Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Food and Flagondry launch Broads Authority silver anniversary

A must have guide for any Broads visitor wanting a fine dining experience or simply fish and chips was launched  today along with a speciality beer to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Broads Authority.

Eating Out in the Broads, sponsored by the Broads’ largest operator, Richardson’s Boating Holidays of Stalham, was unveiled at the Fur and Feather pub at Woodbastwick, home of Woodforde's brewery which brewed the birthday beer Flagondry.

The Eating Out guide features traditional pubs, speciality seafood restaurants and cosy riverside tea rooms which all serve local ingredients and have been quality checked by independent assessors and awarded either gold, silver or bronze. The guide indicates the price range and whether there is a mooring nearby.

The brochure also includes other places to eat which have not been assessed as well as bike and canoe hire outlets, boat trips, visitor centres, yacht stations and a very handy map.

Greg Munford, Chief Executive of Richardsons, said: “The experience every Richardson’s customer has on holiday is heavily dependent, not only on ourselves, but on the quality and range of other attractions and importantly restaurants and eateries.

“When the opportunity arose to sponsor the Eating Out guide we jumped at it! This is a great publication produced by the Broads Authority which helps anyone holidaying or visiting the Broads to choose where to go when they fancy a meal on shore or even a takeaway fish and chips!  We hope the wide distribution of this guide will promote the establishments included and reward those who have committed to the grading. We want people to enjoy the Broads by experiencing the magic that both the Broads and its tourism businesses have to offer.”

The Fur and Feather Inn at Woodbastwick is one of the eateries featuring in the guide and offers the new Woodforde’s beer, Flagondry - brewed exclusively to celebrate the Broads Authority’s 25th anniversary.

Flagondry, which is inspired by the dragonflies that are commonly seen in the Broads, is a golden, zesty ale using Norfolk’s finest ingredients including Maris Otter malt
and honey.

Woodforde’s managing director, Rupert Farquharson said: “Our brewery is close to Salhouse, considered the heart of the Norfolk Broads, so we are delighted to brew this beer to mark a special occasion.

“The pubs around the Broads play a key role in our region’s tourism industry and we hope visitors to this beautiful part of the world will enjoy a refreshing pint of Flagondry - a true taste of Norfolk.”

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