Topic: Broadshaven closed


robinw    -- Mar-5-2015 @ 5:22 PM
  Just seen on the broads Facebook page that the Broadshaven is closed and locked again

Cruising is fine but I would
rather be sailing, long live
sailies


DorsetHelmsman    -- Mar-5-2015 @ 5:35 PM
  Annual rent review did quite well so double the rent as usual I guess



Dibbler    -- Mar-5-2015 @ 5:35 PM
  What a shame. I thought that place was on the up and up. Question

John


Dibbler    -- Mar-5-2015 @ 5:36 PM
  Greedy PubCo again then presumably? Mad

John


Maurice_Mynah    -- Mar-5-2015 @ 7:38 PM
  Before damaging rumours abound, please confirm the situation. I was in there a couple of weeks ago and the main bar was closed for a referb.

I might be wrong but we wouldn't want to damage their business would we!

I think therefore I am.  René Descartes.
I sink therefore I was.  Maurice Mynah.


TerryTibbs    -- Mar-5-2015 @ 8:08 PM
  I went passed today and it looked open, I hadn't seen Robins post so didn't stop to check.

Dave Cheers

Je Suis Charlie


Regulo    -- Mar-5-2015 @ 8:54 PM
  Ate there last Saturday, great food and all seemed well. Shame if it has closed, it had become one of our favourites. Can any locals keep us informed of developments, please?

Regards, Ray.

I'm feeling my age. Anyone got
a DeLorean, a flux capacitor,
and a tin of plutonium?


ADI    -- Mar-5-2015 @ 9:33 PM
  Heading down there this weekend so will have a look around and update.

Regards

Adrian, Michelle, Beck and Braydon,
the crew of FERZAN.


expilot    -- Mar-6-2015 @ 8:34 AM
  We had a function booked there for the 11th April.  Were told by a member of the staff yesterday (Thursday) that the pub had "gone into liquidation" and that our function would not be taking place there.  

I don't think it is helpful to anyone that forum members start to try to double guess why things may have gone wrong.  From the little that I have gleaned, the situation is a little more complicated than first impressions may suggest.  

Our sympathies, of course, go to Ruth and Darren, and particularly to the staff who are now jobless.

"There are old pilots.  There
are bold pilots............."


KenEldridge    -- Mar-6-2015 @ 10:47 PM
  According to the home page Expilot posted on this thread at 8.32 this evening but it seems to have disappeared, any ideas where the post has gone?


Richard    -- Mar-6-2015 @ 11:34 PM
  I've no idea why it vanished into the 'bit bucket' but I have recovered it:-

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i..l say it and no one will i have some balls

shame about the staff and the pub it self

feel sorry the owner no ......................

what goes comes around i say

rumours who give a stuff

say it how it his slander yes but i,m the voice off several people and willing to say it ....................


up set to many people take the mick and se what  happens

i will take it on but drink all the profits

lets hope some one will take it on gain with a better back ground lets hope certain people stay way from here and go and work for the house of commons .....!!!!
soory to mr bold pilots for his fdoo i do hope he finds another venue

regards dave

see how long before this is removed .........


see note below it says it all

www.wayfordmarineservices.com

big mouth, large heart and gut
too....

try tell it how it is .....

mod that...........!!!!


650XS    -- Mar-7-2015 @ 7:45 AM
  thnak you and 10/10...............richard the guv


not here to offend but spell it out ......

regards to all

www.wayfordmarineservices.com

big mouth, large heart and gut
too....

try tell it how it is .....

mod that...........!!!!


DanHorner    -- Mar-7-2015 @ 8:09 PM
  Life is a series of lessons.  If you do not learn it you get it handed back to you until you have.

It is a shame in such a scenario when lessons are repeatedly not learnt as many others normally suffer

Dan

http://www.fbwilds.horning.org.uk (My website on the Caribbean bathtub!)
http://www.dhorner.horning.org.uk (My General Boating Website)


BOATERS    -- Mar-7-2015 @ 8:40 PM
  In Potter today all the signs were still up ,but at lunch time it was closed.Shame it is looking the best it has for a long time,lets hope it is not empty  for long ,also noticed work being done at the Falgate .? So there is no pub in Potter at present.?I would have thought that there would be a good foot fall considering the amount of people that visit from coach,river,car and on foot ,to provide a steady trade.Saw the first comic crew on a Barnes boat the full cruise shipmoutfits complete with all white suit and captains cap and the trimmings ! The season is not far away now folks. Smile

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,


kimberlyb    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 1:27 PM
  Sorry to spoil the rumours, pub will be open again on sat 21st at 6.oopm. Ppl do need a rest.


