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Escape to the magical shellfishing spot of Brancaster Staithe for some seaside rest and recuperation along the gorgeous North Norfolk coastline. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and decked in nude pine, seaside stripes and boaty nicknacks, The White Horse is a superb coastal bolthole from which to explore the wild saltmarshes and endless sandy beaches that surround it.

Whilst the front bar has a relaxed and rustic feel with a woodburner and bar billiards, the sunset-soaked conservatory restaurant serves a sophisticated menu with impeccably sourced fish and game, and plenty of locally caught mussels and oysters. Catch the sunset from the sun deck behind the inn and relax on the landscaped terrace with potted marsh grass, fleece blankets and heaters for colder nights.

Rooms from

Doubles: £110

Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Parking
  • Disabled access
  • Alfresco dining
  • £10 dog stay charge

Family favourite
Little ones can enjoy a fabulous kid's menu, as well as a 'bowl of the day' for babies and an amusing 'cocktail' menu - all alcohol free of course!

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the bar, and in annexe bedrooms for a £10 surcharge.

Water and waves
Stunning sea views and beach rambles make The White Horse the perfect seaside spot.

Outdoor adventures
Order a picnic, borrow binoculars and a birding guide from reception, and set off to explore the wonderful North Norfolk Coast Path.


Eight spacious modern rooms are situated in the brick and flint annexe between the inn and the sea, topped with grass and flower-filled terraces that blend beautifully with the multicoloured marshes behind. Featuring ocean colours and mood lighting, all have a handy guide to this month's tide tables, alongside nespresso machines and all the mod cons.

You'll find seven more rooms above the inn, some with inland views and others with panoramic balcony vistas. Bathrooms are roomy and luxurious, boasting products by Aromatherapy Associates. The 'Room at the Top' comes highly recommended, a split-level space high in the eaves with French windows and a telescope for gazing out to sea. A local therapist is on call for in-room facials or aromatherapy - there's a price list in your room.

Restaurant & bar

If you love homemade, seasonal and local fare, The White Horse is just the place for you. Depending on the season, feast on local cockles, crab, lobster, oysters, mullet, mackerel and sea trout from the dazzling menu. The meat and game is mostly Norfolk-grown too and dishes are enlivened by unususal or exotic twists.

There are one or two week night offers - Monday is mussel night with bumper bowlfuls or mix-and-match platters. The bar boasts plenty of delectable local ales along with a well-rounded wine list, with 13 by the glass and half-bottles available too.

Things to do

Norfolk offers enormous scope for all kinds of walking. One of the most popular haunts of walkers is the region's remote Holkham Beach, just twenty minutes drive from the inn. Immortalised in the film Shakespeare in Love, it's just the place to enjoy wild beauty and stunning wide skies. If you enjoy longer routes, try the 93-mile Peddars Way and North Norfolk Coast Path. Following ancient tracks and Roman roads and consisting of two paths joined together to form one route, the Peddars Way and North Norfolk Coast Path offers a great blend of pastoral Norfolk hinterland and magnificent coastal scenery.

One of Norfolk's real showstoppers and the UK's finest Palladian stately homes and estates, don't miss the majestic Holkham Hall. Explore the house and gardens or get stuck into an amazing array of activities that the hall offers.

Getting here


Nearest train station: King's Lynn
Taxi from station: 44min
Drive: 17min from Wells-next-the-Sea, 18min from Hunstanton, 40min from Holt


Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk PE31 8BY

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