Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Oulton Broad Wherry Hotel
Oulton Broad Wherry Hotel
Real Ale is sold here.
Bridge Rd, NR32 3LN
grid reference TM 520 928
This hotel is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar, terrace and function room overlook the Broad and there is a separate carvery restaurant. This hotel also offers conference facilities and has 31 bedrooms (including 2 suites) with some able to accommodate dogs. The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies & weddings. Boat moorings are available for guests.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: Terrace facing Oulton Broad lake
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome: Well-behaved pets can be accommodated in some of the hotel's rooms
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Smoking area: on outside terrace
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.3 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The hotel is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Also listed at Mutford Bridge.
An application for an extension in time of one hour was granted to Mr G Mason of the Wherry Inn, on the occasion of the Oulton Regatta on Whit Monday.Ipswich Journal, May 1880**
An application for an extension in time of two hours was granted to Mr G Mason of the Wherry Inn, on the occasion of his annual dinner.Ipswich Journal, December 1880**
The current edifice dates from 1897 when then owner and proprietor, George Mason rebuilt the property on the same site but on a much grander scale than before. By 1900 he was advertising "the Original Fishing Quarters in Oulton Broad", where man, bait and boat could be hired for the cost of 7s for a good day's fishing.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some of these details from a book "A century of Lowestoft" by Ian G. Robb published in 1999 by Sutton Publishing)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)