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Ferry Inn
24 Reviews
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Stokesby
Phone : 01493 751096
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Homepage : http://www.ferryinn.net/
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Under new management from 2009

Entry Last Updated By : redsaddler 06 Apr 2012

Reviewed By : Martyn2461
Review Date : March 23 2017
Good time

Moored here over night, we were lucky there was plenty of space right outside. Inside was pleasant lovely fire and friendly staff.

       
Mooring Description :
moorings OK outside of the pub (there's a charge but redeemable against food) and plenty of free moorings further along the river. There are are BA mooring but the moorings had no electricity it looks like all electricity post are being replaced, this seem to be a current theme around the broads as the same at Ranworth and Horning. Finally beware of the whirlpools directly outside the pub which can catch you out at either high and low tides. i would recommend that you turn either further up or down steam according to the state of the tide.
Food Description :
Three of us had different meals which were a hearty portions and very tasty. The only downside was they ran out of custard, but was substituted by excellent "apple and cinnamon ice cream"
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Stickybob
Review Date : November 02 2014
Terrible customer service

Service here is terrible. We waited an hour and a half for meals on Tuesday night without anyone bothering to tell us there would be a delay. I had to ask a number of times how long the wait would be as we had a 5 year old with us who was getting very hungry The place wasn't even full so I dread to think what it would be like if it was. It was only after I asked that the food was actually put into cook. They had ample opportunity to tell us of a delay either when we ordered or when they saw that our order hadn't gone out after a long time but nothing! The snotty woman behind the bar (based on other online reviews, I think she might be the landlady) seemed amazed that after an hour and a quarter we questioned how much longer the wait would be. We were given empty salt pots and when the meal did finally arrive it did not justify the extortionate prices. Burger and fries with no garnish - even a slice of cucumber, tomato and a bit of lettuce would have made it more presentable! Then to add insult to injury when we were paying the bill this same snotty woman called me a liar when I said there had been over an hour and half wait, she took the payment at our table but said that our change would be left on the bar! A lesson in customer service is definately needed here. If this were your first impression of the Norfolk Broads (as it is for most holidaymakers) you would never holiday there again. We have our own boat so are regulars to the area so know that she is the exception but never again will be go to that pub again. Avoid it like the plague!

       
Mooring Description : Not Reviewed
Food Description :
Basic and overpriced!
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : JonS1959
Review Date : October 05 2011

Stopped at The Ferry at Stokesby on Friday lunchtime, loads of moorings right outside. Proceeded to the bar and grabbed a menu and ordered a baked potato with cheese and bacon. I was then greeted with one of my pet hates “what’s your table number”. Now as I have just arrived and probably been too keen to look at the tables to see if they have a number on them, I am now faced with the proposition of leaving the bar, going outside and finding a vacant table. I know full well that as soon as I round the corner for the door a family of parents, grandparents, children, cousins, uncles, aunts et al will occupy the table I have just chosen. So I began to think I say to the lady behind the bar “how about that one” while pointing out of the window, “they keep moving them around, I don’t know what the number is” came the reply. So out I trudge get the table number and pay for the food and drink. The baked potato was lovely and a small salad garnish was also on the side. It did take a while to arrive but as there were a few people waiting I will give them the benefit of the doubt. So often it could be inferred by a less charitable person than I that a few establishments utilise the two drink rule where your food never arrives before you have finished the first drink and ordered the second. So I would say a thumb’s up for the Ferry at Stokesby.

       
Mooring Description : Not Reviewed
Food Description : Not Reviewed
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : tempest
Review Date : July 16 2011
Plentiful supply of wholesome food

At 6.45pm on Saturday 16th July my wife, son and his girlfriend called in the Ferry Inn for a couple of drinks and a meal. The food was plentiful, tasty and good value. Would highly recommend a visit.

       
Mooring Description :
We managed to moor directly outside the pub which has moorings for 3 large craft and downstream is available moorings for around 8 craft, whilst the local green up stream has moorings for around 4 craft. All in good condition and in close proximity to this excellent pub
Food Description :
We decided we would have main courses followed by desert, but no deserts were purchased as the mains were so plentiful and delicious. My wife and I ordered the fish and chips which was described as large. They were not wrong and the fish came with some home made rustic chips. My son and his girlfriend ordered the Burger and chips and again the portions were huge and the burgers were described as melt in your mouth delicious.The burgers came with salad and a large quantity of french fries. We ordered 2 pints and a half of lager, a orange juice and the above meals which came to a reasonable £46 for the 4 of us.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Hirecraftuser
Review Date : July 18 2010

       
Mooring Description :
Plenty of good moorings just beyond the pub.
Food Description :
Been before and enjoyed. This time WOW! OK more upmarket but very good food and excellent service. Has to be one of the best places to eat on the broads.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : nick9962000
Review Date : February 03 2010
Better Than Youre Average Pub Fayre

Lovely food, good service, nicely kept beer

       
Mooring Description :
Moorings, 2-3 at public staithe free outside the pub, £5 a night in field, very busy in the summer
Food Description :
Had dinner here October 2009 and have to say it was the best meal we had all week. Yes slightly more expensive, but you pay for for what you get.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Brian152
Review Date : September 21 2009
Over-priced

Pub was nice, staff very friendly and beer was good.

