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Eat and drink around the Broads

A complete guide to the Broads may be found aboard your boat, but a selection of places to eat and drink is outlined below.


The Bridge Inn
Old Road, Acle
Tel: 01493 750288
SPECIAL QUALITIES “We’re family friendly with riverside gardens and a huge children’s play area. People come back because the food is excellent: there’s a local and international menu, we cater for large parties and there’s a coffee shop too.”

Hermitage Restaurant & Public House
64 Old Road, Acle
Tel: 01493 750310
SPECIAL QUALITIES “We serve more than a dozen fresh fish dishes every day, for lunch and dinner – it’s all fresh, we don’t use anything frozen. From cod and plaice to haddock, trout and salmon, it’s all superb quality and cooked to order. And there’s shellfish too!”


Lavender House Restaurant
39 The Street, Brundall
Tel: 01603 712215
SPECIAL QUALITIES “We’re a small restaurant, a family business with a chef owner. All our food comes from Norfolk and is freshly
cooked to order – the beef comes from local farmers, the game from local estates, samphire, mussels and Cromer crabs come from our fisherman Jonas and we use the local farm shop for fruit and vegetables.”


Ferry Inn
Ferry Road, Horning
Tel: 01692 630259
SPECIAL QUALITIES “We serve a daily carvery during the summer, with a bar menu offering lighter options available all day such as salads. In winter the bar menu includes steaks and there is the Sunday carvery.”

Bure River Cottage Fish Restaurant
27 Lower Street, Horning,
NR12 8AA
Tel: 01692 631421

Harry's Coffee Shop & Horning Fish Bar
Ferry Marina, Ferry Road, Horning,
NR12 8PS
Tel: 01692 630844

The New Inn
Lower Street, Horning
Tel: 01692 631223
SPECIAL QUALITIES “We offer fresh Cromer crab and lobster (when available), or try our steak & ale or steak & stilton pies - you will not be disappointed”

Staithe and Willow Restaurant
16 Lower Street, Horning
tel: 01692 630915
SPECIAL QUALITIES “Everything is freshly prepared with local ingredients. Even our jams are made for us. Customers love the individual suet crust Steak and Kidney Puddings which weigh a pound each and the Beef Wellington.”

The Swan
10 Lower Street, Horning,
NR12 8AA
Tel: 0845 11 26 060
SPECIAL QUALITIES "Try one of our satisfying seasonal dishes with a glass of fine wine or sample a rewarding pint of our regularly changing cask-conditioned real ales."


The Kings Head Hotel and Country Carvery
Station Road, Hoveton
tel: 01603 782429
SPECIAL QUALITIES “Home-cooked typical English food and a great carvery, including gammon, turkey and beef. A great selection of desserts from Caramel Apple Granny – apple pie with crumble and toffee sauce - to bread and butter pudding and ice creams, and
children are welcome.”


The Kings Arms
High Street, Ludham
tel: 01692 678386
SPECIAL QUALITIES “We’re a friendly, family-orientated, fully air-conditioned restaurant which can cater for large parties – we have an extensive and varied menu including a la carte, bar snacks and take-away pizzas. Dishes range from English classics to curries, Chinese and vegetarian choices – and an exciting new menu for this year.”


Reedham Ferry Inn
Ferry Road, Reedham
tel: 01493 700429
SPECIAL QUALITIES “We use all fresh local produce, home cooked. As well as real ‘pub grub’ we do restaurant style food like local game dishes, field mushrooms in cream and pepper sauce, fresh
longshore cod, Brancaster mussels, lobster and oysters.”

Rockland St Mary

The New Inn
New Inn Hill, Rockland St Mary
tel: 01508 538403
SPECIAL QUALITIES “Quality modern British food, freshly cooked on the premises, including roast loin of pork, chargrilled fillet steak and Norfolk sausage and mash – with local mussels in season.”

St Olaves

Priory Farm Restaurant
Beccles Road, St Olaves
tel: 01493 488432
SPECIAL QUALITIES “A characterful location with a ruined priory and a menagerie of animals in the garden. The restaurant serves a wide range of dishes, including traditional English food and a selection of fresh fish. Booking advised if possible.”

Thorpe St Andrew

River Garden Bar and Restaurant
36 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew,
tel: 01603 703900
SPECIAL FEATURES “We’re a modern bar and restaurant serving contemporary British food – for example Norfolk sausages, fried onions and gravy.”

46 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew,
tel: 01603 435403
SPECIAL FEATURES “Traditional English food of the highest standard. A large menu with a wide range of dishes, from old favourites like scampi and chips to innovative local dishes like Blackened Chicken Pasta. Moorings by appointment please.”


The Lion Inn
The Street, Thurne, Great Yarmouth
Tel: 01692 670796
SPECIAL FEATURES “Riverside family pub and restaurant. Can cater for functions large or small. Dogs welcome”


Fur and Feather Inn
Slade Lane, Woodbastwick
tel: 01603 720003
SPECIAL FEATURES “We’re famed for our homemade steak and kidney pudding, and as we’re opposite local brewers Woodforde’s we use a lot of beer in our cooking – like bangers and mash with beer gravy, or Noggin Yorkie – steak cooked in Woodforde’s Norfolk
Nog and served in a giant Yorkshire pudding.”


The Bridge Restaurant
Norwich Road, Wroxham
tel: 01603 783509
SPECIAL FEATURES “In a former boathouse with a view of the river, we serve a wide range of seasonal local fresh fish dishes, from lobster, crab and mussels to sea bass. We’re open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the restaurant is spacious and comfortable with a terrace and open plan kitchen.”

The Hotel Wroxham
The Bridge, Wroxham
tel: 01603 782061
SPECIAL FEATURES “A family-friendly hotel on the waterfront in Wroxham, opening for breakfast and carvery lunches and dinners.”