Holkham hotel to get new lease of life

13:00 26 January 2013

The Victoria Hotel, Holkham.

The Victoria Hotel, Holkham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


The Holkham-based Victoria Hotel is to close its doors and undergo a major revamp before being reborn as the Victoria Inn.

The hotel-cum-restaurant, managed by Adnams brewery, will temporarily close before being reopened in May with re-designed bedrooms, bathrooms, bar and restaurant area. Meanwhile, the new menu will draw on the Holkham estate using locally-sourced game and produce.

David Horton-Fawkes, estates director at Holkham, said: “This is a major investment and a brand new start for the Victoria. The Victoria sits at the gateway to the estate and for many people it defines their perception of Holkham and the National Nature Reserve.

“The Victoria will change from a boutique hotel to a modern estate inn, combining the best of the past and the present with boldness, style and simplicity”


  • My family used to stay at the Victoria in the 50s when it was a Trust House. I remember how the Ancient House was the Annex. I have visited a few times since but the changes over the years were not of my taste. Perhaps it will now improve.

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    John Warner

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • What does Holkham based mean. Does 'The Victoria' go wandering around?

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    country bumkin

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • I wonder if changing from a boutique hotel to an inn will result in a friendlier welcome for locals. We've visited the bar a couple of times and were put off going again, because it seemed that if you didn't come from Knightsbridge or Kensington & Chelsea, they weren't interested in serving you!

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    Sunday, January 27, 2013

  • Will it be an improvement, we will have to see, but I will not hold my breath. Just what is a"modern estate inn" I like my inns old fashioned.

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    Johnny Norfolk

    Saturday, January 26, 2013

  • Rather negative comments here. I can say I haven't had anything other than good experiences at any Adams hotel or pub I've been to. I look forward to trying it out.

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    crunchy dick

    Sunday, January 27, 2013

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