The Dial House

While it maintains its ‘eclectic, faultlessly tasteful’ Grand Tour theme, there are changes afoot at this small hotel in a ‘handsome red brick Georgian house’. More

Contact details

Market Place
NR10 4JJ
01603 879900

Hotel information




all year.


lounge, restaurant, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), terrace, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

jazz at dinner.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in 1 bedroom, some parts of dining areas, terrace.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £145–£190. A la carte £30.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

While it maintains its ‘eclectic, faultlessly tasteful’ Grand Tour theme, there are changes afoot at this small hotel in a ‘handsome red brick Georgian house’. New owners Andrew Jones and Hannah Springham are turning the spotlight on to its food. We expect good things. The couple own a popular Norwich restaurant, and Andrew Jones honed his chef’s craft at Corrigan’s of Mayfair. His seasonal British dishes are fuelled by fine Norfolk ingredients, often farm to fork on the same day. While menus are being developed as we go to press, an existing favourite of roast hake, white beans, Cromer crab, buttered courgette, will continue to feature. The informal dining room is receiving an elegant facelift, but other rooms are still ‘a cornucopia of delightful furnishings and objects’ – most of them for sale. The top-floor Raj room has a carved wood bed and elephant sculptures; the Natural History room is entered through a display case of travellers’ curiosities, and the Africa room sports ethnic carvings and a vibrantly patterned bathtub at bed end. We hope the ‘beautifully laid out breakfast’ and ‘lovely staff’ will remain. More reports, please.

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Special offers

Kids Stay Free School Holidays Special Offer

Special offer for the school holidays. Book a stay in the Italian Palace, Africa or Days of the Raj and up to 2 children stay B&B free of charge. Available throughout the school holidays. Please note this is for regular room rates only, and doesn’t apply to any other offers. Offer valid until 1st September, 2019. Quote “School holiday offer”, and please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


The Dial House
Market Place
NR10 4JJ

Guest comments

'Unashamedly quirky, but comfortably and engagingly so. Rooms are elegant, each has its own decorative theme. The restaurant, which includes an inviting bar for a drink before dinner, is set in a number of rooms, one of them hidden behind a revolving bookcase. Food was consistently good. The wine list is not extensive but there is something to suit all tastes and pockets. Breakfast, in the spacious and airy "Aga Room", was of similarly high standard, though they need to work on the rather weedy coffee. The staff are all unfailingly cheerful> ' - Simon and Mithra Tonking - June, 2019
'As a pre Christmas treat for my husband we had a fabulous stay at the Dial House, Italian Palace Room was amazing almost felt as if you were in Italy. Food was fabulous and the service second to none. Looking forward to a return trip in the not too distant future. ' - Yvonne Walsh - December, 2016

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide