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jenko1234
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Hi, i recently added a new discussion asking for some advice on the broads as we have 2 12 berth boats hired for the 9th july 2010. i had some great feedback and now just have the challenge of choosing which pubs to visit, as there is so many of us(22) we would like to get a plan of where and when we are going to go places. the plan will probs go completey pear shaped but a paln of action would be good. we are starting from wroxham. just a few questions:

1, how long does it take to get to horning bearing in mind on the fri we are collecting our boats at 2ish.

2, if we collected our boat at 2ish on the fri how long would it take to get to stalham? we kind of like the idea of hiring a little funtion room and ordering a buffet etc in the hotel there, forgot the name.

3, on sat we are going to aim for great yarmouth we think, how long approx does it take to reach yarmouth?

we obviously want our weekend to be spot on so just trying to figure out a route and where we are going to go etc. fri we are thinking, travel for a few hours and moor up for the night. sat travel for couple of hours, stop at a nice country pub for lunch, then back in the boat and head for yarmouth. sun the same, travel for a few hours, moor up for a bitta lunch, then back on board to head back to wroxham as the boat has to be back at 9am mon Frown  obviously a nice pub to stop at again sun night Smile

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Not sure where you start from but all your answers are here!

http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/downloads/Cruising%20Times.pdf

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if you are looking for a function room and buffet, and find Stalham a bit far, try the Dog at Ludham Bridge. I am sure they will be able to oblige.

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Great Yarmouth? In the name of all that is sweet and reasonable, why? Its a horrible, horrible place, trust me, I had to live there at one point for work and you have never seen a small white Fiesta van race back to London faster on a Friday...

The boat yard at Potter Heigham has lots of moorings and will let you there for free, outside of a Saturday night.  You could try booking food at the Falgate.

Or arrange for taxis to the Pleasure Boat at Hickling, which is big and now has a really excellent chef and landlord (IMO).

But yes, to save the sanity of the good folk running the pubs, please, please book tables ahead for food.  You could also get menus and pick before you get there.

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thanks for the quick reponse people. very helpful! we just dont want get there and not know where to go, altho sometimes i suppose its the best way, just see where you end up, but with such a big group like a few people said we have to plan and advise people if we are all going to be eating etc.

to be honest i was thinking that about great yarmouth, we had a weekend in the broads a few years ago, and headed to yarmouth on the sat....and yes we found a pub but it wasnt great at all, we watched the football and that was about it.
have you got any reccomendations of pubs or local bars that will provide a bit of entertainment i.e singers or just a general lively bar that will be a good night out?

our first night fri we are thinking of hiring the fuction room at the sutton staithe hotel in stalham? thats if we make it from wroxham to there in time.

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Hi

Horning is about an hours cruising from Wroxham ... the suggestion of the Dog Inn at Ludham for your first night would be about 2 and a half hours cruising.

Stalham is around 4 and a half hours from Wroxham .... if you are meaning the Sutton Staithe Hotel then I would think you'd arrive too late to get a mooring spot on a Friday evening! It's a very popular spot and you really need to get their early at weekends if you want to moor.

One other suggestion for your first night is the Lion at Thurne, if they would be able to accomodate a large party. (roughly 3 hours cruising from Wroxham).


On the way to Yarmouth on the Saturday ... either the Bridge Inn at Acle or the Ferry Inn at Stokesby for a lunchtime stop.

Great Yarmouth would then be just over two hours cruising from Acle.

Great Yarmouth to Wroxham is around 5 and a half hours in total.



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keep an eye on Guitarman's threads, in pubs and restaurants section, he posts gig dates on here regularly Smile  there is another thread detailing venues with music on there too.

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Low tide at Yarmouth that Saturday is around 1800 so would be a late arrival in GY.



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Hi Jenko

I have just seen your post. We have The Dog Inn at Ludham Bridge, which has been suggested as a suitable venue for your group. If you would like to use our games/function room this can be arranged. There is a pool table, darts and a bar billiard table in there, plus room for tables and seating, although it will be reasonably cosy with 22 of you. Unfortunately we don't have any live music on that night (1st July is the Coot Club!) at present.
You are welcome to call the pub to discuss if you would like to.

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Lorraine


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