The manager of a north Norfolk hotel is "absolutely delighted" after hearing his venue had retained its four star AA rating.

AA has confirmed The White Horse at Brancaster Staithe is offering a four star hotel service after awarding it an 81pc 'merit' score at its most recent inspection.

The four star rating reflects the venue's overall quality and professionalism as well as the training and responsiveness of its staff.

Eastern Daily Press: The establishment earned a score of 81pcThe establishment earned a score of 81pc (Image: Google)

Rob Williamson, The White Horse's general manager, said: "I am very proud and absolutely delighted that The White Horse has maintained this prestigious AA four star rating, gaining an 81pc merit score.

"It is recognition to our dedicated team for all their hard work and enthusiasm. 

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"The White Horse team have all played their part perfectly in welcoming guests.

"With an incredibly busy year behind us to receive this affirmation is certainly the icing on the cake.

"We look forward to seeing our wonderful customers in 2024 and welcoming guests from further afield to our wonderful part of the world and give them a very special taste of north Norfolk living."

Eastern Daily Press: Rob Williamson, The White Horse's general manager, is 'absolutely delighted'Rob Williamson, The White Horse's general manager, is 'absolutely delighted' (Image: Anglian Country Inns)

The White Horse, which is run by Anglian Country Inns, also has two AA Rosettes for its on-site restaurant.

Fran Hartshorne, The White Horse's executive head chef, was recently voted the Anglian Country Inns 'Chef's Chef' by her colleagues at the firm's nine other establishments.