The Rose & Crown Norfolk Exterior

Doubles from £120

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The Rose & Crown – Snettisham, Norfolk
East Anglia

If you love to be cosy, to snuggle down in a bed dressed in white linen and listen to the wind as it whips along the coast, knowing that in the morning a famous Great British Breakfast awaits, then you will surely love The Rose & Crown. Upstairs, the bedrooms are full of uncomplicated charm, yet lack for nothing. Downstairs, this quintessential English inn, drenched in character, is full of hidden corners, old beams, log fires and pamment-tiled floors, with two centuries-old bars – one with the original penny seat and bread oven, the other home to the Snettisham Cricket Club, complete with honours board. The highly-regarded food is served in three dining rooms, where the regularly changing menu includes local seafood, samphire, asparagus, strawberries and game in season. Wildly beautiful Snettisham Beach is home to thousands of migrating birds, including huge ‘V’ formations of geese that fly overhead, morning and evening, throughout the winter. Magical.


Head for Snettisham Beach, the RSPB’s principal East Coast bird reserve, the only place on Britain’s East coast where you can see the sun set over the sea, and a truly wild place. Whether you are an experienced bird watcher or not the sights will dazzle. And your dog will love it!


Fresh flavours, fresh ingredients, simple and delicious, dishes using the wonderful fresh produce of the area. Mussels in winter, Cromer crab in summer, game from local estates, asparagus, samphire, strawberries, and apples from nearby Sandringham.


A book from the outstanding second hand book shop, Torc Books, just round the corner. A small house with every inch piled high with irresistible tomes. We defy anyone to come away empty handed.

Nota Bene

The Rose & Crown dates back to the 14th century, when it’s said to have been built to cater for the medieval craftsmen building Snettisham’s magnificent church.