The Rose & Crown – Snettisham, Norfolk
If you love to be cosy, to snuggle down in a cloud-like bed dressed in crisp 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 in Norfolk. Upstairs, the bedrooms are full of uncomplicated charm, yet lack for nothing – even Molton Brown toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms. 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.
Doubles from £140
+44 (0)1485 541382; roseandcrownsnettisham.co.uk