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Jul-18-2010 @ 10:21 AM                           Permalink
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Spent last week on the south rivers and had an excellent time. Did a number of the South pubs.

Rushcutter, a short walk over the railway bridge from the free moorings before the low bridge at Thorpe St Andrew when coming from Brundall. Excellent food drink and good service, was there on a Saturday night when it was busy so expected a long wait but we had our food within 30 minutes. 8 out of 10

New Inn, Rockland St. Mary. Just across the road from the free mooring which are in a pleasant location. A great Sunday Lunch, came with 6 different freshly cooked veg. Enjoyed the food that much that we decided to return there later in the week, but sadly they had problems with the electric so could not do cooked food, but were very helpful in providing details of Takeaways that would deliver. 8 out of 10

Reedham Ferry (I think that is the name of it, by the Chain Ferry). Staff very welcoming, good menu food served quickly, I had the pie of the day, wife lasagne, the gravy was a bit too rich with my pie, but on the whole the meals were good. 7 out of 10

Commadore, Oulton Broads, we didn't eat here as we had taken the train into Lowestoft and eaten there, but we went in the evening for a drink. Very good location, sat outside on a beautiful July evening. Bar service was a bit slow, was there at about 8pm and one member of staff asking the other if they were still doing food, (perhaps an early cut off time), seemed a limited hot menu, good rage of sandwiches and baguettes. ( not fair to mark this one).

Waveney Hotel at Beccles. Well what can I say here, the whole experience was fabulous. Sat outside have moored at the marina and had a walk around Beccles. Excellent range of menu including specials, wife had the Gammon salad with new potatoes and garlic bread, I had the Gammon and Chips. The chips were the best I have had for some time, only complaint would be no egg or pineapple with the Gammon. Service very good staff seemed to genuinely care. 9 out of 10.

Woods End, Surlingham. Visited at about 1 ish one lunchtime. There were more staff than customers. All the staff were keeping themselves busy. Staff very pleasant and attentive. Very limited menu. They are quite clearly going through a period of transition, the large board informs you that Paula and Phil are making changes I think they may have just taken it over. I did hear a member of the staff telling a customer that there would eventually be a larger range of food on the menu in the future. That said I had the fish and chips, very tasty and a large portion good value for money, wife had the Moroccan chicken which she thoroughly enjoyed. Pub in excellent location, just down from free moorings that have a large grass are it it out on. 7 out of 10, I do believe that this has the potential for a lot hire score when the owners have made their changes

EDIT: To correct the name of the first pub mentioned!! Reedcutter is in Cantley, Rushcutter is in Thorpe.

This message was edited by GaryCantley on Jul-18-10 @ 10:24 AM

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