Morston Hall

César award in 2010

‘We are forever grateful that we found this great hotel in the Guide,’ say trusted correspondents returning to Tracy and Galton Blackiston’s restaurant-with-rooms. In 1992, Galton Blackiston was persuaded by Delia Smith to open a hotel in his native Norfolk; by 1999 he had a Michelin star. The former 17th-century farmhouse stands in ‘fabulous’ gardens in a coastal Norfolk village. The bedrooms are in the main house and a pavilion in the grounds. A house room had ‘a comfortable bed, a tea-maker and a Nespresso machine’. Pavilion rooms have underfloor heating, an outdoor terrace; a large bath and a walk-in shower. At 7.30 pm, guests assemble for drinks and canapés before a daily-changing, seven-course dinner in the dining room or conservatory. There is no choice (dietary requirements catered for). ‘Portions are always small enough that we could enjoy it all without feeling full.’ Typical dishes: quail Scotch egg; cock-a-leekie; showcase of rabbit; long-shore cod, girolles; confit loin of lamb. Breakfast is ‘simply delicious’. Packed lunches are available for those wishing to explore the luminous landscape of salt marsh and dunes.
  • We have been coming every year for many years now. This October, we enjoyed our stay very much. Our spacious room had a large bathroom, a little kitchen space, and all the amenities one expects these days. Wi-Fi is free, but slow and temperamental; the best reception was at the bedroom door. Everybody is very friendly, and the whole operation runs like clockwork. The Michelin star is well-earned. The six-course dinner typically has two meat and two smaller fish courses. My impression is that the chef does better with meat than with fish courses. With our appetites shrinking, we find six courses sometimes a bit much and the wine arrangement is too much wine. I would be happier with a four-course meal and a reduced wine arrangement. However, everybody else seemed totally happy with the six courses, and the restaurant was full to capacity every evening. Breakfast is chosen from a menu and served at the table. It is very good. Thus, after many visits to Morston Hall, we are still happy coming here and will return again in the near future.

    Prof Wolfgang Stroebe, 01/11/2015

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Local attractions

Holkham Hall
One of the finest stately homes in Norfolk.
A collection of military vehicles.
Bean's Boat Trips
Take boat trips across the marshes to see seals.

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Contact Details

Morston Hall

MORSTON Norfolk England NR25 7AA


01263 741041

Further Information


13. 6 in garden pavilion on ground floor.


all year except Christmas, Jan, restaurant closed midday except Sun.


hall, lounge, orangery, conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 2-acre garden (pond, croquet).

Background music



all ages welcomed.


Welcomed in bedrooms (£5 per night), not in rooms where food is served.

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[2015] per person D,B&B £155–£200. Set dinner £66, Sunday lunch £37. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.