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The Victoria Inn

News & Reviews


The Victoria continues to receive reviews from local and national press. Below are just a few examples of some recent quotes.

The Times - November 2016
The Victoria featured as part of 50 great winter weekends. Tom Chesshyre writes:
“The new rooms, in muted colours, double the size of the Victoria Inn. The restaurant in the main building - which dates from 1837 - serves hearty dishes featuring beef, lamb and, in the winter, game from the family shoot, and venison from Holkham Estate. Relax by the fire in one of the two lounges.”

The Telegraph - September 2016
Reviewed by Sophie Butler, Destination Expert for The Telegraph. Sophie writes:
“Affectionately known as The Vic, this 19th century inn lies equidistant between a vast, sandy beach and the parkland surrounding Holkham Hall. Smart rooms and food which relies on estate produce, plus the distinctly Downton atmosphere, makes this an excellent base for exploring North Norfolk.”

North Norfolk Living Magazine - Autumn 2016
The Victoria featured as part of the Little Living section. Hattie Goodley writes:
“The Victoria Inn, Holkham has a great children’s menu catering for very small ones….There are also mini adult portions for those more adventurous kids!... As a healthy bonus, a free portion of vegetables is available with each children’s meal.”

TripAdvisor – August 2016
Reviewed and rated 5 stars by Pierre S:
“Each room was individual, very elegantly decorated, thoughtfully stocked with dog beds and treats and human comforts too. The inn is large, cool and airy for the summer, the main dining area quiet, inside bar area cosy and the inside terrace and bar great for lunch individually or as a group, with the dogs in tow and plenty of secure play area for kids to use… all of the staff at the Victoria could not have been more welcoming and helpful, allowing us to treat ourselves to a fantastic and memorable special family occasion none of us will ever forget, and it stayed sunny all the time, just perfect.”

Norfolk On My Mind - May 2016
The Victoria featured as part of the Restaurant Guide. Lucy Ohsten writes:
“The appeal of The Victoria Inn is clear – honest good manners, respect for people and animals, a passion for Norfolk and all its wonderful produce and a great deal of skill and dedication to bring it all together.”

Conde Nast Traveller – January 2016
As part of the Best of British honeymoon section, Leo Bear writes:
“For coastal high jinx, the Victoria Inn – a stone’s throw from the wide-open sands of Holkham Beach – comes up trumps… This devilishly handsome hideaway has recently been revamped and is the essence of British romance.”

The Independent – January 2016
Hotel Review – The Victoria Inn. Nicola Trup writes:
“It’s traditionally decorated – plush headboard, antique dressing table, framed landscape prints… The bathroom is a vision of white and cream, with a standalone bath (the hugest I’ve ever encountered) and separate shower.”

The Sunday Times – October 2015
The Victoria featured as one of the ‘Ultimate 100 British Hotels’.
“The laid back bars have cosy-up fireplaces and muskets on the walls. There are 20 rooms, with huge beds, plush bathrooms and private gardens.”

Coast Magazine – April 2015
“Expect traditional style, locally sourced dishes and plenty of luxurious touches from this 1837-built bolthole”

Coast Magazine – December 2014
The Victoria featured as the ‘Hot Hotel’ of the month. Alex Fisher writes
“Recently refurbished by local craftsmen, this hotel exudes laid-back luxury.”

Evening Standard – September 2014
Hotel Review – The Victoria Inn. Sarah Sands writes:
“First, I should declare an interest. I have become a Norfolk weekender and loyally believe Holkham to be one of the loveliest places in Britain.”

The Times – June 2014
The Victoria featured in an article ‘50 Best Pubs for Summer’.
“The Victoria has ten elegant bedrooms, including family rooms. There are two downstairs bars and an airy restaurant that opens on to a terrace.”

The Times – March 2014
Tom Chesshyre writes in ‘The cool hotel guide’: “The emphasis is on refined comfort: reupholstered armchairs, plush grey carpets, good quality curtains and sparkling bathrooms. Antiques are dotted throughout”

KL Magazine – December 2013
KL magazine paid a visit to The Victoria to review the restaurant: “For us, one of the most notable features of our meal was the quality of staff - they were friendly, helpful and courteous to a fault. They really did make a significant contribution to a memorable meal”

Shooting Gazette – October 2013
Will Hetherington editor of the Shooting Gazette discovers The Victoria: “The bar offers a comfortable place to relax after a day’s shooting and the sensibly priced menu contains lots of local ingredients and the sort of hearty fare that will recharge the batteries after a long day in the field.”

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