lounge, restaurant, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), terrace, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
jazz at dinner.
all ages welcomed.
allowed on terrace only.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £145-£190. A la carte £30.
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.
Free Cream Tea Special Offer
Book a room directly through the hotel and receive the exclusive offer of a cream tea upon arrival with freshly baked Dial House scones. To take advantage of this offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.