Pubs serving beer again ! Sort of.
I had Swaffham down as a town of at least 10,000, with eight pubs, three supermarkets and a lucrative trade in selling fish and chips to pilgrims/gentlefolk on their way to Walsingham and the Thursford Christmas show.
But it’s ANOTHER town of 7,000, plus the 3 million tourists who come to see the Eco-centre that dominates your view of the town from the A47.
I walked the bounds, folks.
Actually, I did rather more than the pubs, taking in the marvellous church, named after the 60s popsters.
I also walked New Sporle Road and its medieval “Beware Ducks” sign.
With an average age of 67.3, it’s no surprise there’s a lack of street art, but the Community Centre is pure art deco.
Your food options are straight forward; fish and chips or Duck Stroganoff.
There’s a surprising volume of pub accommodation, none of it making it into my future “Top 100 cheap digs” post.
Here’s the pubs, anyway. You’re spoilt for choice; NONE of them are in the Beer Guide so there’s a high chance of Doom Bar and GK IPA.
Which leaves the White Hart, cheerfully selling cup cakes, coffee and cask from Panther in plastic pint pots with a lid. It must be legal, right ?
I crossed the road and enjoyed a pint of (slightly warm, NBSS 2.5) Panther Porter in the market square as the fish stalls packed up.
Is this the New Normal ?
Is it legal ?
Who cares ?