The Saracen’s Head

In a ‘beautifully rural’ setting (‘satnav was useful’), ‘friendly’ hosts Janie and Tim Elwes have created a ‘very special’ atmosphere at their ‘lovely’, unusual Georgian inn. More

Contact details

The Saracen’s Head
Wall Road
Wolterton
Norfolk
NR11 7LZ
England
01263 768909
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

6.

Open

all year except 24–27 Dec, 2 weeks late Feb/early Mar, restaurant closed Sun evening, Mon in Nov–Apr.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar and dining rooms.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, back bar, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £100, D,B&B £160. À la carte £32.

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a ‘beautifully rural’ setting (‘satnav was useful’), ‘friendly’ hosts Janie and Tim Elwes have created a ‘very special’ atmosphere at their ‘lovely’, unusual Georgian inn. (‘There’s no reason why, in 1806, the architect GS Repton should have designed the inn in the exotic style of a Tuscan farmhouse except, perhaps, that it seemed like a fun idea,’ the owners say.) The Elweses ‘run a tight ship in a relaxed manner’, with ‘faultless’ service, say guests this year. Rub shoulders with locals over Norfolk ales in the bar, then consume ‘generous portions’ of chef Mark Sayers’s ‘honest’ dishes, perhaps tomato and Norfolk Dapple cheese tart; grilled wild sea bass, samphire. Food miles are proudly stated on the menu (the roast loin of Wolterton lamb comes from 200 yards away). ‘Quiet and comfortable’, simply designed bedrooms, including a family room, have a modern bathroom; all look over green countryside. ‘The coffee at breakfast was the best ever.’ The coast is nearby; at Wroxham, hire a day boat to explore the Broads. (Judith and John Albutt)

Map

The Saracen’s Head
Wall Road
Wolterton
Norfolk
NR11 7LZ

Guest comments

'Such a lovely venue/building/views/atmosphere; very, very special. The food and service were faultless and coffee at breakfast the best ever! SatNav was useful as the setting is beautifully rural. The proprietors run a tight ship in a relaxed manner. ' - Judith and John Albutt - October, 2015
'We had a comfortable stay. It is quiet, the rooms are spacious, with a big bathrooms and plenty of storage. The staff are friendly and efficient. The restaurant was extremely popular. Generous portions. The cod and duck were good, but vegetables could be variable ' - A M - July, 2014

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