The White Horse

Main Road Brancaster Staithe Norfolk PE31 8BY

Tiny Brancaster is famous for its oysters, and these days the fabled White Horse, right on the main road overlooking the marsh and beach, is almost equally famous as a great place to try them. To be fair, though, the delights of this pub/restaurant with rooms, don't stop there. Not only is its cosy informality beguiling, but the menu boasts much else besides – with plenty of other locally caught seafood, lobster, fish and chips, beautiful fresh sea bass, and local steak with chips. You can also eat in the bar, and there are rooms too if you want to stay – and why wouldn't you?

The location, too, is magical, with panoramic views across the tidal marshes that you can enjoy from the conservatory tacked onto the back of the building, and trerrace beyond that – blink and on a summer's day with a sharing platter in front of you and you could be in the Camargue, and during the cooler months there are heaters and blankets on hand so you can still enjoy the view. They make the most of the place too, with regular lobster barbecues during summer  and roaring fires to tempt you indoors during winter, when of course the excellent local mussels are in season.

We like the fact that a meal at the White Horse can be as cheap or as expensive as you like. If there is a much better place along this stretch of coast to stop off for a pint and a snack with your dog, or to come for a full-blown celebration with family and friends, then we have yet to find it. 

Best Places to stay near The White Horse

What Customers say about Cool Places

Everything I needed for a stay

I'm already looking forward to going again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the area. It definitely deserves a five star rating!

Nathan, Verified Customer

6 out of 5!!!!

This place was amazing… I could not recommend this place enough, I’ll be singing their praise for many years to come and we are going to book again soon.

Barbara, Verified Customer

Easy to navigate

Great site that offers a really broad range of places to stay across the UK. Easy to navigate and book holidays.

Patrick, Verified Customer

Such a great variety of properties

Found this website when looking to book a staycation for later in the year. Such a great variety of properties and the website is really easy to use. Already shared with my family and friends.

CT, Verified Customer

Great, simple, straightforward

Great, simple and straightforward. I will definitely be using Cool Places again.

SM, Verified Customer