       
Mooring Description :
Very busy place. You need to get there early.
Food Description :
Thought charging over £10 for home-made fishcakes served with "french fries" and not propper chips was well overpriced.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Skipper_Peter
Review Date : June 11 2009
Excellent !

Perfectly located waiting for the tide down river or coming with the tide up river, this is a place to enjoy good food and drink with moorings that are allright, but tend to be crowded - for above given reasons.

       
Mooring Description :
2-3 moorings at the pub itself, busy. More moorings directly adjacent privatly looked after by a farm, 5 L overnight after 5 pm, some difficult to get your lines fixed (had to use a hook to get the boat moored properly). Public mooring (Stokesby Green) 3 minutes away, but only 2-3 craft max. again.
Food Description :
I just had some typical bar food (Scampi and Chips, I think) - very nice with a glass of white wine. Service very forthcoming and friendly. Nothing to complain, much to enjoy as it was an early evening in bright sunshine and the chance to sit outside by the river, enjoying a smoke after the meal.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : redsaddler
Review Date : April 13 2009
Entertaining

We visited this place for a drink or two recently and we ended up having a few games of pool. The pool table is located inside a separate room, which also includes a dartboard, a fruit machine and a TV - ideal or what.

       
Mooring Description :
Just about managed to get a mooring space as there were few spaces left at 5pm. Some boats/yachts had to double moor and others had to turn back towards the Stracey Arms as there was no room at the Inn!
Food Description : Not Reviewed
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : kjc15
Review Date : July 06 2008
Horrible food

Attractive village and area, candle makers worth a visit.

       
Mooring Description :
Farm moorings part wood part unprotected steel, caution required mooring against steel, BA moorings great.
Food Description :
Food served contained ice where food had not been defrosted, main meal served before starter and put in oven until required hense food served was dried up. Would not recommend food to my worst enemy.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : steve
Review Date : April 20 2008
not bad ,

stopped over nite here last week , food ok , menu was limited , could do with a few more choices on the menu ,BUT! the pub does do a great range of drink /beers , pub is kept well ,

       
Mooring Description :
moorings are good but can be limited if you don't arrive earlier enough
Food Description :
as said above , food was ok , have had better before and menu could do with more choices added to it or a revamp ,
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Pete_Bog
Review Date : November 16 2007
Very good

Moored up at the farm moorings - public moorings full and we didn't know about phoning ahead for the reserved moorings outside the pub. Having said that the pub moorings were empty so the landlord could have done us a favour I suppose by asking if we'd already paid (a fiver by the way). Pub good and staff very welcoming and friendly. Games room with pool table and a large family room. High chair and booster seat provided for the little ones in our group.

       
Mooring Description :
Quite a few moorings available - Farm (£5), Public, and outside the pub itself if reserved.
Food Description :
Food and ale very nice indeed. Breakfast not served at this time of the year (October) but a little general store-cum-souvenier shop just around the corner (one and a half minutes walk) does a good freshly cooked all-day breakfast.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : catuvellauni
Review Date : October 15 2007
worth a stop over

excellent well kept friendly pub,nothing too much trouble.beer selection and quality excellent.also has nice family room and games room.

       
Mooring Description :
free 24 hour in front of playground.you can reserve free mooring in front of pub,phone pub for reservation.charged moorings further along bank
Food Description :
great food at good prices always look for specials board.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : catuvellauni
Review Date : October 15 2007
worth a stop over

excellent well kept friendly pub,nothing too much trouble.beer selection and quality excellent.also has nice family room and games room.

       
Mooring Description :
free 24 hour in front of playground.you can reserve free mooring in front of pub,phone pub for reservation.charged moorings further along bank
Food Description :
great food at good prices always look for specials board.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : broadsfreak
Review Date : July 30 2007
Great Pub

Excellent place, spotlessly clean, cheerful friendly staff, a traditional pub atmosphere.One of the best.Adnams Broadside highly recommended !

