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Waxham Great Barn

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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A Significant Part of Norfolk History

This magnificent structure gives many clues to the history of Norfolk Fenland. The building is a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
jrdo5959
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Great building

What a lovely old building. Standing inside looking at the construction is amazing. The history... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Sondonduo
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Derby, United Kingdom
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This magnificent Grade I-listed thatched Tudor barn is a significant part of the local history and community. The Barn is also licensed for wedding ceremonies and available as a venue for wedding receptions and other private functions.
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Coast Road, Sea Palling, England
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

This magnificent structure gives many clues to the history of Norfolk Fenland. The building is a "Winnowing" barn and was designed to enable grain the be separated from the straw and chaff in a sheaf of corn, The winnowing was carried out on the floor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

What a lovely old building. Standing inside looking at the construction is amazing. The history with ship relic additions wow. Well worth a look magnificent from the outside as well. Will go again

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Huge barn with a cafe open limited hours but more in the summer. Great for a wow moment and some info boards but not much more to see. Near a good beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Nice place for mid afternoon meal. We went there with all the family and there was something for us all. Good information about the barn but, only takes up about 15 minutes

Date of experience: September 2018
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Norfolk Histori... B, Secretary at Waxham Great Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review. I will pass your review to the Waxham Barn Cafe as well.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

Always worth a stop to have a look around the barn using the audio description about the history of the barn.. Nice to go and look at the crafts on sale in the adjoining cafe too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angela M
Norfolk Histori... B, Secretary at Waxham Great Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you very much for your visit, we are delighted that you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is an important and interesting piece of architecture and worth a look. But do feel this is a lost opportunity. The Cafe is good if limited - well its a cafe not a restaurant. It could have offered local produce (food, crafts, beer etc.)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ddq115
Norfolk Histori... B, Secretary at Waxham Great Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and you comment. I am sorry that your visit was not as pleasant as you hoped for. We actually hire the Barn for weddings and local events. This is when we appreciate the vast space the Barn has...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Good food , with plenty to choose from a lunch time menu for both adults and kids. Nice selection of drinks But the best thing was the service ....what wonderful ladies ! Thank you !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nick_e_noodles
Norfolk Histori... B, Secretary at Waxham Great Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Dear Nick, Thank you very much! I will let the Cafe ladies know. They do deserve it!

Reviewed 23 April 2018

A free attraction!These barns built in the1400's are awesome. This is a real slice of history and there is a cafe for lunch. A small range of meals and drinks are available in one end of the complex. Car parking is available and a ten...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I am really very disappointed! I was recommended visiting Waxham Barn and told how great it was for food. So, after checking first thing on their website and reading that it was open today, drove some considerable distance, only to find that the gates were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Erm.... It's a barn. It's a big barn, but that's about it. To be fair, they don't pretend it's anything more and it's free to enter so I have no complaints, but it's hard to get too excited. I'd have liked there to be some...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Sevvysgirl
29 January 2018|
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Response from Normanjordy | Reviewed this property |
hi this may well be ; Bridge farm (now riding stables ) Windmill Rd, Gimingham, Norwich NR11 8HL this is off Cromer Rd Mundesley
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NorwichReviews1
10 October 2017|
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Response from Teddie R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry have not been able to get an answer. I would rather have my reception at Poppyland restaurant just a few miles from Waxham. You will find it will be a lot warmer, it is also a converted barn. Hope this helps.
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LadyRouge_000
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Response from Alex D |
The nearest public transport is the Sanders #34 bus from Sea Palling about 1 mile from Waxham. This operates between North Walsham and Stalham, 2 or 3 times a day each way Mon-Fri and once on a Saturday. There are fairly... More
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