It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rose & Crown Hotel, Snettisham, Norfolk, UK

My lovely husband and I were honoured to be asked to be Godparents to our dear friends gorgeous baby, Alexander, in Norfolk.  We didn't know the area at all, and we need an overnight stay, so we asked our friends and checked and they both came up with The Rose and Crown Hotel in Snettisham, the next village over from where we needed to be.

We arrived late, after dinner with friends, and were the last arrivals for the day, but the bar and restaurant were still humming.  We were greeted by name and shown to our room, Beach Hut, on the ground floor near the garden.  It had been freshly decorated and had a large King sized bed and a big bathroom (I think it's also the disabled room).  The bed was very comfortable and the shower the next morning was a dream, great volume and piping hot - bliss.  

On check-in we were asked if we'd like a newspaper the next morning, and when we arrived for breakfast (included in our room rate) our table was reserved with a "Beach Hut" sign and our paper was there waiting for us.

There was a breakfast buffet and a hot menu and we enjoyed both.  Staff were lovely and friendly and helpful.  I had poached eggs on white toast and it was lovely, hubby had the full breakfast and it looked great.  Good coffee too.

Unfortunately we weren't there for an evening meal, as the pub has won many awards for its food, we will just have to visit again!

And just a super duper quick note, I firmly believe that WIFI should be free when you're staying at a hotel, and it's really getting on my nerves that there are a lot of expensive hotels still charging HUGE amounts for it.  You'll be very happy to know that the Rose & Crown provides FREE wifi for guests.  I'm now going cover free or chargeable on each hotel review as I'm sick of the cheeky posh hotels wanting to charge upwards of 20 euros a day to look at your emails.  Yay for the Rose and Crown!

The awards

Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2012 - The Good Pub Guide
East of England pub of the Year 2012 - The Good Pub Guide
Finalist Great British Pub Food Awards 2010
Family Friendly Pub of the Year 2007 - The Publican Awards
40 Top UK Hotels, January 2007 - Sunday Telegraph
Young Chef of the Year 2007 - PubChef Food Awards
Pub Restaurant of the Year Award 2006 - Eastern Daily Press
Norfolk Dining Pub of the Year 2004 - Good Pub Guide

The Rose & Crown
Old Church Road
Norfolk  PE31 7LX
Phone:- +44 1485 541382


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