BuffaloBill    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 2:49 PM
  "Ppl do need a rest."
Would you be so kind as to explain that statement please.
Do you mean it was closed for a holiday?

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


expilot    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 3:02 PM
  "Rumours"?  What "rumours"?  Perhaps I just imagined that our function previously booked at The Broadshaven had been cancelled.  The Broadshaven closed.  Fact.  The staff had been told that the pub was in liquidation.  Fact.  How do I know that? Because members of staff who had just been given their marching orders told me so. Fact.  I don't post rumours. I could have provided the full background to the fact that the Broadshaven had closed.  I chose not to so as not to be accused of posting unfounded gossip.  

I have no idea what "people need a rest" in the previous post refers to, but I'll give you another fact.  The pub re-opens on 21st March under new management. The new lanlord and landlady, Darren (who has no previous connection with the Broadshaven despite shating a forename of someone who had) and Reenie, are very experienced publicans, who have been appointed to re-open the Broadshaven by its owners, Punch Taverns.  They have very kindly agreed to honour our function booking. We are extremely grateful to them and wish them every success.

David W Sanford (Expilot)
Hon Sec
The River Thurne Tenants Association



"There are old pilots.  There
are bold pilots............."


BuffaloBill    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 3:35 PM
  Thank you David for that information.
Will try to call in over this weekend for a look and
see what the food is like.

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


colingy    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 4:39 PM
  Hi. There is a page on Face/Book for the "Broadshaven" It stated that they had an open day today for staff interviews ??

Colingy


Japonica    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 5:18 PM
  Well I shall make the effort of popping in now it has a new landlord! Wonder what the next rip off, sorry venture the previous tenant will embark on next? Please let me know so I can make a point of staying away!
Mat


ADI    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 7:55 PM
  Great news and with the bridge stores opening as well, potter back to full strength, just need to tidy up the bridge inn site now   Smile

Regards

Adrian, Michelle, Beck and Braydon,
the crew of FERZAN.


johnm    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 8:32 PM
  When you say tidy up, what exactly do you mean?

The ground is cleared, discretely fenced and provides parking for many of the property owners and bungalow hirers who bring much needed income to the area.

John

BITTERN 35


ADI    -- Mar-19-2015 @ 9:18 PM
  Your dead right John I was only thinking a newly surfaced car park would look better, nothing against how its being used, infact I'm sure some of my hirers use it.

Regards

Adrian, Michelle, Beck and Braydon,
the crew of FERZAN.


ethan123    -- Mar-27-2015 @ 6:57 PM
  Fact the previous manager d.lewis is still ruining the show behind the scenes. Fact the people behind the bar are just running the pub for d.lewis till his contract ends round September. Also the stand in manager has now increased the beer by 15p pint and increased other drinks happy holiday.

mrs.j.dixonm


expilot    -- Apr-22-2015 @ 3:31 PM
  The Broadshaven is closed again.  Source of information:  the stand-in landlord and landlady, Darren and Irene.

"There are old pilots.  There
are bold pilots............."


TerryTibbs    -- Apr-22-2015 @ 5:41 PM
  It doesn't really matter who was running it on who's behalf, it was better than it being shut. For what it's worth, I thought the way it was being run last year was a vast improvement on the previous few years. The place was clean and "inviting" though I agree a little could have been done to improve the kerb appeal but the staff were friendly and efficient, the srinks were good with a decent selection and not madly overpriced. I can't really comment on the food because we only had cheesy chips which were fine.
This is another Pub that is crying out for a private owner who is interested in building a business not ripping off as much cash as he/she can in the shortest time possible. All IMHO of course.

Dave Cheers

Je Suis Charlie


ruby    -- Apr-22-2015 @ 5:51 PM
  With all the recent improvements at potter recently it would be a great shame if this establishment  remains closed as it will quickly become an eyesore on the river  bank.

Graham


Karen&Mike    -- Apr-22-2015 @ 6:39 PM
  Agreed.

As I mentioned in the Potter Tearooms thread the other day, we thought Potter was looking very nice at the weekend.

