As Brexit is going to dominate the next six months, I thought I’d start this blog with a quote from a 17th century sermon.

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”
― John Donne.

Regardless of your views on the subject of leaving the EU, it cannot be ignored that we all need others to work with, be that in our private lives or our professional endeavors. But don’t worry, this blog is not about Brexit, as fascinating as it is, instead it is about working together in partnerships.

At The Grove, we have been very lucky over the years to work with some wonderful local suppliers. Seafood, from Cromer crab fishermen, meat from Icarus Hines and Herbert Graves, we have developed relationships with local cheese producers, brewers, distillers, potato farmers and even pork pie makers. These have all benefitted our business by building up a trusted network of reliability and quality. In December 2017, we started working with The Massage Hut, and have continually been told what an great asset it is.

This winter, we are announcing two new partnerships. To offer our guests the chance to experience Norfolk in all its glory, we are proud to be working with The Norfolk Mead Hotel in Coltishall offering a two night stay, one night in each hotel. Guests can get explore The Broads and coast in one trip, eating at two of the finest restaurants in Norfolk and staying at two of the best independent hotels around, we are offering this at £299 based on two people sharing a room. If you’d like more information or to book, then just get in touch.

We are also working directly with a winery and vineyard in the Val di Chio region of Eastern Tuscany, who have been producing the finest wines in the area for generations. This fertile valley was irrigated 800BC in order to produce the drink of the gods. Please keep your eyes on our social media as we are hoping to get the vineyard owners to Cromer to take us through some wines in early 2019.

So, that’s two new partnerships, one from Norfolk, one from Europe, which we look forward to building long and beneficial relationships with adding to that reliability and quality.