Your village shop needs you – please show your support

Our Village Shop & Post Office – both open 7 days a week! – plays a vital role in our community, along with our School, pubs, other local businesses and community groups. It helps to make our village an attractive place to live.

But like all small village shops, it needs the support of the village community.

So please show your support and pop in regularly for all you need plus a catch-up with Sylvia!

Where else could you find a shop, Post Office, dry cleaning service and Avon Representative all under one roof?!

Thank you Surlingham.


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50% off all offal

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As you may or may not know, we rear own own delicious beef here on the farm in Surlingham (NR14 7AL/ NR14 7GD FROM MILL ROAD) and we have a lot of offal in the form of Heart, oxtail, liver and kidneys. Now offal does not seem to be used as much these days, but as many will be aware, it is healthy, delicious and cheap, and we are knocking 50% off it for you.

It is currently in a separate fridge to the farm shop so if you would like some just give us a call on 01508 538206 or email and we will have it all ready and waiting for you.


Kindest regards from all of us at the farm

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Fireworks at the Ferry: Sat Nov 4th

Saturday November 4th

One display at 8pm – free entrance

Barbecue, hot dogs, etc. from 6.30pm

Raffle at 9.30pm


Information supplied by Peter at the Ferry.

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Church News. October 15th 2017


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More Meditation For The Village

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A big thank you to everyone who came to last week’s  meditation evening class, we really enjoy being able to open our doors to our friends and neighbours in the village and sharing some of what we do here with you.

The next Introduction to Buddhist Meditation class will be on Wednesday 1st of November, here at Padmaloka (first driveway on the right as you come into The Covey).  Arrive from 19:00 for a 19:30 start,

Everyone is welcome, whether you have meditated before or not, the class will be fully accessible to complete beginners. Feel free to invite your friends along. Under 18’s should be accompanied by a parent or designated guardian.

There will be a suggested donation of £5 with all proceeds donated to the Ted Ellis Trust. There’s no need to book, simply turn up on the night. If you have any questions or require more info you can phone us: 01508 538112 or email us:

If you are unable to make these classes, would like to take it further or would like something more regular, then do visit the Norwich Buddhist Centre, as they offer a full programme of regular classes for all levels.

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Apparently we will be in for a hot one this weekend… We may even get some warm weather too…

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Plus. It is Friday the 13th… if you believe in that kind of thing… Mwhahahahahaha!

Much the same wonderful things in this week as last, see below:

Firewood: Even though this weekend speaks of warmth those night will close in and cold snap catch up with us. It is local cured wood and is being sold per bag in the shop for £3. We can also do a tonne of wood delivered to your door for £120 which includes free delivery for people in a ten mile radius or less. Anyone over this 10 miles will have to carry the tonne of wood home themselves by hand… Oh wait, I am being told we will simply charge a few gold coins more if you are outside of 10 miles. Click here to enquire or call the farm on 01508 538206

Bakery: Now this is exciting. You simply have to defrost these baked goodies and enjoy(or frozen if you like a wheaty icelolly). In we have focaccia, ciabatta, sourdough baguettes, sour dough loaves, brown and white loaves, buns, croissants and pan aux chocolates. It really is superb bread and well worth a try. Think crusty ham baguettes, garlic bread, dipping buttered crusty break into leek and potato soup, a toasted crosissant or pan aux chocolate with a nice morning cup or tea or coffee….

Recipe Ideas: This time of year is all about delicious hearty comfort food and you must try slow cooking our braising steak or shin of beef. Wonderful flavours and well worth the wait. Simply throw in your slow cooker or pan some veg, stock and beef, perhaps some potatoes and herbs and leave on a low heat for a few hours and serve with piping hot mash, dumplings or whatever else you so fancy.

Beef: We must say, even if we say so ourselves that the beef we produce here right on the farm and sell from the shop is superb and excellent value and it is something we are very proud of. Look out for the Yare Valley Sticker on the product to know it has come from here on the farm. This weekend we will have some fresh beef in the form of joints, steaks and more in for you and will be frozen in the shop freezer Sunday evening for you to continue enjoying. There are lots of other cuts of beef too in the freezer as well as chicken, pork, bacon, sausages (if you have not had a beef sausage you must try some), fish and more.

Veg: Believe it or not Halloween will soon be here and as well as providing an entertaining form to carve funny and disturbing faces from there is a wealth of uses for pumpkin in you cooking. Pies, stews, cakes and more. It is both healthy and local, coming from Straight From the Field in Bramerton who have also dropped in some stir fry mix and spinach for us as well as these very large and beautiful pumpkins. Romanesque, carrots, onions, tomatoes, leeks, our huge bags of spuds for only £4 a bag, cabbages, sweetcorn, squashes and more adorn our veg section.

Any questions simply click here or drop us a line via

From all of us at he farm, have a wonderful weekend.

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October Newsletter from Poringland Police

See the below for the October Newsletter of crime figures for the area and updates from Inspector Colbert and PC Sansbury.

The next Next Street Surgeries –
8th December 1130-1230 Green Pastures Garden Centre, Alpington and then 3-4pm Trowse Primary School.

D14 Poringland SHX Rocklands(1)



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Pie night @ Coldham Hall – Monday 16th


Come down to enjoy a homemade pie and drink for just £12.00!!
This week there is a choice of:
Steak, ale & kidney
Chicken & mushroom
Curied beef
Mushroom & blue cheese en croute
All served with creamy mash potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables or hand cut chips and garden peas
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Money found on the street

Some money found on The Street this morning when walking the dog at 9am. Please call 537078 to claim.

Information received from Katherine Bertram

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