Eating Out in Acle & Filby

Richardson’s guide to some of the best places when eating out in Acle and Filby.

The Bridge Inn

Richardson's guide to some of the best places when eating out in Acle and Filby.

Acle Bridge, Acle, Norfolk, NR13 3AS | Website: | Tel: 01493 750 288

“The Bridge Inn offers a very high standard of well sourced competitively cooked food” Ruth Bolton, independent quality assessor. 

The Bridge Inn has stood by the waters of the River Bure for many hundreds of years serving sailors, smugglers, travellers and locals.

Everyone gets a genuinely warm welcome and special diets are happily catered to at this hospitable inn. Food at the Bridge Inn is fairly priced and home-cooked. The pub is family-friendly featuring a beer garden and children’s play area.

There are moorings outside and nearby for 40 boats with some electric hookup available.

Opening Times:

  • Monday – Saturday 11am-11pm.
  • Sunday 11am-10:30pm.
  • Food served 12pm-9pm.

On the menu (£5-£18):

  • Braised steak and ale pie.
  • Battered fish and chips.
  • Traditional cottage pie.
  • Bridge Inn mixed grill.


  • Parking
  • Moorings/next to the water.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Dogs welcome.
  • Children’s menu.

Scooter’s Cafe Acle

The Street, Acle, Norwich, Nr13 3QJ | Facebook: /ScootersCafeAcle | Tel: 01493 741 000

“Friendly, homely and yummy!…” Traveller, Tripadvisor

Scooter’s Cafe sits in the quiet village centre in Acle. It’s a family run gem that gives the gateway to the Broads a good reason to be admired and provides the perfect excuse to stop and take in the views. Scooters has six passionate members of staff who pride themselves on using fresh, local produce and freshly preparing every meal to order. There is an enclosed, covered courtyard where dogs are welcome. What could be more tempting than sitting in a picturesque village smothered in history? Grab some reading material and enjoy one of the menu delights on offer.

Opening times:

  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am – 4pm
  • Sunday: 9.30am – 2.30pm

On The Menu:

  • All day breakfast
  • Paninis
  • Baguettes or baps
  • Homemade cakes, scones and soup


  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Moorings/next to the water
  • Children’s menu
  • Dogs welcome

Filby Bridge Restaurant

Richardson's guide to some of the best places when eating out in Acle and Filby.

Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3AA | Website: | Tel: 01493 368 142

“A very pleasant dining room and location combined with a most friendly welcome” Julian Wooldridgeindependent quality assessor. 

If you like fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere then Filby Bridge is for you. Enjoy unique views across the Trinity Broads in this family run restaurant established in 1983. Filby Bridge offers a warm welcome and the opportunity to indulge in an extensive A la carte menu of delicious fresh fish and seafood or sumptuous meat dishes.

The waiting staff are friendly and attentive and there is a no rushed service so relaxing is easy. During the day there are a fine range of traditional home cooked lunches available, which include fresh fish as well as their own short crust pastry pies. You can also enjoy a range of fresh ground Italian coffees and traditional sponge cakes.

Opening Times:

  • Tues-Sun 10am-3pm and 7pm ’til close.

On the menu (£4.95-£29.50):

  • King Neptune’s favourite: fillet steak served with half a lobster and sauce.
  • Fresh fish and seafood platter in hot garlic or lemon butter.
  • Lemon Solewalski: lemon sole with lobster finished with a cheese sauce.
  • Sri Lankan Surfer: fillet steak served with a giant Sri Lankan tiger prawn cooked in homemade coconut milk based Thai sauce, then laid across the top of the steak and the sauces drizzled over.


  • Parking.
  • Moorings/next to the water.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Children’s menu.
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