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Norfolk Friends

Norfolk’s reputation as being inbred is well known. Anyone growing up in Norfolk has had to suffer jokes about marrying siblings and webbed feet from the moment they cross the border. And, while I am sure that many years ago, many remote and rural places gained this reputation deservedly, I am happy to report that [...]

February 7th, 2017|Cromer, Grove News, Norfolk News, Restaurant|

Tidal Surge, again!

Tidal Surge, again. The Norfolk coast, for that matter much of the Southern East coast of England, breathed a sigh of relief this weekend as Poseidon only decided to show a hint of his enormous power through the second tidal surge in three years. Thankfully, the devastation of 2013 wasn’t repeated to such a large [...]

January 18th, 2017|Cromer, Norfolk News|

Cromer in the Winter

  A Christmas day tradition in our family is to go for a stroll down on the beach with a ball or frisbee, a camera and some wellies. It’s a really special time for us as a family, partly because we are not often all together, but partly because the beach is empty, the tide [...]

November 4th, 2016|Cromer, Norfolk News|

The Norfolk character

For those wishing to visit us here, in Norfolk. Much has been made over the years that Norfolk is somewhat of a special county, both beautiful and, dare I say it, backward. There are many stereotypes, most of which are in some degree true, and most of which, however negative, are in some degree celebrated [...]

June 27th, 2016|Cromer, Norfolk News|


The Grove has been welcoming guests for 80 years this year, which is something that we are, of course, very proud of. In this time, three generations of Gravelings have been involved and if one were to add up the total years of experience of welcoming guests, it would come to around 295 years. There [...]

February 24th, 2016|Cromer, Grove News, Norfolk News, Restaurant|
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