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“Shocking value, very tired and dirty decor!” 2 of 5 stars
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The Ostrich Inn
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Stock Green, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2AE, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Castle Acre B&B and Inns
Kings Lynn
2 reviews
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“Shocking value, very tired and dirty decor!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

We went for a bank holiday lunch and were appalled at the service and cleanliness of the pub. The food was average for pub grub even though we paid top restaurante prices. We went to the Hoste Arms in Burnham Market the week before and found we had top class service and excellent food for half the price!! Sadly, we really reccommend that you give this place a miss.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

Booked this last minute with the plan to check out the local English Hertitage ruins. The area was quite busy with tourists milling about so we checked into he hotel and sat down to Sunday lunch. Great Food and a good selection of drinks on offer. The room was very spacious with digital tv and en suite bathroom. There was quite a bit of noise from the pub below as we were trying to get to sleep but that's the nature of an Inn. The last orders rule doesn't always stand in more rural settings. However this wouldn't put me off visiting again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

A party of eight of us booked a table for lunch. Not one single dish was edible and all went back to the kitchen virtually untouched ! It was quite the worst dining experience we have ever had anywhere, ever !

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

We knew the Ostrich Inn from old and chose to stay there for a couple of nights - a Saturday and Sunday. Can't fault the accommodation, food, staff etc; as it was all lovely, but the "pump assisted" plumbing is noisy which was a little disruptive... we were in a lovely room which was above the bar and whilst I don't have a problem with that (it is a pub after all) there seemed to be an extended session on the Saturday which went on for several hours after closing time! Would I stay again - maybe, but I'd get a room further away from the bar perhaps. If you want a decent pub to stay in, with good food and beer where you don't get charged excessively, then this is spot on and it's location makes a lot of places easy to get to...

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

A cheap B&B with a great pub below for food. We stay in room 3 which is located over the old delivery arch way, which has now been pedestrianised and seems to be the place where most to the smokers end up. I can’t lie, you can hear a bit of noise from below but it’s not like it’s a noisy ‘party’ pub. The food is great and the wine list is even better. This pub is part of a group which also has a deli, which I think supply the pub which is perhaps why the food is so good.

The bed in room 3 slops away to the window which I think lead to my trouble getting off to sleep. I woke up feel fresh (mentally) but stiff (I think I must have froze in position to make sure didn’t fall out of bed!). The room had 3 beds (1 double and 2 singles), flat screen TV with DVD player and a small but perfectly functional bathroom (we only seemed to get hot water, even from the cold tap). Be careful when setting the shower temp!

Breakfast is great. Help yourself with toast, cereal and tea/coffee. The chef pop’s out to take your cooked breakfast order in the relaxed Norfolk fashion.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

We recently spent a weekend at The Ostrich, using the pub and our bedrooms as a base to travel around some of Nofolk and we had an idyllic time.
The rooms are large, reasonably priced and housed in a separate accommodation block to the main pub (so not too much noise pollution at busier times such as the weekends) and this is one of the best places I've ever stayed in.
Castle Acre itself is the perfect, unspoilt example of a true English village, complete with a tea shop, small deli/foodstore and beautiful church, country walks and pebblestone cottages.
Unlike other places in Norfolk (such as Burnham Market), there is a real sense of the local community in this village - while I'm sure there are some second homers, the majority of the village thankfully seems to be comprised of those not yet priced out by their rich Londoners looking for a charming rural hideaway.
The food at The Ostrich was superb - there were four of us, we all ate separate choices from the menu, but the quality and standard of all the items on the menu never faltered during our weekend. of particular merit was the pate, whitebait, beer-battered cod and pork medallions.
The menu uses local produce from local suppliers and was all the better for it - working to some of Norfolk's culinary strengths with ease while practically everything was home made and a treat for the tastebuds (if not the waistline!)
The welcome by all the staff was also superb, both friendly and accommodating while nothing was too much trouble.
In short, it was a magical weekend and this place is a real 'find'. Go investigate - you won't regret it!

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Stock Green, Castle Acre, King's Lynn PE32 2AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > King's Lynn > Castle Acre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Castle Acre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ostrich Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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The Ostrich Hotel King`s Lynn
The Ostrich Inn Castle Acre, Norfolk

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