THE RECRUITING SERGEANT COMMERCIAL SHOOT – NORFOLK COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Yesterday saw a second commercial assignment for 2014 and once again it involved incredible food and drink – the New Year’s resolutions really stood no chance this year!
Having taken some photographs for the stunning Buckinghamshire Arms when it reopened as a Colchester Inns Group pub in June 2013, I was delighted to be invited to grab some new photographs of the Recruiting Sergeant in order to help the owners Matthew and Nicola to update their website and marketing materials. Having not been to the Recruiting Sergeant since moving to Norfolk in 2012 (and probably not visited since being based at RAF Coltishall in the early 1990s) I was amazed at how much this lovely pub has moved on with the times. Like its sister pubs (including my fantastic local, The Black Boys in Aylsham) it’s a traditional English country pub that marries a characterful building with fantastic local food and drink and outstanding accommodation. Although I had no idea until I met Matthew and Nicola, it comes as no surprise at all to find that they’ve been running the Recruiting Sergeant for nearly a quarter of a century and have seen their business go from strength-to-strength over that time. They really do know how to run a pub!
So, over to a few images to try and back up my claims – this really is a rather special place and, in my view, should be on your shortlist if you like outstanding, locally-sourced food, fine wines and ales wrapped up in a cosy traditional inn. There’s not much of it on display here, but there’s also a large and potentially sun-drenched beer garden out the back for when it’s no longer log fire weather. What’s not to like?
Finally, a health warning – if you are still on a New Year diet or extending your ‘Dryathlon’ into February, step away now, there’s nothing helpful to see here!
PS The eagle-eyed Norfolk Wedding Photographers amongst you might spot a local tog in one of the shots………any ideas folks? He just happened to be having a business meeting in precisely the spot where I was working…..no pressure!