Eating Out Norwich

Further Afield

Eating out with kids can sometimes be something of a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the Norwich area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.

These places are not all ‘exclusively’ for families or children but they have all shown thoughtful touches or great facilities (things like pushchair access, changing facilities, highchairs and so on) or quite simply, have amazing cake/food!

At Norwich Mumbler we are always looking to ‘spread the word’ if we find out about any little gems, so if you know of a pub, restaurant or café that should be included in this listing then please contact us here.

A Piece of Cake

The River Rooms Church Chlose, Church Cl, Coltishall, Norwich NR12 7DL

24 hours notice required for afternoon tea.

A lovely little cafe, room for a buggy or two downstairs and they sell delicious cakes! Katrin March’18

Contact 01603 736090 for more information.

Biddy’s Tea Room & Biddy’s Kitchen

Biddy’s Tea Room
15 Lower Goat Ln, Norwich NR2 1EL

Biddy’s Kitchen
16 Market Pl, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6EH

(BOTH private hire after 6.30)

Biddy’s caters to all dietary requirements.

Book via the website.


Blakey’s Bus Cafe

The Common, Just off the Norwich Road, in Mulbarton, NR14 8AE

The Café on Wheels- Blakey’s is a 1956 converted Bristol Lodekka double decker bus.  On the ground floor is a fully functioning kitchen run by trained staff and a small seating area. Above is comfortable seating for around 25 people.

Open Mon-Sat, Sunday PRIVATE HIRE ONLY

Kids meal box £3.75
Gluten FREE & Dairy FREE CAKES available EVERY DAY

To book a table please call 07426 533608 during opening hours.

Country Pubs to try

Here is a list of general recommended country pubs near to Norwich but ones that we don’t know how child/family friendly they are.  If you try one and would recommend it to Mumblers please let Norwich Mumbler know, HERE.

Kings Head, Woodton, Hempnall Rd, Bungay NR35 2LR – 01508 482329

The Swan Inn, The St, Ringland, Norwich NR8 6AB – 01603 868214

Kings head, Harts Ln, Bawburgh, Norwich NR9 3LS – 01603 744977

The Chequers at Hainford, 10 Stratton Rd, Norwich NR10 3AY – 01603 891657

Kings head, Norwich Rd, Brooke, Norwich NR15 1AB – 01508 550335

The Brick Kilns, Norwich Rd, Little Plumstead, Norwich NR13 5JH – 01603 720043

Rose & Crown, Buxton Rd, Norwich NR12 7NJ – 01603 898341

The Fox, The St, Lyng, Norwich NR9 5AL – 01603 872316

The Parson Woodforde, Church Street, Weston Longville, Norwich NR9 5JU – 01603 881675

The Ferry House, The Broads, Ferry Rd, Surlingham, Norwich NR14 7AR – 01508 538659

The Walpole Arms, The Common, Itteringham, Norwich NR11 7AR – 01263 587258

The Water’s Edge, Woods End, Bramerton NR14 7ED – 01508 538005

The Honingham Buck, The St, Honingham, Norwich NR9 5BL – 01603 880393

The White Horse, Chapel Rd, Upton, Norwich NR13 6BT – 01493 750696

The Wildebeest, Norwich Rd, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8QJ – 01508 492497

The Goat Inn, Long Rd, Skeyton NR10 5DH – 01692 538600

The Swan, The Broads, Lower St, Horning, Norwich NR12 8AA – 01692 630316

Dunston Hall- Brasserie Bar & Grill

Ipswich Rd, Norwich NR14 8PQ

Lunches with local flavours, classic English grills for dinner and a locally renowned carvery. The Brasserie is all about great food and an informal atmosphere – the kind of restaurant where you really feel at home, meals aren’t rushed and you’ll be tempted to linger longer for a delicious dessert.

Really lovely carvery and very child-friendly.  They even provide child-sized cutlery! Sarah F. Apr’17

01508 470444

Everyday’s a Picnic

Brick Yards, Norwich road, Bungay

Lovely little tea room/ cafe. Nice selection of home prepared meals and snacks. Good parking. Staff helpful and friendly.

GB Nov’17

01508 483947

Goodies Food Hall Cafe

Goodies Food Hall – French’s Farm, Wood Lane, Pulham, Diss, IP21 4XU

Goodies Farm shop just outside of Long Stratton is grea. It has colouring while they wait, plus a great play area and garden outside, huge covered sand pit, mini ride on toys and a little slide and swing. Sally B Jan’17

01379 676880

Kings Arms- Fleggburgh

Main Rd, Great Yarmouth, NR29 3AG

A beautiful country restaurant based in the heart of Fleggburgh.


