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Norfolk Broads Pubs

There are plenty of good pubs and inns with riverside gardens and within walking distance of public moorings

An Introduction to Norfolk Broads Pubs

Fur and Feather
Horning Swan Inn
Neatishead White Horse Inn
Ranworth Malsters Pub
Horning New Inn
The Pubs and Inns of the Norfolk Broads offer a great deal of choice for those wanting to eat and drink in a beautiful location. Many of the pubs are right on the river itself where you can relax and watch the boats and wildlife go by. Moorings at the pubs themselves are limited, so expect to arrive early in high season to get a spot (usually a small charge).

Here is our Top 10 Pubs and Inns on the Norfolk Broads (Northern Rivers)

The Ferry Inn, Horning
The Ferry Inn is situated at one end of the picturesque village of Horning. This riverside pub has plenty of mooring for boats as well as ample parking. It has superb outdoor facilities for children including a bouncy castle, playhouses and a range of swings and slides. Dogs are also welcome in the gardens on a lead. Inside this historic and popular pub, you will find plenty of spacious dining areas and an open fireplace in the bar. As well as a daily carvery, Kids Meal Deal (with gift, balloon and lollipop!) and a Super Saver Menu, there is also plenty of choice on the main menu.
Horning Ferry Inn
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The Fur and Feather, Woodbastwick
The Fur and Feather is located in the picturesque village of Woodbastwick near Salhouse. It's quiet location, beautiful beer garden and adjacent brewery mean it's a must for anyone visiting this area. Inside, there is a cosy bar and plenty of tables for dining. The menu is crammed full of traditional favourites such as their famous steak and kidney pie and range of burgers. There is also a specials board, children's menu and sunday roasts. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden and you can even take some beer home with you using their takeaway service or by visiting the brewery next door!
Fur and Feather
The Fur and Feather pub Woodbastwick
The King's Head, Coltishall
The Kings Head is a 17th Century Inn offering fine dining and an envied location adjacent to the River Bure and the village common. There is a large car park and free moorings on the banks of the river as well as a terrace for those wishing to eat outside or bring their dogs along with them. The food is of the highest quality and the menu is extensive offering set lunch options, a full a la carte menu, light lunches and roast dinners. The bar is cosy and there are plenty of tables for dining. The Kings Head is renowned for it's friendly atmosphere and excellent service and food.
Kings Head, Coltishall
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The King's Head, Hoveton
Set in the popular village of Wroxham in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, The Kings Head offers a great location. It has an extensive beer garden right on the River Bure. where there are ample public moorings for those travelling by boat. It is also only 200 yards from the train station and public car park. It has undergone recent refurbishment and it boasts a large bar and dining areas as well as a terrace for those wishing to eat al fresco. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden and children are sure to enjoy feeding the ducks and geese. There is a daily carvery as well as a traditional menu with children's options.
Kings Head Hotel, Wroxham
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The Maltsters, Ranworth
Set adjacent to the beautiful Malthouse Broad, The Maltsters is a family run pub with a recently refurbished bar/dining area and a large terrace and garden. There are free moorings on the public staithe and a large car park opposite. The menu offers a good choice and there are also Chef's specials and Sunday roasts. Inside, the bar and restaurant is modernly furnished with comfortable furniture and log fires. Dogs are welcome both outside or inside in the bar.

(Please note that this pub is currently closed)

Ranworth Malsters Pub
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The New Inn, Horning
The New Inn is ideally situated in the middle of Horning village, only 100m past the public staithe. It boasts a spacious garden/patio/heated deck area as well as an outdoor amusement area. It also offers a car park for those travelling by car. There are free moorings for day boats and plenty of quay heading for overnight boats (charge). Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden/patio area. This establishment prides itself on it's menu which encompasses locally sourced food, cask ales and fine wines.
Horning New Inn
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The Rising Sun, Coltishall
The Rising Sun prides itself on it's friendly service and good value for money. It is situated right on the River Bure adjacent to the large Coltishall village common where there are numerous public moorings if you are travelling by boat. There is a beer garden for those wishing to take in the views across the river. For dog owners, there are plenty of seats outside where dogs are welcome. Inside there is a bar and restaurant offering traditional meals, light bites, vegetarian and fish dishes, cream teas and tea and coffee throughout the day.
The Rising Sun, Coltishall
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The Ship, South Walsham
Located in the beautiful village of South Walsham, The Ship Inn offers an extensive menu, relaxed dining and local ales. It has undergone recent refurbishments and it is also a dog friendly pub. Dogs are allowed in both the bar and parts of the dining room. There are two areas to sit outside­ a new outdoor seating area at the front and a terraced patio at the rear. The Ship serves quality food and operates several menu choices. There is a Daily Special's Menu, an A La Carte Menu as well as Sunday Roasts, Lighter Bites and a Tapas menu on Sundays.
South Walsham Ship Pub
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The Swan Inn, Horning
The Swan Inn occupies an unrivalled location right in the heart of Horning on the River Bure. It offers a riverside beer garden for those wanting to enjoy the sunshine, views and eat alfresco. Dogs on leads are welcome in the beer garden. There are plenty of public moorings next to the garden and the large public car park is conveniently situated next door. Inside, the bar and dining areas offer charm and character with roaring log fires, spacious dining areas and beautiful views outside. The menu includes hearty pub food, daily specials, children's choices and sunday roasts.
Horning Swan Inn
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The White Horse, Neatishead
The White Horse offers the largest selection of beer on the Norfolk Broads! It won the "Best pint on the Broads" award in 2014. Cask ales constantly change and they always include local breweries and other guest beers. The menu includes Specials, traditional favourites, a children's selection and Sunday roasts. The interior is a comfortable mix of modern and traditional decor with roaring fires, sofas and a dining area with mezzanine. There is also an outside patio area and large car park. Dogs are welcome in the bar and the outside seating area.
Neatishead White Horse Inn
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If you plan to moor your boat alongside a riverside pub overnight during high season, we recommend that you moor early as they fill up quickly. Expect to pay around £5 for overnight mooring.

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