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Daisy & Captain Jack at West Runton, after a visit to the famous Rocky Bottoms seafood restaurant, last year. Walking distance from the village or two bus stops away.

Bertie on the beach at West Runton

Here is a message from your Chairman, Sandra.

The Red Lion at Cromer.

Bertie and Malcolm and I went to check out this pub and it was great. Very dog friendly and masses of space where dogs were welcome plus a restaurant area which didn’t allow dogs.

The Pub overlooks the sea and is old fashioned with comfy sofas and wooden floors and tables and a great welcoming atmosphere.

The food isn’t cheap but we both had a shredded meat burger on a toasted brioche bun with salad and choice of fat or skinny chips and it was delicious for 10.95. It was also plentiful so much so that we didn’t need bother with dinner later even though we had only gone there for a light lunch.

Parking is tricky - they do have a car park but only for residents however we were lucky and found a disabled parking space virtually by the entrance but if you are able to walk then there are plenty of spaces and several car parks in Cromer.

All in all I will definitely return and if it is possible to have a WELTOS get together in the summer (plenty of Caravan and Motor Home sites in the area) count me in for WT walk on West Runton beach ( tides permitting) lunch at either The Village Inn or The Red Lion and back to my house for tea and biscuits.

If you decide not to drive, there are 3 stations to choose from: Sheringham, West Runton and Cromer. Trains go from Liverpool Street to Norwich, change platforms and approx 1 hour on the small local line to all 3 stations. If booking train, book a month ahead of time as there are really good rates available. Very good bus service once arrived at any of those destinations or walk between them. West Runton to Sheringham 2 and half miles, so a nice walk, and W.Runton to Cromer the same distance the other way. if tides are high at the point of visiting I know a great walk along a foot path to East Runton and back along the cliff top for lunch at the Village Inn. It takes me an hour but I walk quite fast so maybe allow hour and a half I will consult my Tide Table Guide for that weekend and hopefully a beach walk will be on the cards. Looking forward to it. Sandra


Editors Note: Norfolk is a very dog friendly place so I wasn't surprised to find that The Dormy House Hotel in West Runton also allows dogs. They do a very good Sunday Lunch! There is an area where you can eat with your dog. Plenty of parking and near the beach. Really friendly staff. Google: The Dormy House Hotel, Cromer Rd, West Runton, Cromer, NR27 9QA phone: 01263 837537

Pets Pyjamas list all quality hotels that offer a welcome to dogs.

Sandra and I have got together and the dates we have decided on is 30/31st May 2020

For anyone with a motorhome or caravan, the perfect site is Incleboro Fields. Station Close, NR27 9QG It is actually closed at the moment but you can reserve a pitch by ringing: 01342 327490.

We have never attempted to do this before so it will be interesting to see if it works! Please contact Sandra or myself for more information and please do let us know if you are interested in coming.