East Ruston

East Ruston village sits between the East Coast and the Broads National Park and is renowned for its Common, which is unusual with its mix of grazing land, fen and lakes. The village is also home to the celebrated East Ruston Vicarage Garden with its huge variety of planting and excellent tea shop, one of the owners Alan Grey is a frequent and entertaining guest speak on Radio Norfolk's gardening programme - The Garden Party. The village has beautiful surrounding countryside with quiet lanes which are ideal for walking and cycling. The excellent sandy beaches of the east coast are minutes away. The capital of the Broads - Wroxham is five miles' distance and Stalham Staithe 3 miles, hire a day boat or enjoy some excellent wildlife at How Hill Trust on the River Ant with its glorious wetlands, woodlands, windmills - all the W's!

Our Recommendations

Places to Visit

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Happisburgh

Lighthouse & Beach

Visit Norfolk's iconic Lighthouse and take a stroll along Happisburgh's dog friendly sandy beach. The lighthouse is open at various times throughout the year for you to climb.

2.3 miles - Approx 6 minute drive

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Old Vicarage

Day out - East Ruston

The East Ruston Old Vicarage gardens, are 32 acres in size it is one of the largest gardens of the late 20th century, and one of the finest privately owned gardens in England.

0.7 miles - Approx 2 minute drive

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Pet Sitting

Service

We understand that you may not always want to take your dog with you. Shannon's Pet sitting is on hand so you can enjoy yourselves guilt free whilst your pet enjoys themselves too.

At the Cottage

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Gunton Arms

Restaurant / Pub

The Gunton Arm's is our favourite pub.

Set in a 1,000 acre deer park, this dog friendly pub is a must visit. The food is amazing and dogs are welcome, what more do you need?

11 miles - Approx 21 minute drive

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Sea Palling

Day out - Sea Palling

Sea Palling is a beautiful dog friendly small seaside village, with beautiful sandy beaches, amusements, doughnuts and lots of yummy food! Definitely a must for all of the family.

6.1 miles - Approx 13 minute drive

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Rising Sun

Pub - Coltishall

A dog friendly pub on the broads with an outside seating area as well as plenty inside space. The food here is very yummy and the staff are friendly and polite. A must visit.

10 miles - Approx 15 minute drive

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Hillside

Day out - Cromer

The Shire horse sanctuary is a good visit to keep the children and dogs occupied. With lots of animals to see, a small museum, shop and mini playground, Hillside is a lovely day out.

18.6 miles - Approx 33 minute drive

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The Broads

Day out - Stalham

We are very close to the iconic Norfolk Broads, there are numerous different boat hire companies available, however this is located in our closest town.

3 miles - Approx 5 minute drive

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ROAR!

Day out - Adventure Park

ROAR! Dinosaur is a great day out for those dinosaur lovers, a stamp hunt keeps the children occupied with a gold medal at the end and lots to do between, A great day out ha

24 miles - Approx 34 minute drive

Find us

Church Farm, Church Farm Road, East Ruston, NR12 9HJ

Call us to book

01692 773 259