Pull’s Ferry

Ferry Lane, Norwich

Pull’s Ferry is a medieval watergate along the riverside walk, south of Bishopgate in Norwich.

Come and visit us for tea one weekend over the summer – details below.

The flinty building with its broad stone archway became the Watergate for craft carrying stone for the building of the Cathedral from the quarries near Caen.

John Pull at 28 years became ferryman and publican and held the license until he died in 1842.  His 45 years service meant that his name was given to the Ferry.  In 1947 the buildings and watergate were saved by a bequest from Camilla Doyle and money raised by Norwich Girl Guides.

Pull’s Ferry is 5 minutes walk from the Railway Station and is an ideal base for exploring the Cathedral, the River Walk, Mousehold Heath and Norwich City Centre. The Watergate Room can be hired for variety of activities such as meetings, parties, award presentation ceremonies, sing songs, picnics by the river and one night sleepovers for members aged 14+. A challenge pack and, of course, a badge are also available.

Refreshments are being served on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-5pm at Pull’s Ferry throughout the summer. We started on Saturday 3 June and run until Sunday 22 September. Drinks and cake are available at £3.00.
Because we rely on units and Trefoil Guild volunteers, we need to add the proviso that there may be the occasional day when we are not open due to staffing issues! (There are a few gaps in the rota still at the moment).
Customers can enjoy coming up to our tea room, sit and be served at their own table and see what the room is like over the Pull’s Ferry arch! For those with a companion who is unable to climb stairs, we can serve a takeout version downstairs. 
Basic refreshments are also available on our two Heritage Open weekends when we are open 11am – 4pm on 6-8 and 13-15 September. This is a chance for visitors to see the space above the Pull’s Ferry arch and read displays on the history of the building, Girlguiding’s link with it and discover more about Girlguiding in Norwich Division. 

For full details please contact Jan Everson  Tel:  01603 611625 or Email:  pullsferrynorwich@gmail.com

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