The White Horse
5 Norwich Road
Open all day
The White Horse
Warm welcome in a friendly, well run, grade 2 listed
pub. Beers are superbly kept by recipients of the Cask Marque award for excellence. To get to the pub you will be twelve miles South East of Norwich, just off the A146. If coming from Norwich turn left on to the road signposted Langley and Chedgrave and we are a mile further on the right hand side. If coming from Beccles turn right at the sign for Loddon Industrial Estate and Loddon, drive straight through Loddon and we are just past Browne's Garage on the left side. The White Horse is in the village of Chedgrave which is next door to Loddon and about twelve miles south east of Norwich, just off the A146. If you have a boat on the Norfolk Broads then moor at Loddon (River Chet), turn right from the moorings and the pub is two minutes walk on the left side. There is a bus service between Norwich and Beccles that calls at The White Horse but it only runs once an hour during the day and only twice during the evening. Buses 171, 172 and X74 which run between Lowestoft & Norwich stop outside The Whitehorse. The pub is quite a large, rambling place as you can see from the photo. At the rear is a pleasant patio area and a huge garden, the garden is so large that it comfortably contains its own bowling green with plenty of space left over. Seating is available both in the patio area and the garden. The owners have only recently taken over The White Horse and among their plans for the future is a children's play area in the garden. Inside the pub the first thing you can be sure of is a warm welcome. The pub is pleasantly decorated and furnished. There is a dining/no-smoking area to the left as you walk in, the bar is in front of you and the main seating area off to your right. There is a pool table in an alcove and a dart board in another. At the end of the seating area are the toilets, (very clean), the entrance to the patio and garden, and the entrance to a very fair-sized function room. The function room is only used for birthday, retirement, etc parties at the moment, but might be used as a children's room during the summer. I have had a number of memorable sessions in The White Horse and have found the regular customers to be most welcoming and friendly. In some village pubs the locals can be aloof and insular, but this is definitely not the case at The White
Horse. There are three other pubs within walking distance of the Broads moorings, The White Horse is the nearest, and I have visited them all. I have no real criticism of any of them, except that at the time or writing this they all close in the afternoon. The White Horse though, is definitely my favourite, and I am pretty sure it would be even if I didn't know the landlord! Tasty home cooked food is served alongside the blazing log fire in the winter. Occasionally there is live music. Disabled access is good. No accommodation here.
The Swan Motel
This is 7 km from Chedgrave.