Cromer Pier

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Cromer Pier
4.5
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Cromer Pier, a heritage seaside pier in the civil parish of Cromer on the North Norfolk coast was designed by Douglass and Arnott and constructed by Alfred Thorne and is owned by North Norfolk District Council. The Pier is 151 metres (495 ft.) in length and was officially opened on 8 June 1901. Awarded Pier Of The Year in 2015 by The National Piers Society. The Pavilion Theatre at the end of the pier is one of only five UK end of pier theatres and is home to The Cromer Pier Show, the only end of pier show of its kind in the world. We are famous for crab fishing with the very best spot in Norfolk for the big catch, it’s a great way to relax and connect with nature for all the family. Grab a bite to eat above the waves with our Mediterranean inspired menu in Tides, enjoy a glass or two on our unique quarterdeck patio and pop into our perfectly stocked gift shop and take a piece of Cromer home with you.
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Paul B
Chesterfield, UK1,309 contributions
May 2022
Lovely to walk on this well kept pier. We had a windswept stroll enjoying the views of the sea and coastline. Very good.
Written 18 May 2022
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Kyrsten P
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We found Cromer pier beautiful even on a dull day ,you were able to walk all around the pier will definitely visit again when we cone back to Cromer for a week
Written 1 May 2022
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CLIVE P
Cambridge, UK882 contributions
Apr 2022
Cromer pier in the windy storms, takes your breath away and most of your energy trying to walk in it...
Then you get to a wall and its like summer again, out of the wind...
Written 25 April 2022
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Thank you for visiting, yes those sea breezes on a stormy day can certainly be exhilarating, there’s nothing better than battling the elements to the end of the pier and diving into the Pavilion bar for one of our legendary luxury hot chocolates and a slab of cake. We hope that next time that you visit the weather is kind and you can spend a bit more time with us.
Written 25 April 2022
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June A
Surrey, UK2,365 contributions
May 2021
I am not normally a fan of piers, finding them a bit tired and worn, but there was something about this one that was different. It may have been the absense of cheap, tacky tourist shops telling candy floss and meaningless tat and the fantastic exhibtion of weird and wacky machines combined with those views of the beach, the delicious smell of fish and chips and the general ambience and relaxed feel. This is not your average seaside pier at all.
Written 21 April 2022
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Thank you for visiting us, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, tired and worn, we are definitely not, vibrant and enthralling, we definitely are. The peace and tranquility is very special, time to just enjoy being you. Next time you visit, treat yourselves to tickets to our famous end of pier theatre, you will absolutely love it.
Written 25 April 2022
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Charles B
Northampton, UK200 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a traditional pier with a small selection of shops and a theatre. Lovely to walk the boards and take in the views. Unfortunately the sides at the end of the pier are dominated by fishermen and their tackle which take up all the seating.
Written 17 April 2022
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Thank you for visiting us, our 500 seat famous end of pier theatre is one of only five in the UK so it is very special indeed, you can grab something to eat at Tides Restaurant, have a drink and snacks at the Pavilion bar and browse in our gift shop, packed with quality gifts. Cromer apart from being stunningly beautiful is also a thriving fishing town and many a generation of fisherman have enjoyed fishing from the pier, there is plenty of space for all to enjoy the pier, it’s pleasures, the views and tranquility.
Written 25 April 2022
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cennenypedr
Wales770 contributions
Apr 2022
Lovely old pier with theatre. Was a little windy when we were there which spoilt it for us as it was a quick explore
Written 16 April 2022
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Thank you for visiting, that walk to the end of the pier can be exhilarating as long as you are wrapped up warm, the best bit is the pit stop for a steaming hot chocolate or something stronger at the Pavilion bar. Next time that you visit, we hope that the sun shines for you, each new weather day is a brand new experience.
Written 25 April 2022
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FIL M
London, UK228 contributions
Mar 2022
A small pier with one of two places to buy a drink/food or beach paraphernalia.
They also do shows at the end of the pier although I personally did not attend any due to time constraints.
Well worth a walk down though as get some beautiful views of Cromer and the sea.
