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Lovely views

If it had not been so windy we would have walked around the Mere, but enjoyed talking to the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Boat trip and coffee

We went out on a trip on the lake which was lovely followed by a coffee in the onsite Cafe. I would... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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The Largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and listed as one of the Severn Natural Wonders of Britain. For boating and sightseeing of nature
Hornsea, England
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All reviews rowing boat feed the ducks putting green mini golf eggs benedict pitch and putt boat house life jackets gift shop waters edge car park nice cafe lovely place wild birds largest freshwater lake well worth a visit per adult
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on a trip on the lake which was lovely followed by a coffee in the onsite Cafe. I would highly recommend a visit here and a boat trip is a must!

Thank jds8880
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to run the kids or go for a walk, cafe isnt open Monday or Tuesday, you can hire a boat to row on the lake at a reasonable price, and there is a lovely little gift shop next to the cafe,

Thank Rie1970
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If it had not been so windy we would have walked around the Mere, but enjoyed talking to the "Twitchers" lots of wild birds to see.Had a nice mug of tea in the cafe. Good selection of food and drinks on the menu, we resisted...More

Thank boatgirlLeicester
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Despite the cafe advertising it was dog friendly when we checked it was ok to sit down - we where bluntly told, by the young girl behind the counter, they could come in as long as they made no noise, this despite 3 screaming kids...More

1  Thank AshbourneIan
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I felt the need to review our day out as I had seen some negative write ups. Although every experience is different and people deal with things differently, I couldn’t fault our visit. Having visited Hornsea for over 30 years, I decided it was time...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Not very good at all in fact quite boring actually. A couple of boats on the mere practising people repairing boats by the look of it. Spoke to a couple of chaps in the boat house to ask directions to the freeport, were quite rude...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 20 August 2018

hornsea mere is a good place to row a boat, or fish, or just a stroll around,theres a good cafe there also , if you go to feed the birds be aware they can get a but agressive

Thank ADRIAN b
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Great place birds are in abundance, if you like watching birds geese all over the place , you can fish for the day , or take a rowing boat for a liesurly row around the lake

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We went to the mere specifically to teach the kids how to row a boat.Only one boat out on the mere at the time.Asked how much it would cost,the guy said £5 per hour per adult,that’s any one over 12 years old.Hence £25 for an...More

2  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Have visited The Mere many times over the years usually hiring a rowing boat & enjoying the scenery right around. Boat house staff are very friendly when hiring & life jackets are always supplied. Due to the size of the mere the staff always seem...More

1  Thank jp3030150
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21 July 2018|
Response from Halcyon32 |
No. You can sail a dinghy but approach the sailing club for day sailing, they are very welcoming friendly, and helpful.
Con H
22 May 2017|
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Response from CP1866 | Reviewed this property |
You will find the gates locked at certain times of the year, but only the Christmas holidays.... There is a bird hide at the Wassand Estate side, you can get day tickets. The site is an SSSI. Access on the road between... More
26 February 2017|
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Response from Kim K | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen one in there but there is plenty of seating outside.
James N
19 January 2017|
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Response from Tracy D | Reviewed this property |
Yes we took ours with us
16 August 2016|
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Response from RamonaL34 | Reviewed this property |
I rented a boat there. I'm uncertain if you can bring your own. The phone number to the cafe right behind where the boats are is 01964 533277 if they can't answer your question I'm sure they can give you a number to someone... More