Shopping outlet at it's most uninspired!!! But then again I don't like shopping anywhere. Same old stuff to buy that no-one really wants IMO.
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October 17, 2013
Oh dear, the headline of this review does not read well! Dear reader, I would just ask you to maybe read a few of the reviews here before deciding if you want to visit us at Wroxham Barns…and we really hope you do! I am grateful that Paul admits that he “don't like shopping anywhere” so maybe his view is somewhat biased! But we are pleased that Paul visited Norfolk and really hope that he enjoyed his time in our lovely county.
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But to respond to Paul’s view that our shopping outlet is uninspired, I offer this overview of what you will find to entertain even the most discerning of shoppers… Sew Creative (brilliant quilting and patchwork shop), The Norfolk Gallery (uniquely we only display Norfolk “subjects” but wide range of mediums), Chris Hutchins Norfolk Sketches (Chris is a professional artist, has been with us for 28 years, stunning pencil sketches, big following), Sugar & Spice (children’s clothes, even if not relevant to you, lovely range and very good quality), Made By You Art Studio (based on the pottery café idea but you can also do decopatch and sand art; we are amazed by how many grown-ups want to have a go…and the standard of their creations!), Pat’s Wooden Crafts (Pat is a really good wood-turner who has brought together a really special collection of wood products, more than you could imagine and really interesting), Tim Foord Coastal Stained Glass (Tim has been with us for about 15 years and has developed a terrific range of stained glass products, from a very affordable set of coasters to a “made to order” fire screen, even a stained glass porthole for your broads boat), Tricia Francis Pottery (this is a really special workshop, and even more special work…a very clever and creative lady!), The Norfolk Cider Shop (Geoff Fisher sells his brother’s Norfolk Cider and Apple Juice, and all sorts of “apple” goodies…visitors love “trying before buying”), The Pantry Food Shop ( a real gift food emporium….we stock over 70 local beers, local wines, and over 200 pickles and chutneys. Visitors spend ages just browsing the amazing and different products). And in the Main gallery, you will find a very range of gift ideas (some local), lovely and different greetings cards and then there is the Clothes Gallery upstairs (we are sorry about the stairs, the downside of working with 200 year old Norfolk barns). We stock Pomodoro, Steilmann, Adini, Nomads, Seasalt, Ness, Tulchan, Alice Collins, and (new for Autumn/Winter 2013) we will have White Stuff and Joules #excited!
Our Bill LeGrice Rose & Plant Centre does not set out to be or claim to a garden centre. If you are interested in roses, then you will find it really interesting…Bill won gold at Hampton Flower Show just a few weeks ago.
And our restaurant, coffee shop, Junior Farm, Children’s Funfair and Mini Adventure Golf Course complete our offer to visitors, with or without children.
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