The Dog Inn, a delightful centuries-old hostelry, occupies a prominent position 5 minutes walk from Ludham Bridge, on the River Ant, where free moorings are available.
The picture postcard village of Ludham is approximately a half hour walk away, with Womack Staithe just a little further on. Wroxham, often referred to as ‘the heart of the Norfolk Broads’ is less than 5 miles away.
In the process of being sympathetically restored both outside and in, it is set back from the road and stands in nearly two acres of grounds with a play area for children and a large patio area for relaxed alfresco eating.
We offer one of the few camp sites in the area – ideal for tents and tourers alike, it has fine views across the marshes to Thurne mill. The Dog Inn has been the watering hole for boating holidaymakers, birdwatchers, cyclists, hikers and, of course, locals for many years.
Owners Geoff & Lorraine Clinch are investing heavily in the now thriving freehouse, giving it a comfortable family atmosphere with simple, quality pub food and a good range of specialist ales, beers and wines.
"Ah! Here's the house the Yachtsmen cried, and soon the boys were all inside". (From a 1938 advertisement for the Dog Inn).
Hours of work
Mon - Sat 12 midday to 11.00 pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays 12 midday to 10.30 pm
Food service is 12 - 3pm lunchtime, and 6 - 9pm evenings
We have amazing views from our public garden areas across to Thurne and the two windmills there. A variety of birds visit the area, including a Barn Owl and other birds of prey.
There are horses in the adjacent fields, as well as farm animals. There are lots of quiet lanes, green lanes and footpaths around us, all suitable for dog walking and cycle riding.
Due to our proximity to the River Ant we are popular with canoe and kayak fans, as the put-in at Ludham Bridge is ideal for them. There is day boat and cycle hire available at the bridge also.
We offer all-year camping for those hardy enough, and have fishing and canoe enthusiasts stay on the camp site summer and winter. (Fishing season only for the fishermen).