards 2020. The hotel got the top spot for its excellent performance across the board in delivering the ultimate guest experience. Get yourself booked in ASAP to see just how good that guest experience is!
New café opens at Wicken Fen National Trust
The National Trust’s Wicken Fen has re-opened their Docky Hut café after a renovation that has seen an expansion to both the kitchen and the seating area. You can expect a broader menu and a lovely mural to inspire you to make the most of the gorgeous reserve.
Brand new play area coming to Audley End miniature railway
Audley End miniature railway just gets better and better for tiring kids out! Now the much-loved amusement has a brand new play area and it’s opening this coming weekend!