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Welcome to Poacher's Pocket

Pub, Restaurant, B&B in Bacton, on Norfolk's unspoilt East Coast


Situated right on the beach, overlooking the sea on the Norfolk coast, the building was originally built as a country house around the 1850's. Gary Stubbs took over the Poachers Pocket in 1994 and was later joined by his wife Caroline. Together they have built their business into the friendly and thriving local attraction we are happy to welcome you to today. This accommodating family pub has much to offer including large bar areas, dart board and pool tables, two large TV screens, weekend live entertainment, upstairs restaurant with sea views (or you can enjoy your meals outside overlooking the sand), fully equipped function room and bed & breakfast with chalet accommodation.

Not only can the Poachers Pocket provide all the coastal delights behind it - they can also boast on having rural views across the front as well.

Dogs welcome in the bar and holiday chalets.

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Located just 20 miles from Norwich; steeped in culture and heritage with fantastic shopping. Also very close to The Broads and many nature walks the Poachers Pocket is ideal for short breaks, or a longer stay, for the whole family.

Poacher's Pocket is surrounded in Norfolk beauty, catering for many interests, including:

  • Sea fishing - short breaks available for parties up to eight persons, including accommodation and meals
  • Coarse fishing - 2 miles away at St Georges Fisheries, East Ruston

  • Many local hire centres for boating on The broads

  • Seal spotting, bird watching and photographic opportunities galore

  • Stunning views whether you're an early riser or a night owl

  • Water sports - jet skiing, surfing etc.
  • Lazy few days on our beautiful sandy beach

View from our

restaurant window

Bacton beach currently holds a Blue Flag for

it's excellent water, which makes it great for

swimming and water sports alike.



It really does make a lovely spot for fishing, the beach provides good all round sport throughout the year with high tides in the

evenings providing the best sport. Good bags of skate can be had during early autumn with codling plentiful in early winter.


And your dogs will love it too .............
................. throughout the seasons!