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.
TripAdvisor - March 2019
This reviewer chose to eat at The Victoria twice on their short trip to north Norfolk and commented:
“We loved The Victoria. It is ‘top drawer’. Friendly and smartly dressed staff (in their lovely tartan waistcoats), simple but classy interior, good menu and excellent food. Lovely log fires, wooden floors, deer antlers on the walls and gun cabinet lending a very authentic English country vibe. Perfectly located to walk in the grounds of Holkham Hall or the fabulous beach and dunes down Lady Anne’s drive. Excellent ‘English’ experience!”
Scotland on Sunday - January 2019
Valerie James reviews her stay at The Victoria Inn, with a focus on the food.
“Breakfast, lunch, and dinner take place in the bar or the conservatory restaurant with its views to the marshes and the sea, where dogs are again welcome. The produce is seasonal and the emphasis is on good food from the estate. Menus offer fish, of course, including crab and lobster, and the estate-reared pork, beef and game dishes, and can include beef casserole and Lobster Thermidor. Portions are generous, but there is also a take on healthy eating, with dishes such as Lady Leicester’s warm autumn salad, while the children’s menu has side dishes of vegetables free of charge, which, if they are finished, qualify for a free fruit salad. Breakfasts (local kippers) and bar snacks are also hearty. The wine list is extensive and not challenging in price.”
Elle - November 2018
The Victoria Inn was featured in a two-page spread talking autumn in the UK being all about country weekends: long walks, roaring fires and good food.
“If you’re feeling a little hemmed in by urban life, the big skies and sprawling beaches of rural north Norfolk will provide a calming antidote… The Victoria is a 19th-century coaching inn that stands guard on the perimeter of the Holkham estate. Its bar/restaurant does a roaring trade in hearty, locally sourced dinners, with meat from the estate’s herds, vegetables from its walled garden and fish fresh off the boat. It has a cosy feel, with dark wooden floors, open fires and flickering candles; the 20 bedrooms are traditional without being stuffy…”
Facebook Review - July 2018
A double celebration on a summer’s evening, reviewed by Elisa Bray.
“Wow wow wow! We had the most amazing meal at The Victoria last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my husband’s birthday. I chose the pork Milanese, delicious! My husband and son both had cut of the day, sirloin, cooked to perfection, and our daughter had a massive piece of fish and chips. Puddings were also delicious, lemon syllabub and choc brownies, Mmmm! The staff are lovely and our table was positioned perfectly with amazing views. I would recommend a meal at The Victoria. Our special occasions were treated with perfection, including a unique rendition of Happy Birthday for my husband!”
The Times - June 2018
Great pubs with rooms in the country, by the coast by Tom Chesshyre.
“This old inn on the edge of the Holkham estate feels almost as though it was its own beach - and it’s one of the most beautiful in Britain…The Victoria has 20 smart rooms in muted colours, including a good selection of family rooms. After seeing the beach, do fit in a visit to Holkham Hall, famous for its fine marble entrance hall and art collection…”
TripAdvisor - May 2018
The Victoria is awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence
The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honours select accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence. The Victoria is proud to hold this accolade and has received positive feedback on social media that the certificate is “well deserved”.
UK Heritage Awards - March 2018
The Victoria wins prestigious 2018 national award.
The competition is arranged by Visit Heritage, the UK’s leading heritage, tourism and destination marketing company. The Victoria at Holkham is delighted to announce that is has been crowned the winner of the ‘Wonderful Places to Stay’ category. Thirteen categories had winners including nine UK Heritage Awards and four hotel awards.
The judges’ principle comment was that “The Victoria at Holkham was still an example of an all-round wonderful place to stay. The Victoria Inn’s location couldn’t be better; less than a mile from England’s best beach, views over Holkham National Nature Reserve and with brilliant access to Holkham Hall. The 20 bedrooms are named after shooting drives on the Holkham Estate and beef and lamb from the estate, along with game from the shoot when in season, feature on the menu.”
North Norfolk News - March 2018
Reviewed by Jessica Long of Archant, Norfolk Inn was named ‘Wonderful Place to Stay’ in national UK Heritage awards.
“The Victoria at Holkham won the ‘Wonderful Places to Stay’ category at the awards which celebrates the high-quality experiences enjoyed by visitors to a wide range of heritage attractions”