April 16, 2015

Since moving to Norfolk, Tom and I have vowed (when I say Tom and I have vowed, I mean that I’ve just spontaneously decided) to explore the villages around us and become true Norfolk..ians.

We stumbled across the little market town of Wymondham last weekend – with its tall abbey towers, historic architecture and friendly village market. I felt as if I’d fallen, Wonderland-style, into a musical drama. It was a drama of the VonTrapp-variety in which a young, fairly-attractive yet rebellious nun fleas Wymondham Abbey for want of a life of adventure, and gets as far as the local coffee shop, aptly named The Coffee Shop, where she picks at a cheese scone and seductively eyes up a handsome stranger.

If only the cheese scone had been fully satisfying our heroine may have had an epic journey in this quaint market village, but alas she was distracted by the ghost of George Bernard Shaw leaving enticing messages on a little old blackboard and coaxing her inside a cafe bar for burger and chips.

The LT Cafe Bar (short for Lemon Tree) answered all of our weekend prayers, not only because it used a literary quote as a marketing tool but because the sun was shining and we could sit outside. If you are headed to The Fine City (that’s Norwich by the way) for a short break or a big weekend of the Radio 1 variety, then I highly recommend this exceptionally well-run cafe for a spot of lunch. It’s only a short walk from the market square (Damgate Street to be exact), the staff are amazing, and the building itself is full of character. It was absolutely packed for lunch around 1pm too, which I’m told is a good sign.

Have you ever been to Wymondham? Or better yet, have you ever been to The Lemon Tree?

2 comments so far.

2 responses to “WYMONDHAM, NORFOLK”

  1. Just stumbled across your blog and was instantly intrigued as you're living in Norwich. I was born in Norfolk and my family are all still there (I relocated to London in my late 20s and am now living up in Newcastle). I'm forever on the hunt for beautiful lifestyle blogs written in Norfolk so very happy to have found yours, I've given you a little follow on bloglovin so I can keep up to date with your posts.

    Some of my friends live in Wymondham so am pretty familiar with it, let me know if you need any other recommendations of cute places to go, I recently did a blog post about Blickling Hall that you may enjoy (http://www.newgirlintoon.co.uk/2015/04/easter-sunday-at-blickling-norfolk.html) … I'd also recommend you explore the coast of North Norfolk which is absolutely beautiful and some of the villages in Broadland .. Horning has some wonderful riverside pubs and I LOVE Ranworth, you can climb the church for gorgeous views.

    Hope to see some more Norfolk adventures on your blog soon 🙂

    Chloe x

    • Georgi says:

      Hi Chloe!

      So lovely to hear from another Norfolk-lover! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it really made my day. We have visited a few other places; Holt, Aylsham and Cromer. Still got so much left to explore! We went along to Blicking Hall on your recommendation whilst we were in Aylsham – so thank you for that. It was beautiful, especially as the sun was shining! Please do keep reading, I'm off to have a little read of your blog now.

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