Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden


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Tel code: 01362 | code search
Postcode: NR19 | code search
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Queens Head
"I think I've found the type of food led pub I'd like to call my own, barring the low beams (well one anyway) has a beer garden with pig pens ..." More

Queens Head
"Well off the beaten track, and nowhere near Dereham, locals seem to like it, huge garden area for residential caravans, small village shop and a pub. Post office seems to ..." More

Queens Head
"I thought this pub was in the Good Beer Guide, then realised I had seen an old copy in the Library when planning this holiday! But that aside the Pub ..." More

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The town of Dereham (the prefix East lately dropped) is situated some twelve miles to the west of Norwich on the A47. Dereham is the archetypal Norfolk market town, a place to breathe in the character of rural East Anglia, an experience that can be deepened with a visit to the Norfolk museum of rural life at Gressenhall two miles outside Dereham. Established in Saxon times by Withburga, daughter of the ruler of Anglia, King Anna, Dereham was from the outset a religious centre, with a nunnery at its heart. It became an important place of pilgrimage after the miracle of the deer which, it is said, came to the nunnery every day during a famine to give their milk to the community. The town sign shows the huntsman who set his dogs on the deer, just before he met his end, struck from his horse by providence. Saint Withburgaís body was stolen by monks, the grave immediately yielding a spring with healing properties. This spring can still be seen in St Nicholasís churchyard. The church built in the 7thcentury was razed by the Vikings, so the current version is largely Norman, with 13th and 14th century additions. There is an elegant 16th century bell-tower separate from the main building. After terrible fires in the 17th and 18th centuries few ancient buildings remain. A notable exception is Bishop Bonnerís Cottages, now the town museum, chocolate-box pretty, whitewashed and thatched, with beautiful pargeting. The spacious market place, surrounded by many splendid Georgian houses, has narrow streets leading from it worth exploring, several leading to snug little yards. And where would a Norfolk town be without a windmill? Derehamís, at the quaintly named Dumpling Green, is typical of the area, and the town has made the most of it by turning the site into a picnic spot.


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Eastern Accounting Associates
Hodges & Co
Westgarth Turner Accountants


Bishop Bonners Cottage Museum
Hobbies Museum of Fretwork and Craft Centre
Mid Norfolk Railway
Norfolk Falconry
Norfolk Herbs
North Elmham Chapel
NWT Foxley Wood
Roots of Norfolk

Care Home

Oak Manor Nursing Home
Sanford House Nursing Home
The Oaks/Woodcroft Care Homes


Dance - Foot-Loose


Splitz Nightclub


Lincolns Cottage


Breckland Council


Dereham Dental Health

Mr & Mrs Gomez


Dr Cooper & Partners
Dr Hughes & Partners
Dr Moore & Partners
Drs Walker & Gregory

Estate Agent

Abbotts Estate Agents Ltd
Brown William H
Nash & Co

Farmers Market

Dereham Monthly Indoor Farmers and Crafters Market

Golf Club

Norfolk Golf & Country Club (The)


George Hotel
Kings Head
Kings Head Hotel


Dereham Market
Dereham Monthly Indoor Farmers and Crafters Market

Pub and Bar

Coachmakers Arms
Mermaid Inn
Millwright Arms

Queens Head
Railway Tavern
Romany Rye
Swan Public House
The Lodge Restaurant & Bar


George Hotel
Queens Head
Railway Tavern
Romany Rye
The Lodge Restaurant & Bar


Northgate High School


Hood Vores & Allwood


Breckland Taxis
Dereham Taxi Service


Bylaugh Hall
Pound Green Hotel


Stevenson Larwood & Kennedy

Sports Clubs

Dereham LTC (Tennis)
Dereham Rugby Club (Rugby Union)
Dereham Runners AC (Athletics)
Dereham Town (Amateur Football)
Old Buckenham CC (Cricket)


Ian's Floral Studio
Blooms & Blooms
Evergreen Farm
Mattishall Pharmacy
Cooks of Swanton
Country Gallery Fine
Ash Farm Organics
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Adara Organic Beauty
Swanton Morley Butchers & Delicatessen
Curl Up and Dye


Lejair Hang Gliding(Airsports)

Places to Stay near Dereham

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4A Johnston Close (0.19 miles)

4A Johnston Close
4A Johnston Close is a Modern detached 2 bed Bungalow situated amongst a quiet cul-de-sac of Bungalows in a residential area. This is the perfectly suited to all our guests regardless of their reason of ... More | visit website
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Glendower House (0.72 miles)

Glendower house is a Victorian 5 bed/3 reception roomed house with large gardens. Situated immediately off the town centre it provides easy and convenient access to all local shops and facilities including numerous pubs and ... More | visit website
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The Romany Rye (0.82 miles)

The Romany Rye
The Romany Rye Hotel is located in the centre of Dereham, a market town nestled in the picturesque Breckland area of Norfolk and only 30 mins away from Norwich. All of its 22 bedrooms are en ... More | visit website
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George Hotel (0.87 miles)

George Hotel
At The George Hotel, there is a choice of rooms (ten in total) from singles to double rooms with four poster beds. The environment is a relaxed casual one. There are not many formalities, other ... More | visit website
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Kings Head (0.90 miles)

Kings Head

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Dating back to the 17th century, this refined independent hotel, with an extensive private garden, is ideally set just 2 minutesí walk away from the main Dereham High Street.
Situated in the ... More

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Hill House Hotel (0.90 miles)

Hill House Hotel

Hill House is a handsome Queen Anne property overlooking the very heart of Dereham town centre. Opened in 2006 by MJB Hotels, the building has been transformed into a 22 bedroom luxury hotel. The house, ... More | visit website

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Dereham Apartments Quebec Road (1.07 miles)

Dereham Apartments Quebec Road
14 Quebec Street is a studio flat located in the Town centre of the Historic town of Dereham. Being located in the middle of Norfolk, this town is ideally situated for whatever your reason is ... More | visit website
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Mill Cottages (1.91 miles)

Mill Cottages
Bakers Shop Cottage is named after the former Bakers Shop and is situated in countryside next to t he Yaxham Mill Public House. Meals, including breakfast can be booked directly with the Pub on 01362 ... More | visit website
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Barnham Broom Hotel & Golf Club (6.76 miles)

Barnham Broom Hotel & Golf Club
Set in 250 acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside just 10 miles from the historical City of Norwich and within easy reach of the North Norfolk Coast and Broads. Barnham Broom Hotel provides a host ... More | visit website
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Bull Inn (6.90 miles)

Bull Inn

The Bull is a traditional coaching Inn dating from the early 17th century, although the foundations date from the mid 1300's making it the second oldest Inn in Norfolk. It was the first or last ... More | visit website

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