This is Norfolk’s most remote pub, it closed in October 2015 but a community group is pulling together to save this Broadland gem.
While community shares will be available very soon to anyone who wants to own a piece of this landmark pub, a 28-day crowdfunding page has been set up to get the campaign off the ground.
If you pledge not only will you be part of saving the Berney Arms but you’ll be able to get all sorts of rewards too from an engraved pint glass through to free drinks for a year!
Why is the pub so unique?
Firstly, this is Norfolk’s most remote pub and secondly, it’s the only pub in the UK not accessible by road. It’s beautiful in its remoteness and serves walkers, cyclists, people sailing the Broads and anyone else who wants to visit by train.
The Berney Arms station is a request stop on the Wherry Line (Norwich to Great Yarmouth). It takes just 25 minutes from Norwich and 10 from Great Yarmouth.
The idea is the return the pub to its former glory but also to offer so much more too. The team behind the campaign are currently putting the final touches to a business plan that features lodges, glamping, weddings, events and perhaps even a boat bus.
For those of you who don’t know the Broads too well, the Berney arms is between Reedham and Great Yarmouth on the River Yare. Its closest neighbours are Berney Arms Mill, Breydon Water RSPB reserve and Burgh Castle.