The Boathouse incorporates a magnificently refurbished pub and restaurant with intimate dining areas as well as areas for larger groups. The interior is finished to the highest standard using natural finishes with subtle lighting for a warm ambience. Inside is a long bar with several large bay windows offering lovely views of the water. Exposed brickwork, two open fireplaces, pine floorboards and oak beams make for a welcoming spot.
The light and airy main restaurant has a wonderful vaulted ceiling and offers a contemporary dining space with classic touches.

Carvery Served on Bank Holiday Monday - 12pm to 6pm!



Come and try our daily menu. Available Tuesday to Saturday between 12pm till 3pm and 6pm till 9pm. Children's portions are also available. We do not serve food on Mondays and on Sundays we will continue to offer our popular traditional carvery. Larger parties may be interested in booking our function room which can accommodate up to 60 people - please contact us for more details.

The Boathouse is open daily serving fine country cuisine freshly prepared by our talented kitchen team headed up by head chef Ralph Hughes. Traditional British dishes with the occasional twist will delight every palate. We also offer a popular Carvery on Sundays only. Tuesday through to Saturday pm, we also offer a Gastro Menu. 

Be sure to ask about our fantastic range of drinks including our wine list which embellishes the finest wines from around the world including our own house blends which our customers love! We are proud to serve a wide range of bottled beers and beer on tap including local brands like Aspall and Wolf Brewery. Look out for our special blends of draft beer and bitter all from Wolf Brewery - Boathouse Bitter, and the Eel's Foot.

View the 360° Restaurant tour
View the 360° Boathouse Bar tour

Testimonials

On behalf of the Coeliac UK Norfolk & Norwich group may I once again thank and congratulate you and your staff for providing such a fabulous Christmas Lunch at The Boathouse for us.

The venue was beautifully prepared and looked super whilst the Chriatmas Tree and festive background music created a delightful atmosphere. Our every need was catered for, even though we asked for changes at the very last minute, and your staff were brilliant,attentive and very professional .

Once again we cannot praise too highly the menu, the quality, the preparation and the service of our lunch.

We are happy in the knowledge that everyone who attended the lunch had a wonderful afternoon at The Boathouse and I am sure that we all look forward to visiting again at sometime in the future.

Christmas Party Meal Saturday 9th December 2017

Robin Wright (Norfolk and Norwich Coeliac Group)

We have eaten at the sister restaurant, The Waterside, many times, but this was our first meal at this new pub/restaurant. We live locally and like to try out new eateries. We went for an evening meal and sat in the bar at a window table overlooking Ormesby Broad....lovely view and wonderful food! Two of us had 'pulled pork' in a sourdough roll with sweet potato chips - all delicious. Our friend had seabass which was lovely. We couldn't resist a dessert as the mains were so good, so two white chocolate brownies and one pannacotta later... again delicious! The staff were friendly and the service was good. We have already re-booked and will recommend to all our friends. Well done on your new venture and thanks for creating such lovely places to eat in our local area.
Cathie, Rollesby

Amazing will go again and again. Views lovely and refurbished to a very high standard. Staff friendly and helpful. Food great. Thumbs up!
Kay, Norwich

Visited twice in the first week of opening. Firstly just for a drink as the setting beside the beautiful Ormesby Broad is simply fantastic. A large lawned area with benches - great to sit on and take in the spectacular views. The in-house ales were well kept, a personal preference was was the "Eels Foot" ale. The interior has been decorated to a high standard and has lots of different areas to choose from. The family came along on the second visit and we ate in the bar area. The children firstly had a play on the new playground which is great with lots of play equipment. Great pub in a great location and worth a try.
Rich, Norwich

On behalf of the Coeliac UK Norfolk & Norwich group may I once again thank and congratulate you and your staff for providing such a fabulous Christmas Lunch at The Boathouse for us.

The venue was beautifully prepared and looked super whilst the Chriatmas Tree and festive background music created a delightful atmosphere. Our every need was catered for, even though we asked for changes at the very last minute, and your staff were brilliant,attentive and very professional .

Once again we cannot praise too highly the menu, the quality, the preparation and the service of our lunch.

We are happy in the knowledge that everyone who attended the lunch had a wonderful afternoon at The Boathouse and I am sure that we all look forward to visiting again at sometime in the future.

Christmas Party Meal Saturday 9th December 2017

Robin Wright (Norfolk and Norwich Coeliac Group)

We have eaten at the sister restaurant, The Waterside, many times, but this was our first meal at this new pub/restaurant. We live locally and like to try out new eateries. We went for an evening meal and sat in the bar at a window table overlooking Ormesby Broad....lovely view and wonderful food! Two of us had 'pulled pork' in a sourdough roll with sweet potato chips - all delicious. Our friend had seabass which was lovely. We couldn't resist a dessert as the mains were so good, so two white chocolate brownies and one pannacotta later... again delicious! The staff were friendly and the service was good. We have already re-booked and will recommend to all our friends. Well done on your new venture and thanks for creating such lovely places to eat in our local area.
Cathie, Rollesby

book a table

Food and Drink Menus'

Christmas Day 2018 Menu Christmas Party Menu 2018Drinks Menu 2018Gluten Free Summer Menu 2018Parties Over 20 MenuSummer Menu 2018Vegan Menu 2018

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open 11am to 11pm daily.
Food served Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 9pm.
Carvery 12pm to 6pm on Sundays. Sorry but we don't serve food on Mondays.

(We do serve food on Bank Holiday Monday's. Please get in contact for details) 

We accept bookings by telephone.

We encourage parties of 4 or more to pre-book to avoid disappointment.

Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements. Our chefs would be happy to offer a range of alternative options.

A warm welcome awaits you at The Boathouse, we look forward to serving you.