Your Function - Your Way

The Pleasure Boat Inn is a superb venue for all kinds of special events. It's large car park and waterside location are just the start. Read through this page and then speak with the landlord, Glenn Wilson, to discuss your exact requirements.

Flexible Space

Our restaurant converts into a wonderful Function Room. It is suitable for Wedding Receptions, Birthday and Wedding Anniversary Parties, Funeral Wakes, Shooting Parties, Company AGM's and Conferences.

Between October and April, we make no charge for the hire of the room.

the Restsurant

In addition, we now have a permanent marquee available. This has a paved floor and ducted heating and is accessible from the restaurant or the gardens, making it suitable for use in any weather conditions at almost any time of the year. A second bay can be added if necessary for larger events.

The Marquee

Food and Drink Options

Whether your event calls for a full seated lunch or dinner prepared and served from our kitchens or a simple buffet we can meet your needs.

For events using our marquee we find our portable carvery has proved popular. We also have a barbecue that can cope with large numbers. Both of these can be sited under a separate gazebo to keep smoke from getting in your guests eyes (and our cook dry, should it rain!).

Portable Carvery

And there's always a range of buffet options - both hot and cold - to suit all budgets.

Buffet FoodTemporary Bar

If your event is to be held in the marquee, then we can, of course, provide a separate bar, complete with a chilled cabinet for the bottles that require to be served cold, and stocked with all our regular beers and house wines.

Music Choices

Disco in Progress

The Pleasure Boat is becoming well known for attracting a range of musicians to its popular entertainment nights. (See our Entertainment page and the Gallery.) We can arrange for suitable live music or a disco to get any party really going!


From: Mike Colman
Date: 23 April 2012 17:49
Subject: Fakenham Auto Club

Hi Glenn/Steve,

I'm sending you guys this note to say thank you very much for the first class hospitality you gave us yesterday lunch time.

You played a major part in making our day very enjoyable. Before our arrival we'd had a good coastal drive, and in the afternoon we'd pre-booked a guided tour of the RAF Neatishead Museum (a very unusual and worthwhile visit indeed) with the excellent treatment you afforded us with both the parking arrangements and superb lunch arrangements it was a truly memorable day that will be talked about for some time.

So, put simply "thank you very much" and I have no doubt you'll be seeing us again - both collectively and individually.

Please pass these sentiments on to your staff who worked so hard - very much appreciated.

Best wishes,

Mike Colman,
Fakenham Auto Club

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