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Good Hotels Guide Award for White Horse Brancaster Staithe

Rob Williamson, General Manager of The White Horse, with their new award.

It’s been a season of celebration for Anglian Country Inns in Norfolk.

The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe, North Norfolk has been named ‘Editor’s Choice, Rooms with a View’ in The Good Hotel Guide 2022 published this October. This award sits alongside the Good Hotel Guide ‘César’ already awarded in 2015.

The Good Hotel Guide is renowned as being the leading independent guide to hotels in Great Britain and Ireland, entry into the guide is based on visits by ‘anonymous’ inspectors and guests experiences.

In 2015, The White Horse was awarded a Good Hotel Cesar Award, Named after Cesar Ritz, the most celebrated of hoteliers, these are the Oscars of hotel keeping.

The White Horse is a family run establishment and part of the Anglian Country Inns group which has 7 other hospitality establishments in the eastern region and a microbrewery, Brancaster Brewery.

If you’re not already familiar (and we recommend you rectify that immediately!) The White Horse is situated in Brancaster Staithe, a quintessential Norfolk village overlooking stunning tidal salt marshes and estuaries with views to Scolt Head Island and the sea beyond. ‘Seasonal and local’ is the ethos of Fran Hartshorne, Head Chef.

“We are absolutely delighted to be recognised yet again by The Good Hotel Guide which has been known for decades as simply the best recommendation. There are lots of ingredients needed to run a successful hotel, all are academic without the catalyst of good staff and this award is all about our staff, well done. It’s the great team we have at The White Horse that makes it work. We strive to make customers visits special, it’s the whole experience that makes The White Horse so unique. A true taste of north Norfolk living.” said Rob Williamson, General Manager.

The White Horse’s sister pub, The King’s Head at Letheringsett was also celebrating this Autumn when Jesse Petrie, General Manager, picked up the prestigious ‘Norfolk County Winner of the National Pub & Bar Awards 2021‘ award on behalf of The Kings Head team at The Grand Final ceremony of National Pub & Bar Awards held in London in September.

Tristan O’Hana, Editorial Director at Pub & Bar, said: “Anglian Country Inns is no stranger to the National Pub & Bar Awards, so it comes as no surprise that one of their venues has scooped Norfolk County Winner of the Norfolk National Pub & Bar 2021. The Kings Head’s description of ‘home from home’ couldn’t be more accurate, with guests accommodated expertly by the pub team, leaving visitors able to enjoy the fine food, drinks and beautiful location without a care in the world. Our judging team chose The Kings Head as this year’s winners for Norfolk – really well done!”

That’s two Norfolk Inns that should be on your ‘To Visit’ list for 2022!

Jesse Petrie, General Manager, The National Pub & Bar Awards 2021 The Kings Head Norfolk County WINNER.