       
Mooring Description :
plenty of places to moor round here, room for around four boats at the front of the pub itself, recommend you book a mooring (no charge)
Food Description :
Full english breakfast came as a surprise when I wandered in at around 9-45 and it was lovely. Evening meal also excellent and good value for money.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : AdnamsGirl
Review Date : June 04 2007
Excellent Pub!

This place is one of my favourite stops on the Broads and, over the last couple of years, we have always had consistently good meals which are very well priced. It's an Adnams pub and I have never had a bad pint in here yet, the Adnams Old ale is particularly worth trying but only available during the Autumn and winter months.

       
Mooring Description :
Good moorings outside the pub, room for about 3 boats. Further moorings available slightly further down which I think are charged for.
Food Description :
We had a meal on 22nd May 2007 and, yet again were not disappointed! Good well priced menu and the best vegetarian meals I have found on the Broads so far. The wild rice, spinach and nut roast (£7.25) was superb!
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : steve
Review Date : April 15 2007
Food Gone down hill !

good pub for a drink , plenty of beers/ ales etc

       
Mooring Description :
BA 24hr free moorings / outside the pub / or the farm field £5.00 per night
Food Description :
no we never this year , menu has been down sized ,not hardly anything on this years menu , if your requiring an evening meal,
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : steve
Review Date : August 15 2006
great place to be

great village with moorings /shop / and park for the kids .

       
Mooring Description : Not Reviewed
Food Description :
always go there throughout the year , great service ,friendly barstaff ,beers food all great . all the meals are fanstatic ,even the kids meals ,well worth stopping at for anytime of day food ,
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : tempest
Review Date : August 09 2006
A recommended stopover

This is an excellent stop off point enroute or from the Great Yarmouth area. It has a shower room, seating outside, dining facilities (although we didnt utilise them on this occasion). It sells Adnams and Whitbread bitter, has a pool and darts room and welcomed our 3 dogs outside without problem. There is ample area to walk your dogs as there is an open field beside the pub and a short walk away is a grocery, gift shop and tea room. We would certainly recommend this place for a stop.

       
Mooring Description :
It has moorings directly outside the pub and more further down river with room for around 20 boats. Double mooring is allowed.
Food Description :
Did not eat here
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : lenny
Review Date : June 04 2006

Reasonable food at reasonable prices-nice ale too

       
Mooring Description :
fills up quickly
Food Description :
very good value & service
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Doenitz
Review Date : September 10 2005
Excellent

Lovely, lovely pub with a great selection of real ales, lafers and ciders. Very friendly staff, very good food and a world of difference to the Stracey Arms or whatever it's called just downstream.

       
Mooring Description :
They are good safe moorings, but by God do they fill up quickly! We got the last space on our first night at just 17:30 and lasy night (Friday) had to shoe-horn our way into one of two. There is a £5 charge made by Glebe Farm for their moorings, which comprise about 80% of those available.
Food Description :
Excellent. Never before have i had two steaks in succession cooked exactly to my liking.....blue. The rump won due to it being incredibly bloody and juicy, but the ribeye was the better for taste. great sized portions and Lizzie eulogised over her wild mushroom lasagne and smoked trout Florentine.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : Dave
Review Date : June 25 2005

Made a great place to stop over on route to the Northern Broads on our first night. Pleasant inside with additional seating out front overlooking the river.

       
Mooring Description :
Space for about three in front of the pub and room for another half dozen or so just over the small footbridge further down the river. Max 150 metres from the pub. Managed to get moored up just along from the pub at around 5.30pm. These are charged at £5.00 for the night but nobody came to collect.
Food Description :
We tried the Lamb and mint Suet pudding and the Rib Eye Steak. Both came with vegetables, though it didn't make this clear on the menu. Both meals were enjoyable and were washed down with Adnams.
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : robin
Review Date : September 28 2004

Its a long time since I ate at the Ferry, and the last time the food was not very good but what an improvement. I ate there last Saturday and the minted lamb pudding washed down with a well kept pint of Broadside made for a good evening, this pub is now on my must go there again list.

       
Mooring Description :
there are a few moorings outside the Ferry and plenty down river
Food Description :
I was in a party of 8 and we all ate there I did not hear one complaint about the food good plentyful and value for money
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

Reviewed By : jonny
Review Date : September 15 2004
ferry inn stokesby

Great little pub if you like cider. Aspalls CIDER SOLD HERE AND ITS VERY MOORISH. Also bitburger lager a nice change to stella. Very freindly landlady and a nice real fire in winter.

       
Mooring Description :
Good moorings outside pub (mooring fee refunded if eating in pub . Also public mooring for about 3 boats.
Food Description : Not Reviewed
       
Ratings Food: Mooring: Kids: Overall:

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