Horning is one of the most picturesque waterside villages on the Broads. If you only have time to visit one Broadland village, then Horning has to be it.
The village lines the northern bank of the River Bure, approx. two miles from Wroxham. Stretching along the river for about a mile, it has many waterside properties (best viewed from a boat). There are no less than 3 waterside pubs (all very good), shops, restaurant, tea-rooms, boat trips and other attractions to enjoy.
Horning Ferry is on the outskirts of the village, about a mile along Lower Street past the many boat yards. It is well worth a walk on a fine day and there is a marina, restaraunt and of course the Ferry Inn itself.
The actual church of Horning is about another mile walk along country lanes outside of the village itself, but you are rewarded by a fine church and a path leading to views of the River Bure - an ideal spot for a sit down and sandwich before making the return walk to the village.
Moored back at the village green in the centre of Horning, the Southern Comfort paddle-steamer is a purpose built trip boat for the Broads and provides regular trips from Horning along the River Bure, through the village and out to Ranworth and back. The boat has a decent bar and sometimes even a jazz band playing onboard.
Pubs & Restaraunts:
The Ferry Inn - Ferry Inn is within 5 minutes walking distance of our houses
The New Inn - The New Inn is around a 10 minute walk towards the centre of the village. Best to book in advance
The Swan - The Swan Inn Horning is around a 15 minute walk into the village
Bure River Cottage Restaraunt - Bure River Cottage Restaraunt is in the centre of the village and is a pure seafood restaurant specialising in fresh fish supplied locally from Norfolk and Suffolk.
Delicatessan - The Galley a traditional delicatessen, café and gift shop in a delightful 17th Century property situated in the heart of the Norfolk village Horning on the River Bure within the Norfolk Broads. Lots of really nice local produce
Golden City Chinese Take Away - Lower Street Horning
Just around the corner from Waterside Lodge on Ferry Estate is Go Paddle. This new venture for 2021 is 5 minutes walk from the cottage.
GO PADDLE are fully certified by BSUPA (British Stand Up Paddle Association), fully insured and fully loaded on fun and adventure. So whay not go and explore the Broads National Park - Go Paddle style - for lessons, tours, events, parties, and regular sessions.
Day Boat Hire:
JB Boats - JB Boats is located 5 mintues walk along Lower Street in Horning back towards the village. They have a small but well maintained fleet of day boats and picnic boats
Ferry Marina - Ferry Marina have an extensive fleet of day boats and larger cabin boats maintained to a very high standard. 5 minutes walk from the house towards the river
Bass-Online - Bass-Online specialise in hiring fishing boats complete with 5hp outboard motors or electric trollng motors. They supply all the kit for the day including life jackets, rod rests, mud weights etc. Fully licenced and insured and available from first light till dusk.
The Galley Horning - The Galley Horning has an extensive range of local and more unusual gifts
Southern Comfort paddle-steamer is a purpose built trip boat for the Broads and provides regular trips from Horning along the River Bure, through the village and out to Ranworth and back. The boat has a decent bar and sometimes even a jazz band playing onboard.
(We can personally recommend this as a fantastic way of seeing the village from the broads!)
Fishing Shop and Supplies:
Bass-Online - Bass-Online is literally 2 minutes from the house and is a well stocked, local and independent family run tackle shop. They also have fishing boats for hire for visitors who want to fish (see link under boat hire)