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It can't help its setting but the view in pretty much every direction is one of tarmac. Adnams Ghost Ship, Woodforde's Wherry, Doom Bar and Greene King IPA were the 4 slightly unadventurous cask offerings - I quite enjoyed my pint of Wherry for £3.70 a pint.
paul_d102 - 18 Jun 2018 19:24
If you like a pub with a miserable barman, loud music played through tinny speakers, overpriced food (although we didn't try it, the music was too loud!), an outside sitting area next to the road and warm beer then this is the pub for you!
dogbury - 3 Aug 2014 18:00
A bit boisterous and locally, but friendly enough, a couple of Woodfordes beers on handpump in good nick. Would stop by again.
Hodge1 - 5 Jun 2012 14:50
Visited this pub a few years back whilst on holiday (we come from Sussex) Wonderful experience having fish and chips from the shop next door and being able to eat in in the beer garden on a sunny day with a glass of ale !
Will make a point of seeking out if ever in the area again.
tommo5 - 30 Jul 2011 22:43
Visted Saturday, as no where to moor at Ludham Bridge, had to moor at How Hill. Needed to get some food so dispite looming darkness, took off with OS map in hand for the Kings Arms. After about a 40 min walk (I'm a very slow walker) arrived more relieved to see a pub than I have been for years! They were still doing food (thank god) so had a very good pub meal.
Yes it is a bit 'local' but what do you expect. Pubs around this area are few and far between. Patrons were friendly enough, but the local moped club turned up about 9:30 pm (no doubt after x factor) so got a bit noisy and anyway, had a taxi booked for return to How Hill mooring. One route march was enough for me for one day! Nice enough place, beer reasonable, food good and hasn't been closed down like so many other country pubs.
fetchman - 23 Sep 2010 16:50
Don't know what it's like now but it was fine when I visited in 1984. We were probably a bit too late for food but they still dished up huge portions of chicken in a basket for 2.50 and, from what I remember, we were made most welcome.
Yogbeer - 31 Oct 2009 00:08
After the long walk from the Dog (see other review) i was desperate for food, so I was really hoping that this would be good. Pub went silent as we walked in, so after checking that i did only have one head, summised that this was the usual early evening greeting for strangers. I did really stand out as a visitor, as a) I was clean, b) spoke in an accent you could understand, and c) didn't have the same moon round or weasel looking face that all the local inbreds seem to have around here.
Anyway, I digress. Beer was pretty good, although the Broadside here did not taste the same as the Ferry in Reedham. After 3 or 4 pints, and watching what must have been the entire Derby and Joan Club march in we decided that we needed to eat. Menu looked ok, although trying to be all things to all men. (anything described on the menu as 'smothered' teands to worry me). Ribs were not bad, and the carpet bagger steak was pretty good. nicely medium with a little blood. Well done. Also my request to change the sauce from Red Wine to Bearnaise was easily accomodated. (its easy to open another jar i suppose.) Cromer Crab Salad was very good.
Portions were HUGE, but the family large who sat opposite us still managed to polish it off. I though that their fingers may have been in danger at some point!!
Pudding was missed as the waitress forgot to bring the menu, and doing a runner would have been all to easy as we were left completely on our own for too long with no follow up. Service Ok from one waitress, take it or leave it from another. The only final thing that I didnt like was seeing the chef turn up for his shift dressed in his whites (actually it looked like he'd been doing an oil change on a Perkins deisel during the afternooon), which should be sterile and kept to the kitchen. If you like plastic table cloths, plastic palm trees, and an entrance like the Blue Oyster Club this is the place for you. Actually its not too bad and a good family place.
BigAl142 - 27 Sep 2008 09:40
Had a meal here last Friday (last day of our boating holiday) and found the beer to be good, the pub itself very pleasant and the food well cooked and reasonable value - well I think it was as it wasn't my turn to pay. Place got very busy but no delays on service.
graham2 - 6 Aug 2008 21:34
Visited for a meal in the evening last Saturday and the food was good, portions generous and service reasonably efficient. The beer (I tried Adnams and London Pride) was served with a large creamy head and tasted nothing like either. Obviously aimed at the hordes of tourists (and why shouldn't they?) they do what they do well. For me I think I will stick to the Dog next time.
gassybrew - 1 Aug 2008 13:54
as a village boy in ludham i find it hard to beleive that this pub is still going. its local and so un welcoming to everybody apart from locals. Its got a click and a "your not local" that i walked out
clarke - 4 Dec 2006 22:17
The pub is family run by a family who will go out of their way to make your visit a pleasant relaxing stop,they serve good food & snacks & good beer,lagers,& wine,they also have a large safe beer garden with lots for children to play on,they have a large carpark with a fish & chip in the corner also owned by pub & good food,the pub is in a lovely small village approx 9 miles from norwich & yarmouth or you can moor up approx 10 min walk away.well worth a visit.tony
lopear - 20 Jan 2006 13:09

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