The Neptune

The creeper-covered, red brick building appears modest from the outside, but there are ‘excellent dinners’ within: Kevin and Jacki Mangoelles’s restaurant-with-rooms has a ‘well-deserved' Michelin star. More

Contact details

The Neptune
85 Old Hunstanton Road
Old Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 6HZ
England
01485 532122

Hotel information

Bedrooms

4. Plus self-catering cottage.

Open

all year, except 26 Dec, 3 weeks Jan, 1 week May, 1 week Nov, Mon.

Facilities

2 bar areas, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant in evening.

Children

not under 10.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £155–£180, D,B&B £260–£295. Set menus £60–£78. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends.

Good Hotel Guide Review

The creeper-covered, red brick building appears modest from the outside, but there are ‘excellent dinners’ within: Kevin and Jacki Mangoelles’s restaurant-with-rooms has a ‘well-deserved’ Michelin star. Minutes from sandy Old Hunstanton beach, the 18th-century coaching inn has been updated with an unpretentious coastal air: there are Lloyd Loom chairs on varnished floorboards; a seascape painting above an open fire. Sit down to dinner at a table laid with ‘modern, elegant china and glass’ – the chef/patron’s menus are short and appealing (‘no lengthy dissertations on ingredients’). Characteristic dishes: sake-poached salmon, oyster mayonnaise, apple, rocket; dry-aged Dexter beef sirloin, spinach, spaetzle, carrot and ginger purée. The hostess is ‘also a wine buff’ – ask for drink recommendations. The bedrooms aren’t huge, but they’re ‘spotless, with plenty of storage’; extra touches include an espresso machine, ‘delicious’ home-made biscuits, fresh milk. Don’t roost in your room, anyway – after a breakfast of home-baked croissants and good cooked dishes, head to Victorian ‘Sunny Hunny’ Hunstanton, or admire classical statuary at Palladian Holkham Hall.

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The Neptune
85 Old Hunstanton Road
Old Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 6HZ

Guest comments

'The two owners in evidence all the time. Kevin at reception and as chef; his wife Jackie looked after the dining room with only one assistant. She is also a wine buff. Our bedroom had a separate sitting room which also included the wardrobes/cupboards. Bathroom minute but well appointed. Good soaps and towels. In the room a Nespresso coffee machine, variety of tea bags including herb teas, delicious home-made biscuits and fresh milk. Dinner was excellent and very light; served very professionally and with welcome absence of "flunkery", not being asked all the time if "everything was OK". Excellent breakfast with blueberry/yogurt compote, toast, pastries and good coffee. China and glass in the dining room was smart. Altogether a relaxing stay. ' - - August, 2014

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