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Hi I hope someone can help me?
We had a disastrous trip last year in a last minute boat that leaked (not watertight was told after?!!) and we didn't do any forward planning so we therefore couldn't get moored at nice pubs as too late or busy. This year we booked a lovely boat a year in advance and i want to treat it like its our first visit all over again!
There's 3 adults and two kids (13 &10) for 4 nights monday -friday in mid august.  I'm worried about not getting any decent moorings as we like to eat out.  Not worried about going Yarmouth way and just wondered if there was any recommendations on route and pubs/food along the way. Being mid august do we need to moor really early? Are there any pubs that will reserve moorings if we book in the restaurant? Any advice greatly appreciated!

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Jul-31-2017 @ 5:23 PM                           Permalink
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If you're hiring from a yard on the Northern Rivers, you haven't really got time to go South, and vise versa, so the first question for you is will you be North or South?

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Sorry meant to say we are picking up at Stalham, its a Broadsman boat which says can only do through Potter Heigham at low tide, though I'd still have my doubts! Thanks

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Jul-31-2017 @ 8:41 PM                           Permalink
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Hi there ,
I'd recommend you ring the pilots office potter heigham either the day before or on the morning you wish to try get through the bridge , it does save time by doing this and wasted journey time ,
Secondly I'd stick to the northern broads for your 4/5 days afloat ,regarding mooring up time , id recommend by 3 pm the latest due to short full in 24hr BA moorings, some places like horning / ranworth by lunchtime as there hotspots, but remember as your on a hirecraft you can moor at any hireboat yard for free ,
Have fun

steve and vicky

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Hi
You can book an overnight mooring at the New Inn Horning. You will need to book a table for evening meal when booking mooring.
Good food and beer served. Normally live music on Saturday night.
Really recommend it.

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Dave

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There is a useful guide here, but it covers the whole of the Broads, both north and south.

The places that you will be able to get to on this holiday are:

Acle - usually plenty of mooring available. Bridge PH and Pedro’s tapas bar.

Coltishall - long stretch of mooring and double mooring permitted (with permission from other boat’s skipper) – Sun PH, King’s Arm’s and Red Lion.

Dilham – very limited mooring – Chequers PH short walk

Horning – bookable mooring at the New Inn. Pot-luck at the Ferry and Horning Staithe (Swan PH). Double mooring (with permission from other boat’s skipper) permitted at staithe.

Hoveton/Wroxham – plenty of mooring just through the bridge (must use pilot) and a little further through the viaduct, or moor in one of the hire yards – pubs, cafés, fish & chips available.

Ludham – moor at Womack Dyke or Womack Staithe, both very popular, and walk into the village King’s Arms PH.

Ludham Bridge – mooring on both sides of the river, for Dog Inn (5 mins walk)

Neatishead (or Gay’s Staithe) – limited and popular – 10 min walk to White Horse PH

Ranworth – limited and popular mooring – Malsters PH

Salhouse  Broad (for Salhouse and Woodbastwick) – usually plenty of mooring but a long walk (30 mins?) to a pub.

South Walsham – popular but a good 20/30 min walk to a pub

Sutton Staithe – busy, but PH nearby. You may be able to book a mooring at the boatyard (ring Robert  01692 581653)

Stokesby – limited moorings – Ferry PH at water’s edge.

Thurne Dyke – popular. Moorings on both side. Pub at end of dyke.

Upton – narrow dyke, limited moorings, either at staithe or boatyard. 10 min stroll to pub.

Wayford Bridge - limited mooring before the bridge - a few more through the bridge. Wayford Bridge PH close to bridge, and a somewhat different dining experience, which is very popular with locals, is Vera's Coffee Shop, a couple of hundred yards from the bridge, back towards Stalham. A bonus with Vera's is that it's in a garden centre/farm shop complex.

If I’ve forgotten somewhere, someone will put me right.


"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
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Pedantic Ray here. Isn't the pub at Dilham the Cross Keys?

Regards, Ray.

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I would suggest taking a dingy, that way at least with some of the pubs if you can't get moored right close, then often you can mud weight in one of the broads or even just up the river. Using a dingy also helps to work up a good appetite.

Cheers

Paul



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Aug-01-2017 @ 7:54 AM                           Permalink
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Wow, thank you for so many detailed replies, it's most appreciated. I will get on the case today! Thanks!

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Hi, PR. Yes, the Cross Keys. Only been there once, never returned! So memory a bit faulty  Smile

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

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