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The Ship Inn’s Visit to Nurtured in Norfolk

At Nurtured in Norfolk we are always keen to invite chef’s down to visit our nurseries, where they get a ‘taste tour’ of our produce. It was an honour to have the team from The Ship Inn, Walsham and Ben from Barsby visit us here at Nurtured in Norfolk yesterday.

Its always great to share our passion in the culinary world, show them how we grow, and also hear how our ingredients are used in their dishes with a combination of different elements. Its such a brilliant feeling when the visitors are overwhelmed by our range of produce, as well as the unique taste, textures and versatility of our products.

Since The Ship’s last visit to Nurtured, we have changed a lot, from growth in staffing and produce, to expanding in acres with our nurseries and warehouses, we were certainly excited to show them all how much we have grown as a company in such a short space of time. Our visitors seemed overwhelmed by the size of our site and Mason couldn’t believe how much the nursery had expanded. While we took the them for a guided tour, their enthusiasm grew and the tasting began!

Just some of the produce they were most amazed by was our Wasabi leaf, enjoying the unique but surprisingly mild and sweet flavour, our citrus flavoured sage flowers, and they even tricked our Head Grower, Martyn into eating a whole Buzz Button, whoops! The four visited our nursery to try some new flavours and textures for new experimental dishes.

Thank you for coming to visit us all here at Nurtured in Norfolk, we wish you all the best of luck for the Christmas period and we will see you in the near future to try some of your original dishes!

“The Ship Inn is a popular pub and restaurant situated in the attractive Norfolk Broads village of South Walsham. In a relaxed surrounding they offer good food, real ales and fine wines. The pub has a separate bar and restaurant plus plentiful seating outside. During warmer months the patio at the front of the pub is supplemented by an attractive terraced patio at the rear where there is also a free car park.

The Ship Inn is open from Tuesday through to Sunday, where food is served lunch times, evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday. Their menu caters for both traditional and more imaginative tastes using local produce where possible. They are supplemented by Daily specials from the blackboard making the most of fresh seasonal ingredients. Local real ales such as Adnams and Woodfordes are available from the bar as well as a selection of fine wines. For the coffee lovers The Ship Inn offers freshly brewed speciality coffees with a selection of teas also available.

Make sure not to miss out on a Sunday, where a choice of delicious Sunday roasts along and Sunday specials are available on the menu.”


The Ship Inn

www.shipsouthwalsham.co.uk | 01603 270049 | @theshipinnsouthwalsham




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