About Reepham

Reepham Fishery lies less than half a mile from the centre of the historic and attractive market town of Reepham with its mainly Georgian buildings surrounding the Market Square. There is a wide range of shops including a butcher, (licenced for game),  greengrocer, amongst other delicacies, a chemist, Spar, hairdressers – there is even a Health Club. There is a choice of public houses, two restaurants, fish and chip shop and Chinese take-away, plus cafe/bistro within the town. Reepham is also a good centre for many interesting walks including Marriott’s Way (once the main railway line) which passes through beautiful countryside for many miles.

Reepham is centrally located in the heart of Norfolk, which makes it an ideal touring base. The lovely city of Norwich and the ever-popular Norfolk Broads are both within fifteen miles; the Norfolk coast with its many superb beaches is within easy reach. Norfolk abounds with country houses, quaint villages and historic churches, as well as many other attractions such as steam and military museums, seal trips, golf courses etc – a perfect place for a relaxing holiday (even if you don’t like fishing).

At one time three churches stood in the churchyard at Reepham. The great fire in 1543 virtually destroyed one, with only a fragment remaining. St Mary’s is now the single parish church and stands back to back with St Michael’s, although consecrated, is mainly used as a community building. St Mary’s church is usually open to visitors and the interior was extensively restored in the 19th century. A few medieval treasures have survived including a Norman font, a superb altar tomb and some lovely stained glass.  A local myth tells that three sisters were responsible for the building of the 3 churches in Reepham – one for each of them! This myth led to the design of the town sign which shows a group of three churches, villagers, farm labourers, sheep, lambs and the sisters themselves! You will find the town sign in front of the church.

On the outskirts of Reepham you will find the old railway station. The rails have long gone, but the route is now a 21 mile long footpath and bridleway called the Marriott’s Way, between Hellesdon and Aylsham. The route is named after William Marriott, who was the chief engineer of the Midland and Great Northern Railway for 41 years. Reepham Station is now a tea rooms.

Places to visit

With Reepham Fishery situated close to the Norfolk coastline, you can reach the beautiful delights of Cromer, Norwich, Blackney and Sheringham with easy access.

Places to eat