Bring your boots!

We recently asked our guests what they most love to do during their stay at Titchwell Manor, and by far the most popular activity is walking. We’re in a special spot here – you only have to look out of the front window to see the wide open sands, fields and marshlands. It’s so tempting, and not just for me and the team; my cocker spaniel Digby loves the odd days when he gets to come to work with me as he knows he might get a fantastic walk!

His nose is always on the sniff for the sea. I might take him to Hunstanton golf course (I’ve been a member of the club since I was 14), or on one of the many walks a stone’s throw from the hotel.

We’re spoilt for choice here. Why not check out some of the routes when you’re next with us. Borrow a map, or talk to one of the receptionists and they’ll happily point you in the right direction.

You could leave the car behind and walk through the village and down Gypsy Lane onto a narrow footpath that follows the bank of the marshes. You end up at The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club at Brancaster where you can peel off left and go to the stunning natural inlet that sits opposite the hotel. I’ll often see seals relaxing on the beach there, it’s a really chilled-out place, often with amazing colourful skies and sunsets. Just a couple of weeks ago the Northern Lights were spotted right opposite the hotel – you can just imagine how clear the night sky is.

We’re not far from Holme Next the Sea, where there’s a really interesting walk near The Lifeboat Inn. The path takes you right out to sea and you can see where the mystical Seahenge, a Bronze Age timber circle, once stood. Excavated in 1999 and carbon-dated to 2050BC, it’s now in the Lynn Museum.

I really enjoy my Norfolk winter walks. There’s something very special about this part of the county in the colder seasons when you have even more space to yourself. And it’s such a good feeling to be out in the cold and wind then heading inside to a local pub for a pint or two in front of the fire!

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Bistro Menu

We’ve been sprucing up our Terrace dining room recently giving it a fresh lick of paint in time for the launch of our bistro menu which we’ll be serving there from May. It’s a simpler offering than in the Conservatory – starters like tomato and onion tart, and chicken liver parfait, then big pans of mussels, juicy steaks, fish & chips, and probably a daily market fish. I really like staying in hotels where they offer different menus, so you can have two distinct dining experiences.

Most of our guests at Titchwell Manor stay two nights, so this works well, and it’s another option for non-residents and locals. We’re looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks – do let us know!

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