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Oktoberfest 2022

DATE: SEPTEMBER 23RD&24TH

Calling all German beer lovers, are you ready for Oktoberfest? The Warehouse Taproom is debuting on the Oktoberfest UK scene, with our own interpretation of authentic German food, entertainment and of course beer. Genuine Oktoberfest beer from the Munich Big Six will be directly imported for the event, something no other UK Oktoberfest has the capacity to do.

With a German lager Tap Takeover in the Taproom, you can expect Bratwurst, Pretzels and other German themed meals from our restaurant for you to pair with a smooth German drink.

When it comes to drinks, don’t forget that you will have at your fingertips, possibly the largest selection of beer in the UK, German Wine, Schnapps amongst other themed beverages will also be available, and there will be traditional Oompah music too!

With dates and times now confirmed, tickets are £20 each, including Entrance, Food and a Pretzel! More Information HERE>>

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Jubilee Beer Festival

The Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant are pleased to announce:

The Queens Platinum Jubilee Great British Beer Festival 4th June

4pm till Late!

Tickets Available Now Online HERE >>

The Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant are delighted to be hosting the Jubilee Great British Beer Festival on Saturday 4th June, starting at 4pm until late.

The tickets for this event are only £10 each which secures a place at the drinking table and a hog roast (veggie option available).

To take your tastebuds on this amazing journey we will be offering the very Best of British Beer selected from the finest breweries across the UK which is a closely guarded secret to be announced a couple of days before the event!  

This is truly an event not to be missed by the beer connoisseur and also a great introduction of the finest British Beers to the newbie beer drinker!

Tickets are available online @www.thewarehousetaproom.co.uk and www.beersofeurope.co.uk

This is the first Beer Festival at The Warehouse and is one of many planned throughout the next year, which will include a 3 day Oktoberfest, which is not to be missed.  This is a very special event as the famous biggest beer shop in the UK (some say the world!) is just adjacent to the taproom and is known for receiving the Oktoberfest beer delivery first in the UK.

Daniel Clark, Director & part owner of The Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant and Beers of Europe says “We are delighted to be getting involved in the Queens Platinum Jubilee and what better way than to showcase our very own choice of the Best of British Beer in our newly built taproom bar & restaurant!  The Warehouse has gone from strength to strength and has proved an extremely popular destination to locals as well as tourists, whether it be our fantastic Sunday lunch, just chilling in the beer garden with adjacent children’s play area or dropping for a late night beer, with a choice from our extensive range of world beer on Friday or Saturday night, I think I can confidently say this Taproom restaurant is a unique place to visit, with the beer shop next door which has just had a major facelift and is now double in size stocking over 2000 different varieties of beer!”

Also on-site and Setchey, Norfolk is the largest Antique Shop in the UK, The Steiff Shop and a large second hand bookshop.  The restaurant is now taking bookings for Father’s Day offering a Free Pint for Dad.

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Sunday Roasts Now Available

Sunday Roasts Come to The Warehouse Taproom Bar and Restaurant

Business is booming at The Warehouse Taproom Bar and Restaurant and we are thrilled to announce the extension of our hours on Fridays and Saturdays and the launch of Sunday roasts. As if that wasn’t a good enough reason to come on over to Setchey, the restaurant team have put together a fantastic new main menu and exciting evening menu.

The Warehouse Taproom Bar and Restaurant offers a warm and inviting environment, with a friendly atmosphere and excellent service. The fresh menu offers the very best of traditional and modern British cuisine, using the finest seasonal ingredients from local suppliers where possible.

Restaurant manager, Mark Sweetman, explains: “We have had such an amazing year so far and we are absolutely blown away by the public’s response to the restaurant and bar. It is really exciting to offer Sunday roasts, develop our menu and extended hours and look forward to welcoming lots of new customers.”

As well as the delicious food on offer, there is an extensive drinks menu, serving a huge range of bottled and draught beers. With the world’s biggest beer shop just next door, you can try at the bar and then buy some to take home with you!

