Out & About in Horning

Horning is arguably the most picturesque village on the whole of the Norfolk Broads and Heron Cottage is ideally situated, being a short walk away from both The Marina at one end of Lower Street and the centre of the village at the other.

Take a right turn out of the driveway continuing along Lower Street and this will lead you into Ferry Road, at the end of which is The Ferry Inn, serving food and drink all day throughout the summer season, including a very good, reasonably priced carvery most lunchtimes and evenings.

As Lower Street turns into School Road, a brisk stroll will lead you to Church Road and the historic St. Benedicts Church.  A copy of the monthly parish magazine, The Horning Reach, can be found in the cottage showing details of the weekly church services and village activities.

A left turn out of the driveway at Heron Cottage will take you towards the village, passing The New Inn and the Golden City Chinese Takeaway on the left.  As you approach the village with its array of shops, The Staithe and Willow Tea Room, which also serves evening meals, is also located on your left.  The village boasts a newsagent, post office, butchers, delicatessen and a variety of gift shops as well as The Bure River Cottage, which is a specialist seafood restaurant.  Probably the most notable building in the village is The Swan Hotel which dates back to the early 19th century and is now owned by the Vintage Inn Group, the menu is extensive and caters for young and old alike.

Moored outside The Swan Hotel is The Southern Comfort, a double decked ‘Mississippi’ paddle boat with a capacity of 100 passengers offering return trips along the River Bure out to Ranworth Broad, providing an ideal opportunity to view the beautiful village of Horning from the river.