An independent hotel with a difference, The Hoste is spread throughout a collection of separate buildings in pretty Burnham Market. At its heart is a 17th-century coaching inn overlooking the village green. Here, you’ll find the reception, a convivial bar, sheltered garden and two outstanding restaurants: an elegant panelled dining room and a contemporary brasserie. The talented kitchen team is committed to ingredient-driven, seasonal cooking, and the menus highlight the superb local produce, from Swannington Farm lamb to Brancaster oysters. There is also a small spa, fitness centre and a truly comfy 20-seater cinema. Choose to sleep in the main hotel, where each bedroom is different, but equally charming; in a cool, luxurious room in Georgian Vine House; in a self-contained cottage; or, most romantic of all, in Railway House, where you can tuck up for the night in a lovingly converted 19th-century railway carriage.
Doubles from £165
+44 (0)1328 738777; thehoste.com
Set in the heart of Nelson’s country, The Hoste overlooks The Green in the beautiful Georgian village of Burnham Market. Located in an area rich in wildlife, historical buildings. Stately homes, ancient churches, working windmills, museums, craft centres and picturesque coastal villages. It is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the local coastline, taking you through reed beds and marches, along while sandy beaches and sand dunes. For nature lovers there are reserves at Titchwell, Holme, Holkham and Cley. The Royal Estate at Sandringham is nearby and the birth place of Admiral Lord Nelson at Burnham Thorpe is two miles away
The Hoste kitchen produces modern British cooking with dishes reflecting the best of the region. Serving food all-day the menus are based on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The Hoste offers two award-winning restaurants, the traditional panelled dining room provides an enviable dining experience, a fine dining menu offering modern British cuisine with a twist and the stylish Burnham Market Brasserie with views of the sheltered garden, serving contemporary modern British cuisine and signature classic dishes.
The fabulous products from ESPA and Gatineau in the hotel’s stunning Beauty Spa.
CLAIM TO FAME
The hotel dates back to 1651 and is often associated with Admiral Lord Nelson, who was born locally in the village of Burnham Thorpe. The British Royal Navy officer was a frequent visitor to The Hoste (then called the Pitt Arms), including in 1792 when he stayed in the iconic Room 5 above the Bar. Lord Nelson used the hostel as a recruiting post. Eventually, the hotel was renamed after Captain Sir William Hoste, who was one of Nelson’s protégés and who also grew up locally.
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