Extended Hours

Our regular hours mean you can visit us for breakfast, lunch or slice of cake in the afternoon, but now you can also join us for an evening meal on Fridays and Saturdays, or choose to hang out in the bar and unwind over the weekend.

Sunday Roasts

Everybody loves a roast, even more so when you don’t have to cook it or do the washing up! The Warehouse Taproom and Bar is the perfect place to bring the family for a Sunday roast; good food and none of the hassle. There are a range of tantalising starters to whet your appetite, including Ham hock Terrine and Smoked Tomato and Red Pepper Soup. Our delicious roast dinners all come with Yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, chipolata and homemade gravy. We have something for meat-eaters, fish-lovers and the vegetarians and vegans. If, by some chance, you still have room, there are some gorgeous desserts to tempt you, like the Zymurgorium Choc-a-bloc Gin Tiramisu.

New Menus

Breakfasts at The Warehouse taproom and bar are a wonderful way to start your day. From a full English to a breakfast bap you can tuck into something delicious. If you have more a sweet tooth, try the American pancakes.

We’ve got everything taken care of from 12pm on the main menu; from fish and chips, soups and sandwiches, to the hearty Taproom Pies (chicken, ham and leek, fish or lentil and onion), home-made and served with garden peas & homemade hand-cut chips. We also cater for Children, with a mini menu to suit them too.

It goes without saying that morning coffee and afternoon are an all day feast of scrumptious cakes.

Evening menus now include the delectable Warehouse Calamari, line caught squid rings coated in a crisp salt & pepper dusting, served with a sweet chilli mayonnaise, as well as the flavourful King Prawn Pils-Pils, served with spiced oil & sourdough. From the mains, why not try the Wild Mushroom Risotto or Pho Noodle Bowl, rice noodles in a rich lightly spiced pho broth with a selection of vegetables, topped with coriander and kaffir lime. The Limoncello Lemon Posset is a perfect way to end a perfect meal. All our new menus have been delicately curated by our Head Chef Bruce Ingle, to bring the most out of the ingredients and the wonderful location in the heart of Norfolk.

Just talk to the staff if you have dietary requirements.

Bottoms Up!

There is an exciting and varied menu of on-tap beers to explore. Need a recommendation? Duvel 6.66, is a Belgian Blonde Ale, and an exciting new addition to the Duvel Moorgat portfolio, and already one of their best sellers on the export market. It is a full-bodied blond, with a beautiful, natural haziness and is well-balanced with a fruity, soft finish. Thanks to the use of plenty of orange zest, it bursts with fruity aromas.

The Taproom also features a dazzling array of bottled beers. A good beer to start your exploration of these gems would be Augustiner Lagerbier Helles; one of the most popular beers sold at Beers of Europe. This is a traditional German Helles brewed to a truly uncompromising standard as set by German Purity Laws over 500 years old, and above all, an outstanding beer. Offering a unique taste, it’s a pleasure for every beer connoisseur.

Another highlight of the Warehouse Taproom is our Spirit menu, which features over 70 different products hand-picked from the Beers of Europe range, including everything from local gins to world specialty liqueurs and everything in between. Whether looking for some familiarity or wanting to try something exotic, there’s always staff on hand to guide you to your new go-to.

Talking about this next exciting phase, Director, Jason Clark, said: “As the weather warms up The Warehouse Taproom and Bar is an ideal place to bring the family on a Sunday. Tuck in to a delicious Sunday roast dinner, then chill out and enjoy an ice-cold beer. The kids can hang out in the children’s play area. You can even bring the dog, as they are welcome inside as well as in the beer garden. I also want to highlight the restaurant’s special Mother’s Day Lunch, which would be the perfect way to let your mum know you love them! Keep an eye on the website for details”

Don’t just come for the great food and drink, on site, you can visit the newly expanded Beer of Europe shop, featuring around 2,000 different brews from across the world, along with ciders, wines and spirits. Take a stroll around the antiques showroom, browsing collections including retro, shabby-chic, coins, militaria, model cars, vintage items, books, stamps, ceramics, vinyl records, artwork, medals, glassware and bygones from a range of periods, including antiques from the Art Deco, Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian periods. It’s so good we have appeared on BBC’s Bargain Hunt 6 times. The site also features a second hand bookshop and outlets specialising in Steiff bears, Brio toy trains and Ravensburger jigsaws.

