The White Horse

‘One of my favourite hotels,’ writes a trusted reader, who spent four nights at the Nye family’s inn with views across salt marshes to the sea. More

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Main Road
Brancaster Staithe
PE31 8BY
01485 210262

Hotel information


15. 8 on ground floor in annexe, 1 suitable for disabled.


all year.


public bar, open-plan lounge areas, conservatory restaurant, dining-room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden (terrace, covered sunken garden), in-room therapies, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

‘subtle’ in restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in garden rooms 
(£10 per night), bar.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £120–£200, D,B&B (Sun–Thurs 
in low season only, except bank 
hols and school hols) £170–£250. 
A la carte £30.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘One of my favourite hotels,’ writes a trusted reader, after nights at the Nye family’s inn with views across salt marshes to the sea. ‘Good location, nice room, excellent food. It has it all.’ Bedrooms are contemporary in style, decorated in light coastal colours. A split-level room at the top has a balcony and telescope, while dog-friendly annexe rooms have a private terrace, a wood-floored entrance for muddy mutts and boots. ‘We had a big room overlooking the sea marsh, providing great birdwatching opportunities when the tide was out.’ Chef Fran Hartshorne cooks ambitious food in the regulars’ bar, and a menu strong on local produce for the restaurant, along with the glass-walled conservatory and decked terrace. For instance, salt marsh lamb, fish and shellfish, inventive vegetarian options (celeriac, foraged wild garlic, apple, potato, leaves, Havensfield fried hen’s egg). ‘Halibut, plaice, stone bass were all excellent – and I can very highly recommend the lemon tart.’ Staff are ‘young, efficient and friendly’. Breakfast brought ‘decent fruit, good croissants, a perfect poached egg’. Walkers can pick up the Coastal Path at the bottom of the garden. (Peter Anderson)

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The White Horse
Main Road
Brancaster Staithe
PE31 8BY

Guest comments

'It is rare to find a hotel that has a good location, nice rooms and excellent food. This has it all. We had a big room overlooking the sea marsh, which gave some great bird-watching when the tide was out. Comfy bed, lots of storage space, nice modern bathroom. We ate in on each of the four nights. I like fish and was thoroughly spoiled. My wife had vegetarian options on two nights, both got the thumbs-up. Starters equally good. Breakfast was fine: a perfect poached egg which can be a challenge for a kitchen. The staff were young, efficient and friendly. ' - Peter Anderson - September, 2017

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  • Blakeney Point--Seal Trips

    Take a  boat trip to see the seals in their natural environment basking on Blakeney Point.

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