Pubs Shops and Cafe’s Open in the Norfolk Broads 2020

23 June 2020

Pubs and Restaurants and Cafe’s Open on the Norfolk Broads 2020


We’ve updated this blog for the  2021 season  – please click here to find it


With all the upset and social distancing we’ve had to get used to you might worry that supplies will be in short supply. The new normal has tested a few, but businesses on the Norfolk and Suffolk broads have come up trumps.

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out We’ve added the Eat Out to Help Out logo next to participating cafes and restaurants.   So you can save up to 50% when eating at participating restaurants on a Mon, Tue or Wednesday


If you know somewhere we’ve missed please contact sara@barnesbrinkcraft.com with details

River Bure  River Ant  River Thurne
River Yare  River Waveney 
Coltishall Ludham Thurne Reedham St Olaves
Wroxham Neatishead Potter Heigham Cantley Somerleyton
Salhouse Barton Turf Martham Rockland Burgh St Peter
Horning Sutton West Sommerton Coldham Oulton Broad
Woodbastwick Stalham Brundall Beccles
Ranworth Wayford Bridge Surlingham Geldeston
South Walsham Bramerton
Thurne Thorpe
Upton Norwich River Chet
Acle Off River Thurn Loddon

Great Yarmouth

Womack Staith Chedgrave


What’s open on the River Bure, Norfolk Broads What’s_open_on_the_River_Bure


The Recruiting Sergeant
Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out Pub Offering  both eat-in and takeaway menu
Inc Sunday Roast
We recommend their Dover sole

You might also want to try out their new outdoor covered seating area




Farm to Fork and Fish 

Farm to Fork and Fish, Coltishall, NorfolkFarm to Fork and Fish deli is just across the road

Deli offering a great selection of local meat, fish, bread, ice-cream………




The Rising Sun 
he Rising Sun , Coltishall_commonNorfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out Pub with outdoor bar (well horsebox) next to moorings

Currently providing both indoor and takeaway service 

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out


The Kings Head is open again.  Fantastic Food  …And Beer…. phone 01603 737426 to book a table

The Norfolk Mead - ColtishallNorfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out

The Norfolk Mead Hotel is open, although their spa will remain closed for now

Scrumptious afternoon tea, yummy lunch and all set in a beautiful Georgian country house





Ali Spice Indian Takeaway
A good local takeaway offering deliveries

Post Office and Local Store 
Sells all the basics, inc beer and wine
You can also pick up a last min birthday card
They also have a cash dispenser

Londis Stores 
At the other end of the village, you’ll find another convenience store – and it’s open till 10 pm

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out if “A Piece of Cake” is what you fancy – we strongly suggest a short walk to this cafe in the river rooms.  Eat-in and takeaway service both offered

Hoveton and Wroxham

Roys – Food Hall & Department Store 
Roys Department Store - HovetonA medium-sized supermarket within an easy walk of our boatyard, stocking everything you need in the way of food and drink.

Their department store (opposite) is also open again  – and is the ideal place to pick up a replacement hat, suncream, glasses …new T shirt,  kitchen sink.  It also has a pharmacy.




Hotel Wroxham Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out The Wroxham or Hotel Wroxham as it was formally known is currently offering both regular service and takeaways inc delivery in Wroxham and Hoveton  – have a look at their facebook page for more info.

Ken’s traditional fish and chips  – just by the bridge



Station Smokehouse BBQ Box - Wroxham

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out If meat is your thing the Station Smokehouse – conveniently located next to the railway station are open and offering both table service and takeaways.   their “Station Libation Lager”  is excellent

You can book a booth now on 01603 920123







The Kings Head will also be open for business on the 6th  – they have an app for ordering safely 

Looking for a brill breakfast or perfect mid-afternoon pick me up  – try the River Kitchen Cafe,  they are offering seating or takeaway  – and you can moor outside

And lots more

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out Liberty Restaurant – just near the bridge are now open and offering both seated dining and take away 01603 782337

The Old Mill Cafe Bar  – for a takeaway afternoon tea or cheeky breakfast

Kebab Hut, Chinese and other fish and chips all available in the usual locations

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out Costa Coffee and McDonalds have recently opened for takeaways and are both participating in the Eat Out Scheme

Salhouse  (well Woodbastwick)

Woodfords Beer


Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out The Fur and Feather are offering both eat-in and  takeaway food and drink 

Difficult to resist  – 4 pints of Woodfordes Beer for £10

Drive or take a 20-minute pootle up the road from the moorings at Salhouse or Horning




Staithe and Willow Restaurant  – offering a great selection of takeaways

Staithe and Willow Horning I can highly recommend their seafood platter and they offer a pretty scrummy afternoon tea… you can also purchase an excellent bottle of wine to wash it all down with

