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Norfolk Broads Boat Hire February 2018 Newsletter

Easter Holiday 2018. At last, it's downhill to the summer.
Clear the cobwebs away with a holiday on the Norfolk Broads from £53 per person.
These are just a small selection of available boats
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Click the boat names for more information

Boat Name

Nights Sleeps Dates Was Now Boat images
Brinks Jazz
Barnes Brinkcraft
Wroxham
3 4 31st March £379 £361

Brinks Jazz

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Windsor Bridge
Bridgecraft
Acle
3 5 31st March £439 £374

Windsor Bridge

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Brinks Concerto
Barnes Brinkcraft
Wroxham
3 6 31st March £815

£775

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Forth Bridge 2
Bridgecraft
Acle
3 7 30th March £475 £404

Forth Bridge2

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Gala Girl
Summercraft
Wroxham

4 3 2nd April £495 £396

Gala Girl

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Gold Gem
Richardsons
Stalham

4 6 3rd April £320 £320

Gold Gem

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Brinks Lullaby
Barnes Brinkcraft
Wroxham
4 9 3rd April £1065 £1012

Brinks Lullaby

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Challenger
Richardsons
Stalham
4 12 2nd April £869 £869

Challenger

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Golden Bridge
Bridgecraft
Acle
7 4 30th March £485 £413

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Grande Girl 2
Summercraft
Wroxham

7 6 31st March £905 £724

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Grecian Girl
Summercraft
Wroxham

7 8 31st March £1019 £816

Grecian Girl

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Acapulco
Richardsons Boats
Stalham

7 12 30th March £1146 £1146

Acapulco

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Prices shown are the accommodation charges taken from the Hoseasons reservation system, and do not include damage waiver or fuel deposit. Prices are correct at the time of writing but remain subject to change.
Full terms and conditions available on the Hoseasons website
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David Hearn
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norfolkbroadsboathire.biz

This Month's news and features

Well, with the new booking season underway the picture is mixed as to how the prospect of Brexit and salaries not keeping up with prices, is affecting forward bookings. You might expect there to be a slow-down in bookings as people contemplate what these economic factors will mean to them. Easter and Spring Bank Holiday are booking well, ahead of last year, whereas the rest of the summer is slightly down. Overall, forward bookings are just below last year at this time.

Norfolk Broads City, town and Village lowdown - St. Olaves

St Olaves

The river at St. Olaves is straddled by a road bridge with moorings available at the public staithe or outside the Bell Inn public house, reputed to be the oldest on the Norfolk Broads. The public staithe offers side on moorings with a short walk to the Bell Inn. The moorings at the public house are stern-on. The tide runs fast here so care must be taken when mooring. Always come in against the prevailing tide so that the current slows you down. Mooring with the tide should always be avoided as you will come in too fast and will lose control of your boat.

Things to do: Visit the ruined St Olaves Priory, built in the 14th century and housing a well preserved refectory under-croft. The under-croft is noted for its vaulted brick ceiling, one of the earliest uses of brick in the country. The Priory is to be found in the grounds of the Priory Farm Restaurant.

Eating and Drinking: The Bell Inn is a large establishment on the banks of the River Waveney, right next to the old road bridge. It offers and extensive menu of main meals and lite bites such as sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes. Cooked breakfasts are also available between 9 and 11am for those who don't want to cook on a morning.
The Priory Farm Restaurant is a large well thought of concern where advance booking is recommended. The menu is large including speciality steaks, fish and traditional home cooked favourites. The Priory is a short walk up from the Bell Inn on the opposite side of the road. Lamas, goats and sheep can be seen in the grounds leading up to the restaurant.

Other Services: There are no shops in St Olaves.

TIP: The public staithe moorings are a short walk from the main road and the Bell Inn but you are less likely to be disturbed at night by road traffic.


For more information and locations consult our St Olaves map

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