The Hoste Arms

East Anglia Norfolk Burnham Market

  • From £130 a night
  • 45 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • Boutique hotel

This legendary North Norfolk inn continues to prosper, with good food and comfortable rooms

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Several decades ago The Hoste Arms almost single-handedly turned the postcard-pretty village of Burnham Market into one of the hottest tourist spots and most coveted residences in Norfolk – second-home owners have now snaffled up over half the village, and a well-heeled crew they are too. The pub was not only well known for its food, but also for its power to pull an upmarket crowd from all over the country. The original owners have long since moved on, but it's still a terrific place to stay, and we like the fact that the latest owners (City Pub Co) have dialled it back a bit, turning the Hoste back into what it was originally – a great country inn with good food and comfortable rooms that we hope continues to prosper.

Most of all, The Hoste Arms is a supremely comfortable and even homely place to stay, right in the centre of the village and an ideal springboard for both the nearby North Norfolk Coast and the unspoilt countryside all around. Its rooms range through ‘Classic’, ‘Hoste’, ‘Signature’ and  ‘Divine’, plus three suites, including two-bed and four-bed family suites.

They come in all shapes and sizes and are spread between the original pub at the front (one of which Nelson is said to have stayed in), a couple of buildings at the back and eight very comfortable rooms in the Georgian Vine House across the green, which has a lovely garden and its own parking and is off-limits to dogs and children. Divine rooms are the largest and offer extras like robes and slippers, but all rooms have WiFi, Smart TVs, tea-and-coffee-making facilities, water, fresh milk, mini bars, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms that often have separate baths and showers  (the elegant Divine rooms in Vine House come with freestanding baths and roomy walk-in showers, gilt mirrors and ornate chandeliers.

As for the food, menus change regularly and are deliberately strong on local produce. The cheaper ‘Bar Menu’ features things like fish and chips, burgers, salads and sharing platters, while the A la Carte menu has more refined dishes, like local oysters, bouillabaisse, haunch of venison or local lobster when in season. Both menus offer items like steaks, chops and lobster cooked on their Josper grill. The nice thing is you can enjoy the same menu in the front bar, the bright and airy conservatory restaurant at the back, or on the adjacent terrace. Other facilities include a small spa with a treatment room in a cabin behind the hotel, a basement gym and a 20-seat cinema that shows 3 films every day, complete with complimentary popcorn and soft drinks. You can also get married here – in the Garden Rooms or outside in a secluded courtyard.

Finally Burnham Market is a great place to spend a few days or a long weekend, bristling with good restaurants and pubs, and just a few miles from the sea at Burnham Deepdale and Brancaster, where there are more good pubs and restaurants  – as indeed there are along the whole of the North Norfolk Coast. The beaches are eminently strollable, and you can go seal-watching at nearby Blakeney, birdwatching at Holme-next-the-Sea or just explore the beach and estate at Holkham – and some of the nearby villages are divine. You will be back, we guarantee it!

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Whether a fleeting visit, a long weekend or an extended getaway, we are passionate about ensuring you enjoy the warmest of welcomes & most comfortable of lodgings from which the beautiful village of Burnham Market & our fantastic surrounds can be explored.

We have nooks galore to while away the hours, a fantastic cinema with a daily changing schedule of movies to settle down in front of, not to mention a well-appointed beauty spa & fitness suite.

Our 45 individually crafted bedrooms are spread throughout the historic Hoste Arms.

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Pets are welcome.
We have extra beds available and our family room can accommodate up to 4 guests.


Burnham Market - Situated just over a mile away from the stunning North Norfolk coast, Burnham Market is a vibrant village with a wonderful selection of independent local shops, delis and galleries.
North Norfolk Coast - The 45 mile stretch of the glorious North Norfolk coastline comprises of award-winning beaches full of nature, wildlife and activities such as kite-surfing.
Holkham Hall & Estate - This magnificent 18th Palladian style country house is the opulent home to the Earls of Leicester, surrounded by gorgeous parkland and beautiful views.


Open all year.


Double rooms £130–180 a night, not including breakfast.

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The Hoste Arms nestles in the picturesque village of Burnham Market. Offering the most comfortable & hospitable of gateways to the spectacular North Norfolk coastline & countryside. A pub, restaurant, hotel & spa steeped in history & brimming with passion for its surroundings.


Contact Website  01328 738 777  The Hoste Arms, The Green, Burnham Market, Norfolk PE31 8HD

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Getting There

Heading from Sculthorpe, take the B1355 to Burnham Market. On Creake Road turn right and then immediate left on to North Street. Follow the road to The Grn and then turn right onto Market Place.  We can be reached by bus from Fakenham. The Nearest bus stop is Green which is a one minute walk from the Hotel. 


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Rated ★★★★★ over 2 reviews


Stylish & Welcoming!

The Hoste is a 4 star boutique hotel located in one of Norfolk's prettiest villages, Burnham Market, just a few miles away from the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Stylish and welcoming and serving delicious seasonal, locally-sourced food with an extensive wine cellar, the restaurant is open to non-residents.
Oct 28, 2013 by Thomas Olesen

a much loved favourite

We go back here at least once a year. It is well situated in a vibrant village with very good amenities (shops, cash points, restaurants, take outs, butchers, bakers, no candle stick makers, but a shop with a surprising range of hats and wellies!).

The Hoste has a reliable restaurant - nothing too fancy just food we like to eat. Service is usually good if sometimes slow when busy. Watch out for the wine list though - can be pricey. Good desserts.

The rooms are a high standard and all different.Ask what is available and say if you have a preference. The ones in the old building above the restaurant are a bit noisy if you are early to bed. The hotel is dog friendly and has several rooms with small terraces.

We generally go for one of their cottages though. Same price as a double room in the hotel but you get three en suites. Much better if you have dogs as the all have gardens. Decor is the same standard as the hotel and we find them very comfortable. Can also save you a bit as there is a fully equipped kitchen so easy to have the odd meal in or take out. Easier parking at the cottages than the hotel as well.

Main gripes - car parking at the Hoste, price of drinks, not the cheapest.

Good things - comfort, atmosphere, good food, very well placed mid way along the north Norfolk coast

Top tips: try the cottages, ask the staff - they try to help

Overall -we always recommend the Hoste.

Mar 29, 2012 by richarde66

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