The Wensum Lodge Hotel
“Idyllic riverside hostelry with fishing” - AA Inspector
Dating from around 1700, this building was originally the grain store for the adjoining mill idyllically located by the River Wensum. Just three minutes' walk from Fakenham, this lovely place has a stream flowing through its garden and offers guests free fishing on the river. An ideal base for cycling, birdwatching, fishing and horse racing, the pub serves a range of real ales that are complemented by home-cooked food, with baguettes, jacket potatoes and an all-day breakfast on the light bite menu. From the carte menu, a typical meal might start with whitebait or home-made soup and follow with home-cooked slow-roast lamb shank.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Sports TV
- Open all year
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About the area
The North Norfolk Coast is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and probably the finest of its kind in Europe. Here you’ll find a string of quaint villages and small towns – Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea and Cley next the Sea are 21st-century favourites, while Sheringham and Cromer are classic examples of a good old-fashioned seaside resort where grand Victorian hotels look out to sea. Further round the coast you'll find Great Yarmouth, one of the most popular resorts in the UK and packed full of amusements, shops and seashore entertainment. And let's not forget Norwich, the region's only city.
Norfolk prides itself on its wealth of historic houses, the most famous being Sandringham, where Her Majesty the Queen and her family spend Christmas. Many of Norfolk’s towns have a particular charm and a strong sense of community. The quiet market towns of Fakenham and Swaffham are prime examples, as well as Thetford, with its popular museum focusing on the TV comedy series Dad’s Army which was filmed in the area.
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