The Sir Garnet, next to Norwich market, recently reopened, refurbished, renamed and rebranded, it is just what the centre of Norwich was crying out for. Now simply the ‘Sir Garnet’ Lauren, who did a similarly wonderful job at the Birdcage, has done wonders here again. The place is so light, airy, clean and fresh yet homely, cosy and welcoming.
It opened in July, a buzzing and happening time in Norwich, with the Lord Mayor’s Celebrations, the Lanes Fayre, the Big Dance weekend and the Olympic Torch relay. Of course, the wonderful sunny weather too 🙂
It is so lovely having a pub so central in Norwich which is not generic or part of some ghastly chain with flashing neon and fruit machines. The Sir Garnet is traditional and friendly and caters to a wide mix of people. The attention to detail and decor is definitely worth a mention too. The menus are a work of art in themselves, as well as perusing the drinks, real ales and food (much of which is sourced from the adjacent market) it is just lovely to feel as if one is reading from the pages of a 19th century newspaper, such is the style of the printing on the menu 🙂 Even the signage outside is beautifully and tastefully, traditionally done.
I congratulate Lauren and all the staff who have done such a great job here, and it is a pub to compliment The Birdcage in Norwich. So far I have been mainly enjoying my visits sitting outside, overlooking the market and enjoying the music and sunshine with beer and delicious chips, but as the weather cools I will surely enjoy the interior decor, and look forward to seeing the floors and plans for this fine building and venue.
(all photos by shashamane – shashamane.etsy.com )