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“Overall Nice but little niggles with the room” 3 of 5 stars
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Stiffkey Red Lion
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   44 Wells Road, Stiffkey, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AJ , England   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Stiffkey B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
England
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Overall Nice but little niggles with the room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

First impressions were very nice, clean room and lovely bathroom. Once we had settled in it became apparent that there were a few niggles and I think they became apparent because we were paying £99 per night had we been paying say £65 per night we would probably have accepted the odd little niggle. Anyway this is what we found. There were no curtains only slatted venetian blinds which did not keep out the light in the mornings. There were no chairs to sit on in the room only a small stool. There was no toilet roll holder so the toilet roll was balanced on the side of the bath. There were no visible three pin sockets we found one but had to pull out the bedside table to get to it and there was no porridge available for breakfast despite it being on the menu. I know this may sound petty but it all adds up. On the plus side we had a lovely evening meal. I would recommend but I think it's a bit overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We booked last minute for a cosy night away at the coast and this place did not disappoint..

Great Pub restaurant with a warm welcome open fires and 1st class good value for money food. Dogs welcome and no rushing done here.

We took the most superior suite at the Stiffkey and it did not disappoint (plus we got a discounted rate as one night only last minute), lounge and separate bedroom, tv in the bathroom mirror, jacuzzi bath and separate shower.

Breakfast with no fuss or rush and again good service....

We enquired about going out on one of the local boats which they booked in for us.

The grounds and pub garden area were all nicely kept. The Red Lion is in a really quite area but nowhere is too far a drive away....

Room Tip: If you can stretch to a suite its worth the money....
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bucks, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed here with our 3 year old and our 1 year old for a long weekend in early March. We had the attic suite, which is directly above the pub bar/restaurant. We picked this room for its proximity to the restaurant so that we could eat in the evening whilst our children slept upstairs. Staff were very helpful in giving us a good table where we could set up our baby monitor and we enjoyed two evenings in the pub - quite a novelty as we've never been able to do this before. Two huge rooms, lovely bathroom. You can hear muffled noise from the pub below but this didn't bother us at all, actually found it quite comforting. The food is excellent so is the ale and it's all great value. The breakfast is huge and freshly cooked with local produce - we didn't manage lunch on the Saturday, we were still so full! Staff are very friendly and welcoming. Stiffkey is well located - only 10 minutes to Wells-Next-On-Sea and Holkam - perfect for exploring the Norfolk coast. The pub has a lovely atmosphere - very informal and everyone chats to one another so it's very social. This is the first time we've been somewhere and not felt like the website has slightly upsold it; in fact the website doesn't do The Red Lion justice. Would highly recommend it - a great family break - we are looking forward to heading back in the Summer.

Room Tip: Pick the attic suite (two rooms) if you have children and like a bit more space and want to set up y...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

staff are great, good relaxed atmosphere, eaten in the pub every night we stayed, the food is so good and fresh.can recommend the lion burger (much better than some PUB steaks)the room no 4 is ideal clean the bath sparkles after the girls have cleaned it.the breakfast is freshly cooked for you not cooked and kept warm as some other hotel/ B&Bs. AS MOST READERS WILL SEE GREAT REVIEWS I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE NEGATIVE ONES I cannot rate the place highly enough great blend of old world pub and modern sleeping block.we will be back again with friends next time .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Ate here 30 th December for Sunday lunch which was of poor quality . Had already booked a meal for new years eve as rented a cottage nearby. Pub had a great atmosphere but the food was poor. Tasteless and bland . I did have high expectations as people had said how good it was .

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Beds U.K.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed for a long weekend eating here every night. The rooms are comfortable, clean and modern. Food is excellent, mussels to die for, pleasantly and promptly served by the staff. Good choice of real ales and wines, the place has a very traditional old fashioned pub feel to it, no teenagers constantly fiddling with mobile phones. Great location for N.Norfolk walks being minutes from the coastal path and walks along the salt marsh. Other centres can be easily reached by car. On the expensive side for B & B at £119 but well worth it in terms of overall value.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Excellent weekend, accomadation really good and warm, food excellent and service very friendly. Would recommend this pub to anybody and especially if you have a dog this is a real gem because the dog can go in any room of the pub and the underfloor heating in the rooms is brilliant for them didn't get a peep out of my dog all night. The walks from the door are really lovely, you walk across the road and along the path till you come to a road that goes down to the saltmarshes. This is an excellent winter pub with lovely fires alight in all the rooms in the pub, cosy and warm with great service, great food and good value.
Can't speak highly enough about this pub, have used it many times over the years and have never been dissappointed.Thank you to all the staff at the Red Lion for making our wekend so special

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent, but No 12 is worthy of being a honeymoon suite, just remember dogs not allo...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Stiffkey Red Lion

Address: 44 Wells Road, Stiffkey, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AJ , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Wells-next-the-Sea > Stiffkey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Stiffkey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Stiffkey Red Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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