A tiny village which can trace its history back over 1000 years. Its name has nothing to do with fish; it comes from Herela, a Viking who lived there; it was recorded in Domesday as "Herlingaflet" and appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Horningflet".
We have searched records dating back to before 1840 without finding reference to a single public house in this village; it seems likely there has never been one. Please let us know if you have any information to contradict this.
The Bell at St Olaves is occasionally listed in Herringfleet. Also a nearby Victorian brewer is probably actually located near St Olave's bridge (ancient stone bridge rebuilt 1770; iron suspension bridge built 1847).
Herringfleet is part of Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet parish.
Estimated population (2009) of Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet parish: 420
Local licensing authority for Herringfleet is Waveney district