Truly something for everyone to enjoy!

Reserve your table online.

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Live Music This Weekend

live music

13th August Live Music Nights!

Due to the success of last week’s live bands, the taproom will once again be hosting live bands this weekend!

Come and join in the fun and celebrations, we have a fully stocked bar, with an extensive range of beer from all over the world, a massive choice of Gin, Vodka, Whisky and many more spirits….!

It will be a real chance to catch up with friends, let your hair down and enjoy a few drinks, we also stock some great low-alcohol beer for your designated driver!

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Live Music Nights

Live Music Nights – Friday 6th & Saturday 7th August – 6 pm to 10 pm!

To celebrate the opening of The Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant we will be opening the bar area for the first time in the evening of Friday the 6th August and Saturday 7th August with live music from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Come and join in the fun and celebrations, we have a fully stocked bar, with an extensive range of beer from all over the world, a massive choice of Gin, Vodka, Whisky and many more spirits….!

It will be a real chance to catch up with friends, let your hair down and enjoy a few drinks, we also stock some great low-alcohol beer for your designated driver!

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Blue Light Card

Blue Light Card

The Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant is proud to support the NHS, Social Care, Emergency Services and Armed Forces by offering  Blue Light Card holder members a discount of 15% OFF all food.

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store. Blue Light Card also works with many small and large companies across the UK who get involved in supporting the blue light community by offering their members discounts through Blue Light Card.  

WHO QUALIFIES?

  •  4×4 Response
  •   Ambulance Service
  •   Blood Bikes
  •   Border Force
  •   British Army
  •   Cave Rescue
  •   Community First Responders
  •   Fire Service
  •   Highways England Traffic Officer
  •   HM Armed Forces Veterans
  •   HM Coastguard
  •   HM Prison Service
  •   Immigration Enforcement
  •   Lowland Search and Rescue
  •   MoD Fire Service
  •   MoD Police
  •   Mountain Rescue
  •   NHS
  •   Police
  •   Red Cross
  •   Reserve Armed Forces
  •   RNLI
  •   Royal Air Force
  •   Royal Marines
  •   Royal Navy
  •   Search and Rescue
  •   Social Care Workers
  •   St Andrews Ambulance
  •   St John Ambulance
  •   UK Visas and Immigration

If you qualify and haven’t already got a Blue Light Card please apply for one here www.bluelightcard.co.uk

Unfortunately, this discount only applies to The Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant and not the other businesses on-site – The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables, Beers of Europe or The Steiff Shop.

The Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant has now been open for just over a month and offers a warm and inviting environment.

There is a fantastic choice at the bar with an extensive drinks menu, with the beers, wines and spirits on offer also available for purchase from our shop, Beers of Europe.

Kate Clark, Social Media Manager says, “we are delighted to be supporting our emergency services by participating in the Blue Light Card scheme”.

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Black Shuck Distillery

To complement the extensive range of Gins, Vodkas and Rum The Warehouse Bar will be stocking Black Shuck.

The Story of The Black Shuck Distillery…

The Black Shuck Distillery story began during the Summer of 2011, when Patrick and Sarah Saunders together with their children Leanne, Nicola and William had a dream to start their own business.  The original aim was to have a family project which could supplement their pensions in the years to come.  Today the North Norfolk distillery is a full-time thriving business boasting a vast array of fine Gins, Rums, Vodka and Liqueurs.

The family has always taken inspiration from the stunning North Norfolk Coast and the recipe for their White Label Gin which was launched in 2015 was no exception. It took over two years of recipe development before Patrick and Sarah were completely happy with the results. Those who have tried Black Shuck White Label Gin agree it was time well spent.  

