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 go back 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 go back year after year. 'It's hard to think of much that can be improved at this hotel,' write happy readers. Food is served outside from noon until night, allowing diners to fully appreciate the big-sky landscape and spectacular sunsets. You can eat sea-fresh shellfish cooked over coals and 'Norfolk tapas' 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 lobster and fish and chips to marsh-grazed sirloin steak. 'They offer two local white wines which were fantastic and the mussels are very local and delicious.' ‘Extremely comfortable’ bedrooms feature 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. (DC, SP and others)

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 (£15 a night), public rooms.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £180, single occupancy discount available. À la carte £42. 1-night bookings subject to availability.

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Three Nights B&B for the price of Two Special Offer

Fabulous Winter Offer. 3 Nights B&B Stay for the Price of 2. Cosy up and stay in one of the sumptuously snug rooms. It’s a great time of year for a getaway break and to explore the treasures that north Norfolk has to offer, big blue skies, coastal rambles, wonderful birds and wildlife, and wonderful beach walks wherever you may choose, a stunning time to discover more of north Norfolk. Offer available until the end of February 2024, subject to availability. Only available if you book direct – Call the hotel to book 01485 210262. Please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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