Acle
See also Acle Bridge

Large village with shopping in the centre
Approx 1 mile from moorings at Acle Bridge
At the centre of the village is the 1100 year old church of St Edmunds

Mooring at Acle Dyke
Mooring (at Acle Bridge)
Horizon Craft (Hire boats)
public 24 Hr
The Bridge Inn (pay for)

Pubs
The Kings Head
The Hermitage
(award winner for "Best Broadland Restaurant" 2009,2010,2011)


Acle means 'in the lea of the oaks, a clearing in an oak forest. In Tudor times, hundreds of oaks were felled here for timber to construct Elizabeth I's warships. Evidence of the Romans was found in the late 1980's when quantities of coins were unearthed in Roman wood. Before Great Yarmouth existed Acle was an important port. Records show that Acle was a fishing port as far back as Saxon times when the marshland between Acle and Yarmouth was under the sea, The Church tower could possible have served as a lookout point.  Tradition has it that there is a Viking burial site one mile north of the village. In 1086 in the Domesday Book it was noted there were 23 villagers, 38 small holders and three slaves. In 1101 Acle Bridge was opened and by the twelfth century the village had a manor.
The Village Stands near the River Bure, with a rail station on the Yarmouth - Norwich line. The village still retains it's traditional character and is served well by local businesses. Market day in Acle is every Thursday morning, the Farmers Market takes place on the second saturday of every month at St Edmunds Church.
Located at the centre of this ancient market village, is the old parish church of St. Edmunds now about 1100 years old. The Kings Head can be found in the village
Acle Bridge is about a mile from the main village and has a riverside pub "The Bridge Inn" which was the winner of the Broads award for "The most child friendly pub".




Businesses in Acle

Taxi's
1st Acle cars (Taxi) 01493 750555
Acle Taxi Service 01493 74100

Banks
Barclays bank, The Street
Halifax, The Street
Lloyds TSB, The Street

Shops
G.P. Blake newsagents, The Street
Co-Op Pharmacy, The Street
Co-Op Supermarket, Main Street
Complexions Beauty salon, The Street
Cumpstey Family Butchers, The Street
BP / Spar, New Road
Budgens, Norwich Road
Carters Family Butchers, Old Road

Restaurants/pubs
Cellar Restaurant, The Street 01493 751550
Full River Chinese takeaway, The Street
Grumpy's Cottage Restaurant, Old Road 01493 751111
Acle Coffee bar, The Street
Chip Shop, New Road
Hermitage Restaurant & Pub, Old Road 01493 750310
The Kings Head 01493 750204

Places to stay
Fern House B&B The Street
Travelodge, Acle Bypass