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The only Broadland village with a chain ferry river crossing


Chain Ferry
Reedham Quay
Waterside Pubs
Pettitts Adventure Park
Humpty Dumpty Brewery
The Reedham Ferry is a vehicle chain ferry which crosses the River Yare near the village of Reedham, forming the only crossing point between Norwich and Great Yarmouth (saving users a journey of more than 30 miles). The current ferry was built in 1984 at Oulton Broad by the late Fred Newson. The ferry can carry a maximum of only 3 cars at a time. There has been a crossing at Reedham since the early 17th century, a time when horse drawn vehicles were the main users of the ferry!

Reedham Ferry

Adjacent to the ferry is the first of Reedham's three riverside pubs - the Ferry Inn. You will also find a caravan/camping site nearby
Reedham Quay is usually busy with boats and is lined with pretty cottages, tea-rooms, pub and a boat yard. During the 19th century, the banks of the River Yare were dotted with busy boat yards. In the Hall family's yard, here at Reedham, a large number of wherries were built, including Wonder, reputed to be the biggest and Fawn, the fastest.

Reedham Quay

Reedham Quay, looking towards Reedham Swing Bridge (taking the railway over the River Yare)

Cupcakes is a great place to stop for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea

The Lord Nelson

Ay the mid-point of the road running along the quay is the second of Reedham's riverside pubs - the Lord Nelson. This pretty building contains a traditional local pub based around real ale, live music and good food.

The Ship

The Ship is the third of Reedham's waterside pubs. This pubs has a lovely sheltered garden.
A short walk from the village centre is the parish church of St. John the Baptist.

The Parish Church
Adjacent to the church is Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, a fascinating combination of animals, rides and shows. As well as its famous half-mile miniature railway you'll discover over 50 other exciting things to see and do. It makes a great day out for all the family.

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park
Adjacent to the entrance to Pettitts is the Humpty Dumpty Brewery, opened in 1998 and is a typical Norfolk micro-brewery. The brewery started in outbuildings at the Railway Tavern (now sadly defunct), moved to its present site in 2001 and is currently producing about 30 barrels per week. When you visit the brewery, a shop allows you to purchase some their beers, plus local ciders, wines and a range of locally produced chutneys, jams and honeys.

Humpty Dumpty Brewery & Shop
Visitor Information
Car-parking can be found at Reedham Quay (free).

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