The Victoria at Holkham

Park Road Holkham Wells-next-the-Sea Norfolk NR23 1RG

The Victoria is the local for Holkham Beach, located just at the end of the track to the sea. Unlike the beach (which is vast – and wonderful) it can get a bit packed in summer. But it’s a terrific pub with good, if somewhat pricey, gastro fare (£13–18 for mains) in the restaurant, using top local ingredients, with the fish ones often featuring shellfish and samphire from the beach (you can dig for razor clams at Holkham). They do a good pint of Addnams, too. Oh – and it’s also a hotel, with rooms around £100–130 according to season. You’re allowed dogs in three of them, too, making this a top place for a setter.

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