Enjoy the Norfolk Broads at your own pace from the comfort of a luxury cruiser
With charming cottages clustered along the River Bure and a pretty village green it’s easy to see why the residents of Stokesby call their home “a little piece of heaven”. The small village is the ideal spot to moor for the night, with a riverside pub, stores, tea room and a children’s playground.
As you approach Stokesby you are greeted by quaint riverside houses, a small Broads Authority 24 hour mooring and the Ferry Inn which has a riverside beer garden and customer mooring. You can enjoy sweeping views across wild marshes from here that are often the stage for spectacular sunsets magnified by the water.
Below the pub, which stands on the site of a historic ferry crossing, are long, privately managed moorings backing onto a field with views of the church and a riverside walk, passing a derelict mill, which leads to Great Yarmouth.
Close to the pub is the Riverside Stores and Tea Rooms, which faces a delightful village green where there is a children’s play area.
A noticeboard near the green details an excellent 7 km Bure Valley Circular Walk. This takes you along the riverbank towards Acle, branches off along Muck Fleet and returns though marsh and woodland.
Anglers will be happy to hear that there is a day ticket carp fishery in the village too.
Mooring for six boats with double mooring permitted.
Glebe Farm Moorings
Extensive private mooring below the Ferry Inn. Mooring fee applies after 5pm. Double mooring permitted.
Ferry Inn pub moorings
Free customer only moorings for three or four boats.
Newly refurbished in a chic rustic style, this riverside pub has a large beer garden, games room and children’s play area. Serves traditional pub fayre and real ales. 01493 751096.
Serves all day breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas in a whitewashed thatched cottage fronting the river green. Also has a shop selling souvenirs, fishing tackle and supplies including newspapers, ice creams and homemade cakes. Tel 01493 750470.