Eat, shop and stay

The Victoria

The Victoria is a 4 star hotel ideally situated moments from the golden sands of Holkham beach and at the gates of Holkham Park – a perfect location to discover Norfolk’s windswept coastline, seaside towns and spectacular wildlife.

We have twenty individually decorated rooms across two historical buildings. Our rooms range from snug doubles to large luxury suites, and we welcome dogs in our rooms in the main building (including the restaurant).

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do here at The Victoria, from heating the building with woodchip from Holkham Estate, to closing the loop on compostables. In 2016, we received a Gold Green Tourism Award and we continue to keep sustainability at the core of our business through our action plan, WONDER.

Our proudest achievement, and arguably our main attraction, is the food we serve in our restaurant, for which we received two AA Rosettes in 2023. Head Chef Michael Chamberlain works with local producers to create delicious menus based on the three key principles of fresh, local, and seasonal.

Whether you are looking for a restful break away in the stunning Norfolk countryside, or to sample the local delights of our restaurant menu, we would be delighted to welcome you to The Victoria and look forward to seeing you soon.

Add something more to your stay with one of our experiences:

Enjoy the best of Holkham’s attractions with our three night stay offer, available until 31st October.

Or enjoy a clay pigeon shoot with Holkham’s gamekeepers, along with a two night stay at The Victoria, available until 31st August.

A fan of gardens? Take a look at our Walled Garden Experience package too.

Dining

The Victoria’s carefully curated menu showcases the very best locally sourced ingredients. The quality of our ingredients is paramount, whether it be fish, shellfish or samphire from the North Norfolk coast, beef from our farms, lamb or pork from one of our farm tenants or vegetables from Holkham’s Walled Garden. In the winter, we serve wild game from the family shoot and venison from the estate’s herd of Fallow Deer.

Our orangery offers magnificent views over the Holkham National Nature Reserve, while our restaurant provides a cosier feel where, in the cooler months, you can warm up by our log fire.

Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner to all. We do recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment by calling us on 01328 711008 or using the booking buttons.

Hotel rooms

Our 20 hotel rooms are split across two buildings, the main Victoria building and Ancient House, just opposite. We offer double and twin rooms, as well as larger options suited to families with lounge areas and additional beds.

Dogs are welcome in the 10 bedrooms in The Victoria, while Ancient House is reserved solely for humans!

Do have a browse of the rooms and find out more about the hotel, as when you book, you can choose the room that’s right for you.

What our customers say about The Vic

“Enjoyed another superb lunch at The Victoria. A long-standing favourite that never disappoints. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and super food.”

Keith Bartley, Google Review

What our customers say about The Vic

“Stayed two nights with my partner and our dog – service was great, food was exceptional, staff were very accommodating, and the location was amazing. Room was a good size and clean. The estate was gorgeous and the beach was great! We’ll be back!”

Charlotte Cuenot, Google Review

What our customers say about The Vic

“Our visit to The Victoria was for a short mid-week break. The hotel is a delight to be in, and lives up to its intent to make guests feel at home. The food. Proper rashers of bacon wih the Full English breakfast. A wide choice is available for the first meal of the day. Dinner also held a very agreeable selection on the menu. The management ethics are strongly on localising and sustainability, which works on so many counts. The staff are friendly, and it seemed that nothing would be too much trouble. Our room was very comfortable, and the complimentary contents of the ‘fridge most welcome. We’ll be back.”

Charles T, Tripadvisor Review

What our customers say about The Vic

‘The staff were attentive without being intrusive, were scrupulously polite and thoroughly professional.  Our room – No. 2 – was light, spacious and well kept.  The food was excellent – beautifully cooked and served – and I note that much of it was sourced from the Holkham estate and that was evident from the taste. Suffice it to say, my wife and I look forward to returning to the Victoria, probably next year.’

Dick Kirby

Sustainability: WONDER

The Victoria is committed to being environmentally and ethically responsible, in line with Holkham’s WONDER strategy. In 2016, we received a Gold Green Tourism Award, and award we have received again in 2024. Below are a few examples of how we keep sustainability at the core of our business operations:

We heat the hotel from a biomass boiler fuelled exclusively by Holkham woodchip to heat the hotel: the woodland is certified under the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS).

Our LED lights are powered by certified renewable energy sources. Our gardens support biodiversity with native, pollinator-friendly plants.

Wherever possible, our ingredients come from local suppliers within a 50-mile radius. Many come from the estate itself, including venison, beef, lamb and vegetables.

Our food, plant waste and compostable packaging is composted, forming a nutrient-rich compost used in the Walled Garden.

We have four EV chargers here at The Victoria for guests to use.

Find out more about our Gold Green Tourism award and what we’re doing here.

Want to find out more about The Victoria?

Ready to book, or intrigued and want to ask a few questions? Get in touch with our lovely reception team.

Call us on 01328711008 or email victoria@holkham.co.uk

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The Victoria at Holkham Limited

Registered office: The Victoria at Holkham Limited, Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB. Registered in England. Company Reg. No. 4168945. VAT Reg. No. 770 8956 83