North WalshamTwo Julians

North Walsham Pub Day – Two Julians


Firstly, apologies to my two loyal readers who are faced with my out of sequence posting, but I’ll try and get this series of posts all completed this morning. It’s from the day trip of Thursday this week with my friend Julian to the city centre of North Walsham in North Norfolk. We were planning to visit six pubs in North Walsham, finishing at the Good Beer Guide listed Hop In. We boarded the Sanders Rocket in Norwich with the journey to the provincial capital of North Norfolk taking just over 50 minutes.

The pubs we were visiting (and I’ll link these in when I’ve finished posting) were:

Black Swan (third pub visited in the day)

Hop In (sixth pub visited in the day)

Kings Arms Hotel (second pub visited in the day)

Market Tavern (fourth pub visited in the day – although closed)

Orchard Gardens (fifth pub visited in the day)

White Swan (first pub visited in the day)

There is also one more pub in the suburbs of this great regional metropolis, which is the Bluebell, but we didn’t have time to get that far. Julian did record some video of the day as we’re planning these days out to be a regular feature over the next few weeks and months. As things go, we’re planning Dereham for our next expedition. There are more photos from our day out in North Walsham at


The new and improved X55 bus. Given that the £2 single fare cap is in place until the end of June, this is all making bus travel feel much more desirable.


And we arrived safely at North Walsham’s International Travel Hub. By travel hub, they mean bus stop as it’s nowhere near the railway station and there’s no other transportation departing from here other than cars. However, to be fair, they have arranged the bus stops and signage so that everything is clear and it feels safe.