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If you like pubs, and if you like King’s Lynn, then you should join King’s Lynn Town Guides for their “Old Lynn, New Pubs” guided walk on Monday evening, June 3.

Starting at 7pm outside Stories of Lynn in Saturday Market Place, the pub walk is the first in this year’s season of Monday evening walks.

The pub walk will be led by Ivor Rowlands, who said: “This walk combines two of my favourite things – beer and King’s Lynn!

“The walk takes in Lynn’s Old Town – the land between the Millfleet and the Purfleet, given by the first Bishop of Norwich in 1101.

“On the way, we will stop for a drink at three pubs that have been recently created in some of the most important locations.

“The walk isn’t a ‘history of pubs’ walk but is chance to learn more about King’s Lynn’s history whilst enjoying a drink in some of our historic buildings.”

Tickets for the walk are £5 (£4 for concessions) and can be booked in advance from the Tourist Information Centre on 01553 763044, or you can simply turn up and pay on the day.

The following day, on Tuesday, June 4, the next in the Guides’ series of Supper Walks will take place with The Bank House Restaurant.

This will start at 6.30pm for a welcome drink, before setting off on a leisurely one-hour guided walk around Lynn’s historic waterfront, King Street, St George’s Guildhall and Tuesday Market Place.

Then, return to the restaurant for a delicious two-course supper (fish and chips, burger or falafel burger, and lemon tart or chocolate brownie).

King's Lynn and the River Great Ouse seen from the West Lynn ferry steps. ..Looking through to King Staithe Square, Bank House and King's Lynn Minster. (11325570)
King's Lynn and the River Great Ouse seen from the West Lynn ferry steps. ..Looking through to King Staithe Square, Bank House and King's Lynn Minster. (11325570)

The cost is only £20 per person, including welcome drink, two courses and a £5 donation to the Town Guides conservation charities.

Call the Bank House to book a place on 01553 660492.

The Town Guides will continue their Monday evening walks each week throughout June and July, commencing with the Pub Walk and ending on July 29 with Historic Lynn.

Town Guides’ chair, Doreen Leventhall, told us: “The warmer weather in June and July makes Monday evenings the ideal time to attract local people who would like to discover a different aspect of the town’s history.

“Each week we do a different walk and some people have come to several of the walks, making a regular outing for a Monday evening through the summer.”

To book a place on any of the Monday evening walks, contact the Tourist Information Centre at the Custom House on 01553 763044.

Alternatively, you can simply turn up and pay the guide on the night if spaces are still available.

Full details of all of the Monday evening walks and all of the other walks can be found on the Town Guides’ website www.kingslynntownguides.co.uk or from the Tourist Information Centre.

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