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VegetarianVisitor Guide to East Anglia, England 2017

Vegetarian-friendly accommodation & eating out in Cambridgeshire  Essex  Norfolk  Suffolk


cambridge, norfolk, suffolk, essex vegetarian restaurants and accommodation

Cambridge is one of the most beautiful towns in Britain, if not in Europe. There was a Celtic settlement here before the Roman Conquest on what is known as Castle Hill. At the foot of the hill was a ford across the River Cam and the successive Roman developments probably included the building of a bridge at that point - the only one to have given its name to an English country. The 13th century saw the founding of the first college, after groups of scholars migrated from Oxford. Student hostels in the care of one the masters were established and these were the origins of the college system that still exists today. The Fitzwilliam Museum houses a magnificent collection of works of art of all kinds and the Botanical Gardens in Bateman Street date from 1846. Much punting is done on the river in summer, while the Gog Magog (or Grogingog) 'Hills' just outside the town, on the crest of which stands the Iron Age fort of Wandlebury, are popular with walkers.

Essex is the most Romanised part of Britain, as the conquerors made Colchester their capital, with many ancient roads still at least in part in use today. It was sacked by Queen Boadicea, described by Tacitus in his Annals, and has a complete 2nd-century wall and the biggest Norman keep in Europe. To see the best of Essex travel through the villages around Halstead, Dunmow and Thaxted, the area where Gustav Holst composed The Planets and H.G. Wells wrote Mr Britling Sees It Through.

Along the banks of the Suffolk border river John Constable painted his great series of Stour pictures and many of the churches, lanes, meadows, mills and farms he depicted can still be seen today. Thomas Gainsborough's birthplace can be found at Sudbury, further along the same river. A visit to the beautiful small town of Lavenham, with its great church and superb timber-framed Guildhall is also well worthwhile.

Moving north to Norfolk, a visit to Norwich, with its Norman Castle and Cathedral and many other remarkable features, is a must. But to most people Norfolk means the Broads, vast expanses of water that resulted from centuries of peat working, now explored by many on boating holidays. Also don't forget King's Lynn, while good beaches can be found along the coast.



Entries are grouped alphabetically by county, then town or village, then name.




EAST ANGLIA 2017

Cambridgeshire

Cafés, restaurants, pubs

The Cambridge Blue, tel 01223 471680, 85/87 Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LG.   P L a

 

Michaelhouse Café, tel 01223 309147, The Michaelhouse Centre, St Michael’s Church, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU.   C L a

 

Rainbow Vegetarian cafe Cambridge UK vegan

Rainbow Vegetarian Café, tel 01223 321551, 9A Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ

www.rainbowcafe.co.uk, email inforainbowcafe@aol.com. See display advert above.

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Essex

Cafés, restaurants, pubs

The Polash Restaurant, tel 01621 782233, 169 Station Road, Burnham on Crouch CM0 8PW.   R L a

 

The Lexden Crown, tel 01206 548490, 235 Lexden Road, Colchester CO3 4XW.   P L a F

Norfolk

Accommodation

Greenbanks Hotel & Country Restaurant -   ***OFFERS AVAILABLE***

tel 01362 687742

Main Road, Great Fransham, NR19 2NA

email: info@greenbankshotel.co.uk

website: www.greenbankshotel.co.uk

GreenBanks Hotel Fransham Norfolk Vegetarian restaurant B&B

Located in the heart of Norfolk, a 10-minute drive from East Dereham and Swaffham; Greenbanks Hotel offers an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a hot tub, free parking and free Wi-Fi. The on-site restaurant provides a varied menu made of local ingredients and the chef takes great care in catering for special requirement diets and food intolerance.

Ground floor accommodation, the swimming pool, and the restaurant are fully wheelchair accessible. Greenbanks has received excellent awards from both TripAdvisor and Booking.com.

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Cafés, restaurants, pubs

Oasis World Peace Café, tel 01953 451937, Cyprus House, Queens Square, Attleborough NR17 2AE.   C b F

 

The Kings Arms, tel 01263 740341, Westgate Street, Blakeney, Holt NR25 7NQ   P L a F

 

Shelley's Pie & Mash Shop, tel 01263 515304, 9 Garden Street, Cromer NR27 9HN

Shelley's Pie & Mash Shop is located in the heart of Cromer and serves the British classic of Pie and Mash. We have a wide range to suit all dietary requirements including Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian and a Vegan option. Our restaurant is a relaxed environment and we are Dog Friendly too. www.shelleyspieandmashshop.com

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Amandines, tel 01379 640449, Norfolk House Yard, St Nicholas Street, Diss IP22 4LB.   R L c

 

The Brick Kilns Pub and Restaurant, tel 01603 720043, Norwich Road, Little Plumstead, near Norwich NR13 5JH.   P L a

 

Frank's Bar, tel 01603 618902, 19 Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1AR.   C/Bar L a org F

 

The Greenhouse, tel 01603 631007, 42-46 Bethel Street, Norwich NR2 1NR

Norwich's environment centre. To see menu or find out more go to www.greenhousetrust.co.uk

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Green Britain Centre, tel 01760 726100, Turbine Way, Swaffham PE37 7HT.   C L c org F

 

River Green Café, tel 01603 622448, The Street, Trowse, Norwich NR14 8AH.   R L c

Suffolk

Cafés, restaurants, pubs

Six Bells Inn & Restaurant, tel 01359 250820, The Green, Bardwell, Bury St Edmunds IP31 1AW.   R/P L a

 

The Self Centre Coffee Shop, tel 01284 769090, Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7AR.   C a w org F

 

Kwan Thai Restaurant, tel 01473 253106, 14 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TJ.   R L a