Another important river that brings Suffolk into the Norfolk Broad complex, it flows up from Geldeston and Beccles in Suffolk with a link to Oulton Broad, that in turn goes to Lowestoft, through
the pretty areas of Somerleyton and St Olaves to join with the Yare at Breydon Water. Thus linking Yarmouth with Lowestoft.
Navigation Authority: Broads Authority, 18 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BQ : Telephone 01603 610734 :
● Continuing the list of pubs in the Southern Broads with those on the River Waveney. The list is by no way complete but only contains comments on pubs that I have
Burgh Castle Marina, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9PZ. Tel: 01493 780729
● Free mooring but be aware of currents and tides. The bar is the flat roof building with dull interior. But saying that, the food was good and large portion bar food (burgers, spuds etc). Adnams beer. The one bar serves three large areas with one area dedicated to games, Darts, pool and video games.
Beccles Road, St. Olaves, Norfolk. NR31 9HE. Tel: 01493 488249
● The Bell is reported to be the oldest pub on the Broads. There is free stern mooring by the pub but due to the fast currents and low bridge next to mooring it is difficult to moor there. The banks were also very muddy making boarding the boat tricky. The pub served good food in it's large restaurant which is popular with locals. Wide selection of beers including Wherry, Adnams and Castle Eden. There is a long narrow bar away from the main restaurant area with several separate seating area.
Oulton Broad, known as the ‘southern gateway to the Broads’, links the North Sea via Lake Lothing and Mutford Lock with Oulton Dyke, then the River Waveney and the rest of the Broads system. It boasts a wide range of water sports activities and facilities.
Bridge Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk. NR32 3LN. Tel:....
● The Wherry Hotel is a very large building at the end of Oulton Broad. There is plenty of stern mooring available outside which is charged for but seemed not to be enforced out of season. The hotel has two spacious bars with a large conservatory area overlooking the Broad. A raised area at the back of the main bar contains a pool table. There was a good menu of bar foods during the day, and it served with raised Pool table. Was extremely busy at night. Good menu with national beers and Adnams.
124 Bridge Road, Oulton Broad Suffolk. NR32 3LN. Tel: 01502 574740
● The Lady of the Lake along with the Waveney are located in the main village to the South of the Broad. It is a large and very busy pub (at night at least) with large a restaurant area. National beers. The clientele appear to be younger drinkers.
● Large and quite pub (especially compared to the Lady of the Lake just down the road) had a separate restaurant area.
15 Commodore Road, Oulton Broad, Suffolk, Lowestoft, NR32 3NE.
● Traditional pub overlooking the broad. Fairly busy, but quieter than Wherry and Lady of the Lake in the evening. Adnam and National beers.
1 Douglas Place, Ravensmere, Beccles, Suffolk. NR34 9DY. Tel: 01502714820
● Recently opened (Late 1998) by young owners. Seems to be aimed at younger set and was very rough and ready. Only beer was Woodfordes Nelson's Revenge. Pool table.
The Maltings, Beccles, Suffolk. NR34 9BT. Tel: 01502 713844
● Looks more like a cafe than a Pub, and is near the public mooring. National Beers and Green King. Average bar food.
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Comments and additional material on the bars in this area are always welcome.
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Last Updated 7th December 1999
Last Revised 23rd December 2004