Been twice to the Victoria Inn which is part of the Holkham Estate. Last time we sat outside for a drink but the bitter beer was of particular poor quality and the staff seemed little interested that the beer might be past its best. I went back thinking that you should always give somewhere a second chance. Arrived to find that the main area of the bar was set up with about 20-30 empty tables with "Reserved" badges and a very small bar area that is ostensibly a corridor which was packed with people having a drink. Asking whether we could order some drinks and sit at one of the tables in the conservatory rather than be constantly pushed past, the barman replied "No". Asking why he said they were set up for dinner - at 4.15pm. Barmen said we were welcome to sit outside (in the rain). Decided it was not worth staying. On leaving I noticed there were very few reservations on their list - a sensible manager would have said we were welcome to have a table but that he needed it back by 6pm. We would have perfectly understood that.
Avoid this place, there are loads of bars that have polite and welcoming staff in North Norfolk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing at the gateway to Holkham and the National Nature Reserve, The Victoria is a classic English inn owned by the Coke family and managed by the Holkham Estate. There are ten elegant, indivually designed and stylish bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. We are ready to welcome more guests in spring 2015 with the addition of a further ten bedrooms just across the road from The Victoria in one of the oldest buildings on the Holkham Estate: Ancient House. The building has been converted to provide ten additional bedrooms, including four spacious family room. The sympathetic refurbishment has retained many of the building's original features, combining authentic charm with luxurious modernity. The bar and dining rooms at The Vic offer a relaxed blend of style and comfort. We serve delicious locally sourced food, much of it grown and raised on the estate, with a bold emphasis on freshness, simplicity and value. Holkham has been a leading agricultural estate since the 1800's when Thomas William Coke bought the site and the young Queen Victoria elevated him to the peerage in recognition of his contribution to farming in 1837. The name of the proposed new inn must have been inevitable when it opened its doors in 1838. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Victoria At Holkham Hotel Wells-Next-The-Sea
- Victoria At Holkham Hotel