Morston Hall

Holt, Norfolk

‘Amazingly gorgeous. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Amazingly gorgeous.’ ‘Top of my list.’ ‘Superb food.’ Readers lavish praise on Tracy and Galton Blackiston’s restaurant-with-rooms on the north Norfolk coast. ‘We had a delicious dinner,’ reads the latest endorsement. ‘The service is impeccable and the food very high quality.’ House bedrooms in country house style are named after local stately homes. Blickling has a lovely bathroom with roll-top bath and walk-in shower. Beamed Mannington is tucked away under the eaves with a view of the herb garden, while a garden pavilion offers suites with a seating area, coal-effect fire and a terrace. A report tells of fresh milk and (hooray!) sheets and blankets. At breakfast there are freshly squeezed juices, home-baked croissants, locally smoked haddock, boudin noir, and free-range eggs. But whoever said that breakfast is the most important meal cannot have experienced Galton’s Michelin-starred seven-course tasting menus in the light-filled conservatory. Typical offerings include butternut squash velouté with King’s Lynn brown shrimps; spelt risotto with ewe’s curd and peas; and wild sea bass with butter sauce. (JB, and others)

Hotel details


NR25 7AA


01263 741041


13. 6 on ground floor, 
100 yds from house, in garden pavilion, 1, in main house, suitable 
for disabled.


all year except 24–26 Dec, 1–29 Jan.


reading lounge, sun lounge, conservatory, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3-acre garden (pond, croquet), restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music



all ages welcomed, children's portions.


allowed in bedrooms, some public rooms, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per person D,B&B single occupancy £250–£310, double £185–£210. Set dinner £95.

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Comments about Morston Hall

We had a delicious dinner here to celebrate our wedding with our close family. The service is impecable and the food is very high quality with great attention to detail. - ER - September 2018
Amazingly gorgeous. Drama of dinner played out in fine style. Excellent wine list. Excellent breakfast too. Bedroom also excellent, with sheets and blankets. But lighting in bathroom severe. Expensive but worth it. - John Barnes - September 2017
My third visit. I expect good food in Michelin-star restaurants but Morston Hall has surpassed even two-star restaurants in my opinion. By far the best for seasonal local ingredients, and with knowledge and understanding of flavours needed to put together the seven-course tasting menu. Galton Blackiston, Greg Anderson and all the staff are friendly and enthusiastic about every aspect of your stay. - Ray Kirby - April 2017
All the staff are lovely and helpful. No lift: seniors might be more comfortable in one of the newer rooms, ground floor near the car park. A muddy walk down to Morston Qua gives a good appetite for your next meal. We enjoyed their 25-year celebration - Minda Alexander - March 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide