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

98% (96 Member Ratings)

"The whole experience!"
Aug 03, 2016
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 public areas


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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98% Positive
(96 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Braemore Inns Ltd t/as The Kings Head Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The whole experience!
John Aug 03, 2016 Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All of it was great
Other Comments
Fab staff,room,food and atmosphere. We really enjoyed our stay. The only downside was the lack of wifi but for us it wasn't too much of an issue as it meant we left our phones alone!!
Tony Jul 19, 2016 Maldon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely staff
Other Comments
A great all round hotel. Offering comfortable surrounds, nice rooms and good food and atmosphere.
Tristan Jul 11, 2016 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly helpful staff, enormous bathroom and loads of pillows!
Other Comments
Food was great, and breakfast a feast!
Jane Jun 11, 2016 ,
Enjoyed Most
Everything was amazing
Carole May 30, 2016 Diss, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Accommodation, service and food.
Barrie May 26, 2016 leicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room, friendly staff and super food.
Other Comments
Would love to visit again, will look out for another great offer
Jackie May 25, 2016 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The menu
Eleanor May 25, 2016 Sleaford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A top stay! Lovely bedroom and delightfully helpful staff. Delicious tasting menu. Perfect location for NW Norfolk coast.
Other Comments
Lovely atmosphere and lively bar for a Monday night!
Denise May 25, 2016 Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
very friendly staff
Other Comments
wonderful fresh food
james May 23, 2016 Hinckley, United Kingdom

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