An Inn with a view

27 August 2010 by , Comments Off on An Inn with a view

Church Farm Country Inn

For many of us, the hustle and bustle of everyday is an essential part of our business and family life. The recent refurbishment of Church Farm Country Inn presents a perfect opportunity for any couple, group of friends or family to take a break from these daily pressures. For many, Burgh Castle’s Church Farm has always been a place of tranquillity and peace. Just a short journey from Great Yarmouth the recent change in management has brought a new lease of life, in a location where so many continue to enjoy the picturesque offerings of nature.

By day the former working farm, situated alongside Breydon Water offers morning coffee from 10am and afternoon tea. In the evening, often accompanied by glorious sunsets, the restaurant serves a wide variety of quality meals sourced from local fresh produce, with all delicious desserts made in-house.

Food is available all day, seven days a week; every Sunday there is a traditional British carvery. There’s a daily specials board which changes on a weekly basis. Whilst friendly and pleasant indoors, you may also wish to enjoy your meal on the balcony, overlooking Breydon and the surrounding countryside.

An Inn with a view

Postcard views (top), refurbishment (bottom left), Staff and Manager; Chino (bottom right)

The restaurant is well complemented by the bar which features the building’s original brickwork and wooden beams. As a freehouse, Church Farm offers a comprehensive selection of real ales and beers from local breweries; Adnams, Blackfriars, Greene King, St. Peter’s and Woodfordes. Capturing the spirit of the countryside, this is an attractive location to hold an informal business meeting and spend time with friends and family.

The main outhouse of the Inn, a converted barn, has been transformed with a dedicated bar and dining facility. A raised dance floor and its lights can be utilised to help create a wide variety of atmospheres. With a full license for a special wedding day; the experience of taking vows, meeting loved ones and friends, and being served a delicious buffet is enhanced by the truly picturesque landscape.

Other celebrations, like birthdays and anniversaries, are all catered for enhanced by the experience of the location, renovated facilities and quality food and drink. In addition to hiring the venue for a unique moment, the Inn’s bar and restaurant continues to support the local community by showcasing musicians and bands on the balcony throughout the year. This provides an opportunity for some intimate entertainment whilst enjoying your favourite drink, quality meal and stunning views.

Those from further afield who would like to explore The Broads and surrounding areas may wish to consider Church Farm as an ideal base. In this calm environment, you can book one of the eight bedrooms available for a dose of comforting hospitality. Future expansion plans include improving accommodation for guests, further developing the outbuildings for functions and even producing their own brand of honey.

Visitors will also find themselves a stone’s throw away from a RSPB managed bird watching area and one of The Broads’ most treasured nature trails as well as the ancient ruins of Burgh Castle which are right next door. This distinctive venue is worth visiting all year round, come rain or shine. And you can never tire of the expansive and special view from Church Farm.

Words: Josh Coles
Photographer: Paul Shreeve, Caister Photographic

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