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


MaxPower    -- Apr-23-2015 @ 10:23 PM
  It is definitively closed cause I saw the landlord taking out his stuff


RichardB    -- May-30-2015 @ 10:14 PM
  The place remains closed. Best it's pulled down and a more attractive building put in its place. But then it wouldn't fit in with PH which remains ghastly in every respect.


avg45    -- May-31-2015 @ 10:21 AM
  I was also in Potter last week and the Broadshaven Pub was most definately shut!!!! Exterminate

When you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever is left
no matter how improbable, must
be the truth.  avg45


CaptBryan    -- May-31-2015 @ 1:30 PM
  I have to agree with Richard. Bulldozing is too good for that dump. Who in God's name gave permission to build it on the riverside adjacent to a medieval bridge?
However I have mixed views on the rest. It brings back my fascination with the homes of railway carriages along the South Coast of my childhood now five decades and more in the past. I still photogragh them, if I come across one of the few that remain when down in Sussex.
No on balance I think "Shack City" deserves a place in Broads history.

Captain Howe.

The Eagle may soar majestic,
but you don't suck a Stoat
into your jet engines.
Please leave the water and
banks as you would wish to
find them.


deb@chris    -- May-31-2015 @ 3:56 PM
  we passed yesterday on our way home definatly closed Frown




FishersHaven    -- Jun-1-2015 @ 8:04 AM
  Well RichardB, Potter Heigham may not live up to your fancy view of the Broads (or that of J Wentworth Day), but it provides a lot of pleasure to a lot of people. I enjoy that stretch of the river as much as the wild beauty upstream or the prettiness of the upper Bure.

The bungalows provide excellent holidays, as the feedback and repeat bookings for Fishers Haven and other bungalows show. They have been in existance for many years, Fishers Haven is recognisable in a photograph from the 1930s and was there although unrecognisable in the 1920s. They are (mostly) constantly being improved by the owners and there is an excellent community spirit there.

As for Lathams, it may not be pretty but it brings employment to the area and certainly pleases people, even to providing a shopping place for the elderly on tour buses.

We love the Broads


This message was edited by FishersHaven on Jun-1-15 @ 9:06 AM


Tanner    -- Jun-2-2015 @ 4:12 PM
  We moored between the bridges to watch the 3 Rivers Race and were told by locals that The Broadshaven will open again in mid July. It was so much improved last year and such a shame it closed again especially as it was not for business reasons. Rumour has it the licensee ran off with one of his staff!

Tanner.


Regulo    -- Jun-2-2015 @ 4:52 PM
  Who is this Rumour bloke? He seems to know everything! Playful

Regards, Ray.

I'm feeling my age. Anyone got
a DeLorean, a flux capacitor,
and a tin of plutonium?


Sheque1    -- Jun-2-2015 @ 6:29 PM
  The Broads Haven was built when that grassy area between it and the river was a line of Tin and wood boat sheds, and so was entirely in keeping with the buildings of the area.
Are we wanting to see the Norfolk broads or a Chocolate box?

Rough Collies, the best 4 by paws by Far


Exile    -- Jun-2-2015 @ 7:36 PM
  Not chocolate box, ordinary would do just fine. Dire simply does not cut the mustard. If they could drag the Falgate to the site of the Broadshaven we would all be content. The Falgate being a decent building but nothing out of the ordinary.
However good the landlord / lady the building comes from an era when architects lost all sense and is simply uninviting.  


webntweb    -- Jun-3-2015 @ 7:56 AM
  Looking through a 1963 Hoseasons brochure, Broadshaven was offering b&b with 16 bedrooms. Is this the same building or was there an older one on the site.

Roy


expilot    -- Jun-3-2015 @ 10:25 AM
  You're quite right Roy.  The Broadshaven used to be a hotel.  It is still marked on many a large scale OS map as a hotel.

"There are old pilots.  There
are bold pilots............."


saharaboy    -- Jun-14-2015 @ 6:36 PM
  Popped by yesterday, grass 18 inches high in the garden, and the place looked like it has just been abandoned. Doesn't look it will be opening again any time soon.


ruby    -- Jun-22-2015 @ 9:13 PM
  Noticed today that punch taverns are advertising for prospective tenants for this sadly neglected pub. Hopefully someone will apply soon and manage to get it up and running again. There is a prominent notice at the front of the building asking for applicants to run it. Anyone interested ?

Graham


mardler    -- Jul-5-2015 @ 3:30 PM
  Hopefully, no-one will take on the lease.

