3 ISSUES FOR JUST £3 Subscribe to EDP Norfolk today click here

Interview: new owners at The Dial House, Reepham

PUBLISHED: 13:06 11 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:06 11 June 2018

Andrew Jones and Hannah Springham in the Dial House, Reepham (photo: Mark Bullimore)

Andrew Jones and Hannah Springham in the Dial House, Reepham (photo: Mark Bullimore)

Mark Bullimore Photography 2018

Hannah Springham and Andrew Jones, who own Farmyard in Norwich, have just taken over Reepham’s Dial House. Hannah tells us more...

Why did you choose the Dial House?

The Dial House sort of chose us. The seller Iain Wilson approached us in January and, without wanting to be naff, it sort of felt like destiny. We knew we had to somehow make it happen. We’d been starting to look at other venues but nothing would have competed with The Dial House for us. But oddly it had everything we’d been looking for, all under one roof.

What kind of response you’ve had from the community?

It’s been overwhelmingly kind and supportive. Most people are very excited about seeing a new type of food offering here and many have commented on the existing fabulous front of house members. As you’d expect in a community like this, the locals want to support the staff who work here and see them continue which we’re pleased to say is happening.

How important is it to you to use local suppliers?

Very. Quality and taste have to come first and inevitably the best way to get this is to hunt for local makers and suppliers. We have crabs caught at sunrise in Cromer and with us by 11am. The veg from Eveshill Veg Co rocks up still dressed in morning dew. So for us it’s not just about local support and community, it’s also about freshness.

What are you hoping to bring to the Dial House?

A new and exciting destination for dining and special occasions.

We have three distinctive private dining spaces which we are restyling to suit every occasion – the cellar, the secret bookcase room and soon a chef’s table too.The place already has a very happy feel and really incredible bedrooms; we want to add to that a buzz of excitement for the food.

thedialhouse.org.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other EDP Norfolk Magazine visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by EDP Norfolk Magazine staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique EDP Norfolk Magazine account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More From Food & Drink

Mon, 13:20

Monday 27th August 2018 10am – 2pm

Read more
Friday, August 10, 2018

We’ve created the ultimate guide to eating and drinking in Norwich. From brunch spots to cocktail bars, you’ll want to bookmark this page

Read more
Friday, August 10, 2018

A coastal walk is even better if you can stop off at a lovely café along the way

Read more
Monday, August 6, 2018

Fancy fish and chips? Rowan Mantell finds Eric’s in Thornham is both fancy and fabulous

Read more
August 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A butchers in Brancaster has been named Britain’s Best Butcher Shop 2018 at the Meat Management Industry Awards

Read more
July 2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

To celebrate Pensthorpe Natural Park’s 30th anniversary this summer, we have teamed up to offer one lucky winner a Champagne afternoon tea for four PLUS four annual passes to the park

Read more
Monday, July 30, 2018

It can sometimes be hard to find a good meal as a vegan or even a vegetarian, but Norwich has embraced the plant-based way of life and offers a plethora of vegetarian and vegan eateries to choose from. We have chosen ten places to eat in Norwich for herbivores

Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Norfolk has produced authentic Italian gelato, traditional British creamy ice cream and refreshing sorbets for generations. Here’s our guide to some great ice cream parlours in the county

Read more

If you believe eating should be a shared social experience, bringing people together over delicious food - look no further than Socius

Read more
July 2018

We put north Norfolk boutique hotel Titchwell Manor’s kitchen to the test

Read more
June 2018
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Like us on Facebook

Local Business Directory

Norfolk's trusted business finder

Search For a Car In Your Area

Find a used Car

Property Search