The Maltsters


The heart of the broads


about the maltsters

Traditional PUB, Modern twist

The Ranworth Maltsters is a pub and restaurant adjacent to Malthouse Broad at Ranworth. We have welcoming, friendly staff and a warm, relaxed atmosphere. We are located in a beautiful setting with a large terrace and garden overlooking the broad.

We're dog-friendly inside and out. We support local charity Paws 4 Thought - Norfolk. So, bring your canine friend with you!

Our sister company, Ranworth Retreat, also offers a luxury apartment for those wishing to stay in Ranworth.


Food at the malTsters

The Maltsters offers an extensive menu of traditional pub favourites and seasonal dishes. We like to keep things fresh at The Maltsters and we change our menu frequently. However, our current sample menu is available here on the website. Click here.*

Our kitchen serves food from 12pm-3pm at lunchtime. Evening food service is from 6pm-9pm

* subject to availability



By River

The staithe is located approx. 40m from the pub. There are free public moorings, which are operated by the Broads National Park. However, they're on a first come-first served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

The Broad offers lots of space for those boaters preferring to “lay off” with their mud weight. There are also available, at a cost, moorings on the island; although you will need a dinghy to get to the mainland if laying off or mooring at the island. See the Broads Authority website for further details.

If you're travelling by river, please see our river travel page for estimates of approximate travel times.

By Road

We have a large car park opposite the pub which, for our customers visiting us by road, is free.

We also welcome motorhome stopovers - please see our motorhome page for further details.




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We have a sister company: Milson's Pizza Den

Milson's Pizza Den operates during the spring and summer months and is presently closed until spring 2022.

Inspired by our dog, Milson, who loves pizza, Milson's Pizza Den is situated next to The Maltsters and offers made to order take-away pizzas.

Milson's Pizza Den offers pizzas to eat in or takeaway from 12-9pm everyday during spring and summer; simply pick up a menu form at the Pizza Den, build your pizza by selecting your toppings from our tick-box list, and order directly with the Milson's team!

Follow Milson's social media feeds below for details.

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We're presently not accepting table reservations for parties of less than 10 people. We're operating on a walk-in basis for groups of less than 10 and have ample space in the pub, on our terrace and in our garden. 

If, in compliance with government guidance, you have a larger booking enquiry of 10 people or more, please don't hesitate to contact us. Click here for details of how to make your reservation and our booking policy

For any other enquiries, email us at, or use the contact form below.

We look forward to welcoming you.



PHONE NO. 01603 270900  email:

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Autumn/winter OPENing hours:


Sunday: 11:00-23:00
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:00-23:00
Thursday: 11:00-23:00
Friday: 11:00-23:00
Saturday: 11:00-23:00

FOOD SERVED 12-3pm and 6-9pm DAILY