Stracey Arms Mill
The Pontiac (Closed)
Stracey Arms offers the last moorings before Great Yarmouth on the River Bure and sits alongside the A47 Acle Straight.
Stracey Arms Mill is a four storey Drainage mill built in 1883 by Robert Barnes of Great Yarmouth and was extensively modified in 1912. The mill has a red brick tower and a boat shaped weatherboarded cap.
During the Second World War the mill was converted into a fortified pill box with gun ports in the sides.
The mill ceased work in 1946 and restoration began in 1961. Now restored to working order by the Norfolk Windmills Trust, the mill houses a photographic display of the history of Broads drainage mills.
At the foot of the mill you will find a small assortment of farm animals who are always ready to say hello.
The Mill is open to the public daily between Easter and September from 9am - 8pm. A small admission fee is payable at the shop where you can also buy basic provisions and gifts. The shop doubles as a tearoom serving snacks and refreshments.
Along the bank from the Mill is a public house/restaurant. Originally named the Stracey Arms it changed its name to the Three Feathers and then the Pontiac Roadhouse (American diner). After a spell as a Chinese style buffet bar, the pub is currently a Spanish Restaurant "Embrujo" serving Tapas, Tortillas & salads..
The 24hr moorings at both the Mill and Pub are well maintained although there are no facilities here.