Regular(ish) service resumes 4th July

The Galley Horning  – Fantastic Deli, and a lovely little gift shop …

They also stock Tasty Tavern meat whilst the butchers is closed

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out The New Inn has opened under new management this season.  They have only just picked up the keys so they are offering a limited menuWe can’t wait to try the lobster once they have time to get their feet under the table.  We’ll add a link to their website once they have it up and running. In the meantime please ring 01603 631101   

Golden City Chinese – Lower St Horning

The Clubhouse will be opening for reservations only from 4th July 01692 668400

The Swan is now open for business as is the Ferry Inn  – both have online booking

If you like your seafood, we thoroughly recommend the Bure River Cottage Restaurant.  The baked Cromer crab with chilli and ginger is one of my favourites.  A special occasion favourite


Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out The Maltsters is open again with a Pizza Den, Beer  and the obligatory one-way system

And you can get your basics from the little shop on the green  – the Granary Tea Rooms

South Walsham

Fairhaven, Woodland and Water Garden South Walsham The Fairhaven Water Garden is open and offering food and drink for people sitting outside.  The gardens (which are beautiful) are also open to the public



This is a new one.  The Viking bar is open on school road South Walsham for takeaway beer etc 18:00 20:00 on Fridays

The Ship is currently closed, but we hope it will open up shortly  – Try mooring at Thurne


The Thurne Lion TakeawayNorfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutThe Thurne Lion is running an excellent Beer and Takeaway service (we’ve tested it) and

With their large garden, greenhouses, shop and dining room, these guys are ready and open for business  grab a takeaway or book a table


Ramblers  – the gift/tea/ice cream shop is also open 


Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutDon’t forget the White Horse community pub  – with a large beer garden and marquee.  They are now open and offering outside eating facilities or a takeaway option  Book a table on 01493 750696


Kings Head Acle - Get Baked and Shaked

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutThe Kings Head is offering a new takeaway solution….. via their new takeaway Get Baked and Shaked company

Check out the alcoholic slushies …. I can’t wait for an opportunity to try one of those

Book a table indoors on 0149317892



Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutThe Acle Bridge Inn is open.  Bookings required in the restaurant and marque.  The BBQ will be on if the weather is ok



The Ferry Inn Stokesby -River BureNorfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutAhh what a treat The Ferry Inn at Stokesby has reinvented itself … A Pub and A Shop and A Bakery all in one

They offer a fabulous selection of cakes, cheesecakes, brownies plus some very delicious savoury stuff AND Beer.   What’s more  – you can eat in, get a takeaway or delivery 

We can highly recommend






Stracey Armes Mill Shop and Tea Room - Animals The Stracey Arms Mill Shop and Tea Room are also open again.  Their animals are also enjoying the much-missed attention from visitors

Great Yarmouth

Follow this link to their official tourism website to see what on in the way of food and drink

What’s open on the River Ant, Norfolk Broads What’sopenontheRiverAnt


Ludham Bridge Moorings near Wayfarers CafeNorfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out You’ll find Wayfarers Cafe right next to Ludham Bridge  and is open for business –   Please ring 01692 630238 for info or to place an order

Ludham Butchers are doing a roaring trade – in strawberries as well as meat  – they are found opposite the church at the heart of the village


The Dog Inn, Ludham Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out The Dog Inn is open for business with several dining rooms and a large outdoor area.

An easy walk from the moorings at Ludham Bridge and St Benet’s Abbey

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutThe Kings Arms is right at the heart of the village, just opposite the Church
Its an easy walk from Womack Staith, and a slightly longer one from St Benet’s Abbey

Neatishead and Barton Turf

White Horse Inn Neatishead Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out The White Horse is offering eat-in and takeaway service, well worth the stroll from both Barton Turf and Neatishead Moorings   Tel 01692 630828 to book a table

You are also able to pick up a really good range of supplies inc a very good cup of coffee at Neatisheads local community shop.  Tel 01692 631459




Sutton Staithe Hotel Regular service has resumed at the Sutton Staith Hotel 


The high street is now open for business with these 3 venues all offering Eat Out to Help Out

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out Cafe Charlotte    
The Swan Inn 
Cherry Blossom Cafe 01692 581845

The Harnser Pub

Tescos is the nearest store to the staithe

There are also a range of Takeaways inc Fish and Chips and Chinses in the town

Wayford Bridge

Farm Shop near Wayford BridgeNorfolk Broads Eat Out To Help Out If you find yourself here it’s well worth taking a short walk to A G Meals & Sons   (inc Vera’s Cafe)

The garden centre and farm shop and cafe offer a great all-round service

#Top Tip  If you fancy fresh fruit you can pick your own here






The Wayford Bridge InnWayford Bridge Inn is open for normalish business

What’s open on the River Thurn, Norfolk Broads What’sopenontheRiverThurn

Womack Staithe 

Womack Staithe Moorings - the Big ShopThe “Big” Shop is open for business  – selling their usual range of ice-creams and groceries.

