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A WEBSITE FOR
CYCLISTS IN
WEST NORFOLK.
PUB RIDE 1
From
The Great Danes
Country Inn
Beachamwell
A LOVELY RIDE
OF 17 MILES ON
QUIET LANES WITH
INTERESTING
PLACES TO VISIT.
what could be nicer - take a cycle ride on peaceful lanes - then back to the pub for lunch.
RIDE 1   from The Great Danes Country Inn, Beachamwell.

Turn RIGHT out of the pub car park, then LEFT round the green, passing the unique thatched church of St. Mary's on the left and the tiny Post Office on the right. At the end of the village there is a 'T' junction, where you turn RIGHT on to a narrow lane.

Across the fields on the left you can see the remains of St. John's church. Beachamwell once boasted three churches, the third one ( also redundant) can be found down a lane to the East of the village.When you reach the farm, the lane turns 90 degrees left then right through the barns, sometimes with the additional hazzard of 'free range' chickens browsing in the middle of the lane. Carry on up to the 'T' junction, turn LEFT and continue to the crossroads.

Turning LEFT again, follow this lane which swings to the right and then runs straight, with wide grass verges for about a mile to BARTON BENDISH. The actual village is down a lane to the right. Keep straight on, and just after the village, the lane veers to the left and climbs a small hill.

Continue on this winding lane, over a small stream and then up a long, but not steep climb into BOUGHTON village. There is a lovely pond here on the left, a good place to rest as there are seats at the waters edge. Carry on through the village until you reach a bend and just before this, take the tiny lane on the LEFT. Follow this through trees until you arrive at a 'T' junction by a bridge.

Turn LEFT over the bridge and continue through open country to where the road swings sharp left. Go STRAIGHT ACROSS here into the lane opposite ( signposted Oxborough)and follow this pretty lane to a crossroads in the village of OXBOROUGH. Go STRAIGHT ACROSS into the lane opposite, passing the semi ruined church of St. John the Evangelist on your right, then the visitors entrance to Oxborough Hall.

Continue along, over the little bridge, through lovely Beach woodland, Then, ignoring the first turning, take the next one on the LEFT in about half a mile. This little lane eventualy brings you through a few new bungalows to a 'T' junction in GOODERSTONE. Turn RIGHT here, passing the church on the left and the pub on the right.

Continue on until the village is behind you and you are between rows of very old Scots Pines, a feature of this part of Norfolk. Beyond the trees are acres and acres of carrots, which feed the packing station you passed in the village. This lane joins another, going in the same direction, until you arrive at a crossroads.

Turn LEFT here and you are soon tearing down into a steep valley, at the bottom of which is a little stream. Just before the bridge is the entrance to the Iceni Village and nature trail.

Go over the bridge and take the RIGHT fork up the steep hill to the junction. Turn LEFT for a short distance and take the tiny lane on the RIGHT, which is a slip road leading on to another lane. Follow this through more of the lovely old pines until you emerge on to more open ground at a bend in the lane.

At the next 'T' junction turn LEFT and continue to the next junction on the edge of Beachamwell. Go diagonally ACROSS and up the short straight lane to return to the Great Danes Country Inn.


"Serving Wenches at Oxborough Hall.

SKETCH MAP FOR RIDE - NOT TO SCALE.


The Author wishes you Safe and Happy cycling.

HOME  PAGE RIDE  ONE    9 mls RIDE  FOUR   26 mls RIDE  SEVEN 27 mls RIDE  TEN   18 mls
INTRODUCTION RIDE TWO  15 mls RIDE FIVE;   40 mls RIDE EIGHT   40 mls RIDE ELEVEN 23 mls
SWAFFHAM INFO. RIDE THREE  20 mls RIDE SIX      22 mls RIDE NINE   17 mls PUB RIDE 1  (NEW)
(NEW)   HUNSTANTON AND BACK - A NEW LONG DISTANCE RIDE OF 61 mls   (NEW)
The Great Danes Country Inn
Beachamwell
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HOW TO GET THERE
From Swaffham town centre take the road to Cockley Cley. At the Recreation ground take the  turning  on  the right  to Beachamwell  and  follow  this  for  5 miles.    At the  junction  go  diagonally  across  into  the  village  and  continue  up to the green. The
Inn is on the left, facing the green and parking is in front or at the far side of the Inn.

