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Originally built in 1783, The Norfolk Arms Hotel was later extended to include the neighbouring houses. The original building finished at the sitting room and when extended, it incorporated the stone, self-supporting staircase which is now a much-admired feature of the building. the main staircase used to be situated behind what is now the Tap [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 3rd 2023

We enjoyed one last breakfast before checking out of the Norfolk Arms ready to travel to our next destination; Brighton.
I succumbed to the temptation and called in at the Wildlife and Wetlands Centre to purchase a pair of binoculars. I tested them out again eventually settling on a pair that I thought would be best [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 19th 2023

Straight after breakfast we walked the short way to Arundel Castle arriving 15 minutes before it opened. We took advantage of a nearby bench to soak up the early morning sunshine whilst we waited.

After purchasing our tickets, we walked around the gardens which included a new water garden that Mr C wasn’t very enamoured with. [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2023

Breakfast was a mixture of buffet style and cooked-to-order with a toast-your-own-toast option. The latter was a little quirky as is often the case. Everything was good quality with the bacon standing out for a special mention; it was perfect in texture and taste.
Fuelled up with breakfast we walked to the nearby Wetlands Centre. It [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 17th 2023

Before setting off we called in at mum’s to collect our anniversary card. She had been hoping to post it to the hotel until she realised we were stopping in two hotels.
Our journey ran smoothly although there were a few slow areas due to heavy traffic. We had lunch at the Granary Cafe at Watlington [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 16th 2023

But for now this is a taster of our Silver Wedding anniversary celebrations.

11 Comments CherryPie on Jun 12th 2023

There have been gardens on this site since 1622, when the original manor house was built by James Lewkenor. In 1804, when the current house was built, the gardens were enlarged and park was laid out, and the kitchen garden was moved to its present position and enclosed by walls.
Many of the existing mature beeches, [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 27th 2021

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