There is an old saying, “Norwich has a church for every Sunday of the year and a pub for every day of the year”.
The City of Norwich is situated on the banks of the River Wensum in the heart of the County of Norfolk. In medieval times Norwich was the second largest city in England which was largely due to the wealth created by the local wool trade. There are many architectural gems in Norwich such as the 11th century Norman Castle and magnificent 12th century Cathedral. In addition there are over 30 surviving pre reformation churches and the remains of the 14th century city wall that once enclosed the largest area of any city in England. Norwich is one of the finest heritage cities in the country and well worth a visit.
Norwich is ideally situated as a base to visit the local countryside with the famous Norfolk Broads and the North Sea coast close by. For more information, visit www.visitnorfolk.co.uk.
Norwich boasts a thriving real ale population and is home to over 140 pubs serving 569 real ales, ciders and perries between them. 2012 Good Beer Guide pubs include Take 5, Ribs of Beef and The Vine, however these are just a selection of the many pubs that offer a great pint. Norwich is also home to at least four breweries; Chalk Hill, Fat Cat, Winter’s and Golden Triangle, plus there are another 20 within the surrounding area, whom will be providing their beer for the Members’ Bar.