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, the quintessential English inn, drenched in character, is full of hidden corners, old beams, log fires and pamment floors, with two centuries- old bars, one with 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 attractive dining rooms, where the regularly changing menu includes local seafood, samphire, asparagus, strawberries and game in season. Outside, discover magnificent Snettisham Beach, home to thousands of migrating birds, including huge ‘V’ formations of geese that fly overhead, morning and evening, throughout winter. Magical. Doubles from £120.
Name to Know: Manager Kim Tinkler, who has been the right-hand woman for the last 14 years. Ask her to find you a table when the restaurant is full, she always will.
See: Go for a walk on the beach at Old Hunstanton when the tide is out. You’ll find miles of glorious empty space, the freshest air and a wonderful sense of freedom. If you have a dog they’ll be in heaven.
Eat: In the front bar at The Rose & Crown. Super cosy and relaxed, with the background murmur of happy voices from the other bars. Tuck into the Rose & Crown’s famous fish and chips.
Buy: A bunch of fresh samphire from one of the fishermen along the coast. A taste of Norfolk to take home with you.
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