  
Dominoes in the bar         The cosy restaurant.


SAMPLE MENU
Information suplied by Licencee


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"We do not serve 'fast food'- just good food as fast as we can"

Starters

Soup of the day
Please ask for todays choice. Served with crusty warm bread.

Breaded Brie with Cranberry
Creamy Brie wedges in a crips crumb and Cranberry sauce & salad garnish.

Breaded Garlic Mushrooms
Deep-fried breaded mushrooms served with a salad garnish & garlic Mayonnaise dip

Potato Skins
Deep-fried fresh potatoe skins, served with garlic or salsa dip & salad garnish

Garlic Bread
Two Baguette halves baked with garlic butter, served with or without melted cheese

Pate and Toast
Ask for todays choice of pate,served with warm toast and salad garnish

Prawn Cocktail
Prawns dressed with rosemary sauce on a bed of crispy lettuce, served with brown bread and butter

Main Courses
Lasagne
Home Made from rich beef, tomatoe, garlic& herb sauce, layered between pasta sheets

8 oz. Sirloin Steak
Tender Local prime steak, griddled to your liking

Lamb Shank in Minty Gravy
Lower end of the leg,cooked until it falls off the bone, smothered in minty gravy

12 oz. Rump Steak
Large side of juicy Rump Steak, griddled to your preference

10 oz. Gammon Steak
Grilled Gammon Steak, topped with fried egg or pineapple rings

Great Danes Grill
A Griddled Platter of Steak, lamb cutlet, gammon, sausage, kidney & liver, topped with a fried egg

Lemon Pepper Chicken
Grilled Butterfly Chicken breast with a Lemon & cracked pepper marinade

Steak, Ale and Mushroom Pie
Homemade with tender beef in our special ale & herb gravy, topped with a puff pastry lid

Medley of Fish
Plaice, Haddock, Cod & Salmon, deep fried in batter and breadcrumbs

Breaded Scampi
A large portion of breaded wholetail Scampi

Large battered Cod
Freshly battered and deep- fried large side of Cod

Smoked Haddock Bake
Haddock Fillet baked with mushrooms and mature cheese

Chicken Tikka Masala
Chuncks of Chicken in a creamy medium Tikka sauce, topped with almonds, served with rice or chips & a puppodum

Mexican Chicken
Chicken Breast flavoured with our spicy seasoning, topped with bacon, salsa & cheese

Chicken and Mushroom Crepe
Chunky Chicken with mushrooms, cream and white wine sauce, wrapped in a thin pancake & topped with a cheese sauce

Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls
Homemade chicken balls, served with a sweet and sour sauce, rice and salad

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Sunday Lunch
A weekly selection of roast meats, potatoes and vegetables.   All served with a large Yorkshire Pudding & separate gravy boat.    6.65
Vegetarian Dishes

Vegetable Chilli
Homemade chilli made from
a variety of chunky vegetables
in a medium chilli sauce, served
with rice or chips & salad.  7.95
Vegetable Lasagne
Homemade from a selection of
vegetables and herbs between
layers of Lasagne Verdi
and cheese sauce        8.65
Mushroom, Broccoli &
Stilton Pasta Bake
Pasta in a delicious sauce, topped
with more Stilton and baked. Served
with fresh salad or vegetables.  8.45

Desserts
A selection of delicious desserts are available, all served with cream
or vanilla ice-cream or custard. See menu in restaurant.    from 3.40

Teas and a coffee's are available, including a variety of liqueur coffee's. See menu in bar or restaurant.

A NO SMOKING RESTAURANT

Cards accepted:     Switch    MasterCard    Visa
Carole Gransden, Old Hall Lane, Beachamwell, Norfolk.   telephone 01366 328443

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