- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
All measures and evidence has been provided in Covid-19 Awareness Programme
Our Inspector's View
Now in their fourth decade at the helm of Titchwell Manor, Margaret and Ian Snaith have their gorgeous boutique hotel firing on all cylinders. Positioned in an idyllic spot on the north Norfolk coast, where stretching sands spiked with marram grass unroll to the sea and the great pale sky, it is a location worth travelling for. The name of the place might suggest a grandiose pile, but the hotel is built around a red-brick Victorian farmhouse, with chic interiors of vibrant patterns and colour combinations in fabrics and carpets. The light-flooded Conservatory restaurant looks over the walled garden, where much of the kitchen's seasonal veg, fruit and herbs are grown. Chris Mann’s cooking is adventurous, modern stuff built on his uncommon culinary ability and exciting dexterity with flavours and textures. Innovative combinations, thoughtful presentations and clearly defined flavours can be seen from the off in a starter of resonantly full-on foie gras and cocoa terrine, the richness offset by Yorkshire rhubarb compôte, lapsang souchong syrup and home-made brioche, or perhaps a restorative beef consommé with short rib, caper jam and gruyère toast. Pedigree meats are the foundations of main courses, as seen in the Gloucestershire Old Spots pork that comes in three cuts, helped along by pear and wild garlic, or the crispy-skinned, tenderly pink Creedy Carver duck breast accompanied by confit leg, orange sauce, golden beetroot and thyme. Fish is imaginatively handled too, as when turbot turns up with crab bisque, pommes dauphine enriched with cod’s roe, sea vegetables and nasturtium. For the grand finale, chocolate marquise is as luscious as you’d hope for, and comes with the balancing tartness of silky crème fraîche ice cream and blood orange; otherwise, try the signature golden Titchwell trifle, a seriously grown-up version bursting with intriguing textures and flavour contrasts, incorporating rhubarb, honey and caramel-flavoured golden chocolate.
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Facilities – at a glance
Extensive repertoire in a delightful coastal hotel
- Seats: 80
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 5.30
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 34
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 17
- Cuisine style: Modern European
- Vegetarian menu
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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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