Potter Heigham

In and around the area

The pretty Broadland village of Potter Heigham is situated in the heart of the Broads National Park on the banks of the River Thurne. The village can easily be accessed from the A47.  It is well-known for its medieval bridge which dates back to 1385 and crosses over the River Thurne, and is one of the most difficult bridges to navigate on the Broads!

Within Potter Heigham you will find a bustling boat yard, a large general store stocking everything from groceries to fishing tackle, a bakery and two cafés, Pub, Fish & Chip Shop and Post Office/Off Licence.

Things to do

If you want to get out and explore the Broads by boat, self-drive boats are available to rent by the hour or for the full day from Herbert Woods and don’t forget, as a Broads Escapes customer you’re entitled to a 25% discount off day boats. There is also a great choice of walking routes in the local area of Potter Heigham as well as some beautiful areas to explore.

The nearby Wind Energy Museum at Repps with Bastwick is worth a visit; the museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from April onwards.

Located partway along the Weavers Way long distance footpath, Potter Heigham is a popular place for walkers and the close proximity of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Hickling Broad reserve.

The River Thurne is popular fishing location with good stocks of Tench and Carp, and the calm waters of the marina offers excellent fishing during the fishing season, though fishing is restricted to guests staying within the marina cottages. Don’t forget you’ll need a fishing licence to fish on the Norfolk Broads which can be obtained from https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence or from the local post office.


Potter Heigham doesn’t have a train station, though the village has regular transport links with buses running between the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth and the market town of North Walsham.


Eating and Drinking

Bridge Stones of Potter Café
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham NR29 5JD

Flour and Bean Café
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham NR29 5JE

Norada Pub and Restaurant
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham NR29 5JD
Tel: 01692 670904

Bangers and Beverages
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham

Potter Fish Bar
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham NR29 5JQ
Tel: 01692 670415

Falgate Inn
Ludham Road, Potter Heigham NR29 5HZ
Tel: 01692 670003



Lathams of Potter Heigham
Convenience and department store
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham NR29 5JE
Tel: 01692 670080

Premier Convenience Store and Post Office
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham NR29 5JB
Tel: 01692 670228

Lathams Fishing
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham NR29 5JE
Tel: 01692 671833

Lovelys Gift Store
Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, NR29 5JD
Tel: 01692 671923

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