It's time pubcos realised that their business model is wrong: if no-one takes on the lease it should be sold with licence. Then a buyer could attempt to run it as a free house (it's still going to be a shack) or knock it down and build something a bit more attractive.


TerryTibbs    -- Jul-5-2015 @ 3:57 PM
  Mardler, I don't agree that it looks like a shack, It looks like a typical boat yard shed and with some imagination and a few quid that could become one of it's attractions, the whole site needs "kerb appeal" to lift peoples expectations but there is nothing wrong with the style in the setting that it is in. IMHO of course.

Dave Cheers

"Inside every old person is a young
person wondering what happened"
Terry Pratchet


hlp5040    -- Jul-6-2015 @ 1:13 PM
  Given its location it ought to thrive.   There must be issues we don't know.


coling    -- Jul-6-2015 @ 2:17 PM
  It fails because its 'orrible in there. It is a huge cavernous shed with no atmosphere. Out of season hardly anybody goes there - on the couple of occassions I have popped in on a winters evening (at weekends) there have been no more than a dozen locals present at best.

Much work, they say, was done on it when the last (or last but one) tenants were in but that was no more than a tidy up and a lick of paint so far as I can see. As someone said earlier, it needs much work in order to bring it up to a reasonable standard. My preference is demolition and rebuild but playing to its quirky nature might work also and is perhaps a more viable option.



This message was edited by coling on Jul-6-15 @ 3:28 PM


Tanner    -- Jul-6-2015 @ 11:17 PM
  Like so many other Broadland pubs business is slow during the winter so it survives on it's summer trade! Last season after some redecoration it was much improved. The food was better, the service was very good and the young staff were very polite. Sadly the closure was due to the couple running it having their own personal problems!
It should be sold, as a Free House it could be successful!

Tanner.


crane    -- Jul-7-2015 @ 7:20 AM
  Rumours it will be open mid July.
But not a clue as I don't live do. wn there. Somebody even told me it was still open but seeing most comments on here looks closed...  
anyone with any info let me know as staying near here in a few weeks

G crane


ruby    -- Jul-7-2015 @ 7:42 AM
  Was there yesterday. Punch are still advertising for potential tenants and nothing has been done to it for months.  A man has set up a stall selling oil paintings on the entrance drive .

All  in all those who think it will soon be open must be living on a different planet.

Also for potential visitors the falgate appears to be opening less and less at the moment.

The nearest pub doing food  during the day is now probably the Kings head at  Ludham

Graham


hlp5040    -- Jul-7-2015 @ 3:59 PM
  I just don't get it.   That pub has "location, location, location" and thus the potential to be a venue that punters would drive a fair distance to eat in at any time of year.   Something must be stopping it.


TerryTibbs    -- Jul-7-2015 @ 9:36 PM
  There is Hip, 2 things, the lack of investment by the owners and the rent they try to extort from the tenant, PUBCOS are killing the pub industry in this country.

Dave

"Inside every old person is a young
person wondering what happened"
Terry Pratchet


Gibbonspider    -- Jul-10-2015 @ 6:40 PM
  We came to Potter for a nights stay in Wood`s yard this week, and we planned to have a meal and a drink in the Broadshaven Tavern.
Shock horror it was all shut down and the grass 3 feet high in the beer garden.
Dissapointed and saddened by this we had to retire back to our boat and make our own mash.
We were in there last year and it seemed then that things were on the up,it looked very tidy,and the grub was great and we were well served by the staff.
Surely this place could run a profit due to it`s siting,or is it the "shareholders" Grab..that kills it?

Captain! I think this barometer
needs winding up,it hasn`t
moved all day.


crane    -- Jul-12-2015 @ 7:18 PM
  Stayed at potter heigham last year and beer garden was always packed. Should be a goldmine  with boaters on holiday.and for visitors who travel to lathems. Always alot of people around in potter heigham. So must be more to it that we dont know about.

G crane


steve    -- Jul-12-2015 @ 8:21 PM
  All what's  gone on about this pub and why it's closed is on this thread

steve and vicky


BOATERS    -- Oct-29-2017 @ 3:47 PM
  In Potter last week and talked to a chap coming out who is the new owner ,said it was having a complete revamp and would be open at Easter .If it turns out like they said it should be something to look  forward to

Roy and Diane

Hope to see you on the river,


This message was edited by BOATERS on Oct-29-17 @ 7:35 PM


daz3210    -- Oct-29-2017 @ 5:24 PM
  Let us hope that is what happens, and that they do food.

