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Good Hotel Guide Review
There is no mystery to the appeal of Emma and Hugh Asher’s ‘comfortable, most welcoming’, country hotel with strong Agatha Christie associations. Standing in ‘beautiful gardens’, near the north Norfolk coast, it is ‘well liked by traditionalists’, also by rock stars and petrolheads (past guests include Eric Clapton and Jeremy Clarkson). Bedrooms have dark furniture, heavy floral fabrics, some a carved four-poster, a Victorian-style bathroom with slipper bath and ‘roomy, powerful’ walk-in shower. New this year are two garden rooms with a hot tub and sauna. Hotel photographs capture Christie staying here with doctor friends in the 1930s, talking plots and poisons, when this was The Shrubs. Evening drinks in the lounge can be ‘a drawn-out affair’, say readers in 2019. However, on the night of a big match, ‘the kitchen kindly agreed to open early so we could eat and go to watch the football’. In the restaurant, with its Art Deco flourishes, Steven Norgate’s locally sourced dishes include beef fillet, baby spring vegetables, potato pavé, green and pink peppercorn sauce. Vegetarians enjoy a separate menu. ‘The food was very good, portions were huge.’ Breakfast brings a ‘lovely buffet, a decent cooked choice’. (Sara Price, MC)
20 Cromer Road
18. 4 on ground floor, plus 2 luxury pods with an outside deck, hot tub and integrated sauna.
all year except 27/28 Dec.
bar, 2 lounges, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 100-metre landscaped garden (croquet).
all day in public rooms.
all ages welcomed.
allowed, not in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £90, double £100–£175, D,B&B £140–£215. À la carte £40.