Good Hotel Guide Review
Hidden down country lanes, Tim and Janie Elwes’s inn is in ‘a beautifully rural setting’ yet close to the north Norfolk coast. The ivy-covered, 19th-century building was designed to mimic a Tuscan farmhouse; it has bright public spaces, cosy-making wood burners, and books and maps to browse. Simply and cheerily decorated, bedrooms have a well-supplied drinks tray, plus Norfolk toiletries; a family room comfortably accommodates four people. Beers and gins are local; so too, roast leg of Wolterton lamb or a bouillabaisse of line-caught grey mullet, pollock, Brancaster mussels on head chef Sam Rush’s seasonal menus. Beaches, stately homes and day boats along the River Bure are all within reach.
all year except 5 days over Christmas, 2 weeks in early Mar. Restaurant closed Sun eve–Wed lunch Nov–late Apr.
lounge, bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard garden, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.
in bar and dining rooms.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, back bar (booking required), not in restaurant.
per room B&B single £75–£90, double £110–£130. À la carte £40.
Good Hotel Guide articles about
The Saracen’s Head
- The Good Pub Guide: Best gastro pubs with rooms in Norfolk
- Eastern Daily Press: 10 of the top hotels to visit in Norfolk in 2019
- Norfolk Magazine: 10 Dog-friendly hotels in Norfolk
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