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I think I've given up being annoyed these days ... I just expect to have a very limited choice of the same, unimaginative and often bland tasting dishes wherever I go. When I get a good meal or several choices it's just a real bonus!

But it is a drag, especially when out boating for a week, to just have the same couple of choices at every single pub.... pasta (often lasagne) and veggie curry (usually bland) seem to be the extent of most chefs abilities! And I also find that everything comes with salad and garlic bread. With limited cooking facilities on board something like pasta and sauce or a curry is the sort of meal that it's easy to knock up on the boat .... after a couple of days I just crave some fresh veg but so few places offer that with their vegetarian meals. It's really not that difficult to make flavoursome vegetarian food!

There are a few notable exceptions on the Broads ... Stokesby Ferry always get it right, Geldeston Locks and the Sutton Staithe Hotel are good and I had a great meal at Surlingham Ferry a while ago ... admittedly it was the only veggie choice, and I had to ask if they did anything for me because there was nothing listed on the menu!

I keep meaning to write up a vegetarian guide to Broadland Pubs for the forum .... I will when I get the time!


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No ... actually there is one thing which really annoys me ... when asking about vegetarian options at pubs it's being told that they have fish dishes!

I'm a vegetarian!!  Since when have fish been sea vegetables? The late, great John Peel had the perfect definition of being a veggie .... if it has a face I don't eat it!  Cool Indifference


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Carol,

I am not a veggie but having gone through major heart surgery and being diagnosed with reduced kidney function last year, I was advised to reduce my protien intake. This meant that I had to for the first time seriously look at vegetarian options and have to agree that the choice in most pubs/restaurants is abysmal. My hobby is cooking and again for the first time I have started to look at and cook vegetarian/low protein dishes and I have to say that I am amazed at the variety of dishes that can be produced and even more surprised at how tasty they can be. Not only do I find them good but so does Jen and all the other people who have tried the dishes I have cooked. I think the major problem with most veggies is their passion and the fact that they try to ram their beliefs down non veggies throats. This I believe alienates the veggie culture from the rest of the population. The fact that if a veggie comes to my house, I make a veggie meal for them but if I go to their house they insist I eat a veggie meal does I'm afraid creates a barrier.

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Dave

You'll be pleased to hear that I'm not one of those sort of veggies! Whilst I disagree with the intense, factory farming that is used to produce much of our meat, this is an opinion which has come later in life and my primary reason for not eating meat is that I simply don't like it. I went off red meat aged about 5 ... it just tasted of fat and nothing else to me. I continued eating chicken and turkey until I was 10 and then went off that too. I've never eaten fish .... the smell of it is enough to turn me green and have me rushing for the nearest loo! I don't begrudge anyone eating meat, Kev included, but he choses to eat what I cook and eats meat when we go out if he feels like it. Actually, after 24 years of eating mainly veggie food he can no longer eat that much meat without suffering .... well, everyone in his vicinity suffers anyway!  Gasp

I will cook meat for others when I need to ... it's me that does the turkey for the family on christmas day! As you are also finding though, most friends and family are more than happy to eat my veggie offerings and don't actually miss the meat aspect of a meal ..... just ask fendoff who gets fed on a regular basis!  Smile


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That Hotel was packed when we went there for the brew I mentioned previously,  I guess its the location.

Whilst a few Broads boozers only serve Standard veggie scoff, some are getting better.  My fave veggie meals on the Broads have been at Ye Olde Saddlery, not cheap but very good food. The Maltsters have some nonnlasagne options too.

D you want any help with that veggie guide AdnamsGirl?

My take on veggies insisting that a nonveggie eats a veggie meal when they visit them.  Having been veggie for aaages I personally do not remember how to cook meat based dishes.  I think I can remember if pushed how to roast a chicken but I'd struggle and I'd have to phone my mum.

Surely its better to accept something to eat that a person is confident of cooking, than to expect them to try and cook meat and in all likelyhood mess up a meat based dish?!

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made it to wroxham on sunday, moored up outside the Hotel Wroxham and thought as we are there we should have a drink, so to the bar we went pint and a HALF £4.00 - not to bad but while sitting there we decided to eat as well and decided on the sunday cavery @ £4.95 it is well worth having, a fair price for a fair meal. I would recomend it on price alone.

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stopped off in wroxham friday 9th july and decided to eat at the hotel wroxham. saw a sign saying carvery, £5.95 and thought that will do for us. big mistake! it was not a carvery but just an appaling dinner that my dog would have turned his nose up at. although very cheap it would not have been worth £2. one slice of beef that was thin and small. as for the roast potatoes a lighter shade of black that had been reheated so many times they were inedible. The staff however were helpful and friendly, but i think they should look into getting another chef as all the types of food we had in our party of 10 was barely edible. well done again to the rest of the staff who im sure are the only ones holding that place together.
so hungry when i left i went straight round to the kebab shop. sort it out hotel wroxham!

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We have eaten at Hotel Wroxham a lot over the past few years but not anymore, price has gone up but quality has deteriorated would rather pay extra and eat at Kings Head plus there are more moorings.

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Ate here on 4th July, sat out on the terrace with the dog and family.  Food was ok but there wasn't much of a choice, the Kings Head and the Wherrymans were better.

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