And you can stock up on fishing tackle too


Potter Heigham

Potter Heigham BridgeLathams the shop that sells pretty much everything inc fishing supplies and milk is open for business

Falgate Inn is offering takeaways  – give them a ring 01682 670003 to order

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutBreakfast or Afternoon Tea anyone?  try Bridgestones,


And don’t forget the Burger Van opposite Lathams


Whilst its a bit of a hike from the moorings, Matham offers 2 co-ops and the usual selection of takeaways inc Fish and Chips , Plus Pizza and Kebabs

The Pizza and Kebab shop will do delivery via just-eat.co.uk

The pubs are not currently open


The Pleasure Boat Inn is currently open for takeaways Regular(ish) service has resumed


What’s open on the River Yare, Norfolk Broads What’sopenontheRiverYare


The Lord Nelson Reedham





Humpty Dumpty Brewery - Reedham

We can highly recommend the local brew,

The village store supplies basics

The Ship at Reedham will be open for drinks and basket food.  They have some live music as well 

The Reedham Ferry Inn are welcoming customers, booking essential


The Reedcutters Pub is open 


Coldham Hall Coldham Hall, River Bure

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutLoads of moorings, excellent food, a good choice for an overnight mooring.  Outdoor eating only at the moment



Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutThe Surlingham ferry is open again  – with breakfast starting at 9 am – and an evening meal till 8.30 pm


The Waters Edge - Bramerton - Take Away Menu

I rather like the look of the Lobster on the  menu from the Waters Edge at Bramerton  – and it’s a beautiful bit of the River Yare to moor at too 

Their standard take away menu looks pretty scrummy too






Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutEast Hills Cafe Bistro is now open with a reduced service, offering drinks and pizza

Thorpe & Norwich

Norwich Market - Food and Drink You’ve reached an area where you can guarantee that your mobile signal will work, just eats will deliver and the options are endless.   We suggest you moor at the yacht station, cross the river, stroll through the Cathedral Close and follow the lanes through to the award-winning Norwich Market.

The market offers a huge selection of very good street food from around the world  – 25 different stalls selling food ranging from the Japanese Bao/Hirata buns to the slightly more traditional mushy pea stall.  And in case you were wondering what to wash all this food down with,  I can highly recommend Sir Toby’s Beer and Substrata Wines (just remember to bring your corkscrew!)

What’s open on the River Chet, Norfolk Broads W

Loddon and Chedgrave

The White Horse, Chedgrave, River ChetNorfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutThe White Horse at Chedgrave is open for business for drinks and food on-site and as a takeaway  –  Pie Night looks pretty good to me

The Kings Head is open for business, The all-day breakfast looks very good


Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutThe Swan, Loddon is currently open with a smaller menu


Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutNew for 2020  The Terrace,  restaurant- bistro has opened up to offer breakfast,  lunch and supper.  Their salads look super…and I can’t wait to try their supper menu

What’s open on the River Waveny, Norfolk Broads What’sopenontheRiverWaveny

St Olaves

The Bell Inn is up running  Great place to moor 

Burgh St Peter

The Waveny Inn – is open and you can moor outside  – you might want to  book your table and mooring at the same time

Oulton Broad

Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutThe Commodore is open for business, as is the Wherry Hotel (mooring available)

There are a variety of other places to eat nearby the Yacht Station


Norfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutOakfired at the Royal Oak   – are offering amazing pizzas (take away or eat-in)  – these are the true deal, highly recommended. Their Tia Maria looks pretty special too

You can pick up supplies from Tescos in the middle of the town,  we’ would highly recommend a wander around the town to find the local stores

Butchers Almsopen

There are a variety of takeaway’s to try from fish and chips to Indian

Geldeston Locks - Waveny RiverNorfolk Broads Eat Out To Help OutGeldeston Locks  – are open – please make a booking 




Don’t forget to save this page to your favourites as we will update it regularly as we find out about more pubs, restaurants and cafe’s opening for business

If you would like us to feature your business please drop details inc a picture, link to website or Facebook page and details of how customers can access your products to sara@barnesbrinkcraft.com

If all of this encourages you to take a holiday in the Broads National Park please have a look at our boats and houses on the Barnes Brinkcraft  website 

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