Whether you’re looking for a lovely cup of coffee and cake, a tasty light bite or a scrumptious afternoon tea or ice cream, you’ll find it all at The Waterside! In a stunning setting with so much to discover for all the family, come and enjoy it at one of the most popular eateries on The Broads.
A tranquil location set into the reeds right on the edge of Rollesby Broad with a bright contemporary indoor seating area and a fabulous sunny outside terrace offering stunning views whatever the season.
Open daily with plenty of free parking, free entry with accessible access and facilities.
The opportunity to explore the Trinity Broads is a not-to-be missed experience with seasonal trips on replica Edwardian Launch, Gentleman Jim, skippered by local Guides with a wealth of knowledge of the history and wildlife (April – September period only). Rollesby Broad is set within an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and there’s a wildlife hide set amongst the reeds so you may spot a variety of Norfolk wildfowl. You will be surprised just how much wildlife lives in and around or visits the Broad – an incredible variety of birds from tiny Warblers and the beautiful Kingfisher right up to Marsh Harriers and even the occasional Osprey, plus of course many water birds with Mute Swans regularly building a nest in the reeds and lots of grebes, coots, mallards & ducks. The air is often buzzing with dragonflies and the “boom” of the rare Bittern may be heard in Spring.
To keep the younger members of the family amused there is a childrens’ playground with a “pirate ship” for them to enjoy as well as a 9-hole mini putting course. There’s plenty of space for pushchairs and family seating is provided for you to keep any eye on the youngsters while you enjoy your coffee.
There really is nothing to beat relaxing on our sun terrace with gentle background music, watching the world go by with the ducks occasionally letting you know they still own the Broad. It’s a fantastic way to chill out.
Hours of work
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)
Seasonal opening hours may vary, please check our website or call us to confirm.
The Waterside Rollesby is situated on the A149 between Great Yarmouth and Stalham. It is approximately 7 miles north of the seaside town of Great Yarmouth and 20 miles east of the City of Norwich. We have plenty of free parking on site