We stayed here for two nights in April 2010.
Firstly the good points:
• the accommodation was spotlessly, faultlessly clean
• the staff were very welcoming, friendly and accommodating
• the pub food was excellent
The room was of a good size and located up some outside steps to the pub. There was cheap pine furniture and a fridge in a large cupboard in the corner where breakfast was stored until required. The bed was large and the mattress was of poor quality but seemed fairly new. We could tell this because we could see it through the sheet which was the only barrier between the mattress and us. The mattress creaked violently all night. The bedding was adequate, crisp, white and clean.
The bathroom was spotless and the shower supplied plenty of hot water, although the water stream was quite weak. Four towels were supplied – two hand, two bath. These smelled of smoke. Fresh towels were supplied for the second night – these also smelled of smoke. There was no bath mat. No toiletries were supplied beyond a liquid soap dispenser attached to the wall by the basin. There was nowhere to put a washbag other than the top of the toilet (although I have been in 4 star hotels where this is also the case).
Breakfast was supplied for guests to make themselves. There was one plate of ham, sliced white bread and two croissants, covered in clingfilm. The other plate in the fridge contained grated cheese, sliced tomatoes, little packs of butter and individual tubs of jam. Milk and orange juice were in the fridge door. On top of the fridge was a plate of fruit, also covered with clingfilm, and several packs of cereal. There was a toaster, kettle, cutlery and crockery (in our case a bit dusty), and tea, coffee and biscuits (which were mostly well out of date). Having a fridge in the room meant the inevitable periodical whirring disturbed my sleep although I do admit to being a very light sleeper and otherwise the room was very quiet. Even the locals leaving the pub did not disturb us.
With the caveat that we don’t know the accommodation market in Norfolk, we felt that £75 per night was too expensive. Had we paid £50 we would have felt the accommodation was fair for the price. Therefore we cannot recommend this inn on grounds of basic good value or of quality.
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