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)
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.
all ages welcomed, children's portions.
allowed in bedrooms, some public rooms, not in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per person D,B&B single occupancy £250–£310, double £185–£210. Set dinner £95.
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