Large Village
General stores
Petrol Station
Post Office & General stores(Lottery, Cash point)
Public Moorings (Free 24Hr)
Electric Hook-up

Pub Moorings (The Rising Sun)
Refuse Disposal
Public Toilets

The Kings Head 01603 737 426
The Rising Sun  01603 737 440
The Red Lion 01603 737 402
The Recruiting Sergeant 01603 737077

The Norfolk Mead Hotel 01603 737531
The pretty village of Coltishall, mentioned in the Domesday book, was a thriving commercial centre between the 16th and 19th century, with lots of malt houses and a loading point for wherries travelling on the River Bure. Many of the Wherries were built here. The river trade declined with the coming of the Railway in 1879 and navigation beyond Coltishall became impossible when the lock gates at Horstead were destroyed by flood in 1912. An RAF Station was situated a few miles from the village but has recently been disbanded. 
The village boasts 3 pubs and a hotel as well as the Recruiting Sergeant public house in nearby Horstead. You will find all the essential shops here including a pharmacy and a petrol filling station. There is water and electricity available riverside and there are public toilets adjacent to the Kings Head. Also next to the Kings head is the Post Office & general stores
Coltishall is home to St. John the Baptist a fine old Norfolk church with thatched roof of Norfolk reed.

Places to Eat & Drink
Kings Head Public House 01603 737426
The Norfolk Mead Hotel 01603 737531
Rising Sun Public House 01603 737440
The Red Lion 01603 737402
Recruiting Sergeant Public House 01603 737077 (in Horstead)
The Royal Blossom Chinese Restaurant 01603 738918
The Andoman Orchid Thai Restaurant 01603 736655

Places to Stay
Beverley Farm B&B 01603 737279
Bridge House Guest House 01603 737323
Broadgates Guest House 01603 737598
Holmwood House B&B 01692 538386
Old Farm Cottages 01692 536692
Old Railway Station B&B 01603 737069
Risings - B & B 01603 737549
The Gables Guest House 01603 738136
The Hedges B&B 01603 738983
The Limes - B & B 01603 738060
The Norfolk Mead Hotel 01603 737531

Shops & Services
Caton's Taxi & Mini Buses 01603 736363
Coltishall Island Filling Station
Coltishall Pets & Angling
Coltishall Pharmacy  01603 736784
E. Hewitt - Butcher 01603 737239
Londis Food Store
Post Office & General Stores 01603 737277
Doctors Surgery - Rectory Road 01603 737593  Out of Hours 01603 488488

Coltishall Staithe taken from the Rising Sun
Photo Courtesy of NorfolkNog


The headless ghost of Sir Thomas Boleyn can be seen once a year on the 19th May, the anniversary of his daughter's execution. He can be seen driving his phantom coach over the bridge in Coltishall.

A headless hound is also reported to cross the bridge once every night.