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We’re Good To Go!

By Katharine | June 30, 2020

We’re Good To Go – new industry standard launched  VisitBritain and VisitEngland have launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening. The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses across the sector can demonstrate that they are adhering to the…

We’re Open Again!

By Katharine | June 24, 2020

Following the government announcement yesterday we are at last allowed to open our doors again to the public from Saturday 4th July. We can’t wait to welcome guests back again. We will start with just one B&B booking at a time to make sure we can maintain social distancing and make sure that each bedroom…

Wolsey Lodge

By Katharine | May 15, 2020

I am pleased to announce that we have now become a Wolsey Lodge. Our details are live on their website and we are very excited to join this wonderful network of B&Bs. It will be great to have their support as we all try and pick up the pieces again after lockdown. COLLEGE FARM NORFOLK…

Sawday’s Clean & Safe Charter

By Katharine | May 12, 2020

For all our guests well being, health & safety we have signed up for Sawday’s Clean & Safe Charter. Below is a message from Sawday’s explaining the charter: The safety and well-being of our guests, our owners, their families and their teams is incredibly important to us, now more than ever. As we prepare to…

A Mediaeval Response to the Aftermath of a Time of Crisis in Thompson

By Katharine | April 28, 2020

A Mediaeval response to the aftermath of a time of crisis in Thompson Instead of dwelling on the only previous time in our history to compare with the current Covid-19 crisis, I am focussing on the measures taken in the aftermath.  But first a little background. The Black Death, as it is usually known, was…

Corona Virus Update

By Katharine | April 14, 2020

Covid-19 Following advice from the Environmental Health Officer at Breckland Council and the Government we have temporarily closed and are not taking any bookings for Bed and Breakfast or cream teas.  We are still taking enquiries for weddings and although we are not able to offer any appointments to view the venue at the moment…

Events at St Martins for 2020

By Katharine | February 5, 2020

Edit Saturday 15th February Showcase Day at Thompson Community Hall Friday 21st February Quiz at Thompson Community Hall Tuesday 25th February Pop Up Supper Club at College Farm Saturday 7th March Grand Second Hand Book Sale at Thompson Community Hall Sunday 10th May WWII Family Day Saturday 6th June Grand Second Hand Book Sale at…

Quiz Night

By Katharine | February 5, 2020

St Martin’s is holding another of our popular Quiz Nights on Friday 21st February in the Thompson Community Hall Tickets are only £3 each Doors Open 7pm Quiz starts at 7.30pm Bring your own drinks/snacks Teams of 4 or we can help you make up a team

The Wayland Show

By Katharine | February 5, 2020

This year the Wayland Show is on Sunday 3rd May and I have been asked to be a judge in the Cookery Section. My family has connections with the Wayland Show since it first started in the 1700s and I feel very honoured to be asked to be part of the show this year. You…

Gingerbread Pears

By Katharine | November 25, 2019

This is one of my favourite recipes at the moment and also goes down very well with the B&Bs when they have their tea and cake by the fire. It is a perfect cake for cold autumnal days but is also declicious with cream or custard (my favourite!) A few people have asked me for…