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Hanto
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3543 posts since 30/11/09

26 Jan 2022 16:16
Anyone know Norfolk well. Staying near Wroxham?!/Broads for Easter and looking for suggestions of things to do.
Rirawin
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9650 posts since 17/7/05

posted 26 Jan 2022 16:37, edited 26 Jan 2022 16:37
Holkham beach and Winterton Dunes are worth a visit
Cromer Pier/Cromer
The Gunton Arms for a nice pub lunch/dinner - be sure to book in advance!
The Ingham Swan is also good
Shame you'll miss out on the seals at Horsey beach as they're there October through to February.

Avoid Great Yarmouth at all costs.
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

26 Jan 2022 16:43
up to date margate recommendations - food/drinks/shopping? obviously going to Angela's
Rez
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8997 posts since 5/4/09

26 Jan 2022 16:57
the set Japanese menu at hantverk and found was quite fun
Joe Bloggs
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419 posts since 28/9/10

26 Jan 2022 20:30
Food wise have a look at Sargasso (the guys behind Brawn), New Street Bistro (modern european), Bottega Caruso (rustic italian), pub food have a look at the Korean fried chicken pop up at the Rose and June, and if you dont mind travelling - wyatt and jones in Broadstairs is the best restaurant in thanet imo. Decent sandwiches at Forts.

Drinks (pub) Rose & June, The Lifeboat, George & Heart. Margate Arts Club, Radio Margate or Faith in Strangers if you want a bar.

Shops wise its really just margate gift shop / all those vintage shops around the centre and RG Scotts emporioum round the back.
MrW
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3141 posts since 1/8/11

26 Jan 2022 21:25
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Solid recommendations.

On the Broadstairs tip, Stark & Dos for food, Neptune for drinks.
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

posted 26 Jan 2022 22:04, edited 26 Jan 2022 22:04
Rirawin wrote: Winterton Dunes worth a visit
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100% love this place. The Nelson Head in Horsey is unmissable too.
Hanto
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3543 posts since 30/11/09

27 Jan 2022 06:29
Rirawin wrote: Holkham beach and Winterton Dunes are worth a visit
Cromer Pier/Cromer
The Gunton Arms for a nice pub lunch/dinner - be sure to book in advance!
The Ingham Swan is also good
Shame you'll miss out on the seals at Horsey beach as they're there October through to February.

Avoid Great Yarmouth at all costs.

Winterton Dunes look great; thanks. Remember going to Holkham beach but may be a bit far. Cromer definitely on the list.

Any other suggestions welcome.
toiler
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175 posts since 4/5/09

posted 27 Jan 2022 07:58, edited 27 Jan 2022 07:58
Margate reccs all on point all I can add is..

Ralph’s for pizza https://instagram.com/ralphsmargate?utm_medium=copy_link

and if you get to head a bit further out check out staple https://instagram.com/staple_stores?utm_medium=copy_link

Barletta if you stop into the Turner https://instagram.com/barlettamargate?utm_medium=copy_link

Great Cambodian food at khmer https://instagram.com/khmerkitchen.margate?utm_medium=copy_link

If you’re staying a few nights and wanted to explore a bit further send me a DM would be happy to let you know a few places worth travelling to.
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

27 Jan 2022 08:20
cheers guys Ubercool
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

27 Jan 2022 08:20
is broadstairs margate v2 now then? worth a visit?
MrW
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3141 posts since 1/8/11

27 Jan 2022 09:13
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My birthplace Cool No, just a sleepy seaside town between Margate and Ramsgate.

If weather's decent and tide's out, walk from Broadstairs to Ramsgate along the beach, coffee at Archive on the harbour. Nicer coastline than Margs imo
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

27 Jan 2022 13:13
swede wrote: is broadstairs margate v2 now then? worth a visit?

That's Ramsgate. I was looking at 2 bed flats for 65k there 5 years ago but never bit the bullet. Broadstairs is nice but doesn't have the same potential.
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

27 Jan 2022 13:31
last time I was in ramsgate (3 years ago) it was quite a bit rougher and less trendy than margate…. the superspoons was cool though - summed up the place quite well tbh
Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

27 Jan 2022 14:30
Aldeburgh is nice further down the coast.
Rdes1974
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277 posts since 29/1/14

27 Jan 2022 14:32
Margate in winter is frigging depressing. Not sure how the movers from London cope there.
Joe Bloggs
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419 posts since 28/9/10

27 Jan 2022 23:01
Khymer & staple both v good. +1 on them
eazypz
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3679 posts since 16/4/10

27 Jan 2022 23:04
Is Margate decent now?

I spent a month living and working there 8 years ago and it’s the most depressing place I’ve ever been to.
Luton town centre is a very close second Laughing out loud
Robadob
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1524 posts since 29/12/04

28 Jan 2022 14:31
Apparently so… https://www.themodernhouse.com/journal/residents-guide-margate/
MoB
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37385 posts since 31/8/04

28 Jan 2022 14:44
Crackajack wrote: Aldeburgh is nice further down the coast.

+1