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The Norfolk Mead Hotel

Type:Country House Hotel

4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Country House Hotel
Church Loke, Coltishall, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 7DN

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The Norfolk Mead Hotel


Anna & James Holliday took over The Norfolk Mead in early 2013 and have transformed the hotel, winning several awards for cuisine and hospitality. The 13 contemporarily refurbished bedrooms are named after hedgerow plants and herbs which can be foraged for in Norfolk; Samphire, Mulberry, Hawthorn, Sorrel and so on. Three suites have free standing baths in the rooms and the other nine have large 'rain' showers. There is also Crab Apple outside, a converted garden pavilion, and Sweet Chestnut Cottage in the grounds, each sleeping up to four. James and Anna both come from catering backgrounds and Anna, who is the hard working chef, also runs Anna Duttson Events, catering for outside events and receptions. The 'garden room' opened in the grounds in 2104. It can cater for up to 150 wedding or meeting guests.

The AA (rosette) menu, which changes monthly, uses local produce wherever possible. For Dinner we started with confit of Duck, followed by a superb turbot dish, with mash potato, cockles, fennel and saffron veloite. We finshed with a sinful Banana Parfait with candidied nuts. Bar snacks are now available from 12.00 to 5.00pm. Breakfast was equally delicious with home baked bread, jams and cereals and the Mead is also developing a reputation for afternoon teas.

The hotel's front lawn leads to The Mead with wild flowers and birdlife. You might see a barn owl or an otter playing. There are splendid walks from the village and the hotel has both a rowing boat and a motor boat for hire.

The Norfolk Mead was named Signpost Hotel of the year in February 2015.

Cycle storage available. We also have an exclusive day boat that can be booked for either a half or full day between March and November to use on the River Bure. Only 20 minutes from the coast and Norwich city centre.


Road Directions

By Road:
Follow the A140 to Norwich, at traffic lights on the Norwich ring road (signposted Swaffham) turn left. At roundabout take 2nd exit, then at next roundabout take 2nd exit and again at next roundabout take 2nd exit (signposted Gt Yarmouth). At traffic lights, straight over then at further traffic lights, straight over, A1042. At roundabout take 1st exit B1151 (signposted North Walsham). Take the 1st right after Coltishall Bridge.

By Public Transport:
From Wroxham - 5 miles by taxi.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Packed lunch available
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve evening meal
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Children welcome from any age
  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot Available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Internet Access
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Separate guests lounge
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Leisure Facilities

  • Fishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Swimming pool

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour Television all rooms
  • Hairdryer all rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone all rooms
  • Television available

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Special Offers

  • Time Traveller Members and Signpost Readers will be offered 10% off accommodation bookings. To claim this offer please quote Signpost at the time of booking and present your Signpost guide upon arrival at the hotel.

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)


  • 1 AA Rosettes
  • 4 AA Stars Country House Hotel
1 AA Rosettes 4 AA Stars Country House Hotel


  • Other Accommodation Awards Signpost 2017

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