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Jan-17-2022 @ 8:10 PM                           Permalink
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Travelled 130 mls today to try New Inn can confirm well worth trip pub and food back to top notch .
Only concern i booked moorings for later in year and was told over the high season a mooring fee of £10 to £ 15 to be confirmed will be payable asked if thos was refundable on food and drink and told no .
Think they will really have to re think or lower to £5 which is fair enough to pay up keep of moorings

Bryan

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I think you will find people will pay £10 without batting an eyelid especially if its half decent!

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Oh dear ,  if that's the case we will not be visiting. I wouldn't pay to park my car in a pub or restuarant car park and I have no intention of doing that with the boat.

Rip off Britain sadly is a phrase becoming more and more true.

Very disappointing policy. We eat more and more on board than we ever did before. Not out of choice but as a result of little choice when it comes to spending on dining out. 17th season of boat owning on The Broads this year, but sadly at times, becoming more disheartening as the years progress.  Lunch out was a favourite, as was breakfast, in say, Horning.  All we do now is try to escape to quiet spots, float around on the mudweight ( but not so much on Salhouse these days as it's like a noisy holiday camp leisure activity pool ) and watch real wildlife. Mooring up and going for a walk is often a risky business too these days.

The one visit holidaymakers will probably pay up. The private owners who actually offer regular custom especially over the longer season, may well stick two fingers up at this type of policy.

Karen  




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Jan-18-2022 @ 10:21 AM                           Permalink
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I actually agree with Marshman, £10 to actually moor in Horning Village doesn't actually seem a bad deal to me as long as the pub continues to provide a good service and decent food and drink.

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But would you pay a tenner to park your car every time you visit a pub ? That's the point I'm making.

I'm not saying a tenner to "moor at Horning" is expensive, I'm saying a tenner for the privilege of mooring up at the pub to be able to spend money in their restaurant is a bit of a rip off. If you can't see the difference...

Karen

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I also agree with Marshman on this one!

Whilst I also wouldn't pay to park my car I do sympathise with the pub charging for a mooring. Firstly, the cost of maintaining a car park is somewhat less than it is for the moorings. Secondly, car parks aren't usually used for twelve hours or more by the punters.

If a pub charges a tenner and then offers a partial or complete refund then good for them.

Re private owners, mixed feeling on this one. Having owned a riverside pub I was glad of their business during the winter but not always during the summer. The pub business is about volume and turnover, not providing moorings for the weekend, as does happen all too often with private boats. Moor up, have a feed and a drink then go, allowing someone else to do the same. It doesn't always happen like that.  

Jolly Roger

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I do agree that if you are a regular boat user that a £10 mooring fee does seem a bit steep but as a holiday maker looking for a pub mooring in an attractive riverside village then it is probably worth the money.
Having paid a £50 fine at the Swan Inn car park a couple of years ago for forgetting to give the pub my registration details then £10 probably does not seem a lot to me !!!

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The choice is yours,either pay the fee or don’t use the pub,I don’t consider the charge excessive for what they offer! You can moor elsewhere and walk to the pub if you object to paying.If you were referring to some hospital parking charges then I could support the thread.

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Totally agree with Karen & Mike,  and it  brings to mind my remarks about Pirates , bandits etc on a previous post.  Total rip of IMHO.  It would seem that everyone these days is out to rip of the punters.  I certainly will not be using the New Inn until they do a refundable mooring fee as it used to be.  I  do not like profiteering!!!

Jason

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JR, according to the OP there will be no offset against money spent in the pub. That's why I disagree with the policy.

A pub in a popular place is situated on the river.  More people visit the location by boat then by car,  so the pub has only a small car park and uses the large part of its exterior to provide a river front garden area and Moorings so as to attract the passing boaters to come and visit and spend money in its establishment.  So to me it seems wrong to then charge every visiting group of people £10 or £15  just to turn up on the basis that the Moorings are expensive to maintain.  When you consider how many people will visit that pub on a daily basis and even taking into account the cost of maintaining Moorings I think you have to agree that they'll be making a nice profit as well, on top of everything else.

Rip-off Britain and additional charges have got a lot to answer for.  Out of town shopping parks have torn up countryside areas whilst town centres flounder , because free parking is more attractive than local authority expensive car park charges. Huge new distribution warehouses are also ravaging our more rural areas in large swathes across the country, because building there is cheaper and the edge of town or out of town is easier for the huge amount of transportation that is now needed due to consumer demand for anything and everything, instantly. Anyway, I digress. Sorry! What with plastic grass in village conservation area gardens because the modern family is "too busy" to cut real grass, trees and shrubs destroyed to make way for little Jonny's huge trampoline etc etc , I'm feeling a little disillusioned with our world right now. Thank goodness my garden is still full of birds, and their song cheers me up.

Karen

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