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I looked for Brasteds on the map but my map skills are awful but to me it looked very inland, not close to much and not near the river but could be totally wrong.
I did look at a restaurant called the Wine Vaults at Beccles and this does look nice but was hoping to find something a little more special.
I do like the look of Benedicts but trying to work out a route and where we will be on day 6 is driving me insane lol
Is it not easy enough to be moored up at Beccles and then taxi into Norwich or is that a really silly thing to do or is it even possible to taxi it to Brasteds as the menu here also look really nice ??

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Hi

Think it's up to you to decide what is most important. Brasteds is about 2 and a bit miles from the river at surlingham but not sure how easy a taxi or mooring  would be .

Mad to taxi or train  from beccles to Norwich for a meal particularly as you intend visiting Norwich during the week. We have just done it by car and it's about 45 minutes

If you are set on Benedicts on a certain day I would aim to be in Norwich or trowse on the boat  by that afternoon and moor overnight .

If the route is more important then find a nice restaurant in beccles but I am afraid I do not know any to recommend .

I have always found you can't force the rivers to fit into your schedule. It is generally a better experience if you fit in with what the rivers are telling you is practical.

Hope you have a great time.

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Sorry dzign

Framingham pigot  

South of A146.

South of surlingham

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Thanks for your very helpful advice Graham.
My husband has persuaded me to let’s go with the flow ( pardon the pun ) and let’s decide once we are on the river.
We are really excited so I suppose if we are having fun a 5* restaurant shouldn’t really matter . I will be sure to update this forum on our trip  Smile

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Think that's a good move.

In the same vein stop and think before you start a trip against the tide. At up to 4 mph it can play havoc with your fuel consumption as well as noise levels.

Try working with the rivers when you can. To start with its a strange experience because we are used to moving around when we want to.

However if the tides say be up at 5 to leave at 5.30 then go for it even though you wanted to get up at 8.

If you journey by tide time as opposed to your body clock  you often have magical experiences as it is so unusual. Eg The river mist at dawn is something to behold.  

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Stay South, the places the boatyard have suggested are all doable and all worth visiting. Your route will depend on which day your 50th is, In my opinion the choice would be Oulton, the crooked barn or Norwich where there is a  good choice of restaurants and recomending one depends on your budget. Pm me with your thoughts if you prefer not to put it on open forum.

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A couple of very good places to eat on the southern Broards are Reedham Ferry and the waters edge at Bramerton

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Hi Dave if we follow  the boatyard itinerary then we should be arriving at Oulton Broad on my birthday which is a Thursday. Oulton does look lovely so am checking what restaurants are near by. I have looked at Crooked Barn but not fussed on its menu .
Am looking at booking the White Lion I think , hopefully they will take bookings.

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In my view, an itinerary is for a coaching trip holiday , where the tour company needs a pretty structured and precise timetable. Boating holidays are pretty much the opposite of that - laid back, relaxing, go with the flow, go where the mood takes you. Some places you will enjoy more than others, some spots you won't necessarily be able to get a mooring etc, so an itinerary sort of adds pressure and takes away the fun of exploring and the very essence of the boating experience. Fully understand you have to stick with a plan for a certain day if you want to book a birthday meal,  but unless it's a pub with a mooring guaranteed or booked, you may still come a cropper. It's our anniversary late July and we always spend a week on the boat,  but we have come unstuck with our anniversary meal in the past when arriving at Coltishall Common around lunchtime and finding it jam packed! We had a table booked nearby for 7.30 and thought we'd be fine arriving at lunchtime!

I'd say take as much food as you can , so that you are under no pressure to stop at certain places, and instead can moor up wherever takes your fancy, particularly on the Southern Broads where there are far less amenities than the Northerns, and longer river distances between places. Just get things like fresh milk and bread, and fill your tanks with water, at every oppprtunity. That way, you can maximise the bits you particularly enjoy, and feel no pressure or urgency.

Have a great holiday, and best wishes for your birthday.

Karen



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Thanks Karen, we have just booked the White Horse in Chedgrave for our first night and then going to plan our route and am starting to realise it’s going to be a bit of a challenge sticking to the itinerary so we are going to take a chance and see where the boat takes us and hopefully on my birthday we can be moored up somewhere and am able to book a nice pub or restaurant .
Will take your advice on food and filling water tank , everyone has been very helpful  Smile

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