Despite poor reviews I went with an open mind. First impressions were of a classic old english pub, full of character and charm. Room was reasonably spacious and rooms 1-4 are well clear of the bar and are fairly quiet. Crisp white cotton sheets were on the bed. But the shower was dirty, there was a rim of dust all round the skirting boards and the carpets were filthy, particularly in the public areas. Cracks abounded and redecoration was well overdue.
Unlike some others I found the staff to be friendly and helpful though practically all male and rather scruffy. Food in the bar was quite expensive for large plates of rather greasey food. Even the crab salad was more like a ploughman's with crab, having large quantities of pickles and very little salad. Food better and cheaper at the Manor House.
This may sound sexist, but I believe it would benefit from a strong woman with high standards to ensure that the bedrooms (and the other rooms) were clean, which to me is more important than being equiped with a high quality Sony flat screen TV.
- Also Known As:
- The King`s Arms Public House Hotel Blakeney
- The King's Arms Public House Blakeney, Norfolk