Morston Hall

Holt, Norfolk

‘The drama of dinner is played out in fine style’ at Tracy and Galton Blackiston’s ‘gorgeous’ restaurant-with-rooms in a coastal village. More

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‘The drama of dinner is played out in fine style’ at Tracy and Galton Blackiston’s ‘gorgeous’ restaurant-with-rooms in a coastal village. The house, dating in parts from 1640, shows its venerable age in the beams in bedrooms, each named after a local stately home. Characterful Mannington is under the eaves. Blickling (Anne Boleyn’s birthplace) has a ‘great’ bathroom with roll-top bath and walk-in shower. Rooms in the garden pavilion have a seating area with a coal-effect fire, a private terrace – Lavender’s seating area is scented by the real thing. The staff are ‘warm, friendly and enthusiastic’, wrote a reader who rates the place ‘top of my list’ among Michelin-starred restaurants. Cooked in tandem with Greg Anderson, Mr Blackiston’s daily-changing, seven-course menus – including such dishes as wild Stiffkey sea bass, whey butter sauce, or Richard Vaughan’s Middle White suckling pig – are theatrically presented in conservatory dining rooms: ‘The young waiters (all wearing gloves) have to explain each serving.’ Breakfast brings freshly squeezed orange juice, locally pressed apple juice, locally smoked haddock, home-smoked salmon. Seal-spotting boat trips depart from close by. (JB)

Hotel details

Address

Morston
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 7AA
England

Telephone

01263 741041

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec, 1–31 Jan.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, children's suppers.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per person D,B&B single occupancy £250–£310, double £180–£210. Set dinner £90.

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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 2019 Good Hotel Guide