Two of the botanicals used in the distillation of Black Shuck Gin are Norfolk’s very own Lavender and Sea Buckthorn.  Sea Buckthorn is a hardy tree like shrub, which grows naturally in sandy soil.  Its stunning orange berries are renowned for their many health benefits.  According to Greek legend, soldiers set their war-torn horses free in the sea buckthorn forests to die a natural death.  They were amazed when their horses returned sometime later, full of strength, with radiant shiny coats and with their health restored.  Hence, the Sea Buckthorn was named Hippophae Rhamnoides “tree that makes horses shine”.

The family chose to use Black Shuck for their branding at one of the first family business meetings. The logo, designed by Leanne, is now recognised across Norfolk and beyond.

According to English folklore, Black Shuck, a large ghostly spirit dog with malevolent flaming red eyes has prowled the East Anglian countryside for hundreds if not thousands of years.  Many sightings have been recorded particularly along the coastlines, dark lanes and footpaths. As with all legends, stories of Black Shuck have been told exaggerated and retold resulting in as many variations of the legend as there are varieties of Gin.

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Moon Gazer Ales

Stop Staring and Start Gazing 

Moon Gazer ales from Norfolk Brewhouse are regular favourites of Beers of Europe customers.  

Started by husband-and-wife team David and Rachel Holliday in 2012 this small brewery ticked away in rural North Norfolk has won a host of national and regional awards for its craft lager and ales.  

Its core range of Moon Gazer beers are unashamedly traditional in style – ranging from their Jigfoot golden ale, the best bitter Jumper and Bouchart mild. However, the team complement this core range with a range of more contemporary ale styles – IPAs, pale ales, fruit infusions and specialty beers. Their lagers are also multi-award winning – with four styles to choose from. 

In addition, the team are proud that within their range they include gluten-free options on ales and lagers – such as the New Zealand hopped Pintail Pale Ale.  

The team also loves to collaborate with other brewers – including breweries from USA, France and Belgium – so do keep an eye out for special brews with an international twist. 

All the beers are small-batch produced and use the finest ingredients such as Norfolk’s finest Maris Otter barley.  The brewery has its own borehole water to give the beers a unique stamp of its Hindringham base.  

Incidentally, the Moon Gazer name, and the names of all of the beers are named after the iconic Norfolk hare. 

Enjoy. 

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Meet The Team: Morgan, Patissiere

Hi, I’m Morgan and I LOVE baking!

I’m friendly, bubbly and love all things cake so being a Patissiere is an absolute dream! My Nan has played a big part in my passion for baking. When I was younger, she was always teaching me how to bake different things and it has stuck with me ever since! So much so that as I’ve got older, I have taken over the ‘family baker’ role! I make a lot of birthday cakes for friends and family and it’s great as I’m always experimenting with flavors and styles and creating different but equally fantastic things to eat! I’m very family orientated and spend a lot of my time with my 2-year-old nephew Isaac. I have lived with my family near Downham Market all of my life so I’m very familiar with the local area and love that there are lots of things to do.

Throughout my education I spent a lot of my time in the art rooms and went on to study fine art at A-level. My art teachers were the best! I have always been super creative so doing a job that allows me to express my creativity is a dream. I also like Interior Design and after getting my A-level, I went on to university in Norwich to study it. I really enjoyed my time at uni and am proud to be able to say I now have a degree in Interior Design. Alongside my degree when the COVID-19 pandemic began, my baking really started to take off! We were all stuck at home so what better to do than BAKE!

During my studies I have also worked part time. Wanting to do my bit to help, I spent some time during the pandemic working as a housekeeper in a local care home. I enjoyed it there and it was lovely to be able to interact with the residents during a difficult time when the rest of the world was closed off. It was nice to add something to their day, I got great fulfilment from it. Prior to that I also worked in a café for almost 3 years and really enjoyed it. During my time there I learnt a lot about catering settings and customer care and my confidence has greatly improved as a result of that. My kitchen/food skills really improved throughout my time waitressing and working in a kitchen and I missed being able to utilize those skills once I left. Having the opportunity to re-visit that and develop further is really great! Obviously, my favorite part was the always the cake! Making it & eating it-yum!

