Congham Hall

King’s Lynn, Norfolk

A garden of more than 400 herb varieties gives plant fanciers and pollinators a buzz at Nicholas Dickinson’s Georgian country house hotel. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A garden of more than 400 herb varieties gives plant fanciers and pollinators a buzz at Nicholas Dickinson’s Georgian country house hotel. Interiors are a well-judged blend of traditional and modish style. ‘It felt nicely but not intrusively contemporary,’ write trusted readers. ‘It’s hard to resist the stunning entrance lobby, where you can see straight out to the grounds.’ Most house bedrooms have been recently refurbished. Dog-friendly rooms around the spa garden have a private terrace, a freestanding bath and waterfall shower. All rooms have an espresso machine, home-made cookies and fresh milk, complimentary use of the spa. ‘Eating in the dining room with doors and windows thrown open on to tranquil grounds was close to perfection.’ Menus, inspired by fruit from the orchard, home-grown vegetables and herbs, might include a salad with sweet cicely, lovage, mizuna and salad burnet; monkfish with coriander and lime; queen of puddings with lemon verbena ice cream. Breakfast brings a full English or full herbivore, treacle-smoked bacon, smoked salmon, pumpernickel. ‘Highly recommended.’ (Anna and Bill Brewer, A and SA, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Lynn Road
Grimston
King's Lynn
Norfolk
PE32 1AH
England

Telephone

01485 600250

Bedrooms

26. 6 garden rooms, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, sitting room, library, restaurant, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, conference facilities, terrace, spa, 12-metre indoor pool, 30-acre grounds, EV charging, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in bar, restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, free cots and extra beds for under-12s.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (£10 per night, bowl, treats), some public rooms.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

D,B&B doubles from £249, room only from £159 (Mon–Thurs, breakfast £8–£15). À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.