Without a pub (yes I know there is the Falgate) there is nothing to attract folk to stay overnight at Potter.

Wocka Wocka Wocka


Tanner    -- Nov-1-2017 @ 4:56 PM
  Work has been going on for some weeks now!They are obviously spending a lot of money on the place, so cannot imagine that they will not do food! Let's hope it is good quality and reasonably priced!  

Tanner.


daz3210    -- Nov-1-2017 @ 5:03 PM
  Well last time I went they did a cracking mixed grill.

But chicken nuggets and beans would be a start, would keep the kids happy at least......

Wocka Wocka Wocka


Matt40    -- Nov-1-2017 @ 9:41 PM
  I remember the Broadshaven from the 90's i'm sure it had pool tables and fruit machines, lots of hirers mooring up to have a few drinks and party on a Saturday night, I seem to remember the floor was a bit "sticky" too.....but I also know my dad and uncle used to nip up to the pub in the launch after we'd gone to bed and i'm sure they came back far too late and got in trouble......  Smile


VetChugger    -- Jan-12-2018 @ 10:20 PM
  Nothing been said for a while! Any news of the progress made and likely re-opening?


Trevor


Helmsman1946    -- Jan-13-2018 @ 11:33 AM
  I Googled Broadshaven and it came up with the Bungalow Organisation minutes from October which said much work done and opening for Easter If we get a sunny day I might go up to see but suspect Expilot may pop up by then he may know!

Peter


expilot    -- Jan-13-2018 @ 12:11 PM
  Was chatting to the new owner a few days ago.  He is still hoping to be up and running this Easter, but, he is sensible enough to appreciate that he cannot re-open the Broadshaven unless it is fully finished.  He has had hundreds of hours work done at the pub.  Visitors will be impressed by the changes.  I wish him every success.  He has ploughed thousands of pounds into the business.  He has enthusiasm by the barrowload and is in the business 'for the long-term.'  I wish him all the good luck in the world.  Potter needs a successful riverside pub.

"There are old pilots.  There
are bold pilots............."


Tanner    -- Jan-13-2018 @ 12:30 PM
  We certainly wish him luck and being local will use his establishmentioned! Here's hoping plenty of other people do the same, as this really could be our last chance!The old saying "if you don't use it, you will lose it" comes to mind!  

Tanner.


malwilkinson    -- Jan-13-2018 @ 9:51 PM
  Yes as ive said a goldmine waiting to be exploidted ,we used to love the place

kindest regards . malcolm wilkinson


Karen&Mike    -- Jan-17-2018 @ 9:08 AM
  We enjoy a river trip to Potter, and the facilities there seem to have been improving in recent years after a bit of a downward spiral. The tea rooms are great for breakfast , lunch or afternoon tea and we enjoy a wander round the boats for sale ( never know what could take our fancy and prompt a swap!) so to have a good riverside pub too will be another attraction. The very best of luck to the new owners ( or leaseholders ?) who seem to be putting  lots of effort and time and money into the place. Are they local by the way?

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


steve    -- Jan-17-2018 @ 9:21 AM
  Just to pick up on Karen's point , must admit potter heigham Is slowly on the up as Karen put it , it did spiral down for a few years , but potter is nicely coming along , with lathams , side shops , even two extra food stores that are open to late , ( IE post office , petrol station ) the falgate inn , is great and always visit when there , but do miss the riverside pub there , I won't go there with the fish and chip shop  Question Tinhat

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)


This message was edited by steve on Jan-17-18 @ 9:58 AM


Karen&Mike    -- Jan-17-2018 @ 9:32 AM
  Fish and chip shop ? We "don't go there"  either Steve!  Wink  

Karen

"Wind up the elastic band Karen - we're setting off!!"


Tanner    -- Jan-17-2018 @ 6:50 PM
  The Burger Bar is also very good! They serve the best hot dogs & burgers on The Broads! They also put an English breakfast in a huge baguette for a fiver! I can recommend that!  

Tanner.


Dibbler    -- Jan-17-2018 @ 7:33 PM
  Oh yes...The Burger Bar does serve some tasty stuff. Very much one of my guilty pleasures when in Potter I’m afraid.  Blush  Smile

John


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