Good Hotel Guide Review
Thirty years after they first welcomed guests to their knapped-flint former farmhouse on the edge of the marshes, Tracy and Galton Blackiston preside over a thriving hotel with Michelin-starred kitchen. From his first catering venture, a stall in Rye market, Galton moved on to work at Miller Howe in Windermere for the late John Tovey, whose ‘Tonight at 8.30’ extravaganzas set a new style for fine dining. At Morston guests enjoy canapés in a lounge or alfresco, before a seven-course dinner of local and home-grown produce. A menu might run from butternut squash velouté to Bungay raw-milk cream and blackcurrant, via Stiffkey sea bass with whey butter sauce, and slow-braised belly pork. ‘The food was out of this world,’ a happy reader writes. House bedrooms – a contemporary take on the country house look – are named after local stately homes, such as dog-friendly, dual-aspect Sandringham. In a garden pavilion, suites have a separate seating area and a terrace. Breakfast on freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, local apple juice, smoked kipper or a full English with kidneys and boudin noir. ‘A fantastic place.’
13. 6 on ground floor, 100 yds from house, in garden pavilion, 1 (in main house) suitable for disabled.
all year except 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, over-3s £50 a night.
allowed in bedrooms (£10 a night), some public rooms, not in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per person D,B&B doubles from £190, singles from £260. Tasting menu £100.
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