Best of Britain by the Sea in Norwich!

24 May 2022

Best of Britain by the Sea in Norwich!

Is there anything quite so British as a good old fashioned trip to the seaside? Whether it’s a cold and windy walk along the beach, scoffing down some chips, or enjoying a hot, fresh sugar coated-doughnut – we just can’t seem to resist the draw of the coast.

Over the past two years we’ve seen a host of fantastic travel programmes from around the UK. Showing off the best of our isles in all seasons. Inspiring us to take days out, city breaks and longer holidays. Enabling us to appreciate our amazing local food and drink, accommodation, geography and the wonderful travel experiences there are, just waiting for us to discover.

And in a brilliant NEW five-part series from Blink Films for Channel 4, ‘The Best of Britain by the Sea’, Ainsley Harriott and Grace Dent – two of Britain’s most-loved foodies, explore some of the best seaside holiday destinations (and one city, Norwich!) and dishes that the UK has to offer.

So, on Monday 30 May on More4 at 9pm (repeated Channel 4, Sunday 5 June, 4.30pm), pour a drink and settle down to a treat. Relax as Ainsley and Grace experience three very different locations in Norfolk, all in one trip.

This third episode in the series is a GREAT one. The two are a perfect coupling. Amicably chatting, laughing and really enjoying themselves. They take the viewer on a very honest journey. It’s a show with a difference, and it’s not to be missed.

Be inspired by:

Medieval Norwich and its most loved sights and places to eat and stay.
The tranquillity and beauty of The Broads and its thriving natural world.
All the fun, food, sea and sand Great Yarmouth has to offer.

Ainsley and Grace take in the beautiful Norfolk coast in Great Yarmouth

From trying out some local delicacies and cheap eats, to enjoying high-end dining and fun holiday activities, Best of British by the Sea is a guide to Britain’s fantastic seaside at its best.

Ainsley and Grace enjoying some classic seaside food

Each episode will follow Grace and Ainsley as they stay in a self-catering property where they cook for each other using their favourite produce, and a hotel where they meet the owners and chefs while soaking up the unique ambience of each gorgeous establishment. From their two delightful accommodations they explore the local surroundings and attractions, and experience hidden foodie hotspots.

Ainsley and Grace will visit The Assembly House in the next episode, a gorgeous Georgian building

Grace at The Assembly House

Next week’s episode will also see Ainsley and Grace visit Norwich Market, The Assembly House, The Broads National Park, and fine dining restaurant Benedicts.

Grace and Ainsley at Benedicts

Ainsley was treated with a special birthday cake from Benedicts while filming in Norwich

Is it a real trip to the seaside without spending some time at the amusements? And getting one (or two, or three) delicious treats while you’re at it!

Ainsley and Grace’s trip to Norfolk is sure to prove an interesting and delicious adventure – so make sure you don’t miss out! Watch the episode on More4 on Monday 30 May at 9pm. Or catch up on the episode after it airs online.

Like what you’ve seen?

The Assembly House in Norwich offers luxury bedrooms from £170 a night for two people including breakfast. Benedicts serves a 5-course tasting menu for £59 per person and an 8-course tasting menu for £74 per person. Norwich Market is open 6-days-a-week Monday to Saturday for breakfast, lunch and sweet treats all day. Some stalls are open evenings for sit down meals and drinks.

Want to book your trip to Norwich?

Trains to Norwich run from the Northwest of England, the Midlands, London, Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire directly. Driving is by motorway and duel carriageway into Norwich city centre on the A11. And the coast is within an easy drive, bus or train from the city! Find out more here.