Over the past year I would say my skills and love for baking has really blossomed and I started to think about how I could develop my hobby into a career which is what led me to applying for this role. Here I am and I couldn’t be happier to start this new journey with the team at The Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant.

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BBC Bargain Hunt Returns To The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables

Our sister business onsite The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables, Setchey opened its doors once again and welcomed back BBC Bargain Hunt film crew, guests and celebrities.

The Bargain Hunt Team enjoyed the last visit in 2019 so much that they asked The Clark Family whether they could return and this time filmed 4 episodes for BBC1 over 2 days!

The show kicked off with Eric Knowles introducing the ‘Red Team’ and the ‘Blue Team’ on the shop floor.

Each team was then joined by a celebrity antique expert (to be revealed when the first program airs in June).

Bargain Hunt is presented by a team of antique experts. There are two teams one red the other blue and both teams have £300 and one hour to buy antiques which they have to sell at auction and try and make a profit!

The teams were spoilt for choice as the Antique Centre has over 120 exhibitors/dealers, one of the largest in the UK with an immense choice of vintage, retro, paintings, stamps, silver, militaria, coins, models, books, jewelry, bygone tools, shabby chic and a vinyl shop.

Once the teams have purchased their antiques, the experts use the leftover money and go shopping. Their purchases are ‘bonus buys’ and then each team has to decide whether or not to take their expert’s item to auction. But there’s a catch! Just because it has been brought by an expert doesn’t mean that it’s going to make money – it’s a gamble all round.

The presenter and auctioneer discuss the chances of each item making or losing money for the teams before the sale. The auction begins and the teams get to keep the difference between what they spend on an item and the hammer price at the auction house, it can become very tense indeed!

The day was a great success and Jason Clark, Director at The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables said “we were delighted to welcome the Bargain Hunt team back to film for two days, we used our new Warehouse Taproom Bar & Restaurant (open to the public soon) as the ‘green room’ and even though there were strict Covid rules in place it all went very smoothly and we look forward to seeing the finished programs which start airing in June”.

The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables is delighted to announce the opening of the newly finished ‘Preloved Bookshop’!

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Wild Knight Distillery

Wild Knight Distillery is the award-winning distillery based in Beachamwell, Norfolk, just 15 minutes away from Beers of Europe! 

Matt and Steph Brown are the founders. Matt is the distiller with multiple awards for his spirits which include, Wild Knight® English Vodka (World Vodka Award for Best British Varietal), Boadicea® Gin (IWSC award-winning), Nelson’s Gold® Caramelised Vodka (IWSC and Great Taste award-winning) and Wild Knight® Espresso Martini (IWSC award-winning). Matt is constantly developing spirits, going right back to the Norfolk barley which forms the base of their drinks. He is currently developing a rum, and a brandy using Winbirri Vineyard’s pressings.

Steph is their designer and creates the look and feel of each of their brands. At present they distill from home but are hoping to open their distillery during 2022. Watch this space!

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Calvors

Calvors was created in 2008 to brew proper English lagers, becoming one of only three lager-only craft breweries in the UK.  We have been crafting multi-award-winning beers ever since, becoming known for our distinctive take on the much-celebrated lager styles of Europe.  

Lager remains a real passion for Calvors and a large part of what we do, but we love a good ale too! We brew a growing selection of ales and international styles including our latest Baltic Porter 7.2% and Diversion IPA 5.8%.

When you pour a Calvors lager you’re getting a ‘Real Lager’, which has been brewed naturally using only Water, Malt, Hops and Yeast and lagered (conditioned) for at least 4 weeks after fermentation.

  • No adjuncts such as sugars, rice or maize     
  • No watering down
  • No additives such as Sulphur dioxide
  • No misleading claims
  • No artificial ‘lagering’
  • No compromise

We dedicate time and patience to brewing our lagers using traditional methods, to ensure they deliver a distinct quality and taste that challenges the blandness of popular mass-produced brews. It’s not the cheapest way, but it’s the right way – for the taste and the environment.

We’re brew in Suffolk, package on site and use quality East Anglian malted barley in each of our brews.  We are also proud to have a British manufactured brewery and canning line.