The White Horse

Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

The superb setting of the Nye family's hotel overlooking salt marshes to the sea and Scolt Head Island is matched by a 'really good atmosphere', say readers, who visit year after year. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The superb setting of the Nye family’s hotel overlooking salt marshes to the sea and Scolt Head Island is matched by a ‘really good atmosphere’, say readers, who visit year after year. ‘It was wonderful to return to such a well-managed hotel,’ runs a typical report. Food is served outside from noon till night, allowing diners to fully appreciate the big-sky landscape and spectacular sunsets. You can eat sea-fresh shellfish cooked over coals in an open-sided marquee (ponchos provided), dine under a parasol in the courtyard garden, or by the fire in winter. In the glass-walled restaurant, with ‘excellent food and service’, the menu ranges from fish and chips to lobster or marsh-grazed dry-aged sirloin steak. ‘Extremely comfortable and nicely decorated’ refurbished bedrooms have new carpets and linen, local artwork, a Norfolk seascape palette of green, blue, lavender and sand. The split-level ‘Room at the Top’ has a balcony and telescope to better appreciate the view. Spacious, dog-friendly garden rooms, built into the contours of the land, under a sedum roof, have a private terrace, a stroll from the Coast Path. (David Craig, SP)

Hotel details


Main Road
Brancaster Staithe
PE31 8BY


01485 210262


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


all year.


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

Background music

‘subtle’ in restaurant.


all ages welcomed, cot £5, extra bed £35, children's menu, high chair.


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

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £140, 
single occupancy discount available. 
À la carte £38. 1-night bookings subject to availability.

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