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Visit Filby, a floral village and RHS Britain in Bloom champion

Filby near Great Yarmouth on the A1064 is a pretty village situated on the shores of Filby Broad and Ormesby Little Broad, part of the Trinity Broads. The village can trace its roots back to the Vikings who settled in the area around AD800.

The Trinity Broads are no longer connected to the rest of the Broads network which means they have particularly clear water quality. Sailing, boating and fishing are allowed on these Broads but are carefully regulated as they are also areas rich in birdlife and natural beauty.

There are plenty of opportunities for walking, birdwatching and fishing from Filby. Fishing platforms suitable for wheelchair users are also available. Rowing boats can be hired from Filby Bridge Restaurant where you can often see model yacht owners racing their boats in the Broad.

Filby is very proud to have won the village category of the RHS Britain in Bloom competition on a number of occasions, including winning gold and being awarded Champion of Champion status in 2015 and is a mass of colour throughout the year with its wonderful flower arrangements along the roadside.

There are several camping and caravan sites in the area, along with a small parade of village shops and amenities, a lovely church, excellent pubs and a restaurant plus a fabulous newly built village hall hosting a range of regular activities and events.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Garden, a unique attraction specialising in Asian animals with tigers, leopards, monkeys and reptiles is next to Filby in the nearby village of Thrigby and is a fantastic day trip for all the family. Thrigby Post Mill, although not open to the public, can be seen over the hedgerows.


Pubs & Restaurants near Filby

Filby Bridge Restaurant

Main Road, Filby, Norfolk, NR29 3AA

Reopen 4 July! A family run restaurant with unique views over the Trinity Broads, consisting of 2 superb dining areas; the Granary & the Gallery, serving exquisite home made food. Please book to avoid disappointment. Fishing available here.

Kings Head

Main Road, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3HY

The Kings Head in the village of Filby near Great Yarmouth is a welcoming, friendly public house serving good home cooked food. With outside seating area.

Kings Arms, Fleggburgh

Main Road, Fleggburgh, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3AG

Reopen 4 July! The Kings Arms, Fleggburgh, is a beautiful country pub & restaurant in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. Relax & enjoy our range of ales, ciders and wines in front of our log burner or enjoy fine dining in our restaurant.

The Boathouse

Eels Foot Road, Ormesby St. Michael, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3LP

Temporarily closed.. Set in beautiful countryside on the banks of the Trinity Broads, The Boathouse, Ormesby is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. Exposed brickwork, 2 open fireplaces & oak beams make for a welcoming spot.

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