The Rose & Crown  (Shortlist*)

‘Comfortable, with delicious food’, Jeannette and Anthony Goodrich’s quintessential English inn is a whitewashed 14th-century building in the village centre, opposite a cricket pitch. It has low beams, leaning walls, twisting passages and cosy corners. ‘Charming’, modern bedrooms have fresh milk and home-made biscuits on a hospitality tray. Adjoining the lounge, a garden room has comfortable seating and a large open fire. In the bars and dining rooms, chef Jamie Clarke serves traditional pub favourites and more adventurous dishes, using produce from local suppliers. Lounge (background music), 3 bars, 3 dining areas. Large, sunny walled garden. Ramps. Beaches nearby. Children (high chair, colouring sets; cot £10 per night; play galleon climbing frame) and ‘well-behaved’ dogs welcomed. 16 bedrooms (2 on ground floor; 2 suitable for disabled). Per room B&B single £80–£110, double £100–£125. 2-night min. stay July, Aug and bank holidays. Dinner £27.
  • On a return visit we had made a special request for our favourite room, and The Blue Room still lived up to our expectations. It is situated up the steep staircase near the bar, and is a challenge carrying luggage up to, but assistance was offered by the friendly receptionist who made sure we knew where to find everything. We had dinner in the Cellar Bar. Excellent complimentary fresh bread was brought out. When I was disappointed that my asparagus starter was served cold, I was given an alternative and not charged for the asparagus. My huge plate of lamb came with a delicious truffle jus. My wife enjoyed the pub classic, scampi in a basket; the fat chips were as lovely as they were on our previous visits. We enjoyed our desserts. It was good to see a familiar face at breakfast; the lady who has managed breakfast for many years does a fantastic job of keeping things running smoothly. They still use brilliant local sausages and bacon and still tell you to put the bread through toaster twice. I saw Anthony Goodrich one morning checking on business with the reception team. Its clear they remain hands on owners.

    Kevin and Victoria Seymour, 29/06/2015

  • Comfortable Norfolk inn. Delicious food.

    Kevin Seymour, 26/10/2014

  • A delight in most respects. Lunch was well prepared and served. My room was smallish, plain and comfortable. No bar snacks in the evening.

    D., 07/11/2011

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Holkham Hall
One of the finest stately homes in Norfolk.
Burnham Market
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The Queen's Norfolk retreat, with a country park for public use.

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Contact Details

The Rose & Crown

Old Church Road, SNETTISHAM Norfolk England PE31 7LX


01485 541382