Good kids menu, friendly and approachable, happy for small ones to be there. No colouring in but I found a good book to keep mine occupied when she got fractious. They have a changing area in the disabled toilets and a playhouse in garden. Laura P Apr’17

01493 368333

King’s Head, Brooke

King’s Head, Norwich Rd, Brooke, Norwich NR15 1AB

The King’s Head, Brooke is a welcoming village local that offers a large choice of contemporary dining, seasonal menus alongside additional daily specials and a number of featured theme evenings; tapas, steak, seafood

I assume it is breastfeeding friendly as I did so on a quiet weekday lunchtime. Be warned though no baby changing facilities – had to do it on an upturned basket on toilet cubicle floor. Nice food and drink though. Hazel August’17

01508 550335

Recruiting Sergeant- Horstead

Norwich Rd, Horstead, Norwich NR12 7EE

The Recruiting Sergeant award winning pub restaurant and B&B in Horstead near Coltishall in the Norfolk Broads.

Nice food. Giant portions so really little ones probably don’t need their own meals, unless their grown-ups don’t share food- ha! Andy O Apr’17

Contact 01603 737077 for more information.

The Boathouse- Ormesby Broad

Ormesby Broad, The Broads, Eels Foot Rd, Ormesby St Margaret, Great Yarmouth NR29 3LP

Set in 11 acres of beautiful parkland on the banks of the enchanting Ormesby Broad, The Boathouse is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. The complete refurbishment of the old Eels Foot pub and boathouse combines one of the most idyllic and romantic wedding venues you will find with fine country dining, luxurious accommodation as well as fully equipped luxury woodland lodges.


Great play area and Kid’s menu! Susanna Y. Apr’17

01493 730342

The Fisherman’s Return- Winterton-on-sea

The Ln, Winterton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR29 4BN

Welcome to the Fishermans Return. A 300 year old brick and flint Freehouse situated in the picturesque unspoilt Norfolk village of Winterton-on-Sea. Long stretches of sandy beaches and beautiful walks are all within a few minutes of the pub. We serve up to five real ales as well as Westons Old Rosie Cider. Our food is freshly prepared and we use locally sourced ingredients where we can. Being close to the sea, fish naturally features prominently on our specials board. Well behaved dogs are most welcome.


Good pub that has board games, colouring, good kids menu & good baby changing. Susanna Y. Apr’17

01493 393305

The Fur & Feather Inn- Woodbastwick

The Fur and Feather, Slad Lane, Woodbastwick, NR13 6HQ
Welcome to the Fur and Feather, home of Woodforde’s real ales. Located in the picturesque village of Woodbastwick, just a short walk from Salhouse Broad, enjoy a pint of Woodforde’s alongside a delicious meal from our menu.

01603 720003


The Gunton Arms- Thorpe Market

The Gunton Arms, Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norwich NR11 8TZ

The Gunton Arms is a traditional pub with bedrooms in an extensive historic park near Cromer in North Norfolk.


The Gunton Arms is a great place for the kids to run around and see the deer. Susanna Y. Apr’17

01263 832010

The Orange Tree- Thornham

Norfolk Coast AONB, High St, Thornham, Hunstanton PE36 6LY

The Orange Tree is a stylish, contemporary dining pub, nestled in one of North Norfolk’s most beautiful coastal villages. We are a family owned business and strive hard, day and night, to serve award-winning food, from top quality local produce in a laid back, ‘unstuffy’ environment. The OT offers a haven of tranquillity where couples, families and friends are welcomed with open arms.

01485 512213

The Pigs- Edgefield

Norwich Rd, Edgefield NR24 2RL

The Pigs is a 17th Century country pub with bags of character.


Recommended by 2 Mumblers for having Children’s Menus and Play areas.

Definitely a favourite of ours! Emily P Apr’17

Contact 01263 587634 for more information.

The White Horse- Overstrand

34 High St, Overstrand, Cromer NR27 0AB

Seaside pub set on the North Norfolk coast with two aa rosette restaurant and 4 star accommodation.
Lively pub in the historic village of Overstrand minutes from the beautiful Overstrand beach, we have a great emphasis on local produce including our real ales, the kitchen team have principles of in house cooking from their home baked bread to pasta and ice creams.

Has a play area, kids’ menu and is in walking distance from the beach. Susanna Y. Apr’17

01263 579237

The World’s End- Mulbarton

The Worlds End Pub, Norwich, NR14 8JT

We are a family friendly pub serving Home Cooked food using locally sourced produce as much as possible. One of our main suppliers is Keith from the Paddocks Butchery & Deli in the village who delivers fresh meat to us daily.

For families we have a fully enclosed garden where the children can appreciate our Adventure Play Area while you relax with a drink & enjoy our award winning Garden.

01508 570 205

Yaxham Waters Cafe

Dereham Rd, Dereham NR19 1RF

Quite a big cafe with a little area for a children’s sized table with colouring in and a few toys.  A little play area outside to entertain impatient diners (husbands and toddlers!) and they even have some farm animals to feed! Katrin March’17


01362 854384