The Waveney Arms, Burgh St. Peter
The Waveney Arms serves, first and foremost, as a bar not only to the Waveney River Centre (a fairly significant mooring point on the aforementioned river, as it isn't near to anywhere else where boaters can moor up for the night, let alone obtain supplies), but also to the associated campsites. And indeed on our lunchtime visit (when one of the main bar areas was closed) the overall ambience and appearance was reminiscent of a bar at a holiday camp of yore. More significantly, even though it was the height of the tourist season, the pub seemed to be seriously understaffed, with one woman seeming to combine the roles of barmaid, order-taker and waitress. Inevitably, service was slow, if reasonably cheery. Beer-wise, there are a few real ales available, but that's not really what this place is about. Although we found the lunchtime fayre (basic pub - or indeed supermarket café -grub, essentially) a little disappointing, and not overly cheap, the holidaying families around us seemed broadly satisfied with the place. Essentially, this place serves a specific function adequately, but doesn't warrant a trip in its own right. The triumph of commerce over art, or something.
Waveney River Centre, Burgh St. Peter, Burgh St. Peter, Norfolk, NR34 0BT
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