The Hoste

King’s Lynn, Norfolk

A cool hotel up on the Norfolk coast with chic bedrooms, a lovely old bar, some very good food and the odd night of live jazz


62 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6


This iconic hotel sits a couple of miles back from Norfolk’s sparkling north coast. It dates to the early 1600s and had one rather famous local – Nelson used the beautiful timbered bar as a recruiting post and would catch the stage to London from the front door after a good night’s sleep. These days it’s a social hub on the village green that pulses with life all year round, a great base from which to explore this stretch of heaven. Inside, beautiful bedrooms, delicious food, fine wines and quenching local ales all wait. You can eat in the panelled dining room, the historic bar, the buzzing conservatory or the airy garden room that opens onto a terrace, and the food is delicious, perhaps lobster risotto with Cromer crab, Norfolk venison with red cabbage, warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. There’s a peaceful walled garden, a small spa for treatments, a cute little cinema that shows three films a day. Bedrooms are scattered about: contemporary delights at the Hoste; boutique elegance at Vine House; smart rooms and a vintage train carriage at Railway House; chic cottages for longer stays. A treat.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £6. Dinner, 3 courses, from £25. Sunday lunch from £14.


Nightly price
from £140
Singles from £120. Dinner, B&B from £95p.p.
3 Cottages for 6
From £290
7 Twin/doubles
From £140
45 Twin/doubles
From £170
1 Train carriage for 2
From £195


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Vicky Berry

  • The Hoste lies at the heart of thriving Burnham Market with its excellent shops and picture perfect village green, whilst the traditional seaside town, Wells-next-the-Sea and the charming market town of Holt, are both within easy reach.
  • The pristine beaches of North Norfolk's coastline are only 3 miles from The Hoste. Order a picnic hamper at reception and spend the day exploring the dunes at Brancaster and Holme. Or head down to Blakeney and take a boat out to see the resident seals.
  • The Hoste is within easy reach of some of Norfolk's finest country houses including Holkham Hall, Sandringham House, Houghton Hall and Blickling Hall.
  • For keen golfers, there are several excellent golf courses nearby including the prestigious Royal West Norfolk at Brancaster, Hunstanton Golf Club and Sheringham Golf Club, whilst racing enthusiasts are within easy reach of Fakenham Race Course.
  • The Hoste can also organise sailing, shooting and fishing lessons.