Written 14 April 2022
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Thank you for visiting us, that 151 metre walk to the end of the pier is priceless. You can choose to eat or drink at the Pavilion Bar and Tides Restaurant where you can enjoy freshly cooked food above the waves, call in to pick up a memory of your visit in the gift shop packed with quality goodies, or crab fish from the pier. Our famous 500 seat theatre is one of just 5 end of pier theatres in the UK, home to the only full season.end of pier show in the world and the finest touring shows all year around, next time you visit, make time to take it in, you will love it.
Written 15 April 2022
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Antarctic
Cambridge, UK421 contributions
Apr 2022
A small but charming pier which offers an opportunity to visit a lifeboat station and sample some bracing air. The sea was rough on the day we visited which added to the experience. Obviously loved by walkers with their dogs and the many fishermen. This pier does not offer rides and amusement arcades and it is not a feature like Southend-on-Sea, but it is a fine addition to Cromer.
Written 9 April 2022
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Thank you for your visit, that 151 metre walk to the end of the pier can be very bracing on a rough day but it’s all a part of the experience with the right clothing of course. There is nowhere better to take a moment from the rat race and just enjoy being you, that’s how most of our visitors love it but for those that like a flutter and rides, they are a short walk away on the promenade, or on a larger scale, 45 minute drive away at Great Yarmouth or Hunstanton.
Written 15 April 2022
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Sharon G
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Attended the show with Purple Zeppelin on 25 March 2022.
Band were excellent.
However, the experience was marred by the filthy state of the theatre:
1. We had to return a draught beer which had obviously "gone off":
2. Our seats (K15 and 16) smelled of urine
3. In balcony where we watched to second half to avoid the stench - there is a large air filter which is absolutely clogged with dirt and debris. So much so that the dirty, sticky, fluff was falling on the seats underneath: an obvious health hazard needing immediate attention.
Such a shame that a lovely provincial theatre has been allowed to fail on the basics.
Written 26 March 2022
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Thank you for your feedback and opinions, we are pleased to hear that at least that you enjoyed Purple Zeppelin, they are indeed a tremendous band. In response to your comments regarding your experience otherwise. Quality is very important to us, please be assured that the draught beers are one of our best sellers, so they don’t hang around long enough to “go off” but we are sorry to hear that you felt that the quality wasn’t there on that particular occasion, we trust that your drink was replaced without question by the team as your dissatisfaction was not reported to the duty manager. We are very surprised to hear your comments regarding the theatre seating, the entire theatre receives a thorough deep clean each week during this period of the year, the traditional seats, are of course, a part of the original building and particular attention is paid to protect and preserve them, but they are old and constantly in use, as a result of your comments we have made a thorough assessment of the seating, but were unable to locate the smell that you claim. The vents that you refer to are subject to regular maintenance and cleaning using a tower scaffold, during covid we have been required to leave those vents open and due to our location and the challenges of a pier theatre in terms of weather conditions the vents may have become clogged much quicker than usual, the vents have had an intermediary clean using a sky vac until the planned maintenance can take place. We can assure you that our theatre is much loved and cared for, there is continuous investment into it’s maintenance and to ensure that we are meeting all the requirements in terms of health and safety, whilst ensuring that we remain on the pulse in terms of technological expectations. The bar and toilets are subject to extensive refurbishment next year and we are looking forward with optimism to the long road to recovery following the pandemic.
Written 28 March 2022
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Karen S
Reedham, UK6 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
We visited the pier on both Friday 18th and Sat 19th to watch 2 different shows which were both great shows unfortunately the venue was a different kettle of fish 😱 the whole place needs a revamp it’s smells of urine and so cold you can not possible enjoy the show you came to watch it’s so sad as the acts are great but venue is a total let down.
Written 20 March 2022
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Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Total 80s and The Bon Jovi Experience. We are sorry however, to hear that you felt that out much loved grand old lady was a let down, It has been a very difficult time for theatre and tourism but we are pleased to say that, as published in the press, the bar area and toilets will be refurbished early in 2023. It is very difficult to retain the heat in the theatre during chilly days despite extensive heating. Thank you for supporting us while we begin the road to recovery following covid, to lose the theatre and the pier is unthinkable, isn’t it.
Written 26 March 2022
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