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Bridge Inn, Acle

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Good steaks, (a bit expensive but seemed to be the going rate for the area) good beer (Wherry and Adnams as I recall) Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff. Not too crowded either; we got a table with no problems at 7:30 on a lovely Saturday evening.
I did like the amusement arcade and dodgems rink in the garden for kids.
Royed - 21 May 2014 19:45
A nice riverside family pub/eatery with welcoming staff, we called in for a pint about half way round a 7 mile walk and excellent Wherry and Adnams beers were available which helped us on our way!
classic0904 - 6 Apr 2014 20:39
Good selection of local brews (Woodfordes and Adnams). I had Broadside which was well kept. Food was nice and the location is great for riverside views in the summer with large childrens play area outside.
Beer_Spotter - 26 Nov 2012 14:55
Popped in here on the last day of our Broads holiday. The beer was very good and the food pretty good too so if we ever holiday on the Broads agsin we will definitely pay a visit.
meland - 10 Jul 2011 17:28
My wife and I went to the Bridge Inn at Acle in Norfolk for a drink, all we had was one large white wine and a pint of lager shandy and it came to well over £9.00 I was amazed, no wonder people go to supermarkets and drink at home these prices at over the top and all this pub has done has to stop us going there for a meal. all this is is a money making exercise for the pub !! disgusting.
FLATTY1967 - 4 May 2011 18:31
From The Morning Advertiser:

"The Maypole Group, the under fire operator of five rural inns, is in discussions about appointing an administrator — after its bank called in its loans.

The company, which yesterday suspended it shares from trading, revealed last night that Clydesdale bank had demanded the immediate repayment of its loans.

It said: “Maypole Group announces that discussions regarding a possible re-branding initiative referred to in the company's interim results announcement have failed to reach a conclusion and that Clydesdale Bank, bankers to the company and its subsidiaries has today demanded repayment of its loans to the group.”

The Maypole group was born in November 2003. It operates the Lifeboat and Old Coach House, Thornham, Norfolk; the Angel Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk; Wayford Bridge Inn, Stalham, Norfolk; the Pear Tree Inn, Whitley, Wiltshire; and the Bridge Inn, Norwich.

It underwent a refinancing exercise last year with the Clydesdale."

Rumour is that the favourites to buy up the chain are the Marco Pierre White group.

If so, could be bad news for the regulars who gather to drink here if it follows the model of one of his other 'pubs':

"In January 2009 it was reported that White was to charge £5 for a pint of real ale at the venue, making the Yew Tree "one of the most expensive places to drink British real ale in the country". White was quoted saying "Most pubs undercharge. You're not just paying for beer, you're paying for the place you drink it in and the people who serve it." (from Wikipedia).

Make the most of The Bridge Inn while you can still afford to step inside.

Stallywag - 29 Dec 2010 09:35
Eat there yesterday, realy nice food, drink and people. On the river Bure.
norfolkpubsupplies - 21 Jan 2010 09:55
Should have said that there is also a shop and tea room attached.
graham2 - 8 Aug 2008 12:29
Large pub situated on the river bank with its own moorings and substantial public mooring nearby. Large outdoor seating area with both outdoor and indoor childrens play area. This pub is firmly aimed at the family food market, but having said that it is still a pleasant pub to visit and the beer, although not much choice of real ales, is perfectly OK. So don't go out your way to visit but well worth dropping-in if you are in the area.
graham2 - 8 Aug 2008 12:28

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