Situated on Gorleston-on-Sea’s popular high street, The Short Blue offers a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits and delicious food, but most importantly, a friendly welcome. Named after a once great fishing fleet, it’s also a historic reminder of the town’s former glory as a fishing port.

Built c1693, and formally a fisherman’s cottage, The Short Blue is both distinctive and cosy, making valuable use of reclaimed timbers and stained glass windows salvaged through the years from local historic buildings.

“Great traditional local pub, great atmosphere”

With many regional breweries just a few miles away, there’s always an extensive choice of traditional ales, draught and bottled beers, wines and spirits. You can also enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or early evening meal with Rich Food at the Short Blue from 10.00am, including a traditional roast served on Sundays. We’re proud to use local family businesses to deliver great pub food, at a reasonable price, making The Short Blue the perfect place to relax and unwind.

“A friendly family pub. A place to meet friends, old and new.”

Whatever the weather, you’re assured a fine visit. Enjoy our quiet garden with views of the harbour to watch the boats roll by on the warmer days, or inside you’ll be welcomed with a warm and cosy atmosphere helped by our beautiful log fire.

Managed and owned by Kevin Duffield since 1987, he, the team and many friendly faces look forward to welcoming you. In the meantime, why not take a moment to have a look around our site at our food menus, events and even the history of the famous Short Blue fishing fleet.

Kev, and the team 😉

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