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annville
Aug-01-2017 @ 12:25 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Darcy Womack and Ran worth if no mooring available you can mud weight and wait for one to come available both have good food and drink places together with cafe/ shops/walks and other things you can do.You would be able to moor at Herbert Woods boat yard at Potter Heigham ,their are shops/food/cafes there.Last day back at Stalham lots to do/see there broads museum loverly resterant just outside the yard around to the left opposite the stathe.John

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We have just returned from nine days on the boat and found  it quieter during the week but busy at the weekends.  So as you are doing a Monday to Friday break you may find you have a bit more slack in terms of mooring options.

It's also nice sometimes to have a pleasant lunch at a Riverside pub and then tootle off mid afternoon to moor up or mudweight in a quieter location where you can rustle up a light meal on board.  Depends what takes your fancy but this can give you other options and a different perspective.

We often go through Wroxham Bridge and moor at the viaduct moorings so that we can then walk along the river ( just five mins, or less if you moor up nearer the bridge) into Wroxham for a meal that evening.  As Paladine has said you have a reasonable choice there be it Thai, American diner, fish and chips etc.  If you go through fairly early in the morning (the pilot starts at 8:30), you could always partake of a full cooked breakfast at "Number 14" a small but delightful cafe just after the bridge before the Roys of Wroxham store. It's a regular stop for us and the food is freshly cooked to order.  Light lunches are lovely there too,  but they are not open in the evening.

Have a wonderful time this year and do please let us know how you get on.

Karen

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I forgot to say we have hired a " Broadsman " with family and I'm sure you will enjoy it.  We didn't get through Potter but we did go through Wroxham Bridge and up to Coltishall which is a delightful spot and usually you will get a mooring on the common.  Just one pointer for there -  as of last week the staff at the Rising Sun told us that the kitchens are closed on a Tuesday as it is the chefs day off.  No problem to us as we usually only have a lunch stop there sitting by the river ( nice view ) and then in the evening we eat at the Kings Head.  It did occur to us though that some holidaymakers would be disappointed to find the kitchens at the Rising Sun closed !

If you do take this run up to Coltishall allow plenty of time  -  we like to go particularly slowly on this route  and are often rewarded with kingfishers ( the record on one trip was 14 sightings!)  If you need to fill up with water this is available at Anchor Moorings which is also at Coltishall but  before you reach the free 24 hour moorings on the common ( where there usually an ice cream van parked up, should you fancy one!)

Karen

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Thank you for all the helpful replies.
Thinking about going from Stalham to a mooring anywhere after about an hour as will eat on boat that night and get unpacked. Then Tuesday thinking  either Kings arms in Ludham or Bridge Inn in Acle but unsure which one has the most moorings and best food etc? Wednesday night either the New Inn at Horning (bookable mooring 3-6pm) or Wroxham Hotel, then Thursday head back to Stalham and the Mermaids slipper so can moor back at Richardsons. Any thoughts, good or bad! Thanks!



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Hi again,
If you decide to go to acle you have a choice of moorings , either outside the bridge inn pub , or two hire boat yards , bridge craft or the Norfolk broads boating company which has a great restaurant on site called pedros ,

steve and vicky

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Ooh that sounds good and more chance of a mooring I'm guessing, thank you!

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