Rushcutters Arms46 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 0HE
*Please note, we do not accept Tesco Clubcard vouchers at this pub*
On the banks of the beautiful River Yare - the gateway to the Norfolk Broads – stands the 16th century Grade II listed Rushcutters, a delightful inn-on-the-river in the lovely village of Thorpe St. Andrew, a conservation area of special architectural and historical interest. The Rushcutters’ riverside gardens and terrace overlook the busy river traffic en route from nearby Norwich to Great Yarmouth, a 35 mile stretch much loved by boaters, ramblers and cyclists, following the river route on the Wherryman’s Way trail through the heart of the Broads.
Thorpe St. Andrew itself is uniquely special, an affluent area once within the estates of the Bishops of Norwich and a fashionable place of residence for the wealthier citizens of Norwich during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Set between the River Yare on one side and a steep wooded slope on the other, with views across Whitlingham Broads and Country Park, the village was once described as ‘the Richmond of Norfolk’. Many large residences were built here on the river and The Rushcutters, built between 1580 and 1600, is one of the earliest buildings.
Guests can enjoy riverside dining as the boats and barges go quietly by in the summer – The Rushcutters has its own boat moorings. It’s hard to imagine a more scenic spot to spend an afternoon. The Rushcutters offers an extensive pub menu with seasonal specials and tasty pub classics available all day. On Sundays, enjoy the perfect roast dinner with unlimited gravy and a huge Yorkshire pudding, with an excellent selection of real ales and fine wines.
About the Rushcutters Arms
A wonderful example of a traditional 16th century English pub, the setting for The Rushcutters couldn’t be more magnificent. Situated by the side of the River Yare, our well-kept riverside terrace is the perfect place to sit on a sunny day to watch the boats and barges go by. Inside, the old world charm is a delight and you can enjoy freshly prepared pub food every day or a superb roast on Sundays.
The whole family is welcome at The Rushcutters. We have a children's menu, high chairs and baby changing facilities, should you need them. If there is anything we can help you with while you’re here, just ask a member of staff. Please make sure children are supervised at all times when by the riverside.
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to join you inside the pub but they are more than welcome to sit with you on our riverside beer garden. Please keep dogs on a lead.
We welcome large parties at The Rushcutters. Whether you’re arriving by boat, by car or on foot, simply let us know you’re coming in advance so we’re ready to welcome you. Call us today.
It’s possible to book areas inside The Rushcutters for meetings or private parties. Please get in touch for full details and availability.
Food Serving Times
- Air Conditioning
- Beer Garden
- Car Parking
- Disabled Facilities
- Family Friendly
- Historic Pub
- Waterside Pub
Food Serving Times
Book a table at Chef & Brewer
********You can book for lunch until 11am and Dinner until 4:30pm********
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Important Booking Information
- A non-refundable deposit of £3 per person for Festive Fayre, Boxing day and New Year's day and £10 for Christmas Day must be received at the time of booking.
- Deposit payments accepted via credit, debit card or cash and must be paid at the time of booking. Full payment for Christmas Day must be received by 25th November or at time of booking if after this date. Pre-orders are required 14 days before dining or at the time of booking if less than 14 days before hand.
- For all Christmas buffet menus there is a minimum party size of 8 people. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice are liable for full payment of food.
- All currency is in pound sterling
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