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Norfolk Day 27th July 2019

Beers of Europe, The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables & The Steiff Shop, Setchey, Nr Kings Lynn – Celebrate Norfolk Day 2019!

Norfolk Day

Once again Beers of Europe, The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables & The Steiff Shop, Setchey, Nr Kings Lynn – Celebrate Norfolk Day on the 27th July.

Keen to top last year’s amazing day, (if this is possible!) this year will be an even bigger event, showcasing all that we have to offer on-site.

The day will be officially opened by a celebrity – TBA.
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The Norfolk Brewhouse and Smartmouth Brewery

Norfolk Brewhouse and Smartmouth Brewery

Beers of Europe will be once again opening the tasting bar to showcase and promote local Norfolk beers and gin.  Headlining the act will be the collaboration with  Norfolk Brewhouse and Smartmouth Brewery all the way from Norfolk in the USA – the first ever appearance in the UK.

Breweries join forces to create special – transatlantic – Norfolk Day beer

Brewers from The Norfolk Brewhouse, in Hindringham, have teamed up with those at Smartmouth Brewing Company in Norfolk, Virginia, to create a special collaboration beer.

The beer – which is yet to be named – will use ingredients from both sides of the Atlantic and will be released on Saturday, July 27, Norfolk Day.

David Holliday, from The Norfolk Brewhouse, said the idea for the collaboration came after the brewery created two special Moon Gazer ales to celebrate last year’s Norfolk day.

He said: “The beers went down well and the team joked about doing something in 2019 which could include Norfolk Virginia – and celebrate Norfolk barley in America.”

Norfolk Brewhouse

Following the idea, Mr Holliday, who is an ambassador for Norfolk’s Maris Otter Barley and international brew collaborations, contacted Smartmouth Brewing, where the team, who were already aware of Norfolk Day, were more than happy to get involved.

He said: “It’s an exciting opportunity and we look forward to tasting a glass of the collaboration brew on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Porter Hardy, the president of the Smartmouth Brewery, added: “When David got in touch we instantly thought that would be fun, but on a serious note the ability to cement the links and history of our two Norfolks through the power of craft beer is going to be a great challenge, and also opportunity to help bring the two communities together is something we are very proud to be involved in.”

Currently code-named Norfolk 50 50, the beer will be available in both Norfolk’s on July 27.

The beer is yet to be officially named – and that’s where members of the public step in.

A golden, 5pc ABV beer that marries together the popular British golden style pale ale with a typically hoppy American IPA style, the beer will be available to purchase on Norfolk Day – Saturday, July 27 – both here and in the USA.

Now, ahead of its release, the two breweries had been inviting people to come up with a name for the new transatlantic beer – this competition is now closed.

Archangel Gin – Distilled and Bottle In Norfolk

Archangel Gin

Archangel gin is made entirely in Norfolk, not imported and relabelled.

The distillery is part of a working farm which has been lovingly nurtured in the family for over sixty years, producing the best of local produce with local labour and small scale, handcrafted products.

Archangel is a rich, complex gin bursting with exciting flavours. On the nose, the juniper, some of which is locally grown, floods through; the verbena and orange peel add a light, zesty fragrance to the top notes with rooty botanicals including sea-buckthorn breaking through at the finish. A rich complex gin, bursting with exciting flavours.
Archangel are Winners of the North Norfolk Business Awards 2019 – Best New Business.

Peter Allingham, Co-Founder of Archangel Distilleries said ““We’re looking forward so much to celebrating the fantastic food and drink available in Norfolk, and we’re looking forward to sharing our gorgeous gins with Beers of Europe’s customers”
Archangel Distilleries is based in Dunton Hall, Fakenham, Norfolk
Norfolk Raider Cider

Norfolk Raider Cider

Norfolk Raider Cider started 4 years ago by Paul & Beth Cork and is the only cider brewed in Norwich.  With many delicious flavours to choose from, including  –  Dolly Pink (4.2%) a pink fruity cider, Honey Belle (4.2%) smooth tasting honey cider, Wingman (6.2%) a refreshing clear strong cider and the Original (8.5%) a strong cider but not lacking in taste.  They are very proud of all the flavours of the cider, each variation carries some family tradition with much thought and care. 

When Paul was younger he knew an older gentleman who told him a story about some airmen who would come down to the local pub to have their final drinks before going on bombing raids the next day. The locals referred to these men as ‘The Norfolk Raiders’. They flew out from Norwich airport which at the time was the B24 bombing base. Paul wanted to tie his cider to a piece of history and this noble story was exactly what he was looking for. Thus born The Norfolk ‘Raider’ Cider.
Norfolk Raiders is based in Rackheath, Norwich.

The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables

The Warehouse and Collectables

Free Valuation Day hosted by Laurence Seaton from the famous Buttercross Auctions.

Giving members of the public a chance to bring along their own antique’s for appraisal – a small voluntary donation given to the East Anglian Air Ambulance can be made.

Antique Centrre Setchey

The antique centre now showcases over 100 exhibitors/dealers. 

The Second Hand BookShop

The new pre-loved bookshop will also be open for a sneak preview!

Ukulele Folk will be playing live, showcasing a vast collection of folk music accompanied by the Ukulele, a real show stopper!


The Steiff Shop

Steiff Shop Setchey Norfolk

The Steiff Shop – which has the largest collection of Steiff teddy bears and animals in East Anglia will have a representative on hand to show you through the extensive collection and answer any questions you may have.

The Big Raffle!

We have been kindly donated some fantastic prizes for this years raffle, proceeds to the East Anglian Air Ambulance, these include (the list is growing all the time!).

East Anglian Air Ambulance

A case of Moon Gazer Beer donated by The Norfolk Brewhouse
Gin Selection pack donated by Wild Knight Distillery (Founding Drinks Ltd)
Distillery Tour donated by Whatahoot Gin Company
Equisite Gin Glasses donated by The Black Shuck Gin Company
Craft Beer Gift Pack donated by Wolf Brewery
Craft Beer Gift Pack donated by Barsham Brewery
Craft Beer Gift Pack donated by Beeston Brewery

The rafffle tickets will be available to purchase in store from the middle of June.  Proceeds of the raffle will be donated to East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

Outside on the side green there will be a classic car show, with various vintage and classic cars organised by ‘The Motor Hub’ owned by Alex Wilde.  If you are interested in showing your classic car at this event please contact Amanda Waterfield (Marketing Manager – [email protected])
Refreshments and food for the day will be provided, all the food is locally sourced. There will also be and ice cream van on site.

Amanda Waterfield, Marketing Manager said “we are delighted to once again join in with Norfolk Day and help promote not only Norfolk, but a chance to showcase all three businesses on site owned by the Clark Family here in Setchey, Norfolk.  Doors open at 9am until 6pm – the events will start from 10.30am come along and join us, whether it is getting your treasured antique valued, trying a few free beers/gins at the bar or wandering around our classic car show!” 

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