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Norfolk Broads Village Directory

So you have decided on a fantastic looking holiday home to spend your time away in. Have you checked to see what is available nearby in terms of shops, bars, restaurants etc? You might have found the perfect away from it all location but it is not much fun if you have to drive everywhere to get access to your everyday needs. Check out here what is available in these Norfolk Broads towns and villages. All the public houses listed offer food service.
Acle
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Bridge Inn can be found at the side of the River Bure, close to Acle road bridge. The Embrujo is a Spanish themed restaurant which is located a little closer to the village.
Shops: A variety of shops, banks and a supermarket are situated in Acle village centre as is Acle train station.
Bramerton
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Waters Edge is as described at Bramerton. Bar and restaurant food available.
Brundall
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Yare Hotel is the nearest to to the river being right next to the huge Brooms boatyard and is popular with boaters and locals. The Coldham Hall Hotel is situated on the opposite side of the river and is the home of the Coldham Hall sailing club. The Lavender House is a licensed restaurant on Brundall's main street.
Shops: The village of Brundall has a supermarket containing a post office, a hardware store, chemist, Doctor, gift shop and an ATM cash machine.
Coltishall
Public Houses and Restaurants: Close to the riverside moorings you will find the Rising Sun and the Kings Head public houses. The Recruiting Sergeant, well known for fine dining is a little further towards the village centre.
Shops: Also in the centre is a small supermarket and a local doctor.
Dilham
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Cross Keys is at the far end of Dilham, a sleepy little village on the edge of farmland on one side and the river Ant on the other.
Shops: There are no other services in the village.
Hickling
Public Houses and Restaurants:The Pleasureboat Inn can be found near to the public moorings at Hickling Broad. The Greyhound Inn is closer to the village centre.
Shops: A small provisions and newspaper shop has been set up in the Pleasureboat Inn.
Horning
Public Houses and Restaurants: Three public houses line the River Bure at Horning. The Swan Inn is at one end, the New Inn in the middle and the Ferry Inn is at the other end. All overlook the river. Small restaurants line the main street.
Shops: Provisions, a newsagent and gift shops can be found closer to the Swan Inn end of the main street.
Horsey Mere
Public Houses and Restaurants:The Nelsons Head is located a little away from the public mooring site next to the iconic Horsey windmill.
Shops: A small shop next to the mill is available for provisions in season.
Loddon
Public Houses and Restaurants:The White Horse, The Kings Head, and The Swan Inn all occupy Loddon/Chedgrave (connected) main street.
Shops: The village has many shops including a small supermarket, butchers, banks, various takeaways, chemists and a local doctor's surgery.
Ludham
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Kings Arms in in the village centre and is popular with locals and visitors.
Shops: Across the road is a large village stores. A butchers is close by. A doctor's surgery operates in the village.
Neatishead
Public Houses and Restaurants: The White Horse Inn is at the centre of this small village.
Shops: Close by is the White House Stores, a small community shop selling staples and fresh produce.
Norwich
Public Houses and Restaurants: Norwich is a large city containing many eating spots, bars and restaurants.
Shops: Supermarkets, an outdoor market and a walk in Doctor's surgery are available to visitors.
Oulton Broad
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Wherry Inn, the Waveney Inn and the Lady of the Lake are all close to Oulton Broad's waters edge. A number of small restaurants are also on the main street.
Shops: A small supermarket and various gift shops are nearby.
Potter Heigham
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Broads Tavern (currently closed) is close to the river. The Falgate Inn is a 10 to 15 minute walk further on.
Shops: Lathams store is huge and sells all sorts of household items, provisions and gifts.
Ranworth
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Maltsters Public House and the Granary Restaurant are close to the public moorings.
Shops: The Granary Stores is close by for general provisions.
Reedham
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Lord Nelson (currently closed due to renovation) and the Ship Inn are both riverside. A little further away is the Ferry Inn, by the site of Norfolk's last working chain ferry.
Shops: A small provisions and post office shop are located on Reedham main street.
Rockland
Public Houses and Restaurants: The New Inn can be found overlooking the moorings at Rockland Staithe.
Shops: A small village shop is available around 1 mile further into the village.
Stalham
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Swan Inn, the Grebe and the Harnser public House are within reach of Stalham main street. A chinese restaurant can be found close to Stalham mooring staithe.
Shops: Tesco's have a large supermarket here. Stalham main street has many shops including gifts, hardware and banks. A local doctor's surgery is close by.
Stokesby
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Ferry Inn is riverside. Close by is the Riverside Tea rooms.
Shops: The Riverside Stores are adjacent to the tea rooms for provisions, newspapers etc.
Sutton
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Sutton Staithe Hotel is the principle eating place here and is very popular with locals and visitors.
Shops: A shop, a post office and a garden centre can be found in Sutton village centre.
Thorpe Green
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Rushcutters Inn and the Town House Hotel and the Rivergarden public houses are all located riverside.
Shops: Thorpe Green is just a short drive from Norwich which has an abundance of shops and stores.
Thurne
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Lion Inn is in Thurne village centre.
Shops: The Lion Inn also operates a general provisions store in it's grounds.
Upton
Public Houses and Restaurants: The White Horse is a community pub with good food reviews.
Shops: Upton Community Shop is adjacent to the White Horse and sells provisions, newspapers etc.
West Somerton
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Lion Inn can be found on the cross roads at the heart of this sleepy little village.
Shops: No other services in the village.
Wroxham
Public Houses and Restaurants: The Kings Head, the Wroxham Hotel and the Bridge Restaurant are the main eating establishments here though there are many other restaurants in this large village (almost a town really).
Shops: Roys sells provisions, clothing and gifts from it's large premises. A garden centre, banks and other supermarkets are also located in the centre

Loddon
Ludham