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The Boathouse is offering accommodation in Ormesby. This {4-star bed and breakfast} offers a bar and {restaurant} . Free WiFi is at guests' disposal. At the bed and breakfast, all rooms are fitted with a wardrobe and a TV. Rooms are complete with a private bathroom, while some units at The Boathouse also provide guests with a terrace. {Full English} and continental breakfast is available for {adults and children} every morning at the accommodation, for an extra charge. The Boathouse offers a children's playground. Norwich is 25 km from the bed and breakfast, while Great Yarmouth is 9 km away. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport, 25 km from the property. Restaurant is not open on Mondays.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
1 sofa bed
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 3:
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 3:
1 bunk bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 bunk bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 extra-large double beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Rollesby
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  • Jonathan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff are friendly and helpful the facilities are great and the food is excellent 👌
  • Justin
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great place. Top notch staff. Good food. Comfy bed.
  • Julian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Good food. Clean comfortable room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Located right on the broad.

Host Information

Company review score: 9.8Based on 564 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

Nearby Relaxing and peaceful, The Boathouse is ideally located for exploring the spectacular Norfolk Broads, Norfolk coastline and within easy access of the great city of Norwich and the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth. History The Eels Foot pub dates back to at least 1854 when it was listed as a ‘beer house and pleasure garden’. The name may come from Eel's Boot, a type of woven read basket used in eel fishing. However, Scandinavian Names In Norfolk (Rye 1920) say ‘there is an Eels Foot in the South side of Nordfjord in Norway’’ suggesting the origin of the name may date back to pre-Roman Scandinavian settlement in Norfolk.More recently, The Eel's Foot closed its doors in 2012 having become run down, a sign of a difficult economic trading environment. The pub, associated buildings and land were purchased by Norfolk couple Michael and Belinda Minors and just two years later the renamed Boathouse was re-launched. The restoration is truly magnificent - sleek and modern with a traditional outlook and wonderful views. Within the pub/restaurant there is a large mural of images, paying homage to the pub's former existence as the Eel's Foot which acts as a backdrop for diners.

Property information

Accommodation Choose from luxury bed & breakfast in the main Boathouse building or stay in one of the woodland lodges. The Boathouse offers five bedrooms on the first floor and an attic room on second floor which are all individually decorated and styled as boutique hideaways. One room even stretches over two floors and has fabulous views of the Broads. All have contemporary bathrooms, king-sized beds (apart from room two which has a double bed) and those extra special touches to make your stay perfect. Within the well-kept grounds are three Woodland Lodges that are available to hire for short breaks and longer holidays. All three lodges are beautifully finished, making the most of their natural setting. Their warming cedar interiors offer a cosy stay whilst the contemporary soft furnishings offer a light and airy feel. The two bigger lodges have fully equipped full-size kitchens, luxury bathrooms and private terraces. PLEASE NOTE - THERE MAY BE A WEDDING ON AT THE TIME OF YOUR STAY, SO THERE MAY BE SOME NOISE DISTURBANCE. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT SERVE FOOD ON MONDAY'S (APART FROM BREAKFASTS FOR GUESTS). Pub and Restaurant The onsite pub and restaurant specialises in traditional...

Neighbourhood information

Set in 11 acres of beautiful parkland on the banks of the enchanting Ormesby Broad, The Boathouse is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. The complete refurbishment of the old Eels Foot pub and boathouse combines one of the most idyllic and romantic wedding venues you will find with fine country dining, luxurious accommodation as well as fully equipped luxury woodland lodges.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Boathouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Linen
  • Cycling
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Boathouse takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:30 to 21:00


Until 10:30



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 2 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this reservation. During your stay you can pay for any extras using Mastercard, ​Visa and Cash only .


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform The Boathouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

FAQs about The Boathouse

  • Room options at The Boathouse include:

    • Family
    • Double
    • Apartment

  • The Boathouse is 0.9 miles from the centre of Rollesby. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Boathouse is from 14:30, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • The Boathouse has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • The prices at The Boathouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Boathouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Children's playground
    • Fishing