Blakeney, Blakeney Point and The Nature Reserve are all within easy reach of our pub - on foot or by car. Including Blakeney Freshes, 160 acres of freshwater grazing marsh and essential area for breeding birds and wintering wild fowl. Another area of importance for wildlife is Stiffkey Saltmarshes, think twisting, muddy creeks and beautiful landscape - the perfect spot for twitchers!
Of course, the main attraction to Blakeney Point is the country's largest grey seal colony. This amazing sight can only be viewed by boat. Take a look at the various tours you can take by clicking here.
A 9 minute drive from our pub you will find Holt, famous for its Christmas Lights when the whole town is lit up during December – and also for its range of charming shops, art galleries and annual festival.
The Holt Owl Trail was devised to take you on a journey through the historic Georgian town and is a great way to explore and discover exciting things to do.
On this trail you will explore Holt on foot and find out fascinating facts, interesting anecdotes and details of additional ‘looped trails’ revealing some of Holt’s hidden locations.
You will also find a great spot for lunch at our sister pub, The Feathers.
19 minutes away you will find Wells quay and harbour. A hive of activity, particularly during the warmer months when the crabs and lobsters are out of hibernation. Home to a fishing fleet of crabbers and angling vessels who supply fresh fish, crab and lobster to local and regional businesses, including our kitchen!
The best place to enjoy the quay is from the sea! Take a Wells Harbour Tour with trips along the harbour taking in the boats and buildings that make the quayside what it is, pass through the salt marshes and down the beach. To join a tour, head to the pick-up point on the quay. The Sunset Tour is a favourite of ours!
You cannot visit Wells with the family in tow without doing a little crabbing off the quay! Check out the Gilly Hut where you can hire buckets and environmentally friendly crabbing supplies! Take a look at the Wells Crabbing Guide below.
A 27 minute drive takes you to Cromer, a traditional seaside town, recently famed for Banksy's Great British Spraycation artwork. Cromer pier which is home to a lifeboat station and Pavilion Theatre, where the UK’s only remaining traditional end of the pier variety show takes place each Summer and Winter.
The pier is great example of Victorian architecture, having withstood many storms, tidal surges and even an attempt to blow it up by the Government in World War II!
Of course, Cromer crabs, a Norfolk delicacy is the best reason to take the trip out! Read more from a local fisherman by clicking here.
A 29 minute drive away is Burnham Market, set on a mile of stunning Norfolk coastline.
Sometime known as 'Chelsea-on-Sea' due to its popularity with holiday makers from London and abundance of second homes. Burnham Market is a hive of small, independent businesses, from fashion boutiques to gift shops, to fish mongers and bakers.
If you enjoy a slow mooch exploring old streets lined with flint cottages and independent treasure troves, Burnham Market is a great day trip.
A 30 minute drive takes you to both Holkham and Wells Beach. Unspoilt and beautiful stretches of sand that are home to many species of flora and fauna. Holkham beach, featured in the closing scenes of Shakespeare in Love with Gwyenth Paltrow, walking along the sand at low tide.
Both beaches are dog-friendly, offering hours of fun for salty sea dogs and those that love to get their paws sandy.