The Kings Head

Holt, Norfolk

A cosy bolt hole close to the coast with a cool rustic style, some great local food and nicely priced rooms for a good night’s sleep


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This small Georgian inn was once the local jail. It is anything but these days, a quirky bolt hole full of creature comforts a few miles south of the North Norfolk coast. Outside, a large garden for barbecues in summer gives way to parkland beyond. Inside, cool interiors mix contemporary design and rustic bricks and mortar to great effect. You’ll find cow-hide rugs, skis on the walls, Chesterfield sofas on original wood floors. There’s a sitting-room bar for games in front of an open fire, then a restaurant with whitewashed walls and painted beams. Potter about and find cartwheel mirrors, lots of books, curious objects d’art. Bedrooms aren’t huge, but nor is their price. You get lovely beds, smart fabrics, period colours, the odd antique; good showers wait in compact bathrooms. Downstairs, you’ll find quiz nights, jazz nights and some lovely local food, perhaps corned beef hash with a quail’s egg, local partridge with game chips, rhubarb and apple crumble; kids have their own menu, too. There’s lots to do: cute villages, medieval Norwich, Fakenham for the races, the glorious north coast. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • 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

Lunch from £5.50. Dinner, 3 courses, £25-£30. Sunday lunch from £15.50.


Nightly price
from £70
4 Doubles
From £70


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pamela Farrell

  • Blakeney Quay is a timeless spot on the North Norfolk coast. You'll find a sand and shingle spit, salt marshes and sand dunes. You can also take a boat trip to see seals basking on Blakeney Point, always a hit with children
  • There are lots of vast sandy beaches on the North Coast, exactly where you'll want to be on a sunny day. Try Sheringham, Wells, Brancaster,. Gorleston or Horsey, and don't forget your bucket and spade
  • Bird watchers should head over to the ever popular RSPB Titchwell Marsh - wading birds, ducks and geese in autumn, avocets, terns and marsh harriers in summer
  • Don't miss Medieval Norwich, with its fine cathedral and mazy lanes. The Hanseatic centre of King's Lynn is worth a visit, too
  • You can visit Sandringham, where the Royal family spends Christmas. Other big houses to see up here include Blickling Hall, Oxburgh Hall and Houghton Hall
  • There are some excellent golf courses on the north coast - The Royal West Norfolk at Brancaster Staithe, Sheringham and Royal Cromer are all excellent