18. 4 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except Christmas, restaurant closed midday Mon and Tues.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 100-metre garden (croquet).
all day in public rooms.
all ages welcomed.
allowed, not in restaurant.
all major cards.
 per room B&B single £70–£90, double £100–£175. Set dinner £40. 2-night min. stay Fri or Sat.
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Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Everything is provided for guests’ comfort’ at this ‘relaxed, friendly hotel’, in a market town close to the north Norfolk coast. It is owned and run with a personal touch by Emma and Hugh Asher, who are ‘most welcoming, and much in evidence’, says a Guide reader this year. The red brick Georgian building is traditionally decorated inside, with dark wood furnishings and leather club chairs in the small bar. Browse the novels, magazines, newspapers and local guides in the lounge; in summer, French windows open to the garden, its rose walk and fishpond. Bedrooms, too, carry on the traditional theme, with swagged curtains or an original fireplace, perhaps a quilted bedspread on a carved-wood four-poster bed. Flannels are provided in the ‘well-equipped bathrooms’; at turn-down, chocolates are placed on pillows. Among the better bedrooms, three garden rooms have direct access to an outdoor seating area. In the large restaurant – ‘a popular place to dine’ – ‘chef Steven Norgate’s food continues to attract a loyal following’. Among his ‘tasty, filling dishes’: pan-seared Tavern Tasty pork fillet, parsnip purée, kale, crackling. ‘Good choice at breakfast, too.’ (Mary Coles)
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Third Night Half Price Special Offer
The usual bed and breakfast rate in a Four Poster room is £175, until the 30th April the rate for two people dinner bed and breakfast is just £190, including a cream tea on arrival, and for stays of 3 nights or more the third night is half price just £95. T&Cs apply. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.