The Victoria Inn
The Victoria Inn is ideally situated just a few minutes’ walk from the golden sands of Holkham Beach and at the gates of my family’s Palladian ancestral home, Holkham Hall. It is perfectly placed for discovering the county’s windswept coastline, seaside towns and villages.
It is arguable that our main attraction though is the food we serve in our restaurant. Our main themes are fresh, local and seasonal. The quality of our ingredients is paramount, whether it be shellfish, fish or samphire from the north Norfolk coast, beef from our farms on the Holkham Estate, lamb or pork from one of our farm tenants or soft summer fruit from a friend’s fruit farm along the coast and, in the winter only, wild game from our family shoot or venison from our herd of Fallow Deer.
We offer a small selection of hand-picked wines to compliment your meal. Our bar offer consists of a limited selection of quality recognised brands from local and international suppliers to complement the experience at The Victoria.
All of the above would be for nothing if it were not for our staff, of whom I am immensely proud. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated and professional team. But perhaps their most alluring quality is their relaxed good nature, and it is that which is so important in welcoming you, our guests. I sincerely hope you choose to visit us, even if only for a pint after a brisk walk on Holkham Beach.
Earl of Leicester
The Victoria at Holkham is two miles west of Wells-next-the-Sea on the main A149, within easy reach of Norwich on the A1067, King’s Lynn on the A148 and London and Cambridge from the M11 and A10.
The nearest train station is Sheringham (approximately 16 miles away) with trains to and from Norwich which connect with the Coasthopper bus service to Holkham. King’s Lynn train station (approximately 23 miles away) has hourly trains running from London King’s Cross, via Cambridge and Ely. Train times can be found by telephoning National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484 950 or visiting www.qjump.co.uk
To Wells: from King’s Lynn to Wells via Fakenham; from Norwich to Wells via Fakenham. Wells is 2 miles from Holkham.
To Holkham: The Coasthopper service runs from King’s Lynn and Hunstanton to Sheringham and has one stop at Holkham which is on the main road in Holkham village.
Bus timetables can be checked by calling NORBIC on 0845 300 6116 or visit www.travelineeastanglia.org.uk
Holkham Park is on National Cycle Route No. 1. For more information see the Sustrans website www.sustrans.org.uk