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Afternoon folks,
Is it acceptable to start getting excited five weeks before your holiday?
We pick up Silver Emblem on the 25th of April and I can't wait.
Looking back over the last few holidays it's clear we've neglected the southern Broads somewhat so I'm busy putting together a loose itinerary but are looking for some ideas. I had been thinking of heading to Norwich on pick up day but it looks like the tides are not favourable.
We're hoping you good people can give us some tips as far as pubs, eateries and wild moorings go.
Thanks
Dave and lesley.

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I,m starting the week before on Silver Illusion but I don,t fancy mooring at Norwich on a Saturday night. I,m heading for Loddon - only 3 hours cruising - which has all the amenities that one could reasonably expect, and my fellow boaters can choose the route for the rest of the trip. I hope you have a good time.
          Best wishes, Brian.

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Norwich is no where near as bad as people make out, there have been the odd incidents but there have been all over the system and yes it is a little bit noisy but again so are other places, Oulton for instance but nothing that should worry you unles you're a light sleeper. Lots of great places to eat on the Southern Broads, Norwich, Zaks Diner and the Thai on the River are just 2 good places Brammerton, Watersedge. Surlingham Ferry House, cheap and cheerful pub grub if that floats your boat. Brundal, Coldham Hall (upmarketish) Yare (pub Grub).  Beuchamp Arm at Buckenham Ferry. New Inn a Rockland if its re-opened used to be good but... Reedcutter at Cantley (gets good reports but not tried myself) Oulton Broad, Commodore, Red Herring, Tides and Ivy House. Beccles,   The Wine Vaults.
I know there are good reports of nice places at Loddon but we've not visited for a couple of years so can't comment.
If I had to suggest one place to visit on the Southern Broads it would be Oulton possibly worth a couple of nights closely followed by Beccles.

Have a great Holiday and it's definitely not too early to start getting excited (start? what have you been waiting for Playful Wink  )


Dave Cheers

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For a get away from it all mooring I don't think you can beat surlingham broad/ Bathgate near brundall.

Follow the narrow channel and enter a small but completely isolated lagoon.   Drop your mud weight and it is quite easy to imagine you are anywhere in the world even though the main river and brundall are only yards away.

Don't let people put you off Norwich it is a great city and the moorings are much improved. A bit noisy but it is a city after all.

Have fun

Graham

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Dave and Lesley hello,

Some of these places have already been mentioned and are amongst my favourite destinations.

The Waveney River Centre - (Water chargeable on meter).  Pub, Shop, cafe and swimming pool etc.

Oulton Broad - (Water available). Several Pubs and shops nearby. You could also hike or take a bus ride to Lowestoft.

Beccles Y.S - (Water available). Really nice moorings on a green. Village is approx 10 min walk with plenty of shops large supermarkets and pubs. A lido is open during the Summer.

Loddon. (Water available). Nice Village with several shops and three pubs very nearby.

Brammerton – Can moor at The Waters Edge pub and restaurant or there are nice moorings just before on the green.

Commissioners’ Cut – Just before the 1st Thorpe Railway Bridge.  Can moor up in the cut, walk over the Railway Bridge and turn left at the bottom of the road to a nice riverside pub “The Rushcutters”.  There are moorings outside the pub or on the green but there is very limited clearance to pass through the bridge. Even at low water many boats may not have sufficient clearance. Even If this was not the case you would need to keep a very close eye on the bridge level or you could find yourself stuck that side till the next low water so not recommended.  I certainly would not attempt to take Silver Emblem through.
Have a great holiday. Cheers

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Alan...
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Further to my previous reply I wish to say that Norwich is a beautiful city and well worth a visit but I prefer not to moor there on a Saturday night. There are obviously many mooring options - depending on boat handover time - but several that have been mentioned are perhaps better on your final night. E.g. Brammerton Woods End, 42 mins from Brundall, and Beauchamp Arms, a mere 24 mins. If you require a choice of dining-drinking options then Loddon,Oulton,and Beccles plus of course Norwich are the places to be.
           Regards, Brian.

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If you are coming to St Olaves (there is a 24 hr
mooring there with electric) try The Priory
Restaurant.  

I found this link and it more or less tells you all
you need to know about The Priory.

http://www.lowestoftonline.com/community/index.php?
topic=13533.0

You have not lived until you have tried the freshly
caught Halibut and Prawns in a Cheese Sauce.    Yes
you wont move for a month afterwards but boy oh boy
is it worth it.  Huge plates that are always red
hot.  

Cannot recommend enough.

Edited because I put Haddock and not as should have
been Halibut.



Women dont nag they just
point
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We pick Silver Emblem up from you on the 2nd May, we have had most of the fleet and will not use anyone else as there  service is second to none. If you go to the southern rivers definitely visit Waveney River Centre as it is free for the first Night as you are a ferry Marîna boat and they have a good pub , swimming pool and electric hookup in the Marîna. Hope you have a great week , reed ham is a great place to moor for the night and Beccles is great if you need to get supplies from the town.

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Boat Mad, Alan is the Rushcutters re-open? The last I heard it had shut.

Dave

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TerryTibbs, Dave Hi,

Looks like you may be right about The Rushcutters being closed. I have tried ringing a few times but no answer.

I had no idea they were closed and am disappointed and surprised as they seemed to do well with local trade.

If you hear anything about the future of the pub could you please post or PM.

Many thanks   Cheers


Kind Regards
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