The White Horse

Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

Gardens run down to the water, you can eat on the deck in good weather, lovely rooms have heaps of comfort, dogs are very welcome


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A smart little inn on the North Norfolk coast with beautiful views that shoot across tidal marshes to Scolt Head Island. At high tide boats bob, birds swoop and the water laps at the garden edge; at low tide, the marshes appear and fishermen come to harvest the mussels and oysters. In summer you can eat on the terrace and drink it all in, then drop down to the coastal path at the bottom of the garden and follow your nose. But the view here is weather proofed – a big conservatory restaurant looks out on it all. It’s a popular haunt for locals and visitors alike, who come for consistently good food, perhaps oysters from the bay, sea bass with squid risotto, lemon tart with a chocolate macaroon. There’s a sunken garden that catches the sun, then an open fire in the locals’ bar, where you’ll find well-kept ales, the daily papers, bar billiards and sofas for a game of scrabble. Chic, uncluttered bedrooms have seaside colours, robes for spotless bathrooms, good beds and fine linen. Some in the main house have the view, dog-friendly garden rooms have terraces. Sandringham is close.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay two nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch & bar meals from £8.95. Dinner from £13.95.


Nightly price
from £100
Extra beds £30. Cots £5. Dogs £10.
11 Doubles
From £100
4 Twins
From £100


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pamela Farrell

  • Attractions nearby - Sandringham House and Estate, Holkham Hall and Estate, Houghton Hall
  • Mid way between traditional seaside towns Wells-next-the-Sea (beach hut heaven) and Hunstanton (fun and lots of wind surfing to watch)
  • Delegate Shopping market in the adjoining village - crafts, clothes, food, one stop nature, pottery, cycle hire
  • If you are fit you can take a walk along the boardwalk to Brancaster Beach - we think the best - big blue skies, walk the dogs, sunbathe or play with the kids
  • Smart out of town boutique shops at Thornham and picturesque Burnham Market
  • An area of outstanding natural beauty - breathe in the air, experience a wonderful sunset across the tidal marsh