Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Owl Sanctuary - Norwich

Now at 7A Timber Hill, Norwich
(Updated blog post coming soon)

There are many places I enjoy eating breakfast in Norwich, my favourites all displaying a recommended sticker. Sometimes though other things in life need to be highly recommended and The Owl Sanctuary is a good example of this!

 You all know I enjoy a decent fry up but when the sun goes down I also enjoy a few drinks and seeing a good live band. By January 2014 there seemed to be nowhere decent in Norwich to do both of these things, the places I had been frequenting were rapidly going downhill. Then in February 2014 an exciting piece of news flashed up on my facebook news feed, a new pub and music venue The Owl Sanctuary would be opening in Norwich! I drove past each day on my way home from work watching it slowly transform from what had previously been The Marquee into The Owl Sanctuary. By the end of April the doors opened for the first time, never had this place looked so good!

Inside it has a clean, fresh look with vibrant colours, a varied jukebox and even a Metallica Pinball machine. 

 The long, well stocked bar certainly helps me enjoy my evening, there is a good selection of bar snacks too.

These are all tasty (Spicy Bikers are my favourite) and an excellent price too so more money for Vodka! 

Since opening, an excellent line up of bands have played at The Owl Sanctuary. Dan Hawcroft the manager has lots of experience in the music industry. He was a roadie for 16 years with bands like Motorhead, Biffy Clyro, Biffy Clyro, Subways, Capdown, Hell is for Heroes and Hundred Reasons, so rest assured he will put on some amazing bands.

I recently enjoyed seeing Canadian Psychobilly band The Brains, the band were happy to neck a few Sambuca's at the bar after the show with us, a great night!

More recently I saw Agnostic Front, another amazing night and a rare treat to see them in a venue this size. 

The Peacocks - 2015

 Faintest Idea - 2015

If you just fancy relaxing on the sofa's with a tea or coffee this is an option too, hot drinks cost just £1!

Dan, Sarah and their team of staff have certainly made Norwich an even better place now we have The Owl Sanctuary, I highly recommend it!

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