Bircham Tofts

The Kings Head Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This 19th-century coach-house hotel was once part of the nearby Sandringham Estate
  • There are only 12 bedrooms, all individually designed
  • The AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant makes good use of local produce -- "everything looks good on the plate", says The AA

Map & Directions

Getting there: Take the A149/8 to north Norfolk and head for Great Bircham. There is free parking available on site. King's Lynn, the nearest railway station, is a 30-minute drive away. A taxi will cost about £35.

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Once part of the nearby Sandringham Estate, the 3-star Kings Head Hotel is a Grade II-listed coach-house hotel with only 12 rooms. It's 10 miles from the Norfolk coast and is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area.

Houghton Hall is a 10-minute drive away, and Holkham Hall and Estate is less than 30 minutes by car. The market towns of King's Lynn and Fakenham are also nearby. There are bikes to hire on site if you don't feel like driving.

The hotel's AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant "makes good use of Norfolk's plentiful larder" (The AA Restaurant Guide) and serves a roast lunch on Sundays. The bar has a vast gin collection with 80 varieties from all over the world, and a neighbouring play area for children. The sitting room features a grand piano and comfy sofas around a roaring fire.

Take the modern glass staircase upstairs to reach the 12 bedrooms, which are all individually designed. Well-behaved dogs are welcome and most rooms have enough space for two extra beds for children. 

From the press:
  • "This is a small contemporary hotel that serves some of the best food in North Norfolk" -- Alistair Sawday's Special Places to Stay 
  • "The kitchen makes good use of Norfolk's plentiful larder… everything looks good on the plate" -- The AA Restaurant Guide



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 10 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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