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Dec-15-2006 @ 1:04 AM                           Permalink
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I am taking a holiday on the broads this year and remember the Bridge inn at Acle from many years before.Has it really gone into decline as I seem to be reading on this site,It would be nice to have some feed back on this once lovely pub.

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Hi Mate.
Welcome to the site,
All i will say is i chug past it now and do not bother to stop.

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Think I will take your advice

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Went there in the summer, even had a meal.  Decent food, good service, would happily return.

But then I've always found The Maltsters to be a decent pub and that is frequently unpopular on here - though I raised the subject with some other forum members over a beer last Saturday and they were also at a loss as to why it is so unpopular on here.

On the other hand my one visit to The Ship, frequently praised on here, was decidedly average at best.  I don't know what that says about me but hey, just thought it would be good to get a different POV.

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I have to agree Simon.
It wouldn't do for us all to be the same.
The food in 'The Bridge' and 'The Maltsters' was OK for us this year.
By the way got a Chrismas card from Jessie and Keith who used to keep The Maltsters again this year, does anybody have their address so we can send one back.

Charlie and Tess

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I often wonder if folk do forget that they are pubs serving food and nothing else

went to both last season the Maltsters more than the Bridge ,we did eat everytime we visited both and i have to say that both did a good job ,but having said that some will want a Rolls Royce for price of a Mini Playful Wink

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Hi Simon,
As you know the Malsters was my all time greatest pub.
2 weeks ago we went in,the chairs were coverd in dust ,the table legs and under the tables were filthy,
under the fruit machines were fag ends and dirt,
Cob webs hanging from the ceiling,
Window sills and widows dirty,next time you go in just rub a finger along things ,and see what you think.
Plus rub a damp tissue along the seats it may suprise you.


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Being one of those that slates the Maltsters and stands up to be counted for The Ship, I feel compelled to comment.

Obviously we all have different expectations. Here are some of mine, and why I and 29 other friends on the same outing would rather walk to the Ship than use the Maltsters!

Beer - I kind of like a pub to supply this. And when it is LESS THAN A MILE from the brewery whose beer it sells, it has ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE for running out.
Customer Service -  To be expected (well told actually) to move the tables around yourselves to accommodate a large group is beyond belief. Do you want £500 worth of custom on a Sunday night or not.
Comfort - The place is too often cold, and not particularly clean! And if the dining tables are dirty, what chance the kitchen! Think on!
Atmosphere - None. Whatsoever. Not a drop!
Food - Never had a criticism over the food itself, apart from it not being a patch on The Ship.

I guess the lager drinker not too fussed about cleanliness or food quality, and in a small group may have a different opinion!

The Ship in contrast:
Beer - Five to choose from, all kept in fantastic condition.
Customer Service - The warmest of welcomes and handled a large group admirably!
Comfort - No problems. Warm and clean.
Atmosphere - Good, friendly, banter with the locals. Ever notice how the Maltsters has no local trade?
Food - Lovely!

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Brent ,
could not agree more,the Ranworth locals bye pass The Malsters and use the Ship.
Im sorry to say this Folks but IMHOP the Malsters has gone so far down hill,it will need a miracle to save it.
Blimey just let me win the Lottery,Put Kim and Giles from the Ship in charge,then it will be again the Spot On pub it was once.
I can see it being sold off as a Private Yuppie type residence, for shed loads of dosh.
Lots of rich City type folk who want to escape to Norfolk.( Mad )

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Roy, I dare say if I had found it as per your description I would have an equally low opinion of the place.  I can only say that on the 6 or 7 occasions we have visited this summer (the most recent being back in September) the place was clean, the food very nice and I got what I ordered at the bar without incident so I really can't complain.  Maybe I got lucky?

Service was unremarkable (neither here nor there) and atmosphere, well, it wasn't particularly busy, especially for a Saturday night, but then if I wanted to eat in a pub full of smoke where you can barely move and conversations have to be shouted in each others ears then I guess I was in the wrong place.

On our one visit to The Ship it was so smokey internally that it was truly unpleasant and we ate in the beer garden.  The service was very good - friendly and helpful.  The food was very average, quite acceptable, no complaints, but nothing to rave about either - especially as we had to order three times because they kept coming out and informing us things we'd ordered weren't available so none of us really got what we wanted.  I guess I also expected it to be a bit cheaper than The Maltsters due to being away from the river and was disappointed when it wasn't.

I dare say probably the rave reviews it gets on here meant I went expecting a glorious experience and found.... just another pub.  That would have been disappointing (though perhaps no fault of the pub) but was compounded by the lack of our chosen food as well.

I think it just goes to show that experiences can vary.    I would not have been impressed if I had been to The Maltsters and found it like you did, and I doubt you'd have been too chuffed with The Ship if you had found it as did - which just underlines why it is good to hear of different peoples' experiences.

In light of what so many other people say about The Ship I am tempted to give it a second chance - plus tomorrow I think we'll be going to The Maltsters so I'll be sure to scrutinize every detail (and move on if it's dreadful!).

Simon

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