Potter Heigham Shops
Despite its peaceful location, when staying at Sunray you are just a few minutes away from Potter Heigham shops. Potter Heigham is well served for local amenities – shops and places to eat. On the cottage side of the River Thurne there is a Premier convenience store that is open 7 days a week until late for groceries. On the other side of the river there is also a Costcutter at Bastwick and, a little further away at Martham, a Co-op. The nearest large supermarkets are the Tesco Superstores in Stalham or Caister (which also has a Lidl). Great Yarmouth has a choice of large supermarkets and you will find all the shopping opportunities you need in Norwich which is only a 30 minute drive away. Potter Heigham also is home to the famous Latham’s discount store. Local bakery chain, Flour & Bean, are right next door to Lathams.
Potter Heigham Shops
Latham’s is a Potter Heigham instution and has become a tourist attraction in its own right. It was opened in the 1960’s by the Latham family and immediately built a reputation as an Aladin’s cave. The shop stocked everything that holidaymakers, fishermen and people passing through on the boats might need. Their reputation as a treasure trove continues today. The shop stocks everything you will need and lots of other things to tempt you. It’s hard to walk out empty handed! Lathams is on Bridge St and is open Monday to Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. It is closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day and may have reduced opening hours on other holidays. Today there is a separate Latham’s Fishing Store which is open Mon to Sat: 9am-7pm, Sundays 9am-4pm and even Easter Sunday 9am-4pm.
Eating Out in Potter Heigham
There are a few options for eating out within walking distance of the cottage, mainly near the Potter Heigham Bridge where you can also get fish & chips to take away. A little further away the Lion at Thurne is a gastropub with a lovely beer garden. The Greyhound Inn at Hickling is a traditional pub serving food with a grassed beer garden for the summer months and an open fire in the winter time. There is also a local business, the Piazza Wheel, that sells freshly stonebaked pizzas from a converted horsebox that visits villages in the local area. You can find out where they will be each night on their Facebook page
Norada Grill and Tavern
The Norada Grill & Tavern is another family run place near the bridge in Potter Heigham, just a few minutes walk away from the cottage. They make homemade meals using locally sourced produce as well as serving local beers and ales. Vegetarian food is available and there is also a children’s play area.
Bridgestones of Potter
The family run riverside tearooms and restaurant, Bridgestones of Potter, is just by the bridge at Potter Heigham. It’s a welcoming place that is open 7 days a week, all year round and serves breakfasts, family favourites like steak and kidney pie, burgers and roasts and a large selection of homebaked cakes and tarts. They use local produce wherever possible and also serve a fresh fish option and specials daily. They also sell cream teas if you fancy an afternoon treat. Generous portions, a welcoming atmosphere in a lovely setting and good quality local produce mean that this is always a favourite with visitors.
Fish & Chips at Potter Heigham
Under new management, Nippy Chippy on the Broads is a good option for take away fish and chips. It’s right next door to the reserved parking for the cottage, so you can pop in and grab some of their 5 star rated cod or haddock and chips on your way home after a day out. You can also get fish & chips at Bridgestones and it is usually on the menu at Norada.
Book Sunray Riverside Lodge.
Sunray, our lovely riverside lodge in Potter Heigham, Norfolk Broads, is available for weekends, short breaks and weekly lets. Perfect for a peaceful break in the Norfolk Broads. There is walking, fishing and boating on your doorstep and the Potter Heigham shops and restaurants just a short walk away. You can book directly on the website or by sending us a message on our contact form.
Terms and conditions
25% deposit is required on booking, balance is due 4 weeks beforehand.
Sorry, no smoking.
Check in from 3:30pm & check out by 10:30am.
Weekly breaks: Fri – Fri
Weekend breaks 3 nights: Fri – Mon
Midweek breaks 4 nights: Mon – Fri
Sunray Lettings registered address: Kelly & Jonathan Thompson, Caroline, Cross End, Pebmarsh, CO9 2NU