Jump to content
  • Announcements

    Welcome! New around here? Take a look at the New Members' Guide for some pointers.

    Not a member yet? Sign up here and you can soon be chatting away with friends old and new..

    Check out our Handy Information section if you're after something quickly!

  • If you would like to support the forum, please consider visiting the forum shop, where you can purchase such items as NBN Burgees, Window Stickers, or even a custom Limited Edition Wooden Throttle Control Knob

    Forum Shop

Smoggy

Fishermans Inn - Burgh Castle

Recommended Posts

A big thumbs up for the fishermans this season, it's a pub again!

Joe that ran the berney before has a 6 year lease and is running as a proper pub all year round, beer is nicely priced, grub is cheap and cheerful but I was very happy with what I got for the price.

Beer served till sensible times unlike the last lot that wanted to be at home by 10.00.

Worthy of support, a much needed pub by breydon.

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds good. What's the mooring availability there now? Is it just the short bit in front of the pub with the mooring upstream still closed? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In its previous guise it went from bad to worse so it can only get better! A six year lease won't allow for much needed investment but if the company, the beer and the food is good then that gets my vote. I've only ever been by car or have walked across from Goodchild's so can't comment on the moorings but on a nice day its a grand place to watch the world going by whilst enjoying a pint, probably the widest panorama in Broadland.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's now owned by kingfisher not the marina, not sure whats going on at the marina as theres fences missing and only 13 boats, they may have bought out the lot.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to a friend of ours Dave, who has just moved his boat there from Reedham, that is the case and when we passed the moorings on our way back North a week ago all the moorings appeared to be open but the electric posts were still covered up and I am led to believe they will now be responsible for them

Boycee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that information, I will make sure to find time to drop in next time I am passing.

Hopefully the pub will come around to what it used to be.

"The last lot" did not have a clue about running a pub. A few years ago I was rudely eased out the door because I was the only person in there and the grumpy landlord wanted to go home. All the caravanners that used to use the pub had obviously gone elsware because of the rude service. It used to be such a thriving happy place at one time.

I am looking forwards to sitting on the balcony and watching the Marsh Harriers and the occasional Owl wheeling over the extensive marshes and sipping a few pints of hopefully excellent beer . Sunset on a calm evening there is a treasure to behold.

Does anybody know about the history of the building? It does look in construction like an old military NAFFI as is the Norada at Potter Heigham. Both buildings have a character of their own and are quite interesting. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Troutbridge said:

Does anybody know about the history of the building?

According to the Norfolk pubs database it's only been on the go since 1976 so could be quite a recent building. Carol may know more though. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're nipping over to Burgh Castle for a few days so we'll pop in and give it a try. Recent reviews on Facebook seem quite encouraging. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, boycee said:

According to a friend of ours Dave, who has just moved his boat there from Reedham, that is the case and when we passed the moorings on our way back North a week ago all the moorings appeared to be open but the electric posts were still covered up and I am led to believe they will now be responsible for them

Boycee

Hi Boycee, Just to clarify, are you talking about the pontoons, moorings and electric posts  that make up Burgh Castle Marina? or the old BA Burgh Castle mooring which I thought the EA had closed?

If the people who own the pub also own the old marina, then I wonder if they will provide some over night visitor moorings to make an overnight visit to the pub easier? Currently there is not a lot of mooring directly outside the pub and the piling is very deep and unforgiving there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was talking about both ECIPA as there did not appear to be any No mooring signs on the Old Burgh Castle moorings

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just got back to our berth at burgh, there were two boats on the old 24 hour moorings

pub very busy.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Passing by on the river you might think that the Fisherman's location is very remote, but right behind it are several large holiday parks, one of which we are going to sample tomorrow. Knowing the price and quality of the food normally dished up by the various outlets on these parks and the prices charged at the bar (they make the New Inn look "budget") there is a large potential market right next door.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, Paul said:

(they make the New Inn look "budget")

Hopefully! Which New Inn out of curiosity though? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quick visit today and one of the best pints I've had in ages. Timothy Taylors Landlord is not an easy beer to manage and it was perfect. :91_thumbsup:

Place looks spruced up too. Folks outside enjoying the sun and the stunning views. The TTL was an amazing 3.50 a pint. Seriously impressed. Spoke to the guy who I assume is the new landlord. Very customer focused. He will do well. I certainly hope so. 

DSC_6943.JPG

DSC_6944.JPG

DSC_6949.JPG

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry, I did say I would report back from our visit at Easter. Can only agree with Howard's assessment. Nipped down on a Wednesday lunchtime, beautiful day. Nice to see a couple of hire boats on the moorings and several groups drinking. The Adnam's Ghost Ship was superb and an even more reasonable 3.30 a pint. Sat out on the patio looking over the marshes, could have stayed all afternoon. 

Went back the following evening with the familt in tow. Beer was just as good second time around!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Paul said:

Went back the following evening with the familt in tow. Beer was just as good second time around!

Good to hear, I do keep meaning to pop in and give them my custom, I'll have to have a look when I am back on the rivers shortly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, Jbx5 said:

Are the moorings looking ship shape?

Nothing had changed as far as I could tell the last time I went past

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The moorings are what they are, they are solid, with a good depth of water but are concrete so good fendering is needed. I'm sorry I didn't walk up to the "Fort" moorings to see what was going on with them. 

Always approach against the tide which runs quite quickly here, especially the ebb. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last time I was there (almost exactly a year ago) the other moorings looked to be in a sorry state. We managed to get on one of the concrete moorings and yes as Paul says they're solid but you need plenty of fenders.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No help for hirers but I have some hard plastic pipes that slot together and can be strung outside the fenders to bridge the gaps in the steel piling, they normally hang from the handrails straight down at places like reedham as it gives protection at all states of tide even when the fenders ride over the quay and stops the boat going over the quay on really high tides as they hang down below the boat.

Being slot together they are fairly easy to stow too, 63mm mains water pipe has nominal bore of 51mm so a bit of 2" stainless tube can make a great spigot but you need to turn one end down so they separate easy, run rope all the way through.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • NBN Mobile App

    Want to use NBN when you're out and about?

    Get our mobile app for Android and iOS!

    Get it on Google Play

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

For details of our Guidelines